This algae is also 60-70% protein. It is high in GLA (Gamma Linolenic acid), which is an essential fatty acid. GLA is an anti-inflammatory and can inhibit the growth of certain cancers.
Spirulina contains vitamin C, B complex, and E, carotenoids, chlorophyll (which helps purify the blood), and phycocyanin. It is a highly digestible food and nutrient dense. Spirulina is a powerful antioxidant that supports the immune system. It is especially beneficial for older dogs – it can help slow down aging and prevent cancer.
It also has strong anti-inflammatory properties; therefore, it is good for different kinds of inflammations that frequently occur in dogs, such as skin problems (e.g. atopic dermatitis, eczema, etc.), arthritis, colitis, IBD, etc.
As spirulina is a rich source of essential fatty acids, it promotes healthy skin and coat. Since the protein source from spirulina can be easily and readily absorbed into the blood stream without the body having to work too hard, spirulina is perfect for sick dogs and dogs who are suffering from appetite loss.
Feeding older dogs spirulina can also help support their aging eyes and lower their chances of developing cataracts and glaucoma. Finally, if your dog has the habit of eating grass, spirulina can stop this habit effectively!
100% Spirulina Platensis
|% Crude Protein||67.98|
|% Crude Ash||8.39|
|% Crude Fiber||12.24|
|% Fat Content||5.62|