Spirulina

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Nature’s Sunshine Spirulina

Spirulina is an algae with high chlorophyll levels, which grows naturally in many seas, oceans and lakes. Like blue-green algae, Spirulina is also an excellent source of other nutritional factors including amino acids, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, carotenoids and nucleic acids giving rise to its description as a “super food”.

Spirulina is rich in the amino acid L-phenylalanine, which has an effect on the appetite, libido and mood. Although its content is considerably lower than that of blue-green algae or chlorella, it is still regarded as an excellent source of both chlorophyll and essential nutrients.

What it does

  1. Chlorella is often taken as an alternative to a multivitamin/mineral as it is easily absorbed. It can be used as a tonic, energy booster or for detox.
  2. Intestinal Repair:
    Chlorophyll is especially useful for stimulating healing making it particularly suitable in digestive conditions such as inflammatory bowel diseases and leaky gut disorder . Chlorophyll also possesses antibacterial properties, which may further enhance its healing potential.
  3. Deodorising: Chlorophyll appears to bind to various odour-causing compounds making it useful to reduce or eliminate odours from the breath or intestines.

Potential Uses

Crohns disease Ulcerative colitis Leaky gut
Chronic fatigue syndrome

Cautions

Generally, there are no side effects or contra-indications from using Spirulina.

At the time of writing there were no well known negative drug interactions with Spirulina.

 

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