Studies Show, That Spirulina Is One Of The Natural Ways To Reduce Cholesterol And Triglycerides
According to an article by the US National Library of Medicines, Spirulina is now listed by the US Food and Drug Administration under the category of Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS), as “many toxicological studies have proven Spirulina‘s safety”.
This is encouraging for potential consumers of the super-food Spirulina as there is a considerable body of evidence that this is one of the natural ways to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides. Studies show that Spirulina significantly reduces the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) “bad” cholesterol but does not impact on high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, known as the “good” cholesterol. The study in the US National Library of Medicines is typically cautious. It adds; “more research is needed before Spirulina can be officially recommended to lower cholesterol levels. However, its role as a natural food supplement in combating hyperlipidaemia, in combination with other therapeutic options, “should not be overlooked”.
Other Spirulina Studies
In other Spirulina studies, it has been shown that with regular consumption of Spirulina, there was no “significant reduction of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, otherwise known as “good” cholesterol but it “reduced significantly” the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, otherwise known as “bad” cholesterol. The UK Newspaper The Daily Express highlighted to its readers, the danger of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) “bad” cholesterol and described how Spirulina had been shown to reduce “bad” cholesterol.
Is Spirulina a way to reduce “bad” cholesterol fast? As the US National Library of Medicines article says, more evidence is still required to give a guaranteed answer. However, the growing body of evidence as highlighted in the UK Newspaper, certainly suggests it can be a helpful food supplement to help you achieve this. It’s encouraging to see the US Food and Drug Administration have listed Spirulina under the category; Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).
If you have high cholesterol and you are considering taking Spirulina to help manage it, you may wish to check with your Doctor or Medical Professional first, just to be sure its right for you. However, all the evidence I have seen, points to the fact that Spirulina is one of the natural way to reduce cholesterol.
For further information on Spirulina and how it might help you with your cholesterol or that of a loved one, please see the cholesterol page on this site.
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