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      Superfood spirulina to pep up your health!

      Spirulina is essentially a blue-green algae and much touted as a superfood. This supplement is highly nutritious and is credited with a host of health benefits ranging from improving gut health, managing diabetes, lowering cholesterol to promoting weight loss. Spirulina contains protein, calcium, magnesium, iron, carbohydrates, phosphorus, potassium, Vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, and vitamins B-6, A, and K.

      Bringing down cholesterol & B.P.

      Research has found that taking just one gram of spirulina every day brought down cholesterol levels in a span of three months. It also showed that it lowered LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels and increased HDL or "good" cholesterol levels. It has also reduced blood pressure levels.

      Managing diabetes

      Spirulina has shown good results in managing diabetes by bringing down sugar levels, increasing insulin levels and liver enzyme markers.

      Weight loss

      Spirulina is a high-nutrient, low-calorie food which us filled with nutrition. It helps promote weight loss without losing out on nutrition. It also boosts one’s metabolism and this makes one feel energetic.

      Boosts gut health

      Spirulina is easily digestible and helps gut health as one ages.

      Cuts down allergies

      Spirulina has been shown to bring down nasal inflammation and reduce levels of histamine in the body. It has been shown to effectively reduce symptoms of allergic rhinitis such as runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion and itching.

      Helps prevent and treat cancer

      Spirulina has been shown to have anti-cancer properties. Research has shown that it has even effectively reduced cancer occurrence and tumor size. This has been significantly effective against a precancerous lesion of the mouth called OSMF.

      Helps anemia

      Spirulina is rich in iron and has been shown to help those who are anemic. Spirulina supplements have been shown to increase the hemoglobin content of red blood cells and better immune function.



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