Spirulina May Lower Cholesterol, Blood Pressure

spirulina-1jpgWikipedia states:

A 2007 study found that 36 volunteers taking 4.5 grams of spirulina. per day, over a six week period, exhibited significant changes in cholesterol and blood pressure.: (1) lowered total cholesterol; (2) increased HDL cholesterol.; (3) lowered triglycerides.; and (4) lowered systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

They say the study is not 100% because there was no control group.

Well – I would certainly try the Spirulina if I had any of those conditions!

What can you lose?

Spirulina is a super-nutrient, so you can only do yourself good. If it cures one of the problems mentioned, what a huge bonus!

Worth trying and seeing if it works for you.

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  • alisa@dietforhighcholesterol 27/11/2009, 10:10 am

    Great info here. I will take some of the comments on board

  • Jaylen 04/01/2010, 7:38 am

    This is great information, and it’s something I’m always trying to understand because my mom has high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I love natural cures, so I’m going to definitlely be looking into it.

  • Blood Test 25/01/2010, 9:45 pm

    Hey, thanks for the info! I need to get my cholesterol in check.

  • John Cooper@high blood pressure remedies 15/11/2010, 8:53 pm

    Thanks for the information I agree with you “What have you got to lose” When you have sorted out your diet, built some regular exercise into your life and cut out all the harmful habit, smoking , heavy drinking etc. then natural herbal remedies are next step
    .-= John Cooper@high blood pressure remedies´s last blog ..Diet to Prevent High Blood Pressure =-.

  • MARY MUHAMMAD 28/12/2010, 2:14 am

    I take 6 spirulina tablets a day and i have been taking them for 2 weeks and they are lowering my blood pressure

  • Christopher@benefits of bee pollen 03/01/2011, 12:20 pm

    I would have to agree with your claim that it might be worthwhile to try taking Spirulina if you’ve got any of those conditions. The study above definitely shows some interesting sides of Spirulina, and I’ve also read that this natural food is rich with proteins and other vitamins – which makes it even more appealing as a healthy food.

  • Toby@spirulina 07/03/2011, 4:57 pm

    Nice information. I knew Spirulina was extremely beneficial but wasn’t aware that it lowered cholesterol. Spirlulina can be quite hard to take because it is not the most attractive supplement. Try different things with it e.g.

    -Guacamole Dip
    Put 2 avocados, the juice of 1 lemon or lime, 2 teaspoons of garlic, 3tbsp of spirulina and what ever you fancy i.e. red chilli, onions, salt and pepper etc… into a blender and blend. This will give you a fantastic tasting dip for any occasion.