does spirulina increase antioxidant protection and reduce cancer risks?
Free radical molecules damage our body's cells. They are caused by pollution,
poor diet, stress and injury. Antioxidant nutrients fight these dangerous oxidizing
free radicals. They also stimulate our
to guard against cancer and other diseases and even slow the
aging process. Major antioxidant vitamins are beta
(provitamin A) C, and E. Antioxidant minerals selenium, manganese,
iron and chromium form our bodies antioxidant enzymes. Spirulina contains all
these nutrients, and exceptionally high levels of beta carotene and
, and zinc in super spirulina.
Research shows spirulina helps protect Vitamin C from potency loss. In the past
20 years, many studies have shown natural beta
from fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of many cancers. Spirulina's
beta carotene has been widely studied in India with thousands of people. Just
one gram a day for a year given to 5000 pre school children, significantly reduced
the incidence of eye disease. One gram a day caused total regression of mouth
cancer lesions in 44% of male tobacco chewers.
This reinforced an earlier Harvard study that showed a spirulina extract used
topically, reversed oral cancer tumors in hamsters. Chinese scientists found
the unique polysaccharides also have antioxidant properties. No doubt, spirulina
is one of the most powerful antioxidant whole foods.