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Spirulina, as seen through a microscope.
Spirulina powder.
Spirulina tablets.
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Spirulina is a kind of cyanobacteria that can live in water with high pH.

What it is[edit]

Spirulina can refer to two species: Arthrospira platensis and A. maxima. It is used as a dietary supplement. It is sold in flake, tablet, and powder form. It's also used as fodder supplement.[1] Spirulina grows best in an environment that has pH of 8.5 or more.

Works cited[edit]

  1. Vonshak, A. (ed.). Spirulina platensis (Arthrospira): Physiology, Cell-biology and Biotechnology. London: Taylor & Francis, 1997.