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Spirulina contains nature's only source of phycocyanin, (the blue pigment found in Spirulina) which enhances the body's defences.

It carries plentiful benefits in combatting allergies, cardiovascular problems, and possesses anti-inflammatory properties [9]. Accordingly, Spirulina has been documented and noted as a remarkable holistic food that modulates our immune system.

While Spirulina in its fresh form contains an abundance of phycocyanin, typical heating processes used to produce dried Spirulina can signficantly diminish its potency. Because we believe this biliprotein is one of the most crucial elements in Spirulina, SpiruVive delivers this blue-green algae in its purest, unaltered form, so people get the full benefit of its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral properties.



Allergies


They found that in a double blind test using a placebo and Spirulina there was significant reduction in allergic reactions from the Spirulina sample group when compared to the placebo. European Archives of Otorhinolaryngology [1]

Among superfoods, Spirulina is a superstar in fighting allergies. A 2008 double blind study showed a significant reduction in allergic reactions in the Spirulina sample group when compared with the placebo. [1]  This is due, in large part, to the reduction of histamine levels. Another study found that rats who were given a dose of Spirulina were shown to have lower histamine levels than normal. [2] Furthermore, it was established that Spirulina suppressed the Th2 cells which in turn inhibited the immune system from dysfunctioning. [3] 



Cardiovascular Problems

Diabetics are prone to cardiovascular problems such as coronary artery disease [4]. However, managing the two diseases is hard to do. Cardiovascular disease and diabetes go hand in hand; doctors attempting to prevent both from happening often encounter difficulty. A peer reviewed article states: “The cardiovascular benefits of Spirulina are primarily resulted from its hypolipidemic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.” [5] In addition, there are four human studies that show the positive effects of Spirulina on cardiovascular problems especially atherosclerotic vascular disease.

Conducted in Korea, a study of Type 2 diabetes patients were given 12 weeks worth of Spirulina [7], and later assigned to take it with no other supplementation. The test showed that the blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides significantly decreased, assisting in the management of diabetes [7]. The conclusive data suggests that Spirulina has the potential and capacity of lowering the risk of heart disease. Moreover, another study showed that a dose of 2 grams of Spirulina for 2 months resulted in a significant decrease in cholesterol, triglycerides and free fatty acid levels [6]. Cardiovascular diseases are quite difficult to manage- however, Spirulina may be a natural source of preventive and maintenance supplement that patients may choose to opt for. 



Anti-Inflammatory

Arthritis and joint pain are caused by swelling that can severely impact people’s physical abilities. Generic drugs are mostly used for inflammation, however, we suggest that a natural food is a better route because we believe food is medicine.  With Spirulina, patients do not have to suffer the risk of stomach pains and possible allergic reactions. In one study, 26 elderly women consumed Spirulina for 8 weeks significantly decreasing serum IL-6 levels and production demonstrating the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of Spirulina. [8]