In addition to the quality we put into growing our Spirulina, we have taken the time to understand the science behind it, so you can better understand fresh Spirulina’s nutrition facts. The data below are all based on a 1-ounce serving.
Spirulina Nutrition Facts
CHLOROPHYL POWERING ENERGY FROM LIGHT
Chlorophyll is a green pigment, present in all green plants and in cyanobacteria, responsible for the absorption of light to provide energy for photosynthesis. Its name is derived from the Greek words χλωρός, chloros and φύλλον, phyllon. Chlorophyll is essential in photosynthesis, allowing plants to absorb energy from light.
Green foods contain large amounts of the essential antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that your body needs for optimal health. Chlorophyll supports your entire body by helping flush out toxins that cause disease, promotes healing, supports your cardiovascular system, and can even help you lose weight!
Chlorophyll – (40 mg) 10x more than wheatgrass
PHYCOCYANIN SUPER PIGMENT
A blue pigment-protein complex from the light-harvesting phycobiliprotein family Raw Living Spirulina which contains over 10% pure phycocyanin. It is an accessory pigment to chlorophyll. It has been reported that phycocyanin has anti-oxidative function, anti-inflammatory activity, anti-cancer function, immune enhancement function, liver and kidney protection pharmacological effects. Phycocyanin has become a new hot spot in the field of drug research. So far, there are more and more studies have shown that phycocyanin has an anti-cancer effect, which can block the proliferation of cancer cells and kill cancer cells. Phycocyanin exerts anti-cancer activity by blocking the tumor cell cycle, inducing tumor cell apoptosis and autophagy, thereby phycocyanin can serve as a promising anti-cancer agent.
Phycocyanin – (560 mg) bioactive liquid proteins protected inside the living cells
BIOAVAILABLE LIVING VITMAINS
A vitamin is an organic molecule (or related set of molecules) that is an essential micronutrient—that is, a substance which an organism needs for the proper functioning of its metabolism but cannot synthesize, either at all or in sufficient quantities and therefore must obtain through its diet.
Vitamins help your body grow and work the way it should. Raw Living Spirulina contains every Vitamin (A (5300 mg), B1 (4 mcg), B2 (108 mcg), B3 (572 mcg), B5, B6 (28 mcg), B9 (94 μg), B12 (13.4 mcg), C (10.1 mg), E (5 mg), K (25.5 μg) and Choline (66 mg). The only one missing is Vitamin D which we get for free from the sun.
Vitamins have different jobs–helping you resist infections, keeping your nerves healthy, and helping your body get energy from food or your blood to clot properly. The best way to get the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients you need aren’t with a shopping spree at your local drug or “health” store. Go directly to the source, whole plant-based living foods.
MINERALS FOR CELLULAR COMMUNICATION
In the context of nutrition, a mineral is a chemical element required as an essential nutrient by organisms to perform functions necessary for life. Just like vitamins, minerals help your body grow, develop, and stay healthy. The body uses minerals to perform many different functions — from building strong bones to transmitting nerve impulses. Some minerals are even used to make hormones or maintain a normal heartbeat. Minerals originate in the earth and cannot be made by living organisms. Most of the minerals in a human diet come from eating plants or from drinking water. Minerals are one of the four groups of essential nutrients, the others of which are vitamins, essential fatty acids, and essential amino acids. The five major minerals in the human body are calcium (20mg), phosphorus (40mg), potassium (64mg), sodium (32.2), and magnesium (120mg). All of the remaining elements in a human body are called “trace elements”. The trace elements that have a specific biochemical function in the human body are sulfur, iron (24mcg), chlorine, cobalt, copper (1.32mg), zinc (52mcg), manganese (120mcg), molybdenum (399mcg), iodine (1.6mcg) and selenium (.8mcg) of which Raw Living Spirulina contains them all.
Certain plant-based foods are rich in antioxidants. Plant-based antioxidants are a kind of phytonutrient or plant-based nutrient.
Free radicals are waste substances produced by cells as the body processes food and reacts to the environment. If the body cannot process and remove free radicals efficiently, oxidative stress can result. This can harm cells and body function. Free radicals are also known as reactive oxygen species (ROS). Raw Living Spirulina contains an abundance of antioxidants.
Phytonutrients are plant nutrients with specific biological activities that support human health. The major nutrients present in foods include carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, and minerals. Besides these, there are some bioactive food components known as “phytonutrients” that play an important role in strengthening the human immune system.
