Fostering a Gentler, Healthier and more Compassionate World for all Living Beings

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ANTI-CANCER EFFECTS

Several studies show Spirulina or its extracts can prevent or inhibit cancers in humans and animals. Some common forms of cancer are thought to be a result of damaged cell DNA running amok, causing uncontrolled cell growth. Cellular biologists have defined a system of special enzymes called Endonuclease which repair damaged DNA to keep cells alive and healthy. When these enzymes are deactivated by radiation or toxins, errors in DNA go unrepaired and, cancer may develop. In vitro studies suggest the unique polysaccharides of Spirulina enhance cell nucleus enzyme activity and DNA repair synthesis. This may be why several scientific studies, Observing human tobacco users and experimental cancers in animals, report high levels of suppression of several important types of cancer. The subjects were fed either whole Spirulina or treated with its water extracts. 

STRENGTHENS IMMUNE SYSTEM

Spirulina is a powerful tonic for the immune system. In scientific studies of mice, hamsters, chickens, turkeys, cats and fish, Spirulina consistently improves immune system function. Medical scientists find Spirulina not only stimulates the immune system, it actually enhances the body’s ability to generate new blood cells. Important parts of the immune system, the Bone marrow Stem Cells, Macrophages, T-cells and Natural Killer Cells, exhibit enhanced activity. The Spleen and Thymus glands show enhanced function. Scientists also observe Spirulina causing macrophages to increase in number, become “activated” and, more effective at killing germs. Feeding studies show that even small amounts of Spirulina build up both the humoral and cellular arms of the immune system. Spirulina accelerates production of the humoral system, (antibodies and cytokines), allowing it to better protect against invading germs. The cellular immune system includes T-cells, Macrophages, B-cells and the anti-cancer Natural Killer cells. These cells circulate in the blood and are especially rich in body organs like the liver, spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, adenoids, tonsils and bone marrow. Spirulina regulates these key cells and organs, improving their ability to function in spite of stresses from environmental toxins and infectious agents. 

SPIRULINA PHYCOCYANIN BUILDS BLOOD

Spirulina has a dark blue-green color, because it is rich in a brilliant blue polypeptide called phycocyanin. Studies show that pycocyanin affects the stem cells found in bone marrow. Stem cells are “Grandmother” to both the white blood cells that make up the cellular immune system and red blood cells that oxygenate the body. Chinese scientists document phycocyanin stimulating hematopoiesis, (the creation of blood), emulating the effect of the hormone erythropoetin, (EPO). EPO is produced by healthy kidneys and regulates bone marrow stem cell production of red blood cells. Chinese scientists claim Phycocyanin also regulates production of white blood cells, even when bone marrow stem cells are damaged by toxic chemicals or radiation. 

Based on this effect, Spirulina is approved in Russia as a “medicine food” for treating radiation sickness. The children of Chernobyl suffer radiation-poisoning form eating food grown on radioactive soil. Their bone marrow is damaged, rendering them immunodeficient. Radiation damaged bone marrow cannot produce normal red or white blood cells. The children are anemic and suffer from terrible allergic reactions. Children fed just five grams of Spirulina in tablets each day make dramatic recoveries within six weeks. Children not given Spirulina remain ill.

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