Spirulina (Arthrospira Platensis) is a cyanobacteria of the Arthrospira genus. This species of cyanobacteria is a rich source of high quality protein – 60% of dry matter. Spirulina is a natural multivitamin containing vitamins A, C, D, E, K, and the group B vitamins, as well as minerals. Due to such a rich and unique composition, unusual in other known products of plant and animal origin, it is called a „super food”. Thanks to its relatively soft cell wall, it is easily digestible, so all vitamins and minerals contained in it are well absorbed by dogs and cats.
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Spirulina is a perfect source of γ-linolenic acid (GLA), highly nutritious for the brain and beneficial for the heart muscle. The high molecular weight polysaccharides found in spirulina appreciably boost the immune system and remain highly active.
Caution: Due to its high γ-linolenic acid content spirulina should not be administered to animals suffering from or predisposed to epilepsy, in view of an increased risk of seizure. It is best to consult a veterinarian before administering it any high-risk animals.