FAQs

FAQs

Learn About Spirulina

Do you want to learn about spirulina and the conditions it might be helpful with? This is our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page with links to supporting articles and pages on our site.

You may find Spirulina to be helpful to you. As a super food, it has been found to be a useful supplement for a wide range of conditions, supporting physical activities and for different parts of the body*. We have experienced this ourselves with a complete turnaround in our health. We have also researched it for a wide range of conditions which are listed here.

There are however some preexisting conditions where it is not a good idea, these too are highlighted below.


Check Out the Different Summaries

Please review the different summaries and click through to the appropriate pages to learn more. Don’t forget to check out the history of spirulina which you may find quite surprising.

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You are what you eat”. Spirulina helps you best from the inside out. Spirulina has been found in a study to be one of the building blocks, DNA related, for the vegetables that we eat. Providing of course you have a securely sourced, contamination free supply.

Spirulina may be helpful to you for a wide range of conditions, activities and for different parts of your body that we have experienced personally or have researched. Please review these summaries and click through to the appropriate page to learn more.


Agent Orange“.  We understand it was used to help detox people who suffered from Agent Orange poisoning in Cambodia/Vietnam.

Allergic Rhinitis: Allergies, Hay Fever, Allergic Rhinitis, spirulina appears to help symptoms. Check out this page for details as to how.


Allergies: Do you suffer from allergies? Spirulina might help you with symptoms. This page describes how it might help you.

Alzheimer’s: Studies have found that “Spirulina might prevent loss of memory and reduce oxidative damage”. This page with links to supporting studies describes how Spirulina might help Alzheimer’s sufferers


Andropause: Andropause is the male version of Menopause. Spirulina may help you with andropause: it has with members of our team. Check this page to learn more of this little-known condition.

Anti-Ageing skin care: After you have read this page you might want to dispense with many of your expensive creams and lotions. And save a lot of money in the process. Seriously, we feel rejuvenated! And look it too! Why do you think so many celebrities and members of the Royal Family, rave about spirulina or quietly keep it as “their” little secret? This is a must read for those looking to slow down the development of wrinkles.


After Antibiotics: If you have been taking antibiotics your system might have been weakened somewhat. Spirulina can help to boost your system again. Read here about why this is.

Anti Inflammatory Food Various studies have shown the anti-inflammatory effects of Spirulina.  Check this click through for details.


Anxiety: Does spirulina help with Anxiety and Depression. We found some evidence that it does. Learn more on this click through.

Asthma: Studies have found that taking spirulina daily, significantly improves asthma control in mild and moderate cases*.  Please check this click through to learn more.

Autism.  Does spirulina help autism beyond helping with good nutrition? In some cases, it seems to help.  Check this blog for the evidence.   If you are interested in learning more about autism, you might find this personal experience, from a Mother with an autistic child interesting or helpful.

Avocados are another superfood with many benefits too. Learn more about avocados via this click through with healthyfoodieonline.com

B1 Vitamin, See Thiamin below. May help with the management of cytokine storm, caused by Covid 19*. Spirulina contains thiamin.

Blood Pressure: So, does Spirulina help mitigate hypertension (blood pressure)? Various studies suggest it does. Read the article in full to learn more.

Brain Health: Learn more how spirulina can help to beat inflammation in your body.  So its particularly good for those senior moments!

Brain Food: The stomach and brain connection is a fact. The gut is even referred to as being ‘The second brain‘. Not long ago, it was discovered  that the gut and brain are connected by one of the body´s largest nerves called the vagus nerve. Learn more how having a healthy gut is important for our brain health and how spirulina can help your brain!


Blood Sugar: Spirulina appears to help mitigate problems of raised blood sugar. This article describes how it helped a member of the team to control his diabetes.

Blood-thinning medication: – If you are taking blood thinner medications it is probably best to avoid spirulina unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Please check this page for more information.


Boost your immune system: Boost your immune system with this natural super food supplement. See what we found.

Body Detox: Spirulina is a terrific way to detox. It’s been used in some pretty extreme circumstances to help detox people from “agent orange” poisoning in Vietnam and Cambodia to Radiation poisoning in Chernobyl, Ukraine. But you can use it just to boost your own health and “detox”. If it can help in extreme circumstance, just imagine what it can do for your body to rejuvenate those organs you might have abused over the years, eating and drinking too much!


Buy Spirulina: We´ve reduced the risk for you by researching the better suppliers. Those people that complain about “not liking” or having “had a bad experience” have often purchased contaminated supplies. This is a risk, particularly if you buy “the cheapest”. The idea is to improve your health taking these supplements or adding spirulina powder to smoothies or meals. We can recommend the following; suppliers.

