Spirulina in sport

Spirulina helps increase sports performance

Spirulina is considered the algae of athletes for its great energy contribution and also for its ability to help recover the body after sporting activity.

Spirulina improves the performance of athletes:

The use of Spirulina affects sports performance in two fundamental ways:

  • Firstly, because it increases resistance before practicing any exercise, due to its high iron content.
  • Furthermore, being a source of rapid energy, it accelerates the recovery process of proteins, vitamins and minerals that we must replace after physical effort.

The use of spirulina by athletes dates back to the time of the Aztec Empire. Robert Henrikson, in his book “ Spirulina Microalga, Superfood of the Future ” relates that the Aztec messengers took spirulina before their marathons, who traveled great distances carrying only this microalgae with them as food.

The consumption of spirulina to improve sports performance is ideal both for people who practice a sport regularly and for high-performance athletes; managing to provide the body with the amount of energy necessary for its activity.

On the other hand, the contribution of iron that spirulina provides to athletes serves to transport oxygen in a better way in the blood. Spirulina is a food rich in iron.

Furthermore, due to its high calcium and magnesium content, Spirulina reduces the possibility of suffering muscle spasms during sports, since these components intervene directly in muscle mobility and contraction.

Spirulina is a good dietary supplement for athletes because it helps strengthen and maintain muscle mass. It helps them optimize muscle preparation during training as well as recovery after exercise. Spirulina contains 60 to 70% protein. It has good quality protein because it has 8 essential amino acids (including BCAA).

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