12 Unbelievable Reasons to Consume Spirulina (#4 is Awesome!)

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9. Improves Endurance and Muscle Strength

One of the contributors to muscle fatigue is exercise induced oxidative damage. Spirulina can help in this area, improving both muscle strength and endurance levels. In two separate studies, this algae was shown to improve endurance and greatly increase the amount of time it took for these subjects to become fatigued.


10. Fights Anemia

Although there are many different types of anemia, the most common type involves a reduction in red blood cells in the blood. Anemia is common in the elderly and in many women of childbearing age. Anemia often leads to feelings of weakness and/or fatigue. One study, involving 40 older people who had a history of anemia, showed that giving them spirulina supplements daily increased their red blood cell counts. It also improved their immune function.


11. Reduces Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is the driving force behind many serious diseases including strokes, heart attacks, heart disease, and kidney disease. In studies done with persons who had normal blood pressure levels, it was found that 4.5 grams of spirulina each day reduced blood pressure levels. Although there do not appear to be studies involving humans who had high blood pressure, it does appear that spirulina can lower blood pressure levels. If you have hypertension, always consult your doctor before stopping your medication or before consuming spirulina.


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12. Contains Anti-Cancer Compounds

There have been some studies that show that spirulina has anti-cancer compounds, especially when it comes to oral cancer. Research done involving animals shows that spirulina reduced tumor size and cancer reoccurrence. Another study that was done in India used 87 persons who had precancerous lesions, called OSMF, of the mouth. After giving these subjects 1 gram of spirulina each day over a 1 year period, 45 percent of those who consumed this alga had complete regression in their lesions when compared to only 7 percent of the control group. It’s interesting to note that when these subjects stopped consuming spirulina, almost half of these subjects found that the lesions returned within one year.

Spirulina is also a powerful detoxifier, so if you decide to start taking it, start off small and gradually increase your dose. Some people do find that they are sensitive to this type of algae, so if you have any health problems or if you are under a doctor’s care, if you are pregnant or if you are taking any type of prescription medication, consult your doctor before consuming spirulina.





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  1. BOKinLarksville

    Sep 18, 2015 at 11:39 am

    What is a reputable brand? I heard Spirulina can potentially have lots of heavy metals/toxins.. It’s very hard to trust manufacturers these days.. Nothing is regulated.. Hell we can’t even trust the FDA/USDA.. They only protect the greedy corporations..

    • Catherine McCoy

      Sep 18, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      naturalnews.com sells tested and heavy metal free spirulina and chlorella

      • krackerhac

        Sep 19, 2015 at 2:02 pm

        That’s kind of like the fox guarding the henhouse isn’t it?

        • Catherine McCoy

          Sep 19, 2015 at 4:10 pm

          it sounds like it unless you know the company. They have agents going out in the field testing batches before they buy them. In some cases they have looked a long time before finding a clean source, in which case they bought the whole supply

  2. Catherine McCoy

    Sep 18, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    There is anther biggy you didnt mention about spirulina. It helps with atomic radiation by binding to uranium in the body. In fact, one anti-radiation supplement contains chlorella and spirulina