Spirulina contains over 100 nutrients, including large amounts of proteins and antioxidants like beta-carotene. It also contains iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, C, D and E are present in Spirulina as well as gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which is found in breast milk.
Spirulina contains 65% to 71% complete protein. In comparison, beef is only 22% protein.
- 8 types of amino acids. The building blocks of protein, needed to support the body’s organs, including the heart, brain, kidneys, liver and sex organs.
- Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is an Omega 6 fatty acid known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Spirulina can assist in the alleviation of arthritis because of GLA.
- Antioxidants such as beta-carotene. Beta-carotene strengthens the immune system, and fights cell damage from free radicals. Also, beta-carotene can help prevent cancer and slow down the progression of cataracts. Spirulina has the highest concentration of beta-carotene.
- Consumers report that it increases energy levels. Spirulina assists with the body’s cellular communication process, and it reads and repairs DNA. It may assist in the reduction of cholesterol and body acidity.
- Easily digested and detoxifies the body.
- Those who suffer from anemia, a deficiency in red blood cells and/or hemoglobin, respond well to the Vitamin B12, folic acid and chlorophyll that is found in Spirulina. In fact this super-food is the richest source of Vitamin B12. (It was once thought that Vitamin B12 was only available in animal products.)
With its abundance of nutrients, scientists and traditional cultures recognize Spirulina as a Perfect Supplement for optimal health.