What are the health benefits of spirulina? This wonderful algae has gained an almost cult-like following. I think it’s fair to say that a lot of the weird and wacky claims that have been made about it are overstated, but it is a very nutritious ingredient indeed. Firstly, it’s an amazing vegetarian protein source: 60–70% protein. This protein is termed a complete protein, meaning that it provides the full spectrum of essential amino acids we need every day. It is the only non-animal food that alone provides adequate amounts of this complete protein.

Skin health, neurological system

Spirulina is high in B vitamins, which are vital for turning food into energy, maintaining a healthy skin, and regulating many activities within the central nervous system.

Natural energy boost

With B-vitamin and protein levels like these, spirulina is a great natural energy booster.