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Cancer: We have unearthed evidence that suggests spirulina may be helpful with a  range of different cancers,  in particular with prevention.  Check this click through to learn more, how this powerful antioxidant may be able to help you.*  With 3 grams of spirulina the equivalent of 3 kg of mixed fruit and vegetables, is it a surprise?

Candida: On this page we explore how Candida can help with Candida. Some people have found it helpful for this condition.


Carefully choose the spirulina you are going to buy. We cannot emphasise this enough. Where you obtain your  Spirulina from is so important.  Getting this right is essential.  Some suppliers e.g. from China do not conform to strict best practice standards.  So if you are not going to grow your own, we currently only suggest the suppliers that you can find via this click through. Many people that have complained  “it made me sick” purchased cheap or contaminated supplies. Or they did not understand that it would detox them first and had some of the symptoms we experienced and are described on our page about how much spirulina to take.  Getting the supply right is critical. This page makes some suggestions as to where.

CBD Oil No, this is nothing to do with spirulina, but can CBD oil also help dementia and Alzheimer’s patients? What is CBD oil? Learn more at mywellbrain.com


Celebrities & Spirulina – HRH Kate Middleton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah Winfrey, and Miranda Kerr all seem to be spirulina enthusiasts and may explain their energy and zest for life. We are researching an article for the site.


Chernobyl: We understand spirulina was used used to help detox and mitigate radiation poisoning at Chernobyl. If it was used in such harsh conditions, imagine how it might help you.

Children and Spirulina.  Its a Powerhouse of nutrition.  Learn more in this article.

Chlorella: Learn more about Chlorella and the evidence we found about Chlorella in our blog; what is chlorella about?

Chlorella is also considered to be a natural superfood, similar but different to Spirulina.  Spirulina has more protein than Chlorella, about 60%, compared to Chlorella`s 40% protein.  Chlorella is reported to be great for cleaning the blood stream, so possibly better than spirulina for detox purposes (& spirulina is fantastic! for detox) and helps to clean the bowel by keeping the blood stream clean and so helps to protect the liver.*

It is said, that Chlorella also helps to balance blood sugar and through this, supports pancreatic functions, brain, and heart function.  It is also said that like spirulina, it helps with the normalisation of blood pressure too. It’s also reported,  to be helpful to maintain white blood cells, for those undertaking radiation therapy or chemotherapy for cancer, helping to prevent Leukopenia and might help to slow cancer cells.  However, the evidence is sparse.  Chlorella is also said to be helpful with the repair of nerve tissue damage, so possibly an ideal supplement for people with degenerative brain and nerve disorders*.  Please carefully note, unlike spirulina, for which there are numerous studies and evidence, there are far fewer studies for chlorella.  Many of the claims we found, seem to be based on anecdotal evidence.  Please see our blog for what we have found.

We further understand that Chlorella, has “a high concentration of iodine”, so you should check with your Dr if this might be an issue for you. Please check with your Doctor before using Chlorella, particularly if you are taking any other medications.


Cholesterol

Can Spirulina Help Lower Cholesterol?  The Evidence we have researched, certainly suggests this to be the case* Check this article for specific details.

This was our first look at spirulina and the evidence that Spirulina helps to control cholesterol*. If this is a concern for you or a loved one, please check here for details.


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: If you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, this article describes how spirulina might offer you a solution or at least a possible way to help you mitigate your symptoms. Learn more here.

Cognitive Health and the brain: Want to improve or support your memory? Learn from our experience.

Colitis: The evidence appears to be good for spirulina with colitis too. Details are explained here.

Covid 19: Management of Symptoms.  See Thiamin, Vitamin B1 below.


Dementia: This page explores how spirulina appears to help with symptoms of dementia and how it might help the brain and memory*. We are in the process of researching how spirulina may generally help cognitive health, beyond the elderly suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson´s disease.

Dental Plaque:  If you need yet another reason to try spirulina, we have found evidence in a study that spirulina can possibly help to reduce dental plaque and gingivitis, discover more via this click through

Depression: Does spirulina help with Depression and Anxiety? We found some evidence that it does. Learn more via this click through.


Detox: Been eating and drinking too much? Spirulina can help you “detox”. You will be amazed how much energy you have after you have taken it for a while. It has been used in some extreme circumstances to help detox people, e.g. in Vietnam and Cambodia with “agent orange” poisoning and radiation poisoning in Chernobyl, Ukraine. Imagine what it can do to help your body too if you have abused it over the years, eating and drinking too much! Come on admit to it, we have all done it on occasions! Learn more here.


