Spirulina provides a wide spectrum of easily absorbed nutrients. Spirulina is ideal for vegetarians, athletes or anyone in need of an energy boost. Dried Spirulina contains about 60% (51–71%) protein. It is a complete protein containing all essential amino acids, though with reduced amounts of methionine, cysteine and lysine when compared to the proteins of meat, eggs and milk. It is, however, superior to typical plant protein, such as that from legumes. The U.S. National Library of Medicine stated that spirulina was no better than milk or meat as a protein source, and was approximately 30 times more expensive per gram.
• People recuperating, run down or under the weather
• Susceptible people during the ills and chills season
• Those looking for higher levels of immune supporting nutrients
• Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers