Spirulina news, articles and information:

Nuns grow spirulina for malnourished children - You can grow this superfood at home

4/7/2015 - Many people believe the word "superfood" is a term used for click bait and nothing more, but superfoods not only exist, they are the superheroes of the food world. Spirulina is one such food. In the Central African Republic, Catholic nuns are using the blue-green algae to fight malnutrition at the...

New study finds that spirulina can help treat pancreatic cancer

6/5/2014 - Along with the single-celled green algae chlorella, spirulina is one of the most widely studied foods on the planet. In fact, studies in the last decade alone have shown that the regular consumption of spirulina can enhance brain function, improve white blood cell count, stimulate antibodies, boost...

Spirulina protects against cadmium-induced birth defects

4/11/2014 - Spirulina may help protect against the birth defect-inducing effects of toxic heavy metals such as cadmium, according to a study conducted by researchers from Mexico's National Polytechnic Institute and published in the Journal of Medicinal Food in 2011. A prior study, published in the Ecotoxicology...

Study shows live spirulina effective at removing lead from wastewater

4/1/2014 - This study was performed in China, where there is a very high level of toxic heavy metal residue from less regulated industries and coal-burning energy plants. The necessity of removing heavy metal toxins from waste water is more vital in China than most other regions. Waterways and water used for...

Study touts spirulina as functional food for diabetes management

3/26/2014 - Many have raved about superfood spirulina's overall health benefits, and there have been studies supporting their claims. One study in Korea focused on type II diabetes patients to determine if spirulina would alleviate diabetes symptoms enough to be considered a valuable functional food, a food that...

Study shows Spirulina fusiformis reduces damaging effects of toxic mercuric chloride on kidneys

3/24/2014 - Mercury is a highly toxic substance, but it is still used openly in the modern world. With its ability to cause permanent brain damage to children, kill babies in the womb and inflict kidney damage in adults, mercury is one of the most overlooked toxic substances today. Mercury pollution levels concerningThe...

Health benefits of taking spirulina daily

3/12/2014 - We hear so much about superfoods these days. There are hundreds of superfood options on the market, and most of them contain a wide range of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and various other disease fighting components. But there's only one superfood that stands out among the rest, and you should take it...

Spirulina - the ultimate ocean protein

2/27/2014 - Is spirulina the best protein on Earth? Honestly, if a health 'expert' tells you that one protein source is better for you than another - be careful. In reality, we all absorb nutrients in a variety of ways due to personal health history, age, food combining, heavy metal toxicity, genetics - the list...

Spirulina's antioxidant effects help protect against lead acetate-induced damage

2/13/2014 - Despite assurances of safe levels in water and only traces in cosmetics, most scientists agree that there are no safe levels of lead. Lead is toxic, period. It serves absolutely no useful function for the human or animal body. It can affect every organ of a body but most often adversely affects red...

Studies show that spirulina can help prevent cancer, boost brain function and more

2/5/2014 - Spirulina is a type of green algae that grows in fresh water bodies. It is a survivor plant which, unlike most flora, is able to withstand considerable temperature variations and still thrive. It is cultivated worldwide and has been harvested as a food source for thousands of years. According to...

Dietary spirulina reduces copper toxicity, improves blood and growth

1/29/2014 - Copper is a naturally occurring free metal. The body uses this metal for a variety of actions and regulates proper amounts. Too much copper taxes the kidneys and liver and can be detrimental. The right amount is essential. A certain blue-green algae called spirulina has been found to reduce copper toxicity...

Spirulina truly is an exceptional food in every imaginable way

1/16/2014 - This is a one of a kind food that you should immediately start adding to your diet as often as possible. Spirulina is mainly found growing in the alkaline lakes of Central and South America. It's now recognized as one of the most nutritious foods in the world, as it contains all the essential amino...

High-flavanol cocoa powder and spirulina could prevent senile dementia

12/19/2013 - If you're consuming both cocoa powder and spirulina, you may consider how it could protect you from diminishing memory, cognitive decline and other forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer's, as you age. And that's not all. The positive cardiovascular effects of these two superfoods are also substantial. The...

