Spirulina Health Benefits

"Did you know it's considered one of the oldest life forms on our planet? It's a blue-green alga, today well known for its incredible health benefits; it is an all-in-one source of nutrients comparable to eggs.


Spirulina has a plant-based protein called phycocyanin which may have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relief properties. Phycocyanin is also the source that gives Spirulina its blue-green color. It's a potent protein since it helps reduce chronic inflammation and block tumor growth.

Another benefit is its ability to lower cholesterol absorption; this helps keep arteries clear and avoid blood clots.

Spirulina's protein also reduces triglyceride levels. What are triglycerides? These fats in your blood can harden your arteries, increasing heart disease.

Spirulina helps blood vessels relax by increasing nitric oxide, reducing blood pressure.

Using Spirulina in alternative allergy medications is a good alternative due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Spirulina is rich in vitamins and minerals that help our body maintain a healthy immune system; these include vitamins E, C, and B6."  Spirulina also boosts the production of white blood cells and antibodies that fight viruses and bacteria in your body."


All these reasons are why Spirulina is a powerful ingredient to add to your skin products.




Spirulina: Are There Health Benefits?

Written by WebMD Editorial Contributors

Reviewed by Jabeen Begum, MD, on September 21, 2022

Viewed January 23, 2023.



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