Health Benefits of Spirulina

Spirulina has many properties and health benefits. Scientific studies show the effects are many and all agree that:

Spirulina improves the quality of life.

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Neuroprotective and anti-aging.

It has rejuvenating properties, it contains many antioxidants (zinc, vitamin D …) that protect the skin from free radicals.

It contains large amounts of beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, an essential component for healthy skin. It is scientifically recognized as action on skin dryness.

The Spirulina composition gives more clarity to the skin and hair.

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables and then Spirulina reduces the aging of the central nervous system.

 

Lose weight.

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and Spirulina helps maintain its line and to achieve the ideal weight without excessive sacrifice. It is not a drug, does not act as suppressor of biochemical receptors and does not contain any chemicals that “cheat” the body.

Spirulina is a “compressed” natural food and, if it is taken one hour before meals, it reduces  the sense of hunger, containing 70% proteins that promote the transmission of the satiety signal to the brain.

 

It reduces the level of cholesterol and pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS).

Spirulina, taken daily, lowers blood levels of LDL and VLDL thanks to Omega-6. These essential fatty acids allow to melt those of cholesterol deposits in the arteries that cause heart attacks and strokes.

Moreover the content of vitamin PP in Spirulina can decrease LDL and increase HDL ( “good” cholesterol).

 

Antitumor

Spirulina contains beta-carotenoids well over ten times more than any vegetable. This feature lowers the risk of cancer as demonstrated by numerous scientific studies that, in the course of recent decades, have outlined guidelines to reduce the risk of all types of tumors.

Spirulina contains high levels of phycocyanin which is a powerful protein that promotes self-destruction of cancer cells.

 

Detox properties and is ideal for fast programs planned.

Numerous studies have shown that Spirulina may have beneficial effects on detoxification of heavy metals and can therefore be introduced into food plans based on programmed fasting.

 

Energy source for bodybuilders and athletes.

Spirulina is concentrated energy. His contributions in iron, vitamin B12, beta-carotene are therefore of great interest in sports, especially in terms of muscle oxygenation. The purification activity induced by Spirulina allows the rapid and efficient removal of pollutants and lactic acid.

Spirulina contains 65% of proteins of high digestibilitySpirulina is low in fat, gives increased energy and allows physical recovery more velocedopo training and after the competition.

The proteins are essential for the correct resistance training but also to regenerate the body’s tissues. Spirulina gives benefits to athletes and bodybuilders because they need an extra supply of concentrated nutrients.

 

It supports the health of women in gestation and children.

By virtue of nutritional characteristics indicated above and for its high content of calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, Spirulina as a “superfood” is ideal for pregnant women and for children.

 

Boost immune system

Spirulina stimulates the immune system through the high levels of antioxidants (beta carotene and vitamin E) and carbohydrates. It helps to fight oxidative stress in large part responsible for autoimmune diseases, degenerative diseases and allergies. Recent studies have shown that Spirulina not only has positive effects on the immune system but also stimulates the body’s ability to generate new cells in the blood.  Scientific publications have shown that Spirulina not only accelerates the production of antibodies and cytokines as well as T cells, macrophages, the B cells and natural killer.

 

Combat fatigue.

Spirulina helps to combat fatigue, producing excitement thanks to its high content of polysaccharides, B vitamins and essential fatty acids. It also helps to increase energy levels, by acting on the healthy intestinal bacteria due to its prebiotic effect that stimulates the production of vitamin B6.

This peculiarity makes the spirulina adapted to combat energy levels drop.

 

Malnutrition.

Spirulina has the great ability to dramatically improve the nutritional status of children living in developing countries. WHO declared that malnutrition is the main factor of 40% of the 11 million child deaths under five years and produces disastrous consequences on children’s health such as reduced immunity and developmental delay.

 

It contributes to the care of Cataract and Glaucoma.

The benefits of spirulina in the treatment of eye diseases emerge from a clinical report from Yoshito Yamazaki, professor at the ‘University of Medicine and Dentistry of Tokyo. Japanese research has shown that Spirulina effectively results in 90% of cases.

This included diseases such as congenital cataracts, diabetic neuropathy, damage to the retina (retinitis), nephritic, retinal damage, high blood pressure and hardening of the blood retinal vessels (angiosclerosi).

In the cases of arteriosclerosis of the retina and of high pressure, good results were obtained in 320 cases.

 

Improve the function of the liver.

Spirulina helps the liver, a crucial organ for our digestion,  to stay healthy producing bile juice, synthesizing amino acids, enzymes and co-enzymes. Many Japanese clinical reports have shown that Spirulina has preventive and corrective power for fatty liver and liver-cirrhosis based on positive results from trials carried out by taking the Spirulina to patients with hepatic diseases. They have recorded positive effects only after a month of hiring and restore the normal functioning of the liver after three months.

 

It contributes to the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers.

Spirulina allows an excellent treatment for ulcers thanks to to cysteine and high levels of high quality protein. In addition, Spirulina contains chlorophyll reintroducing the good digestion in combination with other measures, such as chewing well, avoid acidic fruits, hot food, salt, coffee, tea, tobacco and alcohol.

 

 

 

 

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