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Thursday, August 11, 2011

SPIRULINA








Spirulina is, essentially, blue-green algae that is associated with a wide range of nutritional and health benefits. You’ll find spirulina as a supplement in almost any health food store in the form of tablets, flakes, powders and pills.

Nutritional Benefits of Spirulina

Spirulina contains high amounts of protein, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids and vitamins and minerals. In short, the nutritional benefits of spirulina are pretty high. Basically, blue-green algae pull in a wide variety of nutrients both from the sun (they are plants) and from the water it grows in. There are claims (as with every so-called Superfood) that spirulina can fight cancer, slow HIV progression and more.
Spirulina holds some promise in the treatment of allergic rhinitis (nasal allergies), according to a research review published in 2009. Indeed, a previously published study of patients with allergic rhinitis found several benefits for spirulina consumption (including improvement in symptoms like nasal discharge, sneezing, congestion, and itching).



In a 2008 study involving 37 people with type 2 diabetes, researchers found that those assigned to 12 weeks of spirulina supplementation experienced a significant reduction in blood-fat levels. Spirulina benefits also included a decrease in inflammation and, for some patients, a decrease in blood pressure and cholesterol.
I just ordered mine from Amazon with free shipping.Did you know you can actually live on this and water?

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