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15 Health Benefits of Spirulina

Reviewed on 9/1/2020

What Is Spirulina?

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae used as a dietary supplement. Blue-green algae are high in protein, iron, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc and selenium, and A, C, E, and B vitamins.

What Are Health Benefits of Spirulina?

The main health benefit of spirulina is for treating high blood pressure. Some studies have shown it to be effective for this use. 

Other benefits of spirulina have not been conclusively proven, and more study is needed. There are claims that spirulina’s health benefits include: 

Tell your doctor before taking spirulina or any supplement because it may have unwanted side effects or interactions with medications you take. 

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