Spirulina. A super-nutrient for dogs

Spirulina. A super-nutrient for dogs

In this article you'll find information about spirulina, one of the natural active ingredients for adult dogs in NATURAL TRAINER foods.

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Sometimes, nature surprises us by creating highly nutritious and healthy foods, such as spirulina. Here at NATURAL TRAINER, we know that nature is synonymous with health, which is why it was our source of inspiration when we created our foods. Spirulina is one of the natural active ingredients suitable for adult dogs of all sizes, thanks to its great contribution of energy and vitality.


Spirulina is a microscopic cyanobacterium in the shape of a spiral, from which it derives its name. It is commonly referred to as an algae because, although it is a bacteria, it is capable of conducting photosynthesis like plants and has a bluish green colour because it contains chlorophyll. 


Native to countries in tropical and subtropical regions, such as Mexico and Chad, it needs a lot of sunshine, warm temperatures and waters.



The Aztecs, the Mayans and the people of Chad discovered it hundreds of years ago. It was in fact a very important part of their diet, thanks to its high nutritional value. 


  • It seems that spirulina played a very important role in the increase in population of the Aztec civilization. Spirulina was known as tecuitlatl, which means “food of the gods”, and appears in many chronicles following the arrival of the Spanish in America. 

  • The Aztecs collected it from the surface of Lake Texcoco. They made a cake shape and left it to dry in the sun, or ate it like a cream.

  • Its use allowed the Mayan people to thrive even in wild lands unsuitable for agriculture.

  • In Chad, it has enabled many people to survive in adverse agricultural conditions.

  • When the Spanish arrived in America, they discovered that the population was well nourished, despite a difficult environment and a limited presence of food. One of the most important foods was spirulina

  • Even NASA has used it as food for astronauts!


Spirulina contains many nutrients and is also highly digestible, so the body is able to absorb and use these nutrients easily. It is now considered one of the most nutritious and complete foods in the world and provides a great deal of vitality and energy. 


  • It is a highly nutritious microscopic algae with a high protein content (between 60-70%) and it is rich in essential amino acids, which the body cannot create itself, but are necessary for life. There are few foods with as many essential amino acids as spirulina. 

  • It contains carbohydrates, vitamins A, D and E, B vitamins, minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium and many others. 

  • It also contains good fatty acids, such as omega 3 and omega 6, chlorophyll and a high content of natural antioxidants.

Spirulina is one of the natural active ingredients present in NATURAL TRAINER food for adult dogs. Thanks to its high nutritional value, together with the proteins, vitamins and minerals in the recipe, it provides a significant contribution to the vitality and energy for adult dogs of all sizes, as well as adult dogs with special needs.


  • Natural Trainer Small & Toy Adult

  • Natural Trainer Medium & Maxi Adult

  • Natural Trainer Small & Toy Adult Sensitive

  • Natural Trainer Medium & Maxi Adult Sensitive

  • Natural Trainer Small & Toy Adult Ideal Weight

  • Natural Trainer Medium & Maxi Adult Ideal Weight