Spirulina Literature Review Published

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Kailua-Kona, HI—The September issue of Nutra Foods published a lengthy article about the various health benefits of spirulina microalgae.

The authors first compared the nutrient profile of spirulina versus other foods and noted that spirulina has 5100% more iron than spinach and 180% more calcium than whole milk. They went on to document numerous published studies showing that spirulina supports the immune system by enhancing infections resistance and activating T-/B-cells; has anti-viral and anti-cancer properties; and protects the heart by supporting healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

The article was coauthored by Bob Capelli and Gerald R. Cysewski of Cyanotech Corporation, based here.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, November 2010 (published ahead of print on September 24, 2010)