Health Benefits of Spirulina

Posted on Updated on 26 August, 2018

Most of the people haven’t yet heard about a superfood known as, or often people take it utterly healthy. This blue-green superfood is one of the most nutritious ingredients which can be consumed by both humans and animals. Daily intake of spirulina will benefit health as it works as a natural supplement to revitalize overall health. There are many scientific and health studies evaluating the more healthy value of spirulina. It claimed by NASA that, spirulina could also be grown in space and consumed by astronauts there to keep themselves healthy.

Before talking about spirulina, we should know, what it is in exact terms and what kind of nutrients are inherited in Spirulina. My researches claim that spirulina is one of the oldest living forms on the planet from when nature flourished over the earth.

This shady microalga is also claimed to produce oxygen on the earth’s atmosphere which helps later in the origin of other living species. This a world’s excellent and first superfood which is rich in Vitamins (A, B12, B1 B6, B3, C, beta-carotene, etc ), Minerals ( iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, copper, sodium, etc), proteins, essential amino acids, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), nucleic acid (RNA and DNA), chlorophyll, phycocyanin,arachidonic acid, linoleic acid, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, omega 3 (fatty acid) and more. It also inherited with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiallergic properties.

Detoxifies Body

It boosts health, as it helps in getting rid of impurities and toxins out from the body. It detoxifies pollutants and unhealthy enzymes out and maintains the overall health of the body.  Many health research claims that spirulina can effectively treat people suffering from arsenic poisoning and other kinds of toxins. It helps in preventing such severe detoxified problems in nations like Asia, Mexico, South America, and the USA.

A study and survey by WHO claimed that millions of people in Bangladesh, India, Taiwan, Chile and other parts of the world are suffering from health problems related with arsenic through drinking water and developed this as chronic so can be treated well to boost health. Despite this spirulina also detoxify heavy meals out from the body.

Eliminates Candida Problems

People suffering from candida problems know it better to get rid of it (1). It is even said to be as a severe and stubborn issue that is a yeast that survives in mouth, belly, and skin as well. This when multiplies in extreme cause’s health problems and need proper medication. Many studies found that candidiasis problems can be treated well from spirulina that regulates health to immunity system of the body.

Good for HIV/AIDS Patients

If we talk about the ratio of Hiv/AIDS patients in global terms then countries like Japan, Korea, Chad have fewer people, the many reasons behind this are consumption of spirulina. These nations are well known to guzzle up algae eater countries. The health study with such conclusion sounds weird yet interesting. More such kind of investing and research are ongoing to get more factful evidence (2).

Prevents Cancer Cells

Cancer is always listed as a severe and severe health issue, which in the past recent years existed as curable to some extent. Many studies (3) done on spirulina treatment found that it also helps in reducing the rate of cancer cells, especially oral cancer. Supplementing tobacco with spirulina also helps in decreasing mouth bruises and lesions. This is fantastic evidence found in the study done on nine patients. Later it was also investigated that spirulina even potent in treating pancreatic cancers and tumors. With more benefits on other types of cancer is still in the queue of findings.

Regulates Blood Pressure

Among many health benefits, one more is added related to high blood pressure (4). This is just so common among people to have issues related to blood pressure. A study on cardiovascular health stated that daily consumption of spirulina in the diet as fair enough to treat blood pressure problems.

Lowers Cholesterol

If we talk about blood pressure, strokes then cholesterol is something which is automatically added to the list of discussion. Studies have shown factful results claiming that spirulina is a useful herb to treat cholesterol (5) levels beneficially.

It is also noteworthy that the human body needs HDL cholesterol which is boon for health, so it preserves that and lowers LDL cholesterol which welcomes other severe health issues.

Prevents Risk of Strokes

Proper consuming of spirulina will help in treating and preventing atherosclerosis, cardiovascular problems (6), which is caused due to plagues in arteries. Such unhealthy plaques can cause terrible effects on the heart and lead to strokes, heart attacks, and other severe heart issues. Spirulina reduces the risk of severe such sickness

Eating spirulina can prevent atherosclerosis, which is a form of cardiovascular disease where you experience a buildup of plaque in your arteries.

Boost Energy

Daily workout often burns calories and also lowers the level of glucose and energy in the body. Spirulina is a useful herb to boost endurance, stamina and overall strength of the body. The stress in muscles can also be cured with this. However, it is also claimed that as being the rich resource in protein, spirulina can profit bodybuilders to enhance muscle strength.

