Why Do Astronauts Use Spirulina?

  Algae Europe December 2022

A​stronauts have a unique problem. They must take exceptional prevention measures against certain health issues, including:

  • Bone density depletion
  • Muscular atrophy
  • Metabolic rate change
  • Loss of body mass
  • Cardiovascular breakdown
  • Decreased immune system
Astronauts Use Spirulina

Why do Astronauts Use Spiralina?

Astronauts must carry food that is presevered, dehydrated, or freeze-dried. They are also in an environment where they are exposed to high amounts of radiation, and they need to artificially regulate the oxygen, CO₂, and temperature in the environment.

NASA did a research project in the 70s that concluded that spirulina is one of the most powerful concentrated foods available to mankind — and especially to astronauts — for increased immune function and removal of toxins.

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