Spirulina Nutrient Analysis
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Spirulina Nutrient Analysis

Typical Analysis per 3 grams of Spirulina (1 teaspoon) or 6 x 500mg tablets.

  • Protein- 53-62%
  • Carbohydrates- 17-25% (complex carbohydrates)
  • Essential Oils: 4-6%
  • Minerals- 8-13%
  • Moisture- 3-6%

Minerals

  • Calcium 14mg
  • Magnesium 23mg
  • Iron 1.6mg
  • Phosphorus 30mg
  • Potassium 56mg
  • Sodium 42 mg
  • Maganese 96mcg
  • Zinc 81 mcg
  • Boron 90mcg
  • Copper 21mcg
  • Molybdenum 12mcg
  • Selenium 1.0mcg

Vitamins

  • Vitamin A (as Beta Carotene) 11,250iu
  • Vitamin B1 Thiamine 75mcg
  • Vitamin B2 Riboflavin 110mcg
  • Vitamin B3 Niacin 450mcg
  • Vitamin B6 15mcg
  • Human Active B12 (Cobalamin) 2.0mcg
  • Vitamin E (d-a tocopherol) 45mcg
  • Folic Acid 4.5mcg
  • Pantothenic Acid 4.5mcg
  • Inositol 1.7mcg
  • Biotin 0.8 mcg

Other Phytonutrients

  • Beta carotene 9mg
  • Chlorophyll 24mg
  • Carotenoids 13mg
  • Phycocyanin 360mg
  • Superoxide Dismutase 2250units

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

Essential Fatty Acids

Omega 6 oils:

  • Gamma Linolenic (GLA) 30mg
  • Essential Linoleic 30mg
  • Dihomogamma Linolenic 1.59mg

Omega 3 Oils

  • Alpha Linolenic 0.0435mg
  • Docosahexaenoic (DHA) 0.0435mg
  • Monoenoic Family
  • Palmitoleic 5.94mg
  • Oleic 0.51mg
  • Erucic 0.072mg

Other Beneficial Fatty Acids

  • Palmitic Acid 61mg
  • Myristic Acid 0.4mg
  • Stearic Acid 2.5mg
  • Arachidonic 0.2mg
  • Behemic Acid 0.144mg
  • Lignoceric Acid 0.072mg

Protein

Spirulina contains all essential Amino Acids and many non essential, the protein is in a highly digestible form, it is up to 60% Protein.

Amino Acid Analysis

Essential Amino Acid

  • 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 consist of Polysaccharides (complex carbohydrates) primarily Rhamnose and Glycogen which do not affect blood sugar levels adversely.