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Spirulina Nutritional Content

Spirulina is a single celled blue green alga, that contains 10 vitamins, 8 minerals, and 18 amino acids. (essential and non-essential) It contains a complete protein of 65-71%, that is 12-15 time more protein than steak and is 5 times easier to digest than meat or soy protein. It has been found help reduce weight, and help with many allergies, visual problems, carbohydrate disorders, anemia and many other disease conditions. It also has many beneficial enzymes.
Spirulina is excellent during a juice fast. You also fast on spirulina. I add some honey as a sweetener and blend the power in a blender. You can also mix it with the veggie juice for that extra boost. You also get an energy boost if you take the spirulina veggie juice mix to the gym

Spirulina Contains

Alanine (5.82%)
Arginine (5.98%)
Aspartic Acid (6.34%)
Isoleucine (4.13%)
Leucine (5.80%)
Lysine (4.00%)
Methionine (2.17%)
Phenylalanine (3.95%)
Threonine (4.17%)
Tryptophane (1.13%)
8 essential amino acids
10 Non-essential amino acids
Cystine (0.67%)
Glutamic Acid (8.94%)
Histidine (1.08%)
Proline (2.97%)
Serine (4.00%)
Tyrosine (4.60%)
8 Minerals
Potassium (15,400 mg/Kg)
Calcium (1,315 mg/kg)
Magnesium (1,915 mg/kg)
Selenium (0.40 ppm)
Iron (580 mg/kg)
Phosphorus (8,942 mg/kg)
Pyridoxine or B6 (mg/kg)
Biotin (0.4 mg/kg)
Cobalanin or B12 (2mg/kg)
Pantonthenice Acid 11 mg/kg)
Folic Acid (o.5 mg/kg)
Inositol(350 mg/kg)
Niacin ( 118 mg/kg)
Riboflacvin or B2 (40 mg/kg)
Thiamine or B1 (55 mg/kg)
Tocopherol or v E (190 mg/kg)
Carotenoids Produces Vitamin A
Beta-carotene Xanthophylis
Valine (6.00%)
Zinc (39 mg/kg)

Spirulina Facts

Several years ago, the National Cancer Institute announced sulfolipids from blue-green algae like spirulina were remarkably active in test tube experiments against the AIDS virus.

In 1993-95, research showed natural polysaccharides in spirulina increased T-cell counts, strengthened the immune system and raised disease resistance in chickens, fish and mice. The animal feed industry is embracing spirulina as a new probiotic to replace overused antiobiotic drugs in animal feeds. In 1994, a Russian patent was awarded for spirulina as a medicine for reducing allergic reactions from radiation in the Children of Chernobyl.

Spirulina contains the rare essential fatty acid GLA, sulfolipids, glycolipids and polysaccharides.

Spirulina contains 250% more B12 than beef or liver.

Its deep green color comes from its rainbow of natural pigments – chlorophyll (green), phycocyanin (blue) and carotenoids (orange) – that harvest the sun’s energy. Easy-to-digest so nutrients are absorbed quickly.

Spirulina is the world’s highest beta carotene food, reducing long-term health risks.
Spirulina beta carotene is ten times more concentrated than carrots. So even if you don’t eat the recommended 4 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day (most people eat only 1-2, including french fries), get your natural beta carotene insurance from spirulina to help support your body’s defences

Spirulina has a rare essential fatty acid that is a key to health
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) in mother’s milk helps develop healthy babies. Studies show nutritional deficiencies can block GLA production in your body, so a good dietary source of GLA can be important. Spirulina is the only other whole food with GLA.

Spirulina Benefits

1 Cleansing: Spirulina promotes the body natural cleansing processes. You feel fitter, more cheerful, and you have more energy.

2. Restoring: Spirulina compensates for deficiencies in the diet and stimulates the metabolism. Your physical condition improves noticeably and you recover faster after exertion.

3. Fortifying: Spirulina boosts resistance and activates the body natural defense mechanisms. You feel stronger and are better able to cope with the pressures of everyday life.

Because of its cleansing, restoring and fortifying functions, Spirulina has a wide range of applications. It gives you new energy without taking pep-ups and makes you more alert and stable.

By Tom Coghill of
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4 Responses to Spirulina

  1. Hayes says:


    Thanks for the info on spirulina!
    I first heard of spirulina when it was mentioned in some of your other fasting articles, but I didn’t think much about it. One day, though, I decided to try it to add extra nutrients to my diet. Boy was I surprised when it gave me so much more energy! But its a natural energetic feeling – not like a sugar rush, and there’s no crash, just a gentle landing.

    Thanks Tom! For all your hard work and research – and sharing.

  2. Jodi says:

    Hi Tom,

    I will be starting a juice fast on Sunday. What about wheatgrass? I couldn’t find any info on your site. All of your work is amazing.