Spirulina May Lower Cholesterol, Blood Pressure

by Rob on 31/10/2009

spirulina-1jpgWikipedia states:

A 2007 study found that 36 volunteers taking 4.5 grams of [tag-tec]spirulina.[/tag-tec] per day, over a six week period, exhibited significant changes in cholesterol and [tag-tec]blood pressure.[/tag-tec]: (1) lowered total cholesterol; (2) increased HDL [tag-tec]cholesterol.[/tag-tec]; (3) lowered [tag-tec]triglycerides.[/tag-tec]; 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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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

alisa@dietforhighcholesterol November 27, 2009 at 10:10 am

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

Jaylen January 4, 2010 at 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 January 25, 2010 at 9:45 pm

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

John Cooper@high blood pressure remedies November 15, 2010 at 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 December 28, 2010 at 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 January 3, 2011 at 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 March 7, 2011 at 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.

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