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What is the Spirulina?

Spirulina platensis, a blue-green alga (photosynthesizing cyanobacterium) has diverse biological activity.

Due to high content of highly valuable proteins, amino acids, vitamins, beta-carotene and other pigments, mineral substances, fatty acids and polysaccharides, spirulina has been found suitable for use as a bioactive additive.



Benefit of spirulina supplement:
  • Stimulates the immune system: Apparently spirulina has the ability to stimulate the immune system which could be beneficial in some individuals, and potentially harmful in those who already have an overactive immune system or an autoimmune condition.

  • Spirulina and blood cholesterol: Spirulina rich in antioxidants, GLA, amino acids, and fatty acids, helped reduce the increased levels of lipids in patients with hyperlipidemic nephrotic syndrome.

  • Contain of healthy ingredients: Spirulina also contains vitamin A and vitamin E, as well as health-enhancing amino acids; significant amounts of the gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), a fatty acid that promotes cardiovascular health; chelated forms of the minerals potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, phosphorous, and iron; complex sugars, trace elements, and enzymes-all of which are easily absorbed from spirulina by the body. It also contains chlorophyll (green) and phycocyanin (blue) pigments in its cellular structure, which give it a blue-green color, and have been proven to help detoxify the liver.

  • Anticancer: Spirulina may produce anticancer effects due to its antioxidant and immune-enhancing properties. Another way that spirulina may help to fight cancer is by promoting the release of tumor necrosis factor alpha, a chemical in the body that attacks tumor cells.

  • Contain of high protein: Spirulina has a soft cell wall made of complex sugars and protein, and is different from most other algae in that it is more easily digested. Spirulina is also high in usable or digestible amino acids (the building blocks of proteins); proteins from cereal and soy are not as digestible by fish as the amino acids found in spirulina.

  • Sprirulina aids in building red blood cells and stem cells: Spirulina is rich in a brilliant blue polypeptide called Phycocyanin. Studies show that Phycocyanin affects the stem cells found in bone marrow. Stem cells are "Grandmother" to both the white blood cells that make up the cellular immune system and red blood cells that oxygenate the body. Chinese scientists document Phycocyanin stimulating hematopoiesis, (the creation of blood), emulating the affect of the hormone erythropoetin, (EPO). EPO is produced by healthy kidneys and regulates bone marrow stem cell production of red blood cells. Chinese scientists claim Phycocyanin also regulates production of white blood cells, even when bone marrow stem cells are damaged by toxic chemicals or radiation"