spirulina benefits

Spirulina Benefits

Spirulina, a blue-green colored microalgae is partially responsible for producing oxygen in the atmosphere and Spirulina is world’s one of the richest nutrient foods. Spirulina contains heap of vitamins, amino acids, and trace elements. Spirulina is used in food and as dietary supplement in the form of drug to balance the body with more energy and health. Spirulina is also feed in Poultries and Aquariums.

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Here is the list of Health benefits,

  1. Nutrition builder,
  2. Immune provider,
  3. Muscular strength,
  4. Effective in PMS,
  5. Detoxifier,
  6. Anti-oxidants,
  7. Cholesterol reducer,
  8. Clear Vision,
  9. Improves digestion,

What are the Spirulina Benefits?

  • Nutrition builder:

Spirulina is a source of rich Protein, maximum 70% of protein is contained. Other than that essential amino acids, linoleic and gamma-linoleic acid, Vitamin B12, Iron, Phosphorus, Calcium, Iodine beta-carotene, chlorophyll etc which help for the increased immune system with disease free body condition. Presence of Iron fights against anemia and improves the red blood cells count. Increased blood cells improve and stabilize blood pressure.

  • Immune provider:

Presence of abundant vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements in Spirulina strengthens the body and increases immune system. Consuming Spirulina helps to produce Macrophages, Monocytes and natural cells which prevent the body from the attack of dangerous pathogens. Spirulina enhances cells to regenerate, heals the wound, and gives faster recovery from illness. It keeps us freed from common flu, cold etc.,

  • Effective in PMS:

Gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) one of the most effective antioxidants of Spirulina, reduces cramps and pain during menstruation. Spirulina is a rich source of Calcium prescribed for Poor-calcium patients and pregnant to improve the level of calcium to get healthy bones.

  • Detoxifier:

Chlorophyll a green pigment presents in Spirulina at high concentration level. This Chlorophyll is a powerful detoxifier and it removes the toxins from blood. Spirulina is capable of infiltrating heavy metals from the blood thus lowers the kidneys toxic level. The blend of Chlorophyll with radioactive Isotopes and heavy metals supports and benefits the people those who undergo radioactive therapy Chernobyl given for cancer.

  • Anti-oxidants:

C-phycocyanin, main element gives the dark blue-green color to Spirulina. The dark color algae are a super anti-oxidant. These anti-oxidants fight against free radicals which cause damages to the body and brain cells. Apart from C-phycocyanin, presence of Selenium, Carotenoids, Vitamin E and Phenolic acid improves the antioxidants property thus saves the body from major illnesses. Spirulina benefits health for all the age groups.

  • Cholesterol reducer:

Active LDL, bad cholesterol leads to stroke, blood clot, plaque formation and coronary heart disease. When Spirulina is consumed alongside with regular prescribed tablets by the Physician, there is a reduction in LDL and Triglyceride is noticed as wells as an increased HDL, good cholesterol is also traced out.

  • Clear Vision:

Xanthophyll, yellow pigments which are oxygenated Carotenoids. As how the Carrot’s Carotene benefits the eyes by improving vision such that Carotenoids are many folds powerful as carotene and the intake of Spirulina in any form affords the clear vision.

  • Improves digestion:

Spirulina has a tendency to improve the level of good bacteria in digestive system. The bacteria help to absorb dietary nutrients easily without any wastage and also Spirulina makes the digestive tract free for the movements.

  • Muscular strength:

Athletes prefer Protein food regularly to strengthen and tone their muscles. After exhausting the entire energy by hard exercises, they require sufficient protein to balance their lost energy level. So athletes are advised to eat protein rich food to stay away from fatigue, muscular cramps.

Spirulina health benefits on various areas are detailed here for readers.