Spirulina is a freshwater algae that has been used in humans’ diet and medicine for over a millennia. Spirulina today is used as a healthy supplement and additive to salads, juices, fruit shakes and more. But what effect does Spirulina have on the Environment? Here are 4 fantastic environmental benefits of growing spirulina at home.
1) Growing Spirulina Produces Oxygen
Spirulina grows just like every other plant, through photosynthesis, the process where plants absorb CO2 and Sunlight in order to grow and produce Oxygen. Spirulina produces 16.8 tons of Oxygen per hectare, per year, which is 4x more than trees per hectare, per year. It is assumed that more than 3 million people each year die from air pollution and less than 12% of the global population breathes safe air.
Air pollution also contributes to several illnesses including Asthma, Heart Disease, and Stroke. Oxygen is vital to the health of humans and the survival of our planet. Currently, oxygen in the atmosphere drops 0.7% a year. Spirulina provides a solution for filtering impure air and can help rebalance the oxygen levels in the earth’s atmosphere, Spirulina can also absorb and neutralize toxins, heavy metals, and many other dangerous gases present in the atmosphere. Spirulina is one of the most beneficial live cultures that for millions of years, has been promoting and protecting life here on earth.
2) Growing Spirulina Actively Combats Global Warming
Global warming is one of the biggest challenges humans currently face. Global warming directly correlates with the high amount of CO2 and greenhouse gases that are released into the earth’s atmosphere, along with deforestation of the earth’s many forests and jungles that are considered the earth’s “lungs”.
Growing Spirulina at home actively combats global warming by absorbing high amounts of CO2 in a short amount of time. Spirulina captures 23-40 tons of CO2 per hectare per year and actively photosynthesizes that CO2 into fresh, clean oxygen, in turn combating increasing global temperatures. By you growing spirulina at home you are actively helping in the fight against global warming.
3) Growing Spirulina preserves soil
Growing spirulina has many benefits including offering a high yield of proteins, and does not require fertile soil. When growing spirulina you do not need pesticides, herbicides, or fertile soil. Spirulina can be grown at home in a small tank of water, it is easy to grow and doesn’t lead to soil erosion. Homegrown spirulina contains 4x more protein than farmed soy and is a great protein alternative for anyone looking to get their vitamins and nutrients from foods that don’t contain nasty chemicals or contribute to the detrimental erosion of earth’s soil.
4) Growing Spirulina preserves our precious environment
Agriculture has a big effect on our environment and destructs many of our natural resources. Growing Spirulina at home helps the fight against Pollution, water contamination, overconsumption of natural resources (e.g water), soil erosion, and deforestation. By growing and eating food such as Spirulina at home, we can ensure that we are actively not contributing to an agriculture industry that uses toxic chemicals that can end up in our drinking water, or that consistently deforests precious regions in the world just to grow food. Growing Spirulina is easy, cheap, and very beneficial to the preservation of our planet.
Growing spirulina comes at almost no environmental cost, but its benefits to you and the earth are immense. By growing Spirulina at home you not only take care of your health, but also the health of our planet. It’s important to remember that there is no planet B. So what are you waiting for? Start growing Spirulina at home with our full Spirulina growing kit starting at $199.