Spirulina as an anti-inflammatory

Spirulina, an anti-inflammatory less harmful to our health.

When we take anti-inflammatories they are absorbed throughout our body reaching areas that do not need treatment. Our body is exposed to injuries that we can avoid.

The digestive tract is the one that most suffers the side effects of these drugs. The following are the most common adverse reactions:

1- Gastrointestinal problems:

  • Sickness
  • Flatulence
  • Heartburn

Hence, it is recommended to take anti-inflammatories after meals or with a stomach protector.

-When the treatment is long it can cause bigger injuries:

  • Ulcers
  • Digestive hemorrhages

2- Kidney problems

3- Minor skin problems:

  • Eruptions
  • Redness

4- Cardiovascular conditions

Phycocyanin, the pigment that gives blue color to Spirulina, is a biliprotein with great anti-inflammatory properties.

After several experiments and different studies, in addition to its anti-inflammatory effects, it has been proven that it reduces the damage caused in the inflamed tissue. C-FC (phycocyanin) has shown cytoprotective effects.

According to the Journal [1] of Pharmaceutical and Food Sciences. RNPS: 2396- volume 1. The Spirulina Maxima << could constitute a promising therapeutic alternative in the treatment of different human diseases >>.

The publication continues to list the actions that have been found in this pigment.

1- Being the cause of:

  • The decrease of the levels of Cytokines and Chemokines
  • Stopping myeloperoxidase activity
  • Being part of the healing process of skin wounds.

We find antitumor actions of epidermal cancer, colon and leukemia.

In addition to all these actions which are detailed in the aforementioned magazine, a team composed of numerous researchers belonging to the Yangtze University in China and Hradec in the Czech Republic, could verify that Spirulina stimulates the production of antibodies and regulates the anti-inflammatory response [2].

In 2009, the journal Inflammopharmacology was published under the title “Spirulina reduces inflammation by improving movement of the joints”, a work whose conclusion came after 45 days, supplying laboratory mice with the amount of 0.4 grams of Spirulina per day by Kilo of weight.

There are more and more positive responses to the anti-inflammatory effects of phycocyanin. Like this research that was carried out in Havana, Cuba, to check the inhibitory effect of the pigment in experimental models of allergic inflammatory response [3].

Blue gold has plenty of tributes and praises, because in addition to all its benefits, professionals hardly highlight contraindications.

Scientific studies

[1] La c-ficocianina: métodos de obtención y propiedades farmacológicas (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/280923028_La_c-ficocianina_metodos_de_obtencion_y_propiedades_farmacologicas [accessed Aug 30, 2017]

 

[2] Archives of Toxicology con el título The antioxidant, immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory activities of Spirulina: AN overview (Actividades antioxidantes, antiinflamatorias e inmunomoduladoras de la espirulina: una visión general.

 

[3] Papel de la histamina en los efectos inhibitorios de la ficocianina en modelos experimentales de respuesta inflamatoria alérgica. Remirez D, Ledon N, Centro de Investigación González R. Ozone, Centro Nacional de Investigación Científica, La Habana, Cuba. Mediadores Inflamm. 2002 Abril.

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