At Crucial Four, we believe in the power of food over the power of processed supplements. It's a whole lot better for you to get the vitamins and nutrients that you need from the food you're eating than through packaged pills. But sometimes it's hard to eat enough good food to meet all your nutritional needs. For example, most American's aren't getting the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables in their diet. That's where nutrient-dense foods like spirulina algae come in. Just a small scoop of this green superfood contains the same benefits as several servings of fruits and vegetables. In fact, it's packed so full of nutrients that it's commonly called nature's multivitamin.
Nutrition ProfileLet's take a look at exactly what's in spirulina algae. 1 tablespoon of spirulina powder contains:
- About 250% of your daily value of Vitamin B12, which is not found in most other plant sources. It also contains vitamin B1, B2, B6, folate and folic acid.
- 60% to 70% protein. Unlike most plants, spirulina is a complete protein, meaning it contains all the amino acids your body needs in a bio-available form.
- The same amount of beta-carotene as 18 carrots.
- As much iron as 21 ounces of spinach.
- Calcium equal to 3 glasses of cow's milk.
- High concentrations of phycocyanin, a powerful anti-inflammatory and detoxifying agent.
- 2 grams of fiber.
- More of the anti-inflammatory “super fat” GLA than any other natural source except mother's milk. Also contains other free-form fatty acids like EPA and ALA, as well as omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin A, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, chromium, and molybdenum.