Although ‘blue-green algae’ may sound peculiar, it's been coined as the ‘most nutrient-dense food on the planet’ and the team at So Good So You can’t get enough of it. In case you aren’t yet familiar, blue-green algae refers to several species of cyanobacteria grown in salt water and some large freshwater lakes. Although blue-green algae has been consumed and used as medicine for centuries in many countries around the world, it didn’t catch its stride in the United States until the 1970’s when NASA discovered that it could be grown in space for use by astronauts.
Blue-green algae is known for its natural protein content (60-70%), as well as its many minerals and nutrients including B vitamins, iron, magnesium, calcium and essential amino acids. In fact, it is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet! These various nutrients and antioxidants are shown to benefit both your body and your brain. Its main active component, phycocyanin, is an antioxidant that creates blue-green algae’s unique color.
Phycocyanin has also been used to fight free radicals and hinder production of inflammatory signaling molecules, offering excellent anti-inflammatory benefits. Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells, many of which go through phases of growth, renewal and cellular turnover and this nutrient supports these activities. Thus, this blue-green superfood supports your body’s natural cleansing processes on a cellular level.
Our beloved Detox Shot is powered by blue-green algae, and naturally sweetened with organic pineapple juice to create a delicious shot. It’s a favorite for the little ones, sometimes even referred to as “Hulk juice”. If you’re looking to give the Detox Shot a try, click here to use our store finder to find a retailer near you.