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Is Spirulina really good for our health ?

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Postby canalon » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:21 am

lucyy wrote:Yes spirulina is good for health it is full of vitamins and nutrients, great if you are low on energy. I take it every day. Only drawback it smells like fish food, (but it is fed to fish). Also wheatgrass is as good, maybe even better but is more expensive.

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Would you care to provide any study that substantiate your facts, mostly those that are claiming to improve health?



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Postby Odysseus » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:01 pm

Wow, I learned something new today. I had not even known what spirulina was till I read this thread. Apparently the Aztecs and Mesoamericans had eaten it as well. Very interesting, indeed.
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Re: Is Spirulina really good for our health ?

Postby HikaruGunner » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:29 am

Hi, I ordered 250 g of spirulina (625 tablets) online and the package arrived today. I read that 10g is the recommended daily dose. So I have to take 25 tablets a day?! Isn't that a little too much?
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Postby JackBean » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:19 pm

are you sure it's 10 grams? Isn't it miligrams (mg)?
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Re: Is Spirulina really good for our health ?

Postby Davidpeterson » Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:44 pm

Spirulina is received much attention, your general health good one of the latest health care products. Spirulina major benefit is that it supports a healthy immune system, it can promote a healthy inflammatory response, oxidative stress protection. Major projects to ensure that you can maintain a healthy way of life, a person's brain and heart.
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Postby JackBean » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:45 am

And your point is? Besides that you cannot change your post?
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Re: Is Spirulina really good for our health ?

Postby Aaaargghhh » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:14 pm

If you really want to found out what current scientific research indicates about Spirulina, or anything else, use scientific resources such as sciencedirect.com or pubmed.com.

It's not wise to just trust what random people say on a discussion board.

Do your own research.
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Re: Is Spirulina really good for our health ?

Postby zombiesagan » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:37 pm

Yes, a few people have asked for the scientific evidence for this product and I have not seen anyone respond. I have not researched this product extensively, but from what I can tell it is simply a multivitamin with some other bells and whistles thrown in and I have not seen any definitive scientific proof that vitamins will do all of the wonderful things supplement companies would have you believe. As for the other products, I have not researched them much either but it is up to the ones making the claim (the company making the product) to produce the necessary scientific evidence to prove that their product can actually do all of the things it claims. I can not find that evidence anywhere. Don't take the company's word for it.

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Postby SpirulinaBenefitsYou » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:42 am

I didn't know anything about Spirulina 8 weeks ago and when I was doing some research into finding a supplement to give me more energy (now I am a vegetarian and I most certainly eat my greens) I came across articles pertaining to all the wonderful benefits of Spirulina. So I started taking it and was blown away by how much energy it gave me to get through my days without having to have "power" naps and it does suppress my sugar cravings exponentially and I also eat less. Now that is a bonus in my 50's menopausal years.

The scientific studies can say all they want but for me personally I have noticed many benefits and I really enjoy taking it daily. My mother who is in her 70's has noticed that her Bronchitis has cleared in her lungs and she is no longer coughing all the time. She never expected that to happen, nor did I.

So now I am blogging about it because to me it all comes down to the human individual who has personally felt the benefits, who has tried other supplements that never worked and who does not need scientific studies to tell her she has got it wrong.

Just my humble opinion :)
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Re: Is Spirulina really good for our health ?

Postby ds613 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:54 am

Hi - What about the B12 analogs? I'm trying to find answers because, as an athlete, I'm interested in eating a lot of spirulina as a protein source (and I make a great spirulina "ice cream" with thai coconut and chia seeds and a few other things - so I like to have this as a post-workout meal) I'm concerned about blocking B vitamin receptors and can't seem to find the answers - How many ounces a day of spirulina can I eat safely? I tend toward low B12...

Thanks in advance for replies!
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Postby JorgeLobo » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:45 am

Right sprulinabenefitsyou - don't bother me with facts my minds made up. Testimonial stuff like this (presuming you haven't a financial interest) can be found for any treatment from colloidal gold to conical aluminum foil helmets.
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Postby ellisrees123 » Tue May 15, 2012 9:25 am

Spirulina is good if taken properly.
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