What is spirulina?
Spirulina is a vibrant blue-green algae that has been consumed as a superfood for centuries. The Aztecs harvested it from lake Texcoco and made it into dried cakes. Nowadays, spirulina is mainly sold in powdered form or pressed into tablets.
Why is spirulina a superfood?
Spirulina is a great source of nutrients, for humans as well as for cats. It is rich in iron, magnesium, potassium, and sodium, and contains calcium, phosphorus, manganese, and zinc. In addition, spirulina is rich in most B-vitamins and contains plenty antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins C, E, and K, and is packed with protein. One tablespoon of the blue-green algae contains 4 grams of protein.
Which health benefits does spirulina have for my cat?
Thanks to the wide variety of healthful nutrients, Spirulina can boost your cat’s health in many ways. The algae are packed with antioxidants, boast anti-inflammatory properties, and can further enhance your cat’s immune system by giving the production of white blood cells and antibodies a boost. In addition, spirulina can help reduce cholesterol absorption, which is great for heart health, and the zeaxanthin contained in the blue-green goodness is said to be beneficial for your feline’s vision.