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Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2016)

Spirulina as dietary supplement for health: A pilot study

Author(s):
Dr. Seema, Dr. Sonia, Mahipal
Abstract:
Due to its highly unusual nutritional profile, this super food, Spirulina has emerged as a great diet potential. It is widely used as a food supplement for all age groups. It provides new hope to feed millions of undernourished people and promises several health benefits for those who consume it. Many people use Spirulina for more energy, nutritional insurance, weight control and cleansing. This is a natural green energy, which is good for everyone.
Apart from its use as a food supplement in ameliorating nutritional deficiencies, Spirulina is gaining more attention from medical scientists as a nutraceutical and a source of potential pharmaceuticals.
Spirulina or Ar throspira is a blue-green alga that became famous after it was successfully used by NASA as a dietary supplement for astronauts on space missions. It has the ability to modulate immune functions and exhibits anti-inflammatory properties by inhibiting the release of histamine by mast cells.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Seema, Dr. Sonia, Mahipal. Spirulina as dietary supplement for health: A pilot study. Pharma Innovation 2016;5(4):07-09.

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