Spirulina algae which gives pep!

Spirulina algae are small hypersaline vitality. It exerts its beneficial effects on all functions, immunity head.

Spirulina is a blue-green microalgae interesting. It grows in freshwater lakes in warm regions, at 25-30 ° C, in Africa (Chad, Ethiopia and Tunisia), Latin America (Mexico, Peru) or South Asia (India, Sri Lanka and Thailand).

As she concentrated almost all “materials” necessary to the human body, spirulina has many effects, including natural defenses.

“It contains 65% protein and amino acids, some of which called essential because the human body is unable to synthesize,” said Dr. Jean-Louis Vidalo.

There is also the B vitamins, including B12, as well as for the growth of neurons fatty acids, enzymes, including superoxide dismutase, a powerful healing, pigments such as beta-carotene and a key ingredient that cannot find anywhere else, phycocyanin.

Spirulina is also a source of iron, magnesium and selenium.

Only persons with a history of gout or renal colic urate crystal refrains precaution, to consume to avoid the risk of further difficulties.

Where to find it?

Spirulina is now produced in three ways. In France, there are small-scale units of production in greenhouses, quality, often grouped within the Federation algoculteursSpirulina the “spiruliniers” (spiruliniers defrance.fr).

In Senegal and Burundi, where the control of water can be random, spirulina is “village”.

China and the United States, for example, spirulina is produced in large industrial units: basins are in the open air and the method of drying alters the composition of the algae; it preserves the amino acids, but degrades vitamins and pigments.

What to watch: to identify most certainly the right product, make sure of its origin and its mode of preparation: drying at 60 ° C at most respectful of assets, ideally with a concentration of around 15% phycocyanin. The flake form is a guarantee of craft production, but the powder form micronized tablets is also interesting, provided it is free from additives.

The right dose: between 3-5 g per day usually equivalent to one teaspoonful, 10 g or more per day in support of a serious illness such as AIDS or cancer, or for sports.


Spirulina is an antioxidant: it neutralizes free radicals produced by the meeting of microbes with the host.

It also stimulates the immune system, particularly T-lymphocytes “memory” that put on alert antibodies produced during an initial infection. And especially probiotic itself, it promotes intestinal probiotic activity, particularly lactobacilli.

“It further enhances the quality of mucus and endothelial cells of the small intestine and colon, the process involved in immune regulation,” says Dr. Vidalo.


This microalga hinders entry of the allergen in the cell by stimulating the immune system, and prevents the growth of arhinitis or an asthma .

Tested at more than one hundred volunteers in an amount of 2 mg per day for 21 weeks, the following decreases spirulina allergic symptoms, s years side effects

  • runny nose,
  • nasal congestion,
  • sneezing,
  • itch

Another plus, spirulina is anti-inflammatory.


Spirulina also supports the “killer” cells of the immune system: it contains phycocyanin accelerate the destruction of the cancer cell.

“Able to absorb toxic and boost the production of red blood cells, substances via phycocyanin, spirulina can be a great supportive care to minimize the side effects of cancer and its treatment,” observes the doctor.

Finally, since a few days, beneficial effects can be seen on sleep, joint pain …

More info:

Spirulina is also cholesterol.

It helps reduce the synthesis by the liver of cholesterol and promote the “good” cholesterol (HDL) at the expense of “bad” (LDL).

The peculiarities of Spirulina therefore contribute to reduce circulating cholesterol, and its deposition on the walls of arteries.


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