High protein source

Lets cut to the chase… spirulina is a rich source of protein and to be exact, this plant contains 60 – 70% protein which compared to eating white fish which has 25% protein, chicken (25 -30%) or white lean beef (23%) it goes without saying that this is a lot of protein.

In fact, spirulina is second only to a dried egg powder with regards to usable natural protein and higher than any of the common food types. But be careful as some products advertised as spirulina have no spirulina in them at all!

Another interesting fact regarding spirulina is that it is packed with vitamins. Those conscious about the fats and calories that they ingest can be helped by spirulina which only has 3.9 calories per gram, is very low in fat and along with bringing a huge range of vitamins and minerals.

You may be interested to know that sugar contains 4 calories to the gram while bread has only 2 calories per gram but both rob the body’s bones and internal organs of vital minerals as they are depleted themselves. So if you can’t do without your breads and sugar then spirulina will definitely help.

Vitamin B12

As it has a considerable amount of vitamin B12, spirulina is a favorite of vegetarians who can’t get this vitamin from other plant sources. Vitamin B12 is a member of the vitamin B complex. It contains cobalt, and so is also known as cobalamin. It is exclusively synthesised by bacteria and is found primarily in meat, eggs and dairy products and spirulina’s vitamin B12 is one of the only vegetable sources available. Since most spirulina grows in open lakes and ponds reputable suppliers thoroughly wash and filter their product at harvesting to remove insect and other contaminants before it’s dried.

Iron for health

Iron is essential to build a strong system, yet is the most common mineral deficiency. This plant is rich in iron, magnesium and trace minerals, and is easier to absorb than iron supplements.

Scientists are discovering the benefits of polysaccharides, sulfolipids & glycolipids, and the rainbow of natural pigments that give this algae a deep green colour. Green (chlorophyll), blue (phycocyanin) and orange (carotenoids) colors collect the sun’s energy and power growth. Chlorophyll is a natural cleanser and is often referred to as nature’s green magic.

Some strains of spirulina have higher amounts of trace minerals that can help fight virus and other infections.

To sum it all up this single-cell blue/green algae fresh water is an incredible source of nutrients, it has has superior nutritional properties compared to other most other algae products.