Month: March 2016

Spirulina and Constipation – What You Need To Know

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Constipation seems to be one of the most common talked about side effects to consuming spirulina. But is there any truth to this? Are spirulina and constipation linked? To answer this question I looked into what it is about spirulina that could potentially cause constipation. And what I found is somewhat of a mixed view. While some of the many nutrients in spirulina can cause constipation, there are also properties of spirulina that should actually reduce the chances of constipation. But lets begin by going over some of the reasons why spirulina may be causing constipation. Why Spirulina Might Be Causing Constipation Iron May Be The Cause Studies show that too high of a dietary iron intake will indeed cause constipation. And spirulina does contain a hefty amount of iron, about 2mg

Should You Take Spirulina For Eczema Treatment?

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As far as natural treatments go, taking spirulina for eczema is one of the better ones out there. You can find personal testimonials to spirulina's eczema curing magic, but I'm more interested in HOW exactly spirulina can benefit eczema. So I did some research and want to provide you with some of the benefits that spirulina has for eczema treatment. Gamma-linolenic Acid from Spirulina When doing some research online, I found that gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is a common treatment for skin conditions such as eczema and acne. And you guessed it, Spirulina has GLA, and a lot of it. Gamma-linolenic-acid is an omega-6 fatty acid. And according to Dr. Weil, MD, GLA has "specific nourishing effects on skin, hair, and nails that are not duplicated by omega-3 fatty acids". For skin conditions...

Taking Spirulina for Autism – Is this a good treatment or just a fluke?

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There are testimonials one the internet that claim taking spirulina for autism is a cure, or at least beneficial. But does this hold any truth? Or is it maybe just a coincidence that some children's autism cleared up after supplementing spirulina? Although there are no clinical studies published at this moment on the effects that spirulina has on autism, I still think its safe to conclude that spirulina, at the very least, would be beneficial to those with autism. Heavy metals accelerate and increase the chances of autism, and spirulina has the ability to absorb and remove heavy metals from the body. To understand this first you need to know how heavy metals effect autism. Heavy Metals Effects on Autism A study conducted by Dr. William Walsh, Ph.D, and Dr. Anjum Usman, MD, shows

Does Spirulina Stain Teeth? You Better Believe It Does

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If you are wondering "does spirulina stain your teeth?" The answer is YES it does. I have a little personal story to tell you about this, as it happened to me. But first of all, not all spirulina forms will stain your teeth. If you are taking spirulina tablets or spirulina capsules you will not have this problem. Why? Well because it doesn't even get on your teeth! Spirulina powder is what will stain them. Spirulina Powder Stains Teeth Spirulina has such a rich dark blue-green pigment that it is no wonder that it can stain things. It seems like whatever it gets on it will just stick to with its dense color. If you have ever took spirulina powder, whether it be in a smoothie, in water, baked in something, or whatever else, you probably have noticed that it is stuck all over your tee...

Taking Spirulina for Arthritis | Is This Best Natural Arthritis Remedy

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Arthritis is a pain that can affect nearly everything you do throughout your day if its bad enough. But there are ways to fix this. Have you ever heard of taking spirulina for arthritis? If you have arthritis and are interested in a natural, all around healthy remedy that actually works then I suggest you listen up. Before I get into things I think its important that you know what spirulina is if you don't already. So just to give you a very brief summary, Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is becoming increasingly popular for human consumption. It is considered the most nutrient dense natural food on earth and has a TON of health benefits because of this. But anyway.., now I'll get to the point of the article. Spirulina can help with your arthritis and its proven! There is a the...

Spirulina for Yeast Infection | Yes it works

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Yeast infections are no fun for anybody. Itchiness, rashes, burning sensation, nobody wants to feel like this. And if this is you then listen up. Spirulina is a natural remedy that can help you out and get rid of your yeast infection. Candida albicans is the most common form of yeast infection accounting for about 90% of all yeast infections. And YES, spirulina is proven to be an effective remedy. But I'll get into this a little later. First you need to know that I'm not just talking about women here. Sure vaginal yeast infections are the most known and this is rightly so. But did you know that yeast infections can affect much more? Both men and women. You can get yeast infections almost anywhere on your body, and many people are not aware of this. Yeast infections mostly occur in...

Spirulina Helps With Acne! – It did for me

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Ok, so there are a lot of people claiming that spirulina works for acne, but they haven't tested it out for themselves. Well I have, and I'm telling you that it works! and its such a relief to have finally found something that clears up my skin. I already wrote an article on why spirulina can cure your acne problem, but in this article I'm going to provide you with my very own testimonial to the acne beating powers of spirulina. A little background on my acne problem I have had acne since I was probably 16 years old. Luckily I have never had a problem with face acne, which is obviously the most visible. The acne that I have always had is on my upper back/shoulder area and the back of my neck. You may have heard this as being referred to as "backne" because its on the back. But anyw...

Spirulina for Bad Breath – Does it work?

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Spirulina for bad breath?? What? Spirulina might be the last thing you think of when it comes to taking care of bad breath. I mean, it smells awful and has such a strong taste. But the thing is.... It "might" actually work. How does spirulina cure bad breath? The reason spirulina may be able to cure your bad breath is because it has chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the main pigment in spirulina and is what gives it its deep green color. It has a much higher content than that of green leafy vegetables. Spirulina is one of the richest chlorophyll foods on the plant. How much does it have? I'll go over that below. Chlorophyll is proven to cure bad breath and is even marketed in breath freshening products all over. However, its effectiveness is still the topic of a lot of controversy. Does

Spirulina for Eye Health – Improving Your Vision Naturally

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Have you ever heard of taking spirulina for the eyes? If you haven't then listen up. Spirulina can benefit your eye health in many ways, one of the most significant ways comes from its vitamin A content. Spirulina has a TON of Beta Carotene, which converts to vitamin A Spirulina contains around 10 times the beta carotene content than that of carrots, which beta carotene was actually named after. According to the National Institutes of Health, men should have a vitamin A intake of about 3,000 IU daily, and women about 2,300 IU daily. Take a look at what spirulina will provide you with. Per 100 grams of spirulina you will get about 352,000 IU of vitamin A. So I don't think you will need to worry about vitamin A deficiency here. If you are confused by what Beta carotene has to do

Spirulina for HIV – Best natural treatment for HIV?

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Spirulina may be one of the best natural supplements that one can take to combat the HIV virus. It is clinically proven help stop it and this needs to become more known around the world. HIV is widespread virus that effects people from every region on earth. But there is one strange thing about the regions of people that are effected the most. Japan, Korea, and Chad all have relatively low HIV/AIDS rates compared to other regions of the world. And what else do these countries have in common? The people of these countries supplement spirulina commonly and have been doing so for ages. So are low HIV/AIDS rates correlated with the consumption of spirulina? This is a great question and it inspired a number of scientific studies. One of the most notable is a study that was published in...