Spirulina is a hard-core superfood and an incredible source of full spectrum, non-toxic, absorbable nutrients. It is 60-65% protein, making it the world's highest known source of protein.The protein in Spirulina contains all eight essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. It is a highly beneficial substituted for isolated protein powders (especially those of animal origin). Unlike the high uric forming protein from animal products that contributes significantly to osteoporosis and can cause kidney stress, Spirulina's protein is gentle on your kidneys and its Pycocyanin has been shown to actually help protect against kidney failure. Spirulina provides high levels of chlorophyll, and also contains iron (non-toxic in whole plant form), vitamin A (as non toxic beta-carotene), a full spectrum of carotenoids, B-1, B-2, B-6, E, and K. In addition, Spirulina provides a vast array of minerals, trace elements, phytonutrients and enzymes. Spirulina also offers beneficial fatty acids such as DHA, GLA and others which have been shown to possess protein anti-viral activity, chlorophyll, and other beneficial pigments. Spirulina is a whole food source of concentrated nutrients that has been used for centuries. The ancient Aztecs thrived on Spirulina from Lake Texcoco in Mexico. In addition, Spirulina is still harvested by the native people who live around the lake in Chad, Africa. It has 300% more calcium than whole milk,2300% more iron than spinach, 3900% more beta carotene than carrot, 50-60% Protein, 375% more protein than tofu.