Health benefits of spirulina
Phenylalanine is a precursor of norepinephrine, which is a neurotransmitter.
Spirulina can protect the brain1 and when compared to blueberries, spirulina reduced brain damage by ischemia by 70% where blueberries reduced the damage by 30%.
Spiralyne spirulina tablets contain vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is necessary for the normal structure and function of the neurological system2 and blood formation.
Spiralyne spirulina tablets help maintain healthy skin3, good vision4 and prevent hair discolouration5. The vitamin A (present in Spiralyne spirulina tablets) is necessary for normal skin and normal vision. Copper (in Spiralyne spirulina tablets) is necessary for the normal colouration of hair.
1 Yun Wang, Chen-Fu Chang, Jenny Chou, Hui-Ling Chan, Xiaolin Deng, Brandon K. Harvey, Jean Lud Cadet, Paula C. Bickford. Dietary supplementation with blueberries, spinach or spirulina reduces ischemic brain damage. Exp. Neurology 193 (2005) 75-84
2 Institute of Medicine. Dietary reference intakes for thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, biotin and choline. Washington D.C. National Academy Press 2000.
3 Handbook of Nutrition and Food. Edited by Carolyn D Berdanier…[et al.]. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2002.
4 Institute 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.
5 Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition 2E. Editor-in-chief, Michele J. Sadler, editors, J.J. Strain, Benjamin Caballero. San Diego : Academic Press, c1999.