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Spirulina: A Way to Fight HIV

January 12, 2010

Recently, I began consuming spirulina in the powder form regularly, mostly because of its incredible nutritional content which makes it superior to heavy vitamin supplementation. For those who have never heard of it, spirulina is a microscopic blue-green algae, that got its name because it has a spiral coil shape.  I was in the middle of writing an article on the benefits of spirulina, when I came upon several reports and articles discussing a Harvard scientific study proving that spirulina extract prevented replication of the AIDS virus, even in low concentrations! Why this information is not more readily discussed or available, I do not know. This brief article was published in 1996 on Business Wire, and at the time further study was supposed to be conducted with the extract on AIDS patients…

To read more:

http://www.aegis.com/NEWS/BW/1996/BW960418.html

More on spirulina coming soon…

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7 comments

  1. That’s really interesting! I started eating spirulina myself about 3 weeks ago, either adding it to smoothies or just mixing it with orange juice. How else do you use/drink/eat it?


    • Will add new recipes soon…I make yogurt, smoothies, and am working on a pie recipe. I have a long time ago had a spirulina pie, but didn’t like it very much. Hoping to perfect it! I also have friends who just simply add it to their water daily. Thanks for reading 🙂


  2. Hi, I just wanted to chime in that it’s important to use Spirulina and not just any blue-green algae product. A Health Canada study found unacceptable levels of microsystins in all products they surveyed apart from Spirulina: http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/algae.html


    • Hi Cat! Thanks for this addition…It’s also important to make sure that you get Spirulina that is a good brand and has been farmed in good conditions. I think all algaes basically act like sponges, and if grown in toxic environments they retain those toxins. But when spirulina is toxin-free boy does it work some magic on your energy and immune system 🙂 – XoXo Raw Girl


  3. thanks! even me i take it for preventing diabet


  4. Hey, where’s the rest of the article? The URL doesn’t work – takes me to some Amazon store. Thanks!


    • Hi I am so sorry the article was taken down off of the third party site and I can’t get it back. I have another article on Spirulina you can read, search the blog archives. -XoXo



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