Live Spirulina consists of approximately 65% protein and has 20 times more protein than soy beans and has more than 200 times of usable proteins than beef. One heaping tablespoon of live Spirulina contains about 23,000 International Units of Beta Carotene, is a dietary source of GLA and has a Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity Score (ORAC) of 24,000 and contains 95 trace elements
Spirulina is rich in:
- Vitamins: Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B 6, folate, inositol, biotin and pantothenic acid
- Minerals: calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, sodium, potassium
Vitamins help your body grow and work the way it should. There are 12 vitamins—vitamins A, C, D, E, K, and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, B6, and Folate).
Vitamins have different functions—helping you resist infections, keeping your nerves healthy, and helping your body get energy from food or your blood to clot properly.
Minerals also help your body function. Some minerals, like iodine and fluoride, are only needed in very small quantities. Others, such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium, are needed in larger amounts.
Essential amino acids;
Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine,
Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine and histidine
Amino acids are organic compounds that combine to form proteins. Amino acids and proteins are the building blocks of life. When proteins are digested or broken down, amino acids are left. The human body uses amino acids to make proteins to help the body:
- Break down food
- Repair body tissue
- Perform many other body functions
Amino acids can also be used as a source of energy by the body. Essential amino acids cannot be made by the body. As a result, they must come from food.
The 9 essential amino acids are: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.
Essential fatty acids:
a-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic
acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
Essential fatty acids, or EFAs, are fatty acids that humans and other animals must ingest because the body requires them for good health but cannot synthesize them. The term "essential fatty acid" refers to fatty acids required for biological processes but does not include the fats that only act as fuel.
- Phyto-nutrients: Phycocyanin, Super Oxide Dismutase
- Antioxidants: Chlorophyll, Carotenoids, Gamma Linolenic Acid, Glycolipids, Sulfolipids
Phyto-nutrients aren't essential for keeping you alive, unlike the vitamins and minerals that plant foods contain. But when you eat or drink phyto-nutrients, they may help prevent disease and help your body to keep working properly.
Antioxidants are compounds produced in your body and found in foods. They help defend your cells from damage caused by potentially harmful molecules known as free radicals. When free radicals accumulate, they may cause a state known as oxidative stress.