Diabetes Type 1: Spirulina appears to help people manage problems of raised blood sugar. This click through describes how it helped a member of the team to control his diabetes.

Diabetes Type 2: Spirulina appears to support the management of raised blood sugar. This page describes how it helped support a member of the team to control his diabetes.

Diet.  What can you do as a simple way to improve your diet? Good nutrition and a healthy diet has always been important, but in a post Covid-19 world, it is going to be even more important.  This article explains more.


Eyes: We have noticed how spirulina strengthens our eyes. But there is also evidence from studies that it can help your eyes. Whilst this link focuses on Macular Degeneration, this page also discusses the benefits to the eyes and why.

 


 

 

Exercise and Working Out at the Gym: Are you a regular gym goer? Or suffer from insufficient energy to work out for long periods? Spirulina might be a solution for you. Discover more via this click through.


Increase your energy. Many celebrities take spirulina to help them with their hectic lifestyles. We discovered this before we had had heard these celebrities were taking it as their “secret” ingredient for energy, vitality and to keep their skin and hair looking beautiful & shiny. Now you can too.

Fatigue: Do you suffer from bouts of fatigue or tiredness during the working day? Even after a good night`s sleep? You might want to consider learning how spirulina may help you. We wish we had known this years ago. It is so much better than so called “energy” drinks, that are packed with sugar.


Fatty Liver: One of the original reasons a member of the team started to take Spirulina, was to help overcome his Fatty Liver. From personal experience, we know it has helped us. This article provides some supporting clinical and academic reasons as to why it helps those suffering from Fatty Liver. It was one of our early articles and so we plan to give it a refresh.


Gastrointestinal problems: Do you suffer from gastrointestinal problems? Members of our team certainly did. And no longer do. This page explains how Spirulina might be able to help your symptoms.

Gout. If you conduct a search for spirulina & gout on the internet, you will find that most recommend against taking spirulina if you suffer from gout, as it contains uric acid.  However, you will also find sites that say in small quantities 500 mg to 3 g a day, it is fine.  I myself (Trevor) have suffered from gout on 3 occasions and had a gout attack when I first took spirulina.  But at the time, I was also detoxing. My experience of detoxing is described via this click through.  Since that one attack, after starting to take spirulina, I have detoxed, and used spirulina daily 2-3 grams a day, I have not had a repeat of any form of gout attack but seen many of the benefits as described on this site.  If you suffer from gout, our recommendation is to only take small amounts, initially just 500mg a day and carefully monitor,  providing you have checked and cleared this approach with your doctor first. I have not had a gout attack since that one gout attack, in the early stages of detoxing.

Gingivitis: It may surprise you to learn, that according to a study, spirulina can help to reduce dental plaque and gingivitis, learn more via this click through


Grow your own spirulina: Want to learn how to grow your own spirulina? This page describes the simple steps to take to have your own simple spirulina “garden” at home! You will never have to worry about ordering or obtaining fresh and contamination free supplies again!

Gut Health.  Spirulina can be a great way to help improve the health of your gut and mitigate and manage IBS, possibly after you have gone through a detox*.  Learn more about the importance of gut health and the link that it has with our brains at wellbrain.com

Hair You are what you eat, so it’s not surprising that Spirulina works from the inside to help your outside. Spirulina is great for your hair. Also, your nails and skin. Learn more via this click through.


Hay Fever: Do you suffer from hay fever? Spirulina might help you with symptoms. This page describes how it might help you.

 

 

 

Herpes Spirulina may help you or a loved one to mitigate herpes outbreaks. We have found some evidence which is linked in this article as to how it might help you.


History of Spirulina If you think ancient history is Greek or Roman, think again. The story of Spirulina goes back 3 Billion years! A reference in Genesis, Chapter 9, Verse 3 in the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible hints of a possible reference to it. But we are not exactly sure. However, it certainly goes back many thousands of years to the beginning of our planet. Read about it here.


How much spirulina should I take: How much spirulina to take for different conditions is explained here and includes our own experience. Ensuring you have a clean and safe supply in the first place, start taking spirulina slowly! Learn why via this click through.

Hypertension Studies have found that spirulina can help mitigate high blood pressure which this article discusses. If you have raised blood pressure, please check with your Doctor whether you can also take the super food or supplement spirulina. A member of our team takes Cozar for blood pressure and since taking spirulina too, his blood pressure readings have been markedly lower.


Hyperthyroidism Some people “swear” by spirulina to help them with hyperthyroidism. Read what we have found in our research.

IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Can help mitigate symptoms of IBS? Can it also help with Candida? Colitis? Our experience suggests that it can help. Learn more on this page*

Inflammation and Leaky Gut: Inflammation in the body can lead to serious health consequences including, arthritisdiabetes and  cancer. A 2020 study has shown that Spirulina effectively heals the gut lining and inflammation was greatly reduced with a “spirulina-treated group”.  Learn more via this click through.


Learn more about Spirulina: Check out the history page.

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Lose weight sustainably If our experience is anything to go by, spirulina may help you lose weight. Primarily as it seems to help satiate your appetite, but please check this article to learn more


Lupus: Please carefully read the advice on the page; What is Spirulina About?

Maca Powder:  Learn about this astonishing superfood, that is particularly good to enhace the libido of men and women. We will be adding more information about Maca, so please do check here for updates.

Macular Degeneration: There is evidence spirulina helps the eyes. This article explains why it can be helpful to mitigate the symptoms of Macular Degeneration.


Memory.  Do you have the odd “senior moment”?  Spirulina`s nutrients may help you to sharpen your memory.  Read this page to learn more.

Male Menopause? Do men get menopause? Surprisingly, the answer is Yes. Men can get a sort of menopause. But in men, it’s not called menopause but Andropause. Spirulina can help to mitigate and overcome symptoms* Please read this click through for details. In particular its great for helping to enhance muscles – combined with exercise, supporting testosterone levels, helping with your sex life.


Menopause: Spirulina appears to help with the symptoms of menopause. In this article we explore the evidence that suggests it can help to mitigate symptoms. You may wish to consider trying it after reading this page.

Do Men Get Menopause? This might surprise you.  Learn more.

Mental Health: Discover how spirulina might help you with anxiety and depression. It has even been suggested by a study (1), that it might help with attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, attention, autism, and substance use disorder. Check the click through to learn more.

Multiple sclerosis: Please see and carefully read the advice we highlight on the page; What is Spirulina About?


 

Muscle Growth and Development: Learn how you can boost your strength, combined with lifting weights, allowing you to exercise more sustainably.

Nasal Congestion. One thing we can say for sure, is that ever since taking Spirulina regularly, none of our team members have suffered from those dreadful seasonal “blocked noses” that are so common after colds and influenza. See allergic rhinitus.

Acute Nephritis” (inflammation of the kidneys). See comments below from A

 

 

 


Osteoarthritis: You may find spirulina is helpful to you if you have Osteoarthritis (repeat Osteoarthritis. Learn more via this click though.

Osteoperosis: Boost your diet with Spirulina.  This page explains why.

Overactive immune system conditions: Please carefully read the advice on the page; What is Spirulina About?


Pancreas Check out our page on how the spirulina super-food might be added to your diet. After you have checked with your Doctor of course.

Pregnancy: Is it safe for expectant Mothers to take Spirulina? Is it safe for your baby? We are currently researching this in detail.


Radiation Poisoning.  Spirulina was used at Chernobyl to help detox children exposed to radiation poisoning.

Rheumatoid arthritis. Not to be confused with Osteoarthritis which is a different condition. Please carefully read the advice on the page; What is Spirulina About?

Recipes.  Check out our delicious recipes that include Spirulina powder rather than taking supplements.

Reviews of different Spirulina brands.  Check the Pros and Cons of Pure Hawaiian Spirulina Powder/Tablets.


Sciatica Might spirulina be an alternative treatment sciatica? It appears to help. Please check the results of our research.

Sea Vegetables. Not spirulina, but are you interested in learning about sea vegetables? Check this click through from wholeearthgoodness.com to learn more.

Sex Life.  Improve your sex life taking spirulina. Check this click through.  It might save you a fortune in viagra!

Sinusitis – Do you suffer from a blocked after a cold or infection? As with Allergic Rhinitis: Allergies, it seems to help, we are preparing a page on this condition. 


Skin Care: Evidence we have found highlights the evidence that spirulina is great for the skin. You might save some money in the long run!

Sleep Apnea Those who are overweight, particularly men and those over the age of 50, who are or were smokers with high blood pressure, may be susceptible to sleep apnea.  Advice on sleep apnea is available via this click through. If you suspect you may have sleep apnea, we recommend you consult your doctor.  Spirulina will not directly help with the symptoms of sleep apnea but could perhaps help you indirectly, by helping your efforts to reduce weight and helping to reduce blood pressure*. Please see how spirulina may help with weight loss and blood pressure via these click throughs: Reduce weight. Blood Pressure.*


Stomach Ulcers, gastric stomach ulcers: Doctors in the research we undertook recommend spirulina for this condition. Learn more here.

