Spirulina Health Benefits

Spirulina – A Great Source of Protein

Spirulina is most often promoted as a significant source of protein. It is claimed that the dried spirulina contains about 60 -75 % protein and amino acids including the essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which has gotten a lot of attention for its anti-inflammatory properties. It contains all essential amino acids. Spirulina contains proteins that are biologically complete, which means they provide all eight essential amino acids in the proper ratios. Furthermore, spirulina provides all the required amino acids in a form that is easier to digest than meat or soy protein.