I tried Zhou Nutrition Spirulina Powder to help with inflamation and pain that I have been having for several months. I was already aware of its strong, fishy taste and had prepared myself. The powder has a strong, fishy smell, which can be offputting. It blends well with strong flavors into a smoothie...like pineapple, strawberry, arugula, grapefruit. The Zhou Nutrition powder blends well and does not leave me with powdery smoothies. Overall, this product has helped me manage my pain at a reasonable price.