4. Purifies Your Blood
Rich in both phycocyanin and chlorophyll, spirulina is also a powerful blood purifier. Not only do these two important nutrients promote blood cell growth, but they also rejuvenate the existing blood supply.
Chlorophyll in particular is nearly identical to hemoglobin, the molecule responsible for cleansing the blood and transporting oxygen to cells. (3)
5. Strengthens The Immune System
Because it contains all eight essential amino acids and 10 other non-essential amino acids, the antioxidants beta carotene and zeaxanthin, B complex vitamins; dozens of trace minerals, the essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid, pathogen-targeting proteins, and beneficial probiotic bacteria, spirulina is also unmatched in its ability to boost the immune system. (4)
These same nutrients also help to detoxify the cells and body of heavy metals and other toxins.
A powerful chelating agent, spirulina tends to reach deep into bodily tissues and root out toxins like mercury, radiation, arsenic, cadmium, pesticides, synthetic food chemicals, and environmental carcinogens.
Spirulina also assists in the transport of essential nutrients across the blood-brain barrier to replace the voids left by these toxins. (5)
7. Reduces Cholesterol Levels
A 1988 study out of Japan and several others have found that spirulina helps to lower cholesterol levels and mitigate the underlying inflammation problems that cause cholesterol to accumulate in the bloodstream.
Supplementing with spirulina daily effectively reduces blood serum levels of cholesterol, which means cholesterol is being deposited throughout the body where it needs to be rather than in arterial walls where it can cause cardiovascular problems.