Let's find out together why spirulina is the ideal partner for athletes. More and more of you are consuming it, for many reasons, of which here are the details.
Green algae is rich in iron, which optimizes oxygen transport. Spirulina is one of the best, if not the most effective, vegetable protein sources! Also, mucopolysaccharides are a component of its cell walls in spirulina. This is the reason why its proteins are easily absorbed by the body and fix oxygen better. Protein is absolutely necessary for building muscle during exercise. So much so that proteins are sought after and widely consumed for sport. They promote muscle mass gain.
According to Doctor Jean-Louis Vidalo, specialist in sports medicine, and author of books on the subject:
It provides branched amino acids, called "branched", the BCAAS (leucine, isoleucine, valine). They are known to increase muscle mass gain. The combined anti-Cox 2 effect of phycocyanin and the healing effect of SOD (Superoxide dismutase) improve muscle repair and tendon regeneration. All without clogging the body, thanks to the quality and bioavailability. The polysaccharides of spirulina are complex sugars that do not generate reaction hypoglycemia and whose gradual supply of energy makes it possible to better support the effort. Spirulina contains group B vitamins that are involved in energy metabolism.
The consumption of spirulina would reduce the production of certain metabolic waste. It also limits the appearance of cramps and promotes performance through better comfort during exercise. This effect could be explained by the ability of phycocyanin to stimulate the endogenous production (by the body itself) of the enzyme lactate dehydrogenase. Spirulina contains phycocyanin, a very rare and amazing blue pigment: its molecular structure is almost the same as that of erythropoietin (EPO), the heart of human hemoglobin.
No more than it is a medicine for the common consumer, spirulina is not a doping agent for the athlete. Through its actions on the metabolism before, during and after exercise, it provides better comfort during the event, improves performance, and promotes good recovery.