Phytonutrients play a positive role by maintaining and modulating immune function to prevent specific diseases. Being natural products, they hold a great promise in clinical therapy as they possess no side effects that are usually associated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Raw Living Spirulina contains a wealth of powerful living phytonutrients that play an important role in maintaining the normal functions of the human body.
ß-Carotene: (3.2 mg)
Zeaxanthin: (.28 mg)
Other Carotenoids: (4.8 mg)
Another one of Spirulina’s nutrition facts is that Raw Living Spirulina is dense with all 9 essential amino acids that the body does not naturally synthesize. Here is a list of the different amino acids and how your body utilizes them:
Histidine – (1.9 mg) biosynthesis of proteins – synthesis of hemoglobin, tissue repair, strengthening of the immune system.
Isoleucine – (350 mg) required for optimal growth
Leucine – (540 mg) stimulates brain function
Lysine – (290 mg) needed for producing antibodies, enzymes, and hormones
Methionine – (140 mg) antioxidant properties
Phenylalanine –(280 mg) required for thyroid function
Threonine – (320 mg) improves intestinal and digestive function
Tryptophan – (90 mg) regulates serotonin
Valine – (400 mg) stimulates the mental and physical capacity
It’s easy to understand the excitement. Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. Hair and nails are mostly made of protein. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.
Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a “macronutrient,” meaning that the body needs relatively large amounts of it. Vitamins and minerals, which are needed in only small quantities, are called “micronutrients.” But unlike fat and carbohydrates, the body does not store protein and therefore has no reservoir to draw on when it needs a new supply.
Raw Living Spirulina is a complete protein containing all essential 9 amino acids in the perfect ratio which are totally recognizable and useable by the human body in their raw form.
Protein – (71%)
Considered to be quite possibly the most powerful antioxidant our body creates, superoxide dismutase (SOD), an enzyme found in almost all living cells that facilitates the breakdown of the toxic superoxide radical into either ordinary molecular oxygen (O2) or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Superoxide is produced as a by-product of oxygen metabolism and, if not regulated, causes many types of cell damage. Thus, SOD is an important antioxidant defense in nearly all living cells exposed to oxygen.
SOD is such a fragile molecule, and as such, it is impossible for us to get it in synthetic supplementation form through our digestive system. The answer is to obtain bioactive SOD and the only place you can get it from is in living foods such as Raw Living Spirulina.
Superoxide Dismutase – (21200 IU)
OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS
Omega Fatty Acids are “polyunsaturated” which refers to their chemical structure, as “poly” means many, and “unsaturated” refers to double bonds. They are essential, so you need to obtain them from your diet.
Omega−3 fatty acids are important for normal metabolism and are a crucial part of human cell membranes. Unfortunately, the Western diet does not contain enough omega-3s. A deficiency may contribute to chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
Raw Living Spirulina has omega-3 fatty acids in the form of ALA, EPA, and DHA, making it a powerful food to aid in reducing inflammation, promoting healthy cells, and keeping our skin beautiful.
Alpha-Linolenic – (1.47 mg)
Docosahexaenoic (DHA) – (1.47 mg)
OMEGA 6 FATTY ACIDS
Like omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids. The omega 6 parent fatty acid is called “linolenic acid” or LA also found in seeds such as flax and hemp. LA is converted into “gamma-linolenic acid” (GLA) which has potent anti-inflammatory properties and is used in female hormone balancing.
The only difference is that the last double bond is six carbons from the omega end of the fatty acid molecule. Omega-6 fatty acids are also essential, so you need to obtain them from your diet and are primarily used for energy.
Raw Living Spirulina contains the highest GLA known, second only to mothers breast milk.
GLA – (1.07g)
Essential Linoleic (1.1g)
Dihomogamma Linolenic (53mg)
Raw Living Spirulina is also a rich source of enzymes, RNA, DNA, sulfolipids, glycogen, and other potentially important nutrients.
Enzymes are macromolecular biological catalysts. Enzymes are biological molecules (proteins) that act as catalysts and help complex reactions occur everywhere in life accelerating chemical reactions. They affect every function, from breathing to digestion. The molecules upon which enzymes may act are called substrates and the enzyme converts the substrates into different molecules known as products.
Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a polymeric molecule essential in various biological roles in coding, decoding, regulation, and expression of genes. RNA and DNA are nucleic acids, and, along with lipids, proteins and carbohydrates, constitute the four major macromolecules essential for all known forms of life.