>One of the top concerns for many while detoxing is not to deplete the body of the necessary vitamins and minerals. And if you are detoxing and using mostly juices as your main source of food, then be sure to supplement your diet to get what you need. One of the supplements I often recommend at the Apothecary for anyone who has this concern is to add Spirulina.
Spirulina also known as blue/green algae is gift from the sea. Some of the benefits of Spirulina are its highly digestible form of protein as a matter of fact its the highest protein food. It has the highest concentration of beta carotene, vitamin B-12, iron (so its great to treat iron deficiency anemia) and trace minerals and the rare essential fatty acid GLA (GLAs are especially good for women, great for PMS and beautiful hair and skin). These make Spirulina a great whole food alternative. What this means is, that if you skip a meal, be sure to take your Spriulina.
Just one teaspoon a day is all you need to keep you going. The taste? It tastes like its from the ocean so I usually recommend you stirring it into thick juices; its perfect for a smoothie, kids love it this way. Get to know this beautiful blue/green algae its well worth it.