plants are electric) comes from the ground (rich fertile soil) all the way to the root, then to the stem of the plant and then to the leaves or berries etc as the electricity flows. So once this berry for example is removed from the plant (it's power station),It begins to loose its energy. Similar to when you remove your charger from your,phone there is still a short bit of electricity still traveling but will be terminated shortly as it is no longer connected to its power station. This similar metaphor applies to plants, once your remove a leaf for example from its natural state, it is no longer flowing with life and is beginning to diminish. This same applies to algea such as spirulina, spirulina once it's removed from its lake it's begins to die immediately, and has a maximum life span of 45 minutes, regardless of how its stored whether frozen, dried etc. The same principle however doesn't apply to roots, and bark as the electrical current remains there for up to 6 years. This isn't a article to ban spirulina but more of a critic, on herbal knowledge, spirulina has its benefits when taken directly from the lake it is at, unfortunately, not all of us live near a spirulina lake so can't obtain, this fresh. However roots such as burdock, yellow dock dandelion grow abundantly and have a lot more properties than spirulina, and are rich in iron the only magnetic mineral and properties last for a longer time . Give burdock root combined with dandelion root and see how you feel.