Spirulina is a dietary supplement based on Chinese brown seaweed, which has cleansing and restorative properties. Spirulina clears the body of toxins and harmful substances, increases the protective properties of the body and normalizes metabolism.
Structure and Composition
Main components: alga Spirulina, phycocyanin, vitamins (A, B, F, E, H), folic acid, minerals (magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, potassium).
Spirulina is available as a tincture for oral administration, tablets and capsules.
The pharmacological properties of Spirulina
Spirulina is a unicellular microalgae healing properties. Kelp acts as a source of iodine and preventive agent for diseases of the thyroid gland. Chlorophyll is a part of Spirulina is effective for the treatment of halitosis, gum disease and sinusitis.
The drug improves skin, enhances the regeneration of tissues and eliminates inflammation of the mucous membranes.
Spirulina has received good reviews as a preventive measure against the formation of malignant tumors and treatment for precancerous condition.
The active ingredients of the drug reduces blood sugar levels, have an antioxidant effect and improve immunity.
The drug in the system receiving the body compensates for the deficit in vitamins and minerals, reduces weight and regulates the metabolism.
Spirulina is indicated for the prevention and treatment:
- diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract;
- metabolic disorders and obesity;
- diseases of the digestive system;
- communicable diseases;
- insomnia and nightmares;
- hormonal disorders.
Positive feedback is Spirulina as a drug to enhance immunity and enrich the body with useful substances during the treatment of HIV and AIDS.
Instructions for use of Spirulina
In accordance with the instruction to take Spirulina designate an adult to 2-5 tablets 2 times a day and children from 5 years 1-2 tablets 2 times a day.
As a source of nutrient supplements should be taken two times daily, 2 tablets.
When halitosis Spirulina is administered as a powder to be diluted in 150 ml of water and rinse them mouth.
At deficiency of iodine drug is given by the attending physician at the dosage appropriate to the patient's diagnosis. To maintain normal iodine content should take Spirulina alcoholic extract 2 times per day to 1 teaspoon.
In order to reduce blood sugar and metabolism normalization should take 2-4 tablets of the drug 2 times a day before meals.
According to the instructions Spirulina for the treatment of diseases of the digestive system taken with food, drinking plenty of water.
The course of treatment is 6 to 8 weeks.
Contraindications to the appointment of Spirulina is hypersensitivity and intolerance to the components of the drug, hyperthyroidism, pregnancy and lactation, heart disease, ulcers, bleeding of the digestive tract, acne, myocardial infarction, stroke, thrombosis, nervous disorders.
With careful preparation is indicated for hepatic and renal failure in the elderly.
Side effects of Spirulina
Spirulina may cause the following side effects: nausea, dizziness, headache, loss of consciousness, diarrhea, dysfunction of the thyroid gland, muscle spasms, impaired coordination and attention, insomnia, hypoglycemia.
Chronic administration of the drug can occur allergic reactions - itching, rash, dermatitis, angioedema, sweating, eczema, skin rash.