Spirulina is a blue-green microalgae, cyanobacteria. In North America, the use of spirulina as a nutritious food dates back as far as the Aztecs in 16th century Mexico. Nowadays, it has regained popularity as a superfood after NASA began using spirulina for their astronauts.
Spirulina Benefit #1: Candida
Spirulina powder can help restore balance in a candida filled gut. The key concept of spirulina treatment is understanding that spirulina is beneficial cyanobacteria, rather than a pathogen like candida. As good bacteria repopulate the intestines, candida yeast is crowded out of the digestive system. This promotes healing.
Initially, there may be a temporary flare up of symptoms as there is an increase of microorganisms added into the GI tract. This occurs as the beneficial bacterium begin to rebalance the gut environment and remove candida yeast out of the system. For the best results, mix spirulina in water with minimal amounts of sugar since sugar can promote candida growth.