More than a bad taste in the mouth – final part- who needs a multivitamin?

Spirulina is often referred to as a “green wholefood natural multivitamin” and in this final part of my current articles on Spirulina I am going to explain why it deserves this title. Here follows a detailed nutritional analysis othis natural whole super food

Spirulina contains the following nutrients (per 2g= 4 tablets or 2 teaspoons). Note that Spirulina is a natural product. These quantities are therefore average and may vary slightly according to variations in growing and storage conditions).

General breakdown.

Protein– 53-70%

Carbohydrates– 17-25

Essential Oils: 4-6%

Minerals– 8-13%

Moisture- 3-6%

More detailed breakdown

Protein

Protein is made up of amino acids, a complete protein contains all the essential amino acids . Spirulina is the richest plant source of complete protein and is highly digestible. It contains all the essential amino acids necessary for proper metabolism and building tissue, It also contains many non essential amino acids that have an important role in health and wellness.

Amino Acid Breakdown

Essential Amino Acids

  • Isoleucine 32.6mg

  • Leucine 48.9mg

  • Lysine 26.2mg

  • Methionine 13.3mg

  • Phenylalanine 26.1mg

  • Threonine 26.1mg

  • Tryptophan 8.5 mg

  • Valine 37.4 mg

Non Essential Amino Acids

  • Alanine 46.6 mg

  • Arginine 47.6 mg

  • Aspartic Acid 72.8 mg

  • Cystine 5.6 mg

  • Glutamic Acid 84.4 mg

  • Glycine 31.9 mg

  • Histidine 15.0 mg

  • Proline 24.7mg

  • Serine 26.5 mg

  • Tyrosine 23.8 mg

  • Total 600.00 mg

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates in Spirulina consist of Polysaccharides which are complex carbohydrates, primarily Rhamnose and Glycogen which do not adversely affect blood sugar levels.

Essential Fatty Acids

Sprirulina contains a range of essential oils that have important roles in health. In fact it contains 12 different Omega 6 Oils and Omega 3 oils. These help with joints, nerve functions and weight loss.

Omega 6 oils:

  • Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) 30mg

  • Essential Linoleic Acid 30mg

  • Dihomogamma Linolenic Acid 1.59mg

Omega 3 Oils

  • Alpha Linolenic Acid 0.0435mg

  • Docosahexaenoic Acid  (DHA) 0.0435mg

  • Monoenoic Acid Family

  • Palmitoleic Acid 5.94mg

  • Oleic Acid 0.51mg

  • Erucic Acid 0.072mg

Other Beneficial Fatty Acids

  • Palmitic Acid 61mg

  • Myristic Acid 0.4mg

  • Stearic Acid 2.5mg

  • Arachidonic Acid 0.2mg

  • Behemic Acid 0.144mg

  • Lignoceric Acid 0.072mg

Minerals

Some minerals are needed in larger quantities than others. More calcium is needed by the body, for example, because it builds bones and teeth and is involved in other metabolic functions Other minerals like Zinc and Selenium are trace elements and are only needed in trace amounts to be effective.

Vitamins

Spirulina is rich in B vitamins, containing 9 of the 12 vitamins in the B group. It also contains Vitamin A and Vitamin E.

Other Phytonutrients

Spirulina contains a range of potent asntioxidants.

Other trace nutrients.

Also a rich source of enzymes, RNA, DNA, sulfolipids and glycogen.

So there you are, you would be really hard put finding a multi vitamin supplement containing all of these nutrients, and certainly not in the perfect balance that this food source has developed over billions of years.;

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