Spiroulina PLATENSIS has a high protein content (55-70%) naturally derived


What are proteins?
Proteins are large macromolecules, consisting of the amino acids; carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen.

Some protein examples are:

  • Collagen and elastin found in the bones, the tendons and in the walls of large vessels.
  • Keratin which is found in hair areas and nails.
  • Haemoglobin which is responsible for transporting oxygen.
  • Insulin which regulates the metabolism of sugar in the body etc.

How does protein help your body?

  • They are necessary substances for the body as they help in the growth and revitalization of damaged cells.
  • They are required in the digestion process and they help in the production of antibodies which fight diseases.
  • They form the enzymes responsible for energy release and life maintenance.
  • They take part in the hormone synthesis.
  • They are used in the organ’s and other body part’s growth from cells to membranes.

What are amino acids?
The amino acids are biomolecules combined to make proteins responsible for specific properties. They are the smallest compounds derived from protein breakdown in the intestine. .

   The non-essential amino acids can be formed in the organism in contrast with the essential which cannot and should be administered daily in the organism through diet.


In the following tables the essential and non-essential amino acids of Spirulina is displayed:

Essential Amino Acids

Per 100 g Per 3 g Recommended daily intake (per adult)
Isoleucine (g) 3.41 0.102
Leucine (Leu) (g) 5.29 0.159
Lysine (Lys) (g) 2.7 0.081
Methionine (Met) (g) 0.78 0.023
Phenylalanine (Phe) (g) 2.8 0.084
Threonine (Thr) (g) 2.98 0.089
Tryptophan (Trp) (g) 1.16 0.035
Valine (Val) (g) 3.66 0.110

Non-essential Amino Acids

Per 100 g Per 3 g Recommended daily intake (per adult)
Histidine (His) (g) 0.93 0.028
Alanine (Ala) (g) 4.92 0.148
Arginine (Arg) (g) 4.07 0.122
Aspartic Acid (Asp) (g) 5.66 0.170
Cystine (g) 0.18 0.005
Glutamic Acid (Glu) (g) 8.05 0.242
Glycine (Gly) (g) 3.08 0.092
Proline (Pro) (g) 2.31 0.069
Serine (Ser) (g) 2.87 0.086
Tyrosine (Tyr) (g) 2.73 0.082


In the following diagram you can see the protein content of spirulina in contrast with other food


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