Spirulina for the stomach and the brain:! The  brain and stomach connection is a fact. The stomach or gut is even referred to as being ‘The second brain‘. Not long ago, it was discovered  that the stomach and brain are linked by one of the body´s largest nerves called the vagus nerve. You can learn more via this click through on why having a healthy gut is important for our brain health.  Also how spirulina can help your brain! A supporting study confirms this.

Strengthen the Immune System After Antibiotics: Strengthen your immune system with this natural super food supplement. See what we found.


Storage of Spirulina. Please Don´t make the mistake of leaving your spirulina in your hot kitchen with your other vitamins. Spirulina needs to be stored in a cool, dry, and dark location. The Fridge can be a good spot in a sealed container. But anywhere dry, cool, and dark is fine.


Stroke Patients: Can stroke patients take the superfood spirulina? Can it help people recovering from a Stroke? A 2005 animal study (1) found that diets that had been enriched with spirulina experienced “improved recovery of movement following a stroke” and experienced less brain-cell loss.  However, please carefully note, we are not doctors. We always recommend that you check with your doctor or medical professional, if you have any pre-existing conditions, before taking spirulina.  Whilst spirulina has many benefits, as highlighted on this site, with links/sources to supporting studies, there are some conditions where it is best not to take spirulina.  You can check these via this click through. In particular, we understand that spirulina combined with blood thinning medication is best avoided.   If you or a loved one are a stroke patient, please check with your doctor before taking spirulina, in particular if you are taking medication.*

Source:

(1) Researchers at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.


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Suicide.  No, spirulina does not stop suicide, but it might help the mental health of somebody at risk, so reducing the risk.     We support those who are seeking to raise awareness of the effects of bullying, to help prevent bullying and suicide. The impact of bullying and cyber bullying can take a terrible toll on people, particularly with children and young people.  If this is something that concerns you, or might be impacting a loved one, you might like to check the articles at bullieshurt.

Supplies: Where do I buy Spirulina? Getting this right is so important as contamination in Spirulina can be a serious health risk. This is often the cause of some people`s complaint about how “spirulina made me sick”. It will if its contaminated, so getting the supply right is critical.

This page highlights those suppliers we recommend due to their quality production standards, and why it’s so important to get this right.

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Teeth: As with your hair, nails and skin, spirulina seems to be a terrific option to support teeth health. Our article explores this in more detail.

The 16th Century Viagra.  Learn about the benefits of Maca Powder.

Thiamin (Vitamin B1); Whilst brands vary on precise quantities, spirulina contains a high concentration of thiamin or thiamine, otherwise known as Vitamin B1.  Some Doctors (see attached video)  say it is helpful with the management of Covid 19 symptoms, adding that it appears to “reduce the impact of cytokine storm that Covid 19 patients suffer from”. Watch the video from 0:30 seconds (NB: It is quite technical).  Yet another reason to add a good quality spirulina to your diet.*

The same doctor recommends adding vitamin D to help with prevention of Covid 19. (Spirulina does not contain Vitamin D)


 

Weight Loss: Need to lose weight? Want to lose weight sustainably? Spirulina helps to satiate your appetite. I lost 28 kilos with the help of Spirulina combined with regular exercise. Learn how via this click through.


 

 

And since you are here, just one more, unrelated point to spirulina. But it might help you change your life:

Work from Home? Would you like to change your lifestyle? Sick of commuting? Learnt to appreciate working from home during Covid 19 but now must commute again? Learn here how you can achieve a sustainable income by working from home or on the road!


Source

(1) See the blog for details

*Nothing on this website should be interpreted as personal medical advice. Always consult a qualified Doctor or health care professional before changing anything related to your healthcare. *Please see the About
page for the references.

 

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    • Thank you for the visit Charles. You can buy the product on line and we can recommend the products in the following link. You will notice that we often repeat the importance of buying spirulina from a reliable and toxin free supplier, (and we explain why on this page) those in the link above we have found to be good quality. I notice you are based in Chile. A bottle of around 200 tablets of 500mg costs around CLP 15,000 about £15 or US$ 18.00. These in our view, are the best quality. You can also buy Chilean sourced Spirulina in the Chilean health food shop Knop, a container of around 150 tablets of 500mg costs about CLP 10,000 about £10 or US$12. There are smaller containers of Chilean produced spirulina too. We believe the Chilean produced spirulina has toxin free production methods and have used it ourselves when we cannot obtain the Nutrex spirulina. They also sell an imported Chinese produced product. We cannot recommend these, as we are unsure as to their production methods and there are producers in India and China whose methods may not meet rigorous best practice standards. Thanks again for visiting us.

