Shakeology Ingredients – Blue Green Algae
When it comes to Shakeology ingredients, blue-green algae is definitely one that most people have never considered as a health and nutrition supplement.
What is Blue-Green Algae?
Cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) is a phylum of bacteria that obtain their energy through photosynthesis. The name “cyanobacteria” comes from the color of the bacteria.
Many people refer to blue green algae as “pond scum,” which is most often blue-green in color, but can also be blue, green, reddish-purple, or brown. Blue-green algae generally grow in lakes, ponds, and slow-moving streams when the water is warm and enriched with nutrients like phosphorus or nitrogen.
Blue-Green Algae Supplements
Blue-green algae supplements come in the form of capsules, pills, and powders. According to University of California at Berkley, these algae supplements contain protein, vitamins (including C, E, and folate), beta carotene, and minerals. They are considered by many to be a natural superfood.
Blue-green algae supplements are used as a source of dietary protein, B-vitamins, and iron. They are also used for weight loss, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), hay fever, diabetes, stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and other women’s health issues.
Some people use blue-green algae for treating precancerous growths inside the mouth (which has been shown to be moderately effective), boosting the immune system, improving memory, increasing energy and metabolism, lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease, healing wounds, and improving digestion and bowel health.
- Blue-Green Algae in Shakeology – Each Shakeology meal replacement shake contains 200 mg of blue-green algae.
Would you like to continue reading about Shakeology ingredients? If so, be sure to read our article on Spirulina.