Dietary spirulina intake manages blood pressure and cholesterol, may help prevent atherosclerosis

11/5/2013 - The scientific solution to high blood pressure and cholesterol problems is not to simply start popping statin drugs, which carry with them extreme adverse effects, but rather to get your nutrition in check. And one great way you can do this is by supplementing with spirulina, an alkaline-forming, blue-green...

Oral consumption of spirulina extract enhances antitumor natural killer cells

11/4/2013 - Researchers have discovered breakthrough advances in antitumor immunotherapy in the wake of an eye-opening study showing how spirulina extract activates natural killer cells to destroy tumors. What are natural killer cells?Natural killer cells are the body's rapid responders when cells are under...

Spirulina supplementation improves academic performance in schoolchildren

11/1/2013 - Did you know that, among its many benefits, spirulina has also been shown to improve academic performance in schoolchildren? Spirulina is the name given to more than 40,000 varieties of spiral-shaped, blue-green algae that are consumed as nutritional supplements, typically in powdered or tablet form....

Clinical tests provide strong evidence that spirulina, siberian ginseng and skullcap relieve allergic rhinitis

10/31/2013 - Allergic rhinitis is inflammation of the nasal airways due to an allergic immune system response. The sinuses become inflamed because of increased histamine production, as the sensitive immune system responds to a foreign allergen such as pollen, dust or animal dander. The response to the allergens...

Spirulina may help elderly patients with anemia and immunological dysfunction

10/29/2013 - Elderly folks suffering from anemia or age-related immune system deterioration could see dramatic improvements with regular supplementation of spirulina, a blue-green freshwater algae with an extensive track record of health promotion and disease mitigation. Researchers from the Division of Rheumatology,...

10 reasons to take spirulina every day

10/27/2013 - We talk a lot about "superfoods" here at NaturalNews because there are literally thousands of nutrient-dense superfood options from which to choose, all of which contain a unique array of disease-fighting vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other healing components. But the one superfood that stands out...

Six food-based medicines that may save your life

9/7/2013 - The famous quote by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates states, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." And this timeless adage still holds incredible truth today, as the most effective way to protect the body against disease is to feed it the nutrients it needs to build strong immunity...

Radiation Response Superfood Combo on sale now at the Natural News Store

8/27/2013 - By popular demand, we've put two of our best superfoods on sale in a combination pack called the "Radiation Response Superfood Combo." Both of these superfoods are, of course, tested for radiation and have been confirmed as radiation-free using a timed radiation detection test. Both are also widely...

The history and health benefits of spirulina

8/14/2013 - Spirulina are blue-green algae that have been used since ancient times. These days, spirulina is used in many dietary supplements because of its health benefits. Studies and research have confirmed the various health benefits of spirulina. According to researcher Jacque Simpore from the University of...

Health Ranger launches Spirulina Pacifica superfood line, powders and tablets now available

7/24/2013 - In a major new announcement for those who enjoy spirulina superfood, we've just launched our own Health Ranger brand of spirulina, making it available in pouches and storable steel cans, all at a very competitive price. Our spirulina is "Spirulina Pacifica," the spirulina grown in Hawaii using deep...

Spirulina superfood consumed during pregnancy blocks cadmium from damaging developing babies - Natural News Science

7/23/2013 - Research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food reveals that spirulina protects unborn babies from being damaged by cadmium exposure. This is a hugely important finding because cadmium, a highly-toxic heavy metal, is routinely found in rice and other common foods. Even organic brown rice often...

Spirulina: Immune boosting, mood enhancing, protein-rich wonder food

7/12/2013 - Blue green algae, commonly known as spirulina is a group of organisms found in the ocean and sometimes in fresh water lakes. They are among the most nutritious plant-like organisms known to humans, so if malnutrition is anywhere on the radar, then think "spirulina" because the concentration of micronutrients...