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    • Thank you for the visit. It most definitely is. And an easy way you can add it to your diet is by adding it to meals! We are currently preparing some suggestions for recipes. You may find the history page and the FAQ page of interest.

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  1. Hi, thank you for your amazing article. The information is really helpful. I did not know that Spirulina was such a nutrient-dense and healthy food! And an easy way you can add it to your diet is by adding it to meals! Excellent sound information about Spirulina! Certainly an eye opener!  Thank you!

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  2. I want to share my wife’s experience having spirulina on a daily basis after seeing whyspirulina.com. She used to suffer from frequent stomach pain, due to an IBS problem. However, after about two months of having spirulina regularly, she started to experience a reduction in pain frequency and intensity – she started to feel better about 2 months after she first started taking it. Today, about six months from when she first started taking spirulina, it is now about 4/5 months since her last pain episode. So I can fully recommend spirulina, just take care to get a good quality one, as recommended on whyspirulina.com

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    • Thank you Rodrigo for your visit, where you describe the success your wife has experienced in overcoming gastrointestinal problems and IBS thanks to spirulina. We are delighted you have found our site helpful and above all that the pain she was suffering has gone, thanks to regularly consuming the superfood spirulina. You are right to highlight that it does take a while before you see the benefits of spirulina, as its a superfood and not a medication. Did she experience a boost in her energy levels at all? You are also right to highlight the importance of a quality supply, that is absolutely essential, as is the amount you take. Thank you again for stopping by. We wish you ongoing success, now your wife is regularly using spirulina.

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  3. Hi Trevor! your article about spirulina was so extensive…it almost covers treatment for all the disease in this whole wide world, I didnt know that it is also good for radiation injuries as a detoxifying agent . Actually my wife introduce spirulina to me few months ago and we mix it in our smoothies through blender and take it after exercises. It works because it decreases my belly fat but it should be match with dieting, Thanks for the share Trevor!

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    • Thank you Laertes.  Your comment made me smile.  It certainly seems to help a lot of conditions and that is probably due to its excellent nutrient profile.  Its been around for Millenia and is part of the building blocks of many of our plants.  Some doctors are now saying that diet is the way to approach illnesses now.  But I should add the proviso, that it is not a silver bullet for everything.  But it has certainly helped my health and I hope it helps yours. I was fascinated to learn during our research, that it was used to help detoxify people who suffered from radiation sickness after Chernobyl. And also used to treat people poisoned by agent orange from the Vietnam war.  Logical if you consider the theory that one academic has suggested,  that it helped to orginally cleanse the air of our planet to allow life to develop here. 

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  4. Wow! You have not just educated me about spirulina but you have also opened my eyes to a lot more questions that I had never considered asking about before. The best part is that you have provided answers to it all. This is really worth reading.  Thank you so much for sharing this here. I really like what you have shared here as it is such a useful resource. Thumbs up to you for such a helpful page and resource. 

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    • Thank you Kinberly, We are glad you find it to be a useful resource.  That is what it is intended to be, to help people find out quickly if spirulina can help (or not) with different conditions or whether the superfood is right for them. We always try to find supporting studies or research in support of the different conditons.   You may also find it helpful to check the how much to take page and the history of spirulina.

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  5. An article having this quality takes time and energy to develop. Most especially when its designed to help out people with useful information with links to so many pages covering so many conditions such as boosting your energy but also highlighting the risks such as why it is so important to purchase from a reliable and good supplier. I also commend the beautiful website that you have created with nice templates. I look forward to more articles from you. Thank you very much for this. 

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    • Thank you Lucas for your comment.  I`m glad you found it helpful and that you also like the design.  I`m pleased you also found the energy page helpful and that you captured the key point of buying from a clean supplier of spirulina.  That is critical. Sometimes, people have dismissed this astonishing superfood simply because they have bought cheap and low quality brands, that may well have been contaminated, hence their experience. 

      If you have a chance, when you next visit, check out the history page, its well worth perusing to learn more. The other surprising benefit beyond helping with IBS, Candida and helping cognitive health (memory) is how it can also help mental health and in certain circumstances has been found to mitigate autism symptoms.  Diet is increasingly becoming regarded as a key factor by doctors in our healthcare. Spirulina has certainly helped turn my health around and I hope those who find this site and start taking it as a result, also see their health and fitness improving.  Thanks again for stopping by. 

