About spirulina in general
What is Spirulina?
Spirulina is a type of blue-green plant that contains protein, antioxidants and other nutrients. Spirulina has a high concentration of chlorophyll, which gives it its distinctive green color. The blue color is caused by phycocyanin.
What do you mean by "fresh"?
For us, fresh really means fresh. It is harvested fresh every week and delivered directly to our customers.
Our spirulina explicitly does not come from powder. So it is not dried and processed. It comes out of the bioreactor alive and is immediately packaged and/or frozen. It contains no additives and is therefore 100% pure.
What are the benefits of spirulina?
Spirulina contains proteins, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making it a nutrient-dense superfood that has many potential health benefits.
There are studies showing that spirulina can increase energy levels, improve mental clarity and even help detoxify the body. Spirulina is a safe and healthy food that is definitely worth adding to your diet.
Can I experience side effects from spirulina?
It's not very common, but some people may experience some side effects from spirulina. The most common side effect is digestive upset, such as abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea. However, these complaints are mainly documented by the use of spirulina in the form of powder and tablets. This is much less experienced with our fresh spirulina.
People with certain medical conditions, such as liver disease or high iron levels, should avoid spirulina. These conditions could be aggravated by spirulina.
How much fresh spirulina can I use per day?
The amount of fresh spirulina you can use per day depends on your age, gender and how active you are.
Our spirulina is a fresh product. You can't eat too much of it quickly, but just like with any other product: too much is not healthy either. It's kind of a matter of trying out what works for you. There are guidelines, although these are different for each provider. The guidelines for our fresh spirulina are 30 - 45 grams, for adults 15 - 45 grams and for athletes and pregnant women 30 - 75 grams.
How do I take Supergenes spirulina?
You can easily add it to your breakfast, for example to your yogurt or smoothie and even to your coffee. The color of your breakfast will be dark green, but because fresh spirulina has a neutral taste, you will not taste it. Did you know that we also have very tasty recipes on our website to use it in? Here you will find them!
About my order
When will my order be delivered?
We personally deliver our supergreens to your doorstep. We do this with a periodic delivery round.
View here when the next delivery round will take place.
Can I return my purchase?
At Supergreens, customer satisfaction is very important to us. Do you have a complaint about your order? Please contact our customer service so that we can find a suitable solution for you.
Due to the limited shelf life of fresh spirulina, free returns (without a valid reason) are unfortunately not possible.
Do you also deliver abroad?
At the moment we only deliver in the Netherlands.
Do you live abroad and would you like to receive Supergreens spirulina? Send an email to our customer service. Then we will notify you as soon as Supergreens is also available in your country.
Why are the green and blue colors separated?
Don't worry, this is completely normal. The substances chlorophyll and phycocyanin in the spirulina have separated. Shake the bottle to mix everything back together.
My spirulina has a strange smell. What should I do?
It is completely normal for fresh spirulina to have a strange smell after a week. This does not always mean that it is not spoiled, but we recommend that you throw it away just to be on the safe side.
Is this happening sooner than expected? Please contact us so that we can find a suitable solution.
About spirulina from Supergreens
What makes Supergreens' fresh spirulina special?
Spirulina is often sold in powder form. Supergreens offers fresh Spirulina, which better preserves the nutrients of the plant. And, it is better for the climate because it is not further processed.
Due to our supplier's controlled cultivation method, our spirulina is free of harmful bacteria and toxins. To ensure that we offer the highest quality spirulina, our supplier regularly tests the quality.
How long does Supergreens spirulina keep?
Fresh Supergreens: 7 - 10 days
Frozen Supergreens: 6 months
Because the antioxidants oxidize when they come into contact with oxygen, Supergreens spirulina acquires a somewhat unpleasant odor over time. Some people compare it to the smell of sour yogurt. That is why we advise not to store our fresh spirulina for longer than 7 days after opening. Frozen spirulina can be kept for up to six months.
What Nutrients Does Supergreens Spirulina Contain?
Spirulina from Supergreens is fresh and unprocessed. It contains the following nutrients:
- Beta carotene
- Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D, E, and K
- Essential amino acids
- Omega 3 fatty acids
- Essential fatty acids
Why is Supergreens spirulina so sustainable?
Producing the proteins in our spirulina is 10,000x more sustainable per m2 than beef and 134x more sustainable than soy. This is primarily because spirulina is at the bottom of the food chain. You therefore consume the nutrients directly, without first being absorbed by plants or animals. Supergreens' spirulina is also grown in an extremely sustainable way. Our spirulina grows in reactors that are optimized to emit as little CO2 as possible. Our reactors are simply located in the Netherlands, which means that little transport is required to reach the users. All in all, Supergreens' spirulina is extremely sustainable!
How should I store Supergreens spirulina?
Store fresh spirulina in a refrigerator and it will keep for about a week. Frozen spirulina can be stored in the freezer and can be kept for up to six months.