Spirulina explained: Here's what you need to know about this healing superfood

6/7/2012 - One of the oldest life forms on Earth, spirulina is a blue-green microalgae that helped produce the oxygen in our atmosphere billions of years ago so that other life forms could appear (http://www.chinese-herbs.org/spirulina/). The original 'superfood,' spirulina is so nutrient dense that you could...

Spirulina significantly aids allergy sufferers and improves exercise performance

1/30/2012 - Spirulina is a blue-green algae which is commercially produced and widely marketed as a "superfood" and immune booster. It is also a rich source of natural, plant-based iron, calcium, vitamin A and vitamin C, and an excellent source of plant protein, with up to 70% of its dry weight being protein. The...

Discover the superfood power of spirulina

11/19/2011 - Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered 'super-foods.' The blue-green algae spirulina is one of the most primitive forms of life on the planet. This algae is known for its extraordinary survival adaptations. Spirulina is considered...

Spirulina - Packed with protein, B12 and iron

9/27/2011 - Spirulina, a blue-green algae, is a superfood by any definition. It has been used since the 16th century by the Aztecs and North Africans. It was later rediscovered by the French, who later opened the first Spirulina processing plant in 1969, and soon after in Japan, Thailand, California, and Hawaii....

Discover the radiation protective benefits of Spirulina and Chlorella

3/21/2011 - Protecting yourself in the event of a serious radiation event involves much more than simply loading up on potassium iodide and various other iodine supplements. While high levels of iodine do protect the thyroid and glandular systems from radiation poisoning, they do not necessarily protect the rest...

Nourish yourself with the ultimate superfood

3/9/2011 - Spirulina, literally the most nutritious food known, is an edible blue-green algae used all over the world for its nutritional and medicinal qualities. It is very common for people consuming Spirulina to experience a jump in energy and vitality. The reason is simple: Spirulina is a powerhouse of nutrition....

NaturalNews connects readers with premium astaxanthin and spirulina at unheard-of discount prices

3/17/2010 - As many NaturalNews readers already know, I've been a strong advocate of the amazing super-antioxidant nutrient astaxanthin for several years. And the source I have consistently recommended is Nutrex Hawaii, the name brand of the Cyanotech corporation based on the Big Island of Hawaii. Today, thanks...

Spirulina and Chlorella Aid Heavy Metal Detox

12/15/2009 - From aluminum in deodorant to mercury in dental fillings, metal toxicity comes at us from every angle these days. The presence of these heavy metals (and others such as arsenic, cadmium and lead) has increased as industrialization and its waste products spread. We can work to avoid these substances...

Spirulina helps treat anemia

10/10/2009 - Many people don't know this, but spirulina is an outstanding dietary aid to help prevent (or reverse) anemia. What follows is a compilation of expert quotations on precisely this topic, cited from some of the most authoritative books and authors in the world. Feel free to cite this information in your...

Superfood Profile: Blue-Green Algae and Spirulina Offer Many Health Benefits

9/18/2009 - Today's scientists are only beginning to grasp the incredible nutritional value of blue-green algae and spirulina, but these superfoods have a reputation that reaches far back into history. A form of blue-green algae was consumed regularly hundreds of years ago by Aztecs, while spirulina was a favorite...

Add Spirulina to Your Diet and Replace those Expensive Supplements

2/23/2009 - Spirulina is considered one of nature's most perfect foods because it performs such a broad spectrum of activities in the body. Its nutritional profile shows it can replace many more expensive supplements, and its research profile reveals its dedication to promoting good health. Several animal studies...

Dr. Jameth Sheridan Shares Three Tips for Overall Health: Part III

12/11/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at http:// www.RenegadeRoundtable.com. In this excerpt, Dr. Jameth Sheridan shares on iron and anemia and his top three tips for overall health. Renegade Roundtable with Dr. Jameth Sheridan. Dr. Sheridan is a...

Four Inexpensive Whole Food Supplements

10/15/2008 - There is no denying that times are tough for everyone. Some people may be considering cutting back on the amount they spend for supplements, thinking that they really aren't seeing any results, so why keep buying them. This may be a good time to find out that all the nutrients needed for complete and...