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  6. Its so good to learn about this supplement that seems to be very good for a wide range of things and ailments that is known to man. I was introduced to this quite recently when a friend of mine started having anxiety disorder and I see that this can help with anxiety but can it help with it’s disorder?

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  7. I saw a documentary the other day about spirulina.  I had no idea that it has a lot of benefits. Do you know that astronauts on a mission out in space are taking Spirulina? Thank you for sharing the benefits of Spirulina. It is amazing that Spirulina can help with allergies, How long do you think that we have to take to see the positive result? 

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    • Thank you Nuttanee for your comment.  What was the documentary called?  Yes, I did know that astronauts are using spirulina on space missions. Its great for allergies too. You ask a highly pertinent and good question; 

      “How long do you think that we have to take it, to see the positive result?  The important thing to remember is that spirulina is a food.   A superfood.  We are all so used to taking medications, that we expect to see quick results.  

      Spirulina takes time.  It requires consistent patience, particularly if you have had an unhealthy lifestyle as I used to. It takes time for your body to react, before spirulina helps you to “clean out” your system.  I think you need to take spirulina consistently and on a daily basis, for at least 3 to 4 months before you notice improvements.  In my case, at first I had a horrible detox, but my alternative remedy doctor encouraged me to continue, as it would help my fatty liver and clean out my kidneys and blood (cholesterol).  Once I had recovered from that, at about 9 months, I started to notice I had increased energy, my mind was sharper, I no longer had colds or the flu, I somehow felt “happier” and the real surprise was I noticed my muscles were developing too – that was at about month 12. I was also losing weight! And then I noticed I didn`t have hay fever in spring anymore!  I used to suffer 2 or 3 head colds a year with horrible “stuffed noses”, all now gone!  My body started to feel rejuventated.  Other people commented to me that they no longer experienced herpes outbreaks anymore after regularly taking spirulina

      But yes all of these benefits takes time. Spirulina is a superfood that boosts your system.  Taking 2 -3 grams of spirulina a day, is like eating 2 or 3 kilos of fruit and vegetables a day, it boosts your system, helping you to fight off health problems. But its essential you consume a quality brand, or you will not see these benefits, in fact it could be the reverse. I am also taking some Chlorella now, and I feel even more energetic.  I`m 60 this year! The sooner you start taking spirulina regularly, the sooner you will see the benefits, but don`t expect an overnight result. Thanks again for your great question.

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  8. Hello, clearly, health is wealth and I have to say I  am really happy to finally get to see a clear knowledge of what this is.  I have heard lot of things about it and from various people who knew a thing about it. Reading through this post I realise it can help our health in so many ways.  There is so much that can be learned here and I would love to share it with others.

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    • Thanks Justin.  Good health certainly is so important.  Spirulina has certainly helped to turn my health around.  I`m glad you found this “knowledgeable”.  We try to research our articles thoroughly, based on evidence reather than hearsay. Although my personal experience has been the main driver for the site, as I feel rejuvenated having taken spirulina for a number of years now.  It might sound corny, but I feel a bit like the Dr Who character from the BBC!  

      Do check out the history page for more background and the “how much to take” page is also recommended for people who are new to spirulina. And finally, where you buy spirulina is critical.  the local health food shop or Amazon where it may have been sitting in hot warehouses or on their shelves for a while, may not be the best. Spirulina has a very limited shelf life for it to be effective and of course, the production methods by the companies are critical.  That is why we are highly selective as to which companies we suggest.  

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  9. Thank you for sharing this wonderful and insightful article about spirulina. I really enjoyed reading your article ‘FAQ’ s Learn About Spirulina’. I think the supplement is a really great product and I was surprised to hear about the many illnesses and ailments that it treats. If this is as good as you say it is then I’m definitely interested in buying it 

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    • Thanks for stopping by Sean. I`m glad you found this article enjoyable.  Just to be clear, spirulina is a superfood, so it doesn`t “treat” as say a medication does (typically a medication is poison killing other infections & then impacting on the body in other respects, you know how drained you can feel after a course of antibiotics)  but spirulina helps your body to heal itself with the nutrients it provides. Please be cafeful to choose a quality brand. The local “health food store or even e.g. Amazon, may have had them in stock either in the shop or their warehouses for some time, and its important spirulina is as fresh as possible and not stored in hot conditions or its impact reduces.  That is why we recommend specialist suppliers such as E-Vitamins (Globally)  and Whole Foods (UK).  You may also want to check our page on “how much to take” as that can be confusing at first because there is no official advice as its a superfood. 

