Spirulina is a specific type of blue-green algae found in warm lakes, seas and oceans around the world. Spirulina has been used historically and was believed to be discovered by Hernando Cortez and the Spanish Conquistadors in 1519 when he observed that spirulina was served and eaten at the tables of the Aztecs. The benefits were continued to be recognized throughout the centuries and the first spirulina processing plant was established by the French ins 1969. Spirulina is high in vitamins, minerals and nutrients including carotenoids, antioxidants, vitamin E, beta-carotene, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium and gamma linolenic acid. Spirulina is believed to be a powerful health and wellness booster with a variety of uses and benefits.