Mexico: Spirulina is a traditional food of Mexicans, and the country is also the first country in the world to use artificially cultivated spirulina as food. According to the regulations of the Mexican government, children's food should contain 5% spirulina, and the food of Olympic athletes should also be put into spirulina to maintain nutritional balance.
Japan: Fearing a food shortage crisis due to population growth, Japan has developed spirulina as the "food of the future." Spirulina is widely used in chewing gum and ice cream due to its natural blue pigment, and is also added to tablets as a nutritional supplement.
India: In the research and development of spirulina products, India mainly focuses on two types of nutrients: one is polysaccharides that can stimulate human immune function and improve immunity; the other is pure natural blue food coloring - phycocyanin. "The content of phycocyanin in Spirulina accounts for 15%-18%, and studies have found that it can play a greater role in anti-aging, anti-fatigue, and regulating immunity. Therefore, phycocyanin is also known as India in India. for the "magic molecule".
United States: As early as 1981, the United States Federal Drug and Food Administration (FDA) officially approved spirulina as a natural health food for sale in the United States, and NASA listed it as a must-have food for astronauts.
On August 26, 2015, the United States issued the Supplement Notice No. G/SPS/N/USA/2714/Add.1, promulgating the final regulations on the exemption of spirulina extract in the list of color additives. In response to petitions filed by companies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revised the color additive regulations to allow spirulina extract as a color additive, which can be safely used in the coating of dietary supplements, tablets, and capsules. The regulation came into effect on September 22, 2015.