Among the Global Food Crisis, Spirulina May Help Stave Off Starvation

9/16/2008 - Most of us who have seen the Poseidon Adventure movie have seen what a rouge wave can do. Most seamen know of this rare hazard of the deep sea. What are unknown are simultaneous rouge waves –- not much can be done against one, image several hitting your ship of life at the same time. Events are beginning...

Marine Phytoplankton is Next Revolutionary Superfood for Disease Prevention and Extraordinary Health

8/14/2008 - In previous articles and product reviews here on NaturalNews, we've covered some astonishing superfoods. The most impressive of those have been derived from microalgae: Astaxanthin, Chlorella, Spirulina and Blue-Green Algae. Now, a new microalgae product has emerged in the natural products market...

Spirulina: A Budget Friendly Super Food and Answer to Food Scarcity

6/2/2008 - Spirulina just may be nature's most perfect food. These tiny blue green spiral coils harvest the energy of the sun and turn it into a treasure chest of bio-available nutrients. Designed by nature 3.6 billion years ago, these blue green algae were the generators of the oxygen found in our atmosphere...

The Organic Food Bar packs a nutritional punch in portable form

9/26/2005 - Today I'm excited to be reviewing a fantastic health food snack bar called "The Organic Food Bar." It's made by a company called Organic Food Bar, Inc., and it has a fantastic combination of healing ingredients put together in a tasty, portable format that makes it convenient to get good nutrition into...

Spirulina shown to prevent and treat cancers while boosting immune system function

6/11/2005 - Nature can provide you with valuable weapons against cancer, but like all things, it's up to you to use them. Although the Japanese have known about and used spirulina for medicinal purposes for years, this form of microalgae is still not "mainstream" in American diets. Spirulina natively grows in alkaline,...

An overview of new health products, plant technology, superfoods and natural health research breakthroughs

5/22/2005 - In this article, we'll take a closer look at some of the more interesting products and issues we're uncovering these days. There’s a product that I highly recommend for those that want a nutritious food bar made with real food, and not a bunch of processed or manufactured ingredients. It's called LaraBar,...

Spirulina: trace minerals content, consumer tastes, and green foods

10/25/2004 - Mike: You mention that trace minerals are part of the food you provide to the spirulina cultures. Are these the same trace minerals that are found in ocean water, then, and how much are absorbed by the spirulina? Gerry: Well, we actually use something very unique which I don't think is duplicated...

Workplace health enhanced by offering spirulina supplements to employees; larger studies could show reduction in health insurance costs for employers

10/25/2004 - Mike: What do you see as the big trends as far as the market penetration of spirulina and recognition around the globe -- what are the big issues here? Gerry: Well, surprisingly, spirulina is a mature product in the health food area, and the market has been relatively stable, I think over the last...

Spirulina research shows treatment of breast cancer tumors, HIV virus, and other viruses

10/25/2004 - Gerry: Spirulina contains some anti-viral and immune stimulating compounds that we're just learning about. Mike: Can you talk more about that? Do you have some clinical trials on that yet, or what's the science behind that so far? Gerry: We don't have any specific clinical trials. There's been...

An inside look at spirulina production: an exclusive interview with Dr. Gerry Cysewski, CEO of Cyanotech Corporation

10/25/2004 - Mike: For our readers who may not be familiar with microalgae and spirulina, can you give a brief overview of what we're talking about, and about what role your company plays in the industry? Gerry: Okay, well first of all, I'd like to point out that Cyanotech, the name comes from cyanobacteria or...

UC Berkeley Wellness Letter authors remain nutritionally illiterate about chlorella, spirulina, and blue-green algae

8/7/2004 - On this website we discuss the ignorance of western medical doctors and medical institutions with such frequency that it hardly seems unusual to find another case of health ignorance worth mentioning, but every once in a while, another article or news item is released by a so-called "credible" institution...

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