Personal Wellbeing

Spirulina improves your wellbeing

Spiralyne spirulina tablets can help maintain a good level of personal wellbeing; with a variety of powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that help you achieve optimum nutrition to keep you feeling great and healthy. Spiralyne spirulina tablets can enhance your body’s immunity against viruses.

Spiralyne spirulina tablets contain powerful antioxidants including; C-phycocyanin1, chlorophyll, zeaxanthin and beta carotene. The human brain is uniquely vulnerable to oxidative injury. Antioxidants can inhibit the oxidation of molecules which can create free radicals. Free radicals cause oxidative damage. Antioxidants are frequently used to treat forms of brain injury2.

• Spirulina contains C-phycocyanin; a powerful antioxidant found only in spirulina and other blue-green microalgae. C-phycocyanin has significant immune enhancing and anti-viral properties. Results from research on C-phycocyanin indicate an increase in resistance to infectious diseases3.

C-Phycocyanin in Spiralyne spirulina

• Zeaxanthin can protect eyes as they age; people with low levels of lutein and zeaxanthin in their macular (eye) are more likely to develop macular disease4.

• Beta carotene can be converted to vitamin A5, which is necessary for normal skin6, normal vision7 and for the immune system8.

 

betacarotene

Spirulina can help your body’s immune system; the calcium spirulan, a compound contained in spirulina, has been found to be very effective against numerous viruses910. A Japanese study found that those taking spirulina showed a significant improvement in immune markers11.

 

 


1S. Farooq, A. Ebrahim, K. Subramhanya, R. Sakthirel, N. Rajesh & P. Varalakshmi. “Oxalate mediated nephronal impairement and its inhibition by c-phycocyanin: A study on urolithic rats.” Dep. Of Med. Biochem., University of Madras, India 284:95-101, 2006

2Wilson J, Gelb A (2002). “Free radicals, antioxidants, and neurologic injury: possible relationship to cerebral protection by anesthetics“. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 14 (1): 66–79. doi:10.1097/00008506-200201000-00014. PMID 11773828

3Nemoto-Kawamura C, Hirahashi T, Nagai T, Yamada H, Katoh T, Hayashi O (2004) “Phycocyanin enhances secretary IgA antibody response and suppresses IgE antibody response in mice immunized with antigen-entrapped biodegradable microparticles.” J Nutri Sci Vitaminol 50(2) 129-136

4Macular Disease Society, 11/11/10. http://www.maculardisease.org/page.asp?section=220&sectionTitle=Nutrition

5Institute of Medicine Dietary Reference Intakes for vitamin A, vitamin K, arsenic, boron, chromium, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, silicon, vanadium and zinc. Washington D.C. National Academy Press, 2001.

6Institute of Medicine Dietary Reference Intakes for vitamin A, vitamin K, arsenic, boron, chromium, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, silicon, vanadium and zinc. Washington D.C. National Academy Press, 2001.

7Institute of Medicine Dietary Reference Intakes for vitamin A, vitamin K, arsenic, boron, chromium, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, silicon, vanadium and zinc. Washington D.C. National Academy Press, 2001.

8Institute of Medicine Dietary Reference Intakes for vitamin A, vitamin K, arsenic, boron, chromium, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, silicon, vanadium and zinc. Washington D.C. National Academy Press, 2001.

9Hayashi K, Hayashi T, Kojima I (1996) “A natural sulphated polysaccharide, calcium spirulan, isolated from spirulina platensis: In vitro and ex vitro evaluation of anti-herpes simplex virus and anti-human immunodeficiency virus activities.” Aids Res Human Retroviruses 12(15) 1463-1471

10Hayashi T, Hayashi K, Maeda M, Kojima I (1996) “Calcium spirulan, an inhibitor of enveloped virus replication, from a blue-green alga spirulina platensis.” J Nat Prod 59(1) 83-87

11Hirashi T, Matsumoto M, Hazeki K, Seaki Y, Ui M, Seay T (22020 “Activation of the human innate immune system by spirulina: augmentation of interferon production and NK cytotoxicity by oral administration of hot water extract of spirulina platensis.” Internat Immunopharmacol 2(4) 423-434