How does Spirulina work?

Spirulina has not been proven to work for any of the conditions that people use it to treat. More well designed studies are necessary to determine whether it actually works. However, the way in which spirulina works is tied to the various nutrients, the active ingredients they include: protein, beta-carotene, phycocyanin, B-complex vitamins, chlorophyll, vitamin E and various minerals.

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Eating a variety of foods each day that are low in fat and calories ensures you get proper nutrition and nutrients like folate, magnesium and iron. Calcium, fiber, potassium and selenium are other nutrients essential for wellness, ...

growth, development, cell repair and disease prevention. Colorful foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are often the richest sources of nutrients. Taking a multivitamin once daily is a good way to supplement your diet.

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