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How to grow spirulina at home Part I – The light

Spirulina grows naturally in alkaline lakes located in tropical regions. To successfully grow spirulina at home you have to reproduce the same environmental conditions. It's really not hard if you know what to look for. Four factors are key to re-create that environment: the light, the temperature, the aeration or agitation of the…
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Benefits

Spirulina for anti-aging, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory

Most of us have heard about the oxidative stress and the damages it can do to our DNA and cells. The damages can cause chronic inflammation, which contributes to cancer and other diseases. Spirulina is packed with is antioxidant substances that will protect our cells and DNA against oxidative damage in addition…
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Biology

Spirulina is not an algae!?!

Did you know that traces of cyanobacteria have been observed in stromatoliths dating from billion years (Perez, 1997) (stromatoliths are layered accretionary structures formed in shallow water by the trapping, binding and cementation of sedimentary grains by biofilms of microorganisms, especially cyanobacteria. Wikipedia) Now you're gonna ask me WHY I'm talking…
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