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Spirulina for Acne

A natural remedy for dealing with Acne

This blue-green algae is a complete protein well known for not only relieving, but even healing inflammation. It’s great at eliminating toxins and fighting free radicals as it’s rich in multiple B vitamins, iron and beta-carotene which helps with acne.

Fresh Liquid Spirulina contains nature’s only source of Phycocyanin (and retains it, when powders lose it). It also contains more chlorophyll than common vegetables and greens making it one of the most alkalizing foods on the planet.

Reduces Skin Inflammation

Excessive sebum production and inflammation both play a central role in cases of acne.

When the sebaceous glands become blocked, the bacteria that are present in your pores can start to build up. This, in turn, leads to the body initiating an inflammatory response to try and deal with the microbes. It is this inflammation that contributes to acne looking red and swollen.

Fresh Spirulina helps acne because of its phycocyanin content which is one of nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatory substances. Scientists have noted that taking 2 grams of Spirulina per day for a 12 week period down-regulated allergies in test subjects, leading to significantly reduced inflammation.

Hydrates Skin

Spirulina is rich in essential fatty acids. These are “good” fats that have a range of positive influences on health, but many of us aren’t getting enough in our diets. Chemical analyses have shown that the most dominant of these fatty acids is gamma linolenic acid or commonly known as GLA.

GLA has been extensively studied in rigorous scientific investigations and has demonstrated a number of positive health outcomes, including improvements in skin quality. In one study, which took place over 10 weeks, 45 volunteers suffering from acne took 400mg of GLA per day. Researchers assessed their acne both before and after the study period, and noted that their skin condition improved markedly when compared with the placebo group. They concluded that GLA “could be used as [a] treatment for acne patients”.

The gamma linolenic acid contained in spirulina helps to support the layer of the skin responsible for retaining moisture. In doing so, the skin stays healthier, better hydrated and demonstrates improved elasticity. Such impacts can be beneficial for acne sufferers, but also for anyone that wants to keep their skin healthy.

Encourages Skin Elasticity

A group of 44 volunteers were presented with two different sunscreens – one standard off-the-shelf formulation and one to which spirulina had been added. None of the participants were aware of which version they had received, but were asked to exclusively use their designated sunscreen during normal summer activity. The individuals that had been using the antioxidant-rich spirulina formula experienced less “collagen degradation” and as a result they benefited from improved skin elasticity.

While skin elasticity isn’t directly related to acne it does add further weight to the more general benefits of spirulina for the skin.

Liquid Fresh Spirulina retains the miracle compound, phycocyanin, which gives it powerful inflammatory properties that are lost in powder forms of Spirulina. Fresh Liquid Spirulina can help with acne your body fight off free radicals and eliminate toxins, including bacteria on the skin, which can lead to the formation of acne. A serving a day can help increase skin metabolism, which allows for the quicker elimination of dead skin cells and the production of new, healthy skin cells.  We find that a serving in your morning juice, or smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. Our Spirulina is made in Canada. And 100% Liquid. Ready to try it out?

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