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Spirulina: the guide to choosing high-quality spirulina?

How to choose high-quality Spirulina, a superfood that's good for you


In the world of superfoods, spirulina occupies a special place. This freshwater micro-algae, rich in essential nutrients, has become one of the stars of the organic shelves. You may be wondering, "What makes spirulina a superfood?" or "Why is spirulina so popular?".

It's simple: its unrivalled nutritional richness and versatility make it an essential dietary supplement. But with an ever-expanding range on offer, how do you know which spirulina is best for you? And how do you choose top-quality Spirulina? Follow our guide.

Spirulina, a nutritional nugget not to be overlooked

Much more than just a supplement, spirulina is a veritable nutritional concentrate. What are the benefits of spirulina?

Just imagine what's inside:

  • Up to 66% high-quality protein,
  • Vitamins: A, E and B,
  • Minerals such as iron, calcium and magnesium,
  • Amino acids,
  • Essential fatty acids,
  • Not to mention phycocyanin, a powerful antioxidant that is unique to this plant.

The power of phycocyanin: an unrivalled antioxidant

You've probably heard of the health benefits of antioxidants, but have you heard of phycocyanin, the antioxidant exclusive to spirulina? With a potency 20 times greater than that of vitamin C, phycocyanin takes first place in the list of antioxidants. From its anti-aging potential to its effectiveness against oxidative stress, its benefits are numerous.

Health benefits that go beyond nutrition

When it comes to the benefits of spirulina, we can't ignore its impact on the immune system. Studies show that regular consumption of spirulina can boost immune defenses, making you more resistant to infection and disease. What's more, its anti-inflammatory action is scientifically proven and can help relieve aches and pains in the joints. That's why it's crucial to choose quality spirulina to maximize its benefits.

Variable production: a crucial factor in Spirulina quality

The first criterion is cleanliness. Like all natural sponges, spirulina can absorb heavy metals and other impurities from its environment. To ensure that your spirulina is clean, there's nothing like a certificate of analysis. It will attest to the absence of contaminants and answer your question: "Is spirulina safe?

Subtle drying to preserve Spirulina's nutrients

The second criterion to consider is the drying method. Why? Because the drying process can affect the quality of the nutrients present in spirulina. Because the drying process can affect the quality of the nutrients present in spirulina. "How is spirulina dried?", is a pertinent question. Choose spirulina dried at low temperatures, below 50°C, to retain all its benefits.

The phenomenal phycocyanin in Spirulina

Third criterion, and by no means least: phycocyanin concentration. If you're wondering "What is phycocyanin?", it's the powerful antioxidant that gives spirulina its characteristic blue color. Look for a phycocyanin content of at least 15% to reap all its benefits.

What about organic Spirulina?

Since 2017, organic certification has been possible for spirulina. This guarantees cultivation without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, which can be an additional quality factor to consider.

A plant-based product, but Spirulina is not always vegan

It's common to think that all plant-based products are automatically vegan. However, this is not always the case for spirulina. In fact, some cultivation methods use animal by-products, such as urea, which makes spirulina non-vegan. That's why we chose a producer who uses vegan cultivation methods, without the use of animal by-products. Our spirulina has thus been awarded Eve Vegan certification, guaranteeing a product that meets vegan ethical standards.

Conclusion: choose your Spirulina wisely

You're now armed to make an informed choice, and there are a fewkey criteria to keep in mind:

  • Cleanliness,
  • Drying mode,
  • Phycocyanin content,
  • Organic certification,
  • Vegan certification.

This way, you'll be sure to get the maximum benefits from this superfood and enjoy this nutritional nugget!

myVeggie Spirulina: top-quality French Spirulina

When you choose spirulina from myVeggie, you're choosing a superior product, rigorously controlled and locally produced.

Cold treatment to preserve nutritional quality

myVeggie spirulina is cold-processed, dried and compressed at temperatures below 40 degrees Celsius. Why is this important? Too high a heat treatment can degrade the quality of the nutrients, reducing the health benefits. With our low-temperature drying method, we ensure that each dose of spirulina retains the richness of its nutritional components.

Purity and simplicity: a 100% natural product 

It's not uncommon to find spirulina supplements containing colorants, flavorings or fillers. At myVeggie, we've opted for a 100% pure product. With no artificial additives, you get spirulina as close as possible to its natural form, guaranteeing maximum health benefits.

Comprehensive analyses to guarantee safety

We understand that safety is a priority for our customers. That's why we carry out comprehensive analyses of our spirulina. From bacteriological tests to heavy metal analysis, you can be sure that our product is impeccably clean.

Scientific sources :

. Romay C et al. "Further studies on anti-inflammatory activity of phycocyanin in someanimal models of inflammation", Inflammation Research, 1998, vol. 47, pp. 334-338.

. Lee A. N., and V. P. Werth, "Activation of autoimmunity following the use of herbal immunostimulant supplements", Archives of Dermatology, June 2004, pp. 723-727.

. Kalafati, M., A. Z. Jamurtas, M. G. Nikolaidis, V. Paschalis, A. A. Theodorou, G. K. Sakellariou, Y. Koutedakis, and D. Kouretas, "Ergogenic and antioxidant effects of spirulina supplementation in humans", Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, January 2010, pp. 142-151.