AVAG in association with Pitchandikulam Forest created Spirulina production units that employ rural women, and work to support the transition of these into a network of self-managed enterprises. Spirulina is a protein and nutrient-rich algae considered a superfood by NASA.

What is Spirulina?

Spirulina is a natural protein supplement that offers several health benefits without the risk of side effects. It is a blue-green algae that occurs naturally in water bodies with high pH and high concentrations of carbonates and bicarbonates.

This spiral shaped organism can be up to 70% protein by weight. More than just a dietary supplement, Spirulina is a lifestyle, in the sense that its benefits have the capacity for positively altering its consumers’ lifestyle and energy levels.

Benefits of Spirulina

Spirulina is primarily taken as a protein supplement but has innumerous health benefits in addition to this which make it a valuable part of a daily diet.

  • Beneficial antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and a complete food supplement.
  • Increases energy and supports the brain and nervous system.
  • Fights anemia and allergies. Lowers blood pressure and the chances of strokes.
  • Improves dental, skin & hair health and wound recovery.
  • Regulates sugar, cholesterol and diabetes.
  • Helps with muscle strength, glucose metabolism and digestion.
  • Spirulina helps with neurological disorders, arthritis, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and to have positive effects on fatty liver.

Surya Spirulina

Who makes it?

Surya Spirulina is produced by a women’s social enterprise started by AVAG with a shared dream of a healthy, sustainable future for all.

Purchasing Surya Spirulina empowers rural women, supporting them to improve the quality of their lives and secure a better future for their children. By supporting this enterprise, you will not only improve your own health but also the health of the people of the Auroville bio-region.