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Medicinal Properties Spirulina

Dietetic therapy with Spirulina for those with hyperlipemia
In those who have higher total cholesterol levels or neutral fat levels, fat increases blood viscosity and adheres to vascular walls.
This results in the narrowing and hardening of vessels and the loss of vascular elasticity. The aggravation of blood circulation induces heart diseases and stroke. Those with these diseases should undergo strict dietetic therapy by decreasing their consumption of animal proteins, fat, salt and sugar and increasing their intake of dietary fiber.

Clinical tests using Spirulina demonstrated that phosphatidyl inositol, a compound lipid existing in Spirulina, was effective in controlling total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and neutral fat levels. Besides these beneficial effects, various ingredients of Spirulina are indispensable for vascular metabolism. (Clinical test performed by School of Medicine, Tokai University; Literature No.37, 1329-1337, 1988)

Dietetic therapy with Spirulina for those with liver diseases
The basic treatment for liver diseases consists of rest treatment and nutritional treatment to protect and repair the liver. A diet high in protein and vitamins is generally indicated in these patients in order to improve liver function. Spirulina which is abundant in vitamins and minerals is one of the optimum nutritional supplements to improve liver function and protect the liver.

Dietetic therapy with Spirulina for those with diabetes mellitus
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease in which carbohydrate utilization is reduced and blood glucose level is extremely high. Those with untreated diabetes mellitus finally show various symptoms complicated with diabetic nephropathy, diabetic neuropathy and diabetic retinopathy.

The basic treatment for diabetes mellitus consists of the daily control of blood glucose levels and calorie control by dietetic therapy.

These patients are required to reduce their food intake and to supplement balanced amounts of necessary nutrients and dietary fiber. These conflicting demands are fulfilled only by Spirulina which contains protein and trace elements abundantly. (Clinical test performed by Chiba Hygienic College; Literature No.44, 273-277, 1991)