Spirulina algae, also suitable for children?

Spirulina algae, also suitable for children?

When you are talking about supplements for children, it is necessary to act with the utmost caution.


Children are constantly changing: they develop various metabolisms at different times, complete physiological processes, modify and implement cognitive abilities.


There are some parameterized times and personal times from subject to subject: fortunately, compared to adults, they are not yet exposed to some variables that unbalance their growth processes such as stress, poor eating habits, incorrect lifestyles (certainly dealing with children in objectively ordinary living conditions) .


Why, then, include supplements in their lifestyle? The pediatrician is the only professional entitled to verify any deficiencies and indicate suitable supplements.


Also natural remedies for children are expected from 3 years old, not before.

Spirulina, in particular, is a very particular food, extremely rich in nutrients, but perhaps not suitable for too young children.


Spirulina algae, in fact, does not have a standardized composition and can present different nutrient shares from time to time.



Some mothers, who sfollow an oligonutrient diet (vegetarian or vegan) and who decide to change their child's diet according to these choices, often choose supplements such as spirulina to balance the diet of the little ones.


I don't agree with these choices, because a child needs a varied and complete diet, because he is structuring his whole organism.



That said, those parents who intend to introduce their children to a diet free of animal protein should be should consult the pediatrician who will assess the condition of the child.



If, on the other hand, we are faced with cases in which children suffer from a condition of severe malnutrition, or in a state of wasting Due to diseases, difficulties in eating, food intolerances, then spirulina as an overfood can be a suggestion that the doctor can take into consideration, once the parameters of the subject in question have been evaluated.



In case of children aged 10 and over we can reconsider the use of supplements, therefore also of spirulina.


It is, in fact, a more demanding phase: school, sport, interests that can create stress. Spirulina is a food that can provide energy and strengthen the immune system.




L’alga spirulina, superfood

Spirulina is termed a superfood, since it has an interesting amount of nutrients useful in case of nutritional deficiencies. It is erroneously called alga, it is actually a cyanobacterium of the genus Arthospira.


Spirulina is a source of essential amino acids, proteins, vitamins A, C and E, while unfortunately it does not contain B12, which is necessary for those who follow diets low in meat.



Spirulina is a supplier of mineral salts, such as iron, zinc, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and calcium.



This fantastic superfood it grows in the pristine waters of Mexican lakes, is rich in chlorophyll, which connotes spirulina of this blue-green color.



Spirulina algae, dosages

Spirulina algae daily dosages fluctuate between 1g and 5g for adults, as needed. The advice is to take spirulina with a gradual dosage, from 1 g up to a maximum, 5 g, over 5 days or a week, to allow the body to get used to all the nutrients it brings.


In case of children or teenagers it is good not to exceed 3 g, always with incremental dosage. 



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