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Spirulina Health Topic

Spirulina Health Topic

Spirulina has a wide range of health benefits including antioxidant, lipid-modulating, antiviral, radioprotective, and immunomodulatory properties.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SPIRULINA encourages personal research and a balanced view of health and nutrition topics. The links below provide a broad overview of various research findings and hypothesis on the role of nutrition in health. This information is not intended to promote any particular product. Unless noted, the articles below do not include any scientific references.

The Beneficial Effects of Spirulina Focusing on its Immunomodulatory and Antioxidant Properties (PDF file) Excellent article covers a wide range of spirulina research including it's antioxidant, lipid-modulating, antiviral, radioprotective, and immunomodulatory properties.

Spirulina on Wikipedia Spirulina is a microscopic blue-green alga living both in sea and fresh water. Spirulina is the common name for human and animal food produced primarily from two species of cyanobacteria. [Spirulina is] referred to as 'algae' because they are aquatic organisms capable of photosynthesis. Spirulina contains an unusually high amount of protein. It is a complete protein, containing all essential amino acids. It is superior to typical plant protein, such as that from legumes. Spirulina is rich in [the essential fatty acid] gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Spirulina is a rich source of potassium.

Superfood Spirulina: Can It Reduce Deadly Radiation Effects? Spirulina is one of nature's near-perfect foods, as it is up to 70 percent protein by weight and is rich in B vitamins (including B-12), minerals, GLA, natural iodine and phycocyanin. Many studies have found that Spirulina can serve as a "radiation shield," helping protect your thyroid gland, strengthen your immune system and blood, protect your kidneys, and bind to heavy radioactive isotopes so they can be more quickly eliminated from your body.

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