Is Spirulina a natural way to cure IBS? Can it also help with Candida? Colitis? We think it can help you manage these conditions*. So do various studies. Various medical and academic studies are described, linked and sourced below.
The experience described in our post of 28 January highlights the experience of one of our team to overcome IBS with the help of Spirulina. In particular, Spirulina helped him to overcome the embarrassment of excessive gas or wind.
What do the scientists say?
This study (3) deposited with the US National Library of Medicine, looked at 134 scientific and medical studies from around the globe, that included functional foods and nutrients and the role of antioxidants in IBS. It concluded that the use of antioxidants seemed promising, calling for, as so many research papers do; for “more research”.
Spirulina is packed with antioxidants (4) . Scientific studies (5) have confirmed it is full of vitamins and nutrients (5). This study also highlighted the potential of Spirulina to help manage colitis (6)
Spirulina is packed with nutrients
The number of nutrients packed into a gram of spirulina is impressive. Its hardly surprising then that NASA are studying Spirulina to use it for long distance space flights. It also appears to inhibit your appetite, so helping with weight loss.
Its quite difficult to believe but 1 gram of spirulina packs the equivalent of 1kg of fruit and vegetables in terms of nutrients. This scientist explains more:
Spirulina and Candida
The Symptoms of Candida are highlighted by the UK National Health Service.
Animal studies (7) have demonstated that Spirulina helps with Candida. And a 2001 study found that Spirulina helped to decrease the level of Candida albicans (8) Another animal study (9) provided further supporting evidence.
The same 2001 study (8) highlights that it is also useful in the management of the herpes virus too.
Spirulina also appears to be a way to help manage vaginal yeast infections or candida. A 2017 study (10) from Italy found that it had good antifungal properties with Candida.
A member of our team used to suffer from “brain fog”, possibly caused by candida. Since taking Spirulina regularly, this no longer occurs. His energy levels have also risen. Considerably.
This video by Dashama that focuses on Depression, highlights how Candida can also cause Acne, Depression and Brain Fog.
So there you have it, scientific and personal experience that the nutrients from a well sourced Spirulina superfood can help with Candida too.
If you or a loved one suffer from IBS or Candida, you may wish to try some.
If you are in the search for A natural way to cure IBS or Candida we cannot guarantee it will cure you, but from our experience and the science we have identified, it may help you to manage IBS and/or Candida.
History & Origin of Spirulina
The origin and history of spirulina is described on our page, “What is spirulina about?”
We also describe the importance of selecting the right Spirulina for you.
Check Spirulina FAQs here.
Clearly if you are considering taking Spirulina to help manage candida, IBS or colitis, you will wish to check with your Doctor or Medical Professional first, just to be sure it’s right for you.
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1 UK National Health Service.
- UK National Health Service.
- Antioxidant therapy for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease: Does it work? By Fabiana Andréa Moura,Kívia Queiroz de Andrade, Juliana Célia Farias dos Santos, Orlando Roberto Pimentel Araújo, and Marília Oliveira Fonseca Goulartc,⁎
- Abdelkhalek NK1, Ghazy EW, Abdel-Daim MM. Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious and Fish Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, El Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.
- P. D. Karkos, 1 ,* S. C. Leong, 1 C. D. Karkos, 2 N. Sivaji, 1 and D. A. Assimakopoulos 3
(1 Department of Otolaryngology, Liverpool University Hospitals, Liverpool, UK
2 Department of Surgery, Hippocrateio Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
3 Department of Otolaryngology, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece)
- By Abdel-Daim MM1, Farouk SM, Madkour FF, Azab SS.Pharmacology Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Suez Canal University , Ismailia , Egypt .
- Soltani M1, Khosravi AR, Asadi F, Shokri H. Mycology research center, faculty of veterinary medicine, university of Tehran, Azadi street, Tehran, Iran.
- Blinkova LP, Gorobets OB, Baturo AP.
- El-Sheekh MM1, Mahmoud YA, Abo-Shady AM, Hamza W.Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta 31527, Egypt
- Marangoni A1, Foschi C1, Micucci M2, Nahui Palomino RA2, Gallina Toschi T3, Vitali B2, Camarda L2, Mandrioli M3, De Giorgio M2, Aldini R2, Corazza I1, Chiarini A2, Cevenini R1, Budriesi R2.
(1. Department of Specialized, Experimental, and Diagnostic Medicine (DIMES), Operative Unit of Clinical Microbiology, St. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
2 Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology (FaBit), Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
3 Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (DiSTAL), Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Cesena, Italy.)