Spirulina is a powerful microalgae that flourishes in warm alkaline bodies of water. Its richness in nutrients will help you feel nourished, energized, and strong.
Spirulina is composed of 60% complete protein and contains essential vitamins and minerals including: Beta-Carotene, Essential Fatty Acids, Zinc, Magnesium Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, B2, B6 and B12.
- Protein Spirulina is between 60-70% protein by dry weight, or 4g of protein for each tablespoon. That’s more than meat and even soybeans. Although you won’t be eating enough to have it be a primary protein source, it’s a powerful supplement.
- Amino Acids – Spirulina contains all 8 essential amino acids in the correct ratios and 10 non-essential amino acids. With so many key amino acids available for ready access, the body’s cells are ready to “manufacture enzymes, proteins, hormones, brain chemicals and the other products of metabolism”.
- Vitamins – Spirulina contains high levels of B-vitamins riboflavin (B2) and thiamine (B1), which are necessary for the body to turn carbohydrates into accessible energy. Just 1 tablespoon supplies 15% of the RDA for riboflavin and 11% of the RDA for thiamin
- Iron – Spirulina also supplies 11% of the RDA for iron in 1 tablespoon.
- Minerals – Spirulina is rich in minerals such as:
potassium, calcium, zinc, magnesium, manganese, selenium, iron and phosphorous and trace elements.
- Antioxidants – Spirulina contains antioxidants and important carotenoids and is one of the best known sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is an important fatty acid for skin, joints and heart health.
Studies have shown spirulina to support complete body health. It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can boost the immune system and protect your body against sickness. Spirulina also maintains healthy energy levels, brain function, cellular growth, and cardiovascular health.