The alga, also known as ‘food of the gods’, is one of the oldest inhabitants of our planet. It is a seaweed called Spirulina for its typical spiral shape, colored between green and blue. Spirulina is considered to be one of the most complete foods for the human organism, so much so that it has also been called ‘twenty-first century supremacy’. It was declared “food of the future” by the FAO in 2008.

Is Spirulina a food supplement?

No, Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) is recognized as a food by the EFSA (European Food Safety Agency) and it follows the legislation on food products. However, our spirulina capsule product "Spirucap" is registered as a supplement with the Ministry of Health.

Could we consider spirulina as a vegetable?

No, spirulina is a photosynthetic cyanobacterium that originates in fresh water, more commonly (and improperly) known as a blue-green microalgae.

What is the recommended daily dose?

Since spirulina is a food, it would not be correct to talk about dosage, but being so rich in nutrients, we can give some indications. Generally it is recommended to take 3g of Spirulina per day, in case of intense physical activity a higher dosage can be considered. In any case, a higher daily consumption must be accompanied by adequate hydration due to the high protein and vitamin intake. Remember that the amount varies from person to person and depends on several factors such as metabolism, lifestyle, eating habits and set goals.

Does spirulina contain gluten?

Spirulina is naturally gluten-free. Pay attention to the labels: the presence of allergens of various kinds indicates a impure and low quality product.

Is spirulina a slimming product?

Spirulina is not a slimming product, but if taken half an hour before meals, it accelerates the onset of satiety thanks to the abundance of nutrients it contains and its easy assimilation. We recommend taking 3 grams of spirulina per day to support a healthy and balanced diet.

Does spirulina contain iodine?

Spirulina Becagli is grown in fresh water, free of iodine, so it can also be consumed by those with thyroid problems. Even in nature, spirulina grows naturally in fresh waters, we find it in fact in the alkaline and volcanic lakes of Central America and Central Africa.

Can it be consumed by hypertensive and diabetic people?

Several studies have shown that the richness of antioxidants in spirulina algae can be useful in decreasing hypertension and blood glucose levels in hypertensive subjects and with type 2 diabetes.

Can it be useful for preventing cardiovascular risk?

Studies show that in addition to having a hypotensive action, spirulina also has a hypolipidic action, normalizing cholesterol levels and lowering the levels of LDL ("bad" cholesterol), triglycerides and increasing the level of HDL (good cholesterol).

Can it be used during pregnancy / breastfeeding or in case of pharmacological therapies?

There are no contraindications for using Spirulina Becagli during pregnancy, but it is advisable to consult your doctor who knows your personal medical history before taking it.

Could spirulina be taken with your own medicines?

It is always advisable to consult your doctor before taking spirulina, since he is aware of your personal medical situation.

Could it be given to children?

There are no contraindications. Spirulina Severino Becagli is a good source of nutrients for the development of a healthy baby. However, it is advisable to consult the pediatrician who knows the child's medical history. It is generally recommended to take no more than 2 grams per day for periods of no more than 3 consecutive weeks. We also remind you that it is necessary to ensure a good hydration of the baby. For children we can recommend a nice glass of Spiruweek at breakfast, our apple extract and fresh spirulina.

Can i take supplements with spirulina?

Being a complete food, it is not necessary to take additional vitamin and / or mineral salt supplements if you habitually consume spirulina.

Who is the use of spirulina recommended for?

The consumption of spirulina algae is recommended for anyone who wants a good nutritional balance and stay healthy. The foods we eat today are poor from a nutritional point of view and it is very important to support our diet with natural, non-synthetic products: spirulina makes up for the lack of vitamins, minerals, proteins and other nutrients.

Who is not recommended to use spirulina?

People who use anticoagulant drugs should pay attention to the use of spirulina because the vitamin K it contains could counteract the effect of the drug. People with phenylketonuria should pay attention to the use of spirulina because it contains phenylalanine. Since spirulina also stimulates the immune system, people with autoimmune diseases should pay attention to its use. It is always recommended to consult your doctor who knows your medical history.

Why choose Spirulina Becagli ?

Spirulina Becagli grows in a natural but controlled and protected environment. It is grown in open tanks inside automated greenhouses that allow for the control of temperature, sun exposure and ventilation. All this without the risk of external contamination. The harvest takes place through an automated system, without contact with the staff and finally the drying takes place at a low temperature in order to maintain the nutritional characteristics unaltered. Severino Becagli spirulina is continuously monitored and controlled, in order to guarantee a safe, certified organic product, without additives, pesticides, preservatives and dyes.

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