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  10. A family member has used spiraling based on several reviews highlighting its phenomenal benefits to human health. She lives in India where there are numerous spiraling production sites possibly not controlled by authorities. 
    I think the culprit for not working spiraling is its quality. It’s production and preservation techniques are unique. If exposed outside, it can lose its quality and potency.

    It is nice to find the right source one rely on potency. Then only it can work for so many complex symptoms. 

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    • Dear Anusuya, thank you for your thoughtful and intelligent comment. You are absolutely right; If spirulina is not produced in optimum conditions, it does not work, indeed it can even be dangerous.  You are right, if it is exposed to any kind of pollution, as is likely in large population areas with heavy industry, as seen in India, China or elsewhere, it can lose its potency and quality.  That is why we are so careful as to which spirulina`s we suggest or recommend. Clean production processes are absolutely critical, we explain this in detail on our, “how much spirulina to take page” and the history of spirulina page. 

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  11. Hi, I heard about spirulina but have very little knowledge about its benefits. I just watched the Ted talk video in one of your articles and am surprised on how powerful Spirulina can be. I am sure I had taken it in one of the vitamin drinks or smoothies when in Australia, as they love to mix healthy stuff down under. 

    I will be reading more of your articles and will most probably give Spirulina a try. Thank you for the information. Marisa

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    • Thanks Marisa for your comment & glad you found the Ted talk video helpful.  The fact that 3 grammes of spirulina is the equivalent of 3 kilos of mixed fruit and vegetables was enlightening to us at first, that is why we have included their video, even if it is quite long !  I suspect in Australia there is quite a lot of spirulina from China.  Caution, a lot of this supply (but not all) can be contaminated.  Good growing conditions are essential, as we highlight in our, “how much spirulina to take” page and the “history of spirulina page“.  We trust the suppliers highlighted in our “where to buy spirulina” page.  There are others we are reaching out to, and hope to include them in the near future, in particular, a supplier from Chile. 

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  12. Interesting read. Years ago I was confined for acute nephritis. I was advised to drink lots of cranberry, and a new supplement was added to my daily intake list: it’s Spirulina. Since then I have been drinking a tablet of this and I feel healthier. The powder form can be used also in milkshakes or fruit juices. However, it should be in small amounts, because it doesn’t really taste good! Literally tastes like algae. Haha but overall, I like how this superfood is so cheap but it has a lot of benefits. Thanks for the info. Cheers!

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  13. Very informative! Great explanations! Each section of the FAQs had very descriptive and highly detailed paragraphs that were easy to understand as well as very informative. I was never aware of all these benefits and before I came across this article I wasn’t aware of spirulina at all. You opened my eyes to something that I believe can improve my health drastically, so after reading this I definitely want to try it out! Thank you!

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    • Thank you Brianna, I`m glad it has opened your eyes.  If you do try it out, please follow the advice described on this site, in particular with reference to supply, I cannot emphasise this enough.  A good brand is not that much more expensive than cheaper suppliers, whose productions methods might contain contaminants.  You can learn more via; “how much spirulina to take?”.  Our history page might interest you and also highlights the few conditions where spirulina is best avoided.  Thanks again for stopping by.  

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  14. I think learning about spirulina from your site is very good.  The fact that we can use it for a range of things that would help my health is great news. I think though that it would be best for me to first seek advice from my doctor to tell me if it is fine, if I should be able to get it and use it, for my allergies. I just have to be sure it does not impact on any of my medication.

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  15. It’s amazing how a product have so many benefits to you and I have to say that I’m impressed. Lots of people go about suffering from most of the listed health issue but in the end we go about getting really poor products which seem more like a wastage of money. This is just one product I feel it’s good enough 

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    • Thanks for your comment Justin.  As a superfood, Spirulina has a wide range of benefits. But neither are spirulina companies particularly cash rich, so therein lies much of the problem, they are “kind of competing” with massive pharmaceutical companies with huge marketing and research budgets.  They cannot afford the sort of lengthy and indepth studies that large pharmacuetical companies can.  But the bottom line is that spirulina has helped to turn my health around.  Imagine if you daily ate, 4 kilos of mixed fruit and vegetables? Check the video out, in this click through for evidence of how 1 gramme of spirulina is the equivalent of 1 kilo of mixed fruit and vegetables.  I take 4 grammes of spirulina a day, that is the equivalent of 4 kilos of mixed fruit and vegetables!  “You are what you eat”, and we believe you can help to heal your body, by eating to good health.  Spirulina can play a really helpful role to help you in that process which might save you a lot of money in traditional medications*  But we always recommend you check with your doctor first. Just in case it impacts on any traditional medications you might be taking. 

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