10 reasons to take spirulina every day

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The one superfood that stands out among the rest --

and the one that you  should be taking every single day for your health -- is spirulina,

a special  type of blue-green algae that is loaded with chlorophyll and a host of other  life-giving nutrients.

Spirulina is particularly rich in 1)  infection-fighting proteins that have been scientifically shown to increase  the production of disease-combating antibodies within the body. Since spirulina  is composed of nearly 70 percent protein, the highest among all other foods, it  is particularly effective at boosting the production of macrophages, a type of  white blood cell that fights and prevents infection. (http://www.inspiredliving.com/greenfoods/a~spirulina-immunity.htm)

A  2005 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that  spirulina helps 2) inhibit allergic reactions as well, particularly among  those suffering from allergic rhinitis. It turns out that regularly taking high  doses of spirulina can help allergy sufferers experience dramatic improvements  in their allergy symptoms. (http://www.naturalnews.com)

As far as blood health is  concerned, spirulina has been shown to be an effective 3) treatment for  anemia. In his book Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern  Nutrition, author Paul Pitchford explains how spirulina and numerous other  forms of micro-algae effectively boost production of red blood cells,  particularly when taken in combination with vitamin B12. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027213_spirulina_anemia.html)

Rich  in both phycocyanin and chlorophyll, spirulina is also a powerful 4) blood  purifier. Not only do these two important nutrients promote blood cell  growth, but they also rejuvenate the existing blood supply. Chlorophyll in  particular is nearly identical to hemoglobin, the molecule responsible for  cleansing the blood and transporting oxygen to cells. (http://www.drmirkin.com/nutrition/N246.html)

Because  it contains all eight essential amino acids and 10 other non-essential amino  acids, the antioxidants beta carotene and zeaxanthin, B complex vitamins; dozens  of trace minerals, the essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid,  pathogen-targeting proteins, and beneficial probiotic bacteria, spirulina is  also unmatched in its ability to 5) boost the immune system. (http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/spirulina-000327.htm)

These  same nutrients also help to 6) detoxify the cells and body of heavy metals  and other toxins. A powerful chelating agent, spirulina tends to reach deep  into bodily tissues and root out toxins like mercury, radiation, arsenic,  cadmium, pesticides, synthetic food chemicals, and environmental carcinogens.  Spirulina also assists in the transport of essential nutrients across the  blood-brain barrier to replace the voids left by these toxins. (http://www.supremeorganicdetox.com/formula7.html)

A  1988 study out of Japan and several others have found that spirulina helps to  7) lower cholesterol levels and mitigate the underlying inflammation  problems that cause cholesterol to accumulate in the bloodstream. Supplementing  with spirulina daily  effectively reduces blood serum levels of cholesterol, which means cholesterol  is being deposited throughout the body where it needs to be rather than in  arterial walls where it can cause cardiovascular problems.

Overweight or  obese individuals trying to lose weight may also derive benefit from spirulina's  ability to 8) promote weight loss. Not only can supplementing with  spirulina help you shed the extra pounds, but it may also assist in the growth  and development of lean muscle mass, particularly because of its extremely high  ratio of bioavailable protein.

Many people who supplement with spirulina  tend to notice dramatic improvements in mental health and cognitive acuity.  Because it contains exceptionally high levels of the L-tryptophan, an amino acid  that produces the brain neurotransmitters melatonin and serotonin, spirulina is  an unprecedented 9) brain chemistry balancer that can help improve mood,  boost memory, and promote feelings of calm and happiness. (http://bodyecology.com/articles/boost-mood.php#.UEZDakRpyKw)

Spirulina's  diverse array of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and cleansing nutrients  also helps to 10) nurture healthy skin and hair. By targeting the  detrimental factors that contribute to hair loss, saggy skin, and other  side-effects of aging, spirulina can help rejuvenate your body's largest organ  from the inside out. Topical spirulina creams can also help tone and improve  skin health.

To experience the maximum benefits of spirulina, it may be  necessary for some people to consume as many as several grams or more per day of  this nutrient-dense superfood. Just be sure to purchase only reputable brands of  spirulina such as Cyanotech's Nutrex-Hawaii Spirulina Pacifica, which is  cultivated and harvested in such a way as to avoid contamination with toxic  microcystins.

Also, be sure to check out the NaturalNews reference  page for more information about spirulina:

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