Reduces Sinus and Related Problems

Rhinitis is allergic as caused due to inflammation health issue especially to those who are more allergic to sinus problems. Intake of spirulina will support anti-inflammatory (7) level of the body and lowers itching, sneezing, nasal discharge and other related issues.

Reduces Radicals and Skin Problems

Skin is the outer layer of the body, that can mostly affect air, water, sunlight and other harmful impurities of the environment. The UV rays, pollutants, chemical contacts of skin with many environmental pollutions and lead to free radical and skin problems. Spirulina is one of the remedies to treat and cure such skin, and it also lowers the risk of skin tumors by UVB radiations.

The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties help in making skin healthy, glowy and youthful. In fact, it also the part of many natural and healthy cosmetics like body lotions, creams, oils, etc.

Boon for Brain Health

Spirulina is a well-known algae that is known to promote health to brain and memory (8). It also helps in lowering the severe brain problems like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Loss of memory, dementia, stress, and confusions in remembering things can also be treated with spirulina algae. Even ADHD symptoms and other neurological effects can also be cured with the use of spirulina.

Fight Against Allergies

Allergies are so prone and common among people, running nose, countless sneezing, rough throat, watery eyes, headaches and more such problems are seasonal symptoms. In such commonly occurring allergies, spirulina works as to safeguard as because of its anti-allergic properties. This blue-green algae also helps in treating OTC antihistamines.

Lowers Triglycerides

As it is already known that spirulina is effective in reducing cholesterol, and so is also related to lessening the effect of plasma triglyceride (9). It also supports blood pressure and cardiovascular problems. To get more factful evidence, still more researches are in progress.

Benefit Anemia

People with the lesser count of red blood cells can feel nausea, fatigues, headaches, dizziness and more other symptoms, and all can be treated well with spirulina consumption. Proper supplementing with this algae benefits anemia patients and also regulate RBC content in hemoglobin. There are many health evidence, but still, more are indeed in progress.

Prevent and Treat Diabetes

Among the countless health benefits of spirulina, one more is added that is good to treat diabetes and helps in maintaining the blood sugar level to normal. It boosts glucose and lipid profiles of diabetic patients which sounds fantastic as because, diabetes is one of the commonly occurring health problems that affect other body organs. 

Reduces Liver Chronics

Spirulina protects the liver from unhealthy bacterias and enzymes and reduces the risk of chronic liver failures. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties promote gut health and chelated metals. It fights for off damage signs to a large extent.

Cuts Calories and Weight

Spirulina is nourished with the significant level of proteins and studies conducting about proteins found that it helps in increasing metabolism of the body. Spirulina consumption in the daily diet will promote health to metabolism which will directly influence weight loss and extra pounds.

Cure Hepatitis C

Hepatitis is listed as one of the severe liver health issues that can leads to liver failure if not treated well swiftly. The anti-inflammatory properties of spirulina support liver health and also handle chronic issues related with liver such as hepatitis C (10).

Promote Bone Health

As Spirulina is rich in calcium content, so it is so apparent that it promotes bone health. It also boosts health for the people who have osteoporosis. The consistency of calcium is considered as 26 times higher than the calcium present in milk which is extremely healthy (11).

Treat Radiation Sickness

Apocalypse, this is also known as zombie health issue, that can be caused due to rabies, sleeping sickness, leprosy, cretuzfeldt-Jakob, and necrotizing fasciitis this can be treated with spirulina drug or its supplements (12).

Radiation sickness can also be treated with spirulina as it controls its symptoms like nausea, vomiting, fatigues, fever, mouth tumors, diarrhea, etc. Such severe symptoms if not treated on time can lead to cancers, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular problems, issues in the central nervous system even can lead to death. This is also considered as medicine that protects the body against radioactive effects, which sounds fantastic.

Promote Healthy Bacterias of Body

It is beneficial in the growth of healthy bacterias of the body like lactococcus lactis, and other probiotics enzymes. These health bacterias improve health issues related with kidney, liver, bowl system and even cancer.

Increase Immune System

Many studies claim that spirulina helps in promoting health to the immune system and reduces the risk of many diseases. This natural green-blue herb boost immune activities but prescribed dosages are recommended to treat such issues by doctors.

Pain Reliever

Pain in joins, muscle cramps, and other chronic inflammations can be treated with spirulina. It also helps in curing swelling and stiffness in joints and muscles. There are millions of people who have arthritis and looking for great medicine, and then spirulina works best in such disease and its related pain. 

Swift Healing

This one of the less known benefits of spirulina and most of the people are just not aware of it. Ell, researches found that spirulina is useful in curing and quick wound healing. This algae is beneficial in chronic wounds complications as well.