The term "blue-green algae" refers to several aquatic and photosynthetic bacterial species of the phylum Cyanobacteria. These algae are prokaryotes that lack the nucleus and other intracellular organelles found in true eukaryotic algae. The most common species of blue-green algae found in supplements are from theArthrospiragenus. These species are collectively referred to as spirulina. Spirulina is considered a superfood for its has high nutritional value and high antioxidant content that can support the body in numerous positive ways.
Spirulina has long been prized as a potent, algae-derived super food loaded with key dietary nutrients like vitamins, trace minerals, mixed carotenoids, potent antioxidants and essential fatty acids. This premium, organic certified powder is free of pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides and tests negative for BMAA (Beta-N-methylamino-L-alanine), a toxin sometimes associated with spirulina.