Spirulina is packed with nutrients that NASA has calculated that one kg of spirulina holds as many nutrients as one thousand kg of fruits and vegetables. Meaning that Olympic weightlifters who are not getting enough fruit and vegetables within their diet should be recommended to supplement spirulina into their daily diet.
Spirulina is also full of antioxidants; a review by Asghari et al., (2016) showed that the antioxidant levels within human and animal blood samples once supplemented increased. Making spirulina applicable to help treat diseases and inflammation. This is another reason Olympic Weightlifters should supplement spirulina in their diet as it aids in recovery and anti-inflammatory within the muscles.
Asghari, A., Fazilati, M., Latifi, A.M., Salavati, H. and Choopani, A. (2016). A Review on Antioxidant Properties of Spirulina. Journal of Applied Biotechnology Reports, 3(1), p.345–351.
Lu, H.-K., Hsieh, C.-C., Hsu, J.-J., Yang, Y.-K. and Chou, H.-N. (2006). Preventive effects of Spirulina platensis on skeletal muscle damage under exercise-induced oxidative stress. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 98(2), p.220–226.