Spirulina is a unique type of blue-green microalgae. This single-celled microorganism offers several health benefits, including a unique source of proteins, lipids, and phytochemicals. It is also a remedy for bad breath because of its rich chlorophyll content.
Spirulina is one of the most promising plant sources of the highly unsaturated long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. Research indicates that EPA and DHA from blue-green algae has more efficient omega-3 conversion than what is commonly seen in land plants. Spirulina is also rich in a beneficial omega-6 fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid.
Antioxidants found in spirulina protect one of the most important organs in the body involved in metabolism and detoxification - the liver. Unfortunately, the very substances used to prevent and treat liver diseases can be toxic to the liver. Algal sources of the antioxidant carotenoid proved to be effective alternatives for treating liver toxicity. In fact, algal carotenoids are more potent than synthetic beta-carotene.
The European Journal of Applied Physiology found that spirulina antioxidants protect muscles from exercise-induced free radical damage after exercise.
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