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Natural Awakenings Coastal Carolinas

Inner and Outer Benefits of Microalgae

A true superfood known for centuries, spirulina microalgae is one of the richest sources of nutrients and micronutrients that nature offers us. Spirulina contains four major classes of antioxidants. It also contains gamma-linolenic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that plays an essential
role in the synthesis of anti-inflammatory or pro-inflammatory metabolites.

According to microalgae producer Xelliss, its benefits as a source of quality protein and amino acids include providing energy and vitality, support for the immune system, weight control, and contributing to the formation of red blood cells.

Another attribute of microalgae is for use as an active ingredient in our skincare regimen. According to Xelliss Associate Tim Long, “The main ingredient comes from the natural extract of the marine microalgae Porphyridium cruentum. The polysaccharides in our product labeled Ridium provide these benefits to your skin—visibly younger skin; moisturizes and hydrates; immediate micro-lifting effect; firmness to the skin; antioxidant that protects from free radical damage; and reduces irritation and inflammation due to exposure to biochemical and environmental factors and excess sun.”

For more information or to order products, call Long at 910-398-3153 or visit See Community Resource Guide, page 31.