Spirulina is a great wholefood, budget friendly alternative to isolated vitamins and minerals. It contains the most remarkable concentration of nutrients known in any food, plant, grain, or herb. It is 60% highly digestible vegetable protein, and contains the highest concentration of beta carotene, vitamin B-12, iron and trace minerals, and the rare essential fatty acid GLA so missing in people who weren’t breast fed. It also contains popular glyconutrients in the form of polysaccharides. It has a balanced spectrum of amino acids, cleansing chlorophyll, and the blue pigment, phycocyanin.
Detox with spirulina
Researchers in Japan have found spirulina to significantly reduce kidney toxicity caused by heavy metals including mercury, and pharmaceutical drugs. Other researchers found that rats consuming spirulina eliminated the dangerous chemical dioxin.
In l994, a Russian patent was awarded for spirulina as a medical food to reduce allergic reactions from radiation sickness.
A 2008 study from European Archives of Otorhinolaryngology found that spirulina consumption significantly improved the symptoms and physical findings of patients with allergic rhinitis compared to a placebo, including nasal discharge, sneezing, nasal congestion and itching. Researchers also concluded that spirulina is clinically effective on allergic rhinitis when compared to placebo.
Its superfood status means spirulina has many more benefits. It increases antioxidant protection, fights free radicals, fights the aging process, curbs appetite and promotes weight loss, supports health cardiovascular function, improves the digestion process and gastrointestinal health, creates beneficial flora in the digestive tract and makes the body produce more red and white blood cells which kill germs and viruses (http://www.chinese-herbs.org/spirulina/).
Spirulina’s antimicrobial effects help control the growth of pathogenic bacteria and yeasts. The chlorophyl means it is a blood cleanser. It also oxygenates the blood. Polysaccharides improve the functionality of bone marrow, thymus, and spleen cells (https://www.naturalnews.com/034194_spirulina_superfood.html).
Spirulina is good for the skin too: it improves age spots, eczema, acne and rashes. It’s good for the eyes as well, helping with glaucoma, cataracts and poor vision (https://www.naturalnews.com/034194_spirulina_superfood.html).
Studies have shown that spirulina improves allergies and respiratory function and enhances exercise performance (http://www.naturalnews.com).