Scientific studies on spirulina

Last updated: September 25, 2013
Potential complementarity of high-flavanol cocoa powder and spirulina for health protection.
Medical hypotheses

Hypolipidemic, antioxidant, and antiinflammatory activities of microalgae Spirulina.
Cardiovascular therapeutics

A randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study to establish the effects of spirulina in elderly Koreans.
Annals of nutrition & metabolism

Protective effects of Spirulina maxima on hyperlipidemia and oxidative-stress induced by lead acetate in the liver and kidney.
Lipids in health and disease

Enhancement of antitumor natural killer cell activation by orally administered Spirulina extract in mice.
Cancer science

A randomized study to establish the effects of spirulina in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.
Nutrition research and practice

Ergogenic and antioxidant effects of spirulina supplementation in humans.
Medicine and science in sports and exercise

Spirulina promotes stem cell genesis and protects against LPS induced declines in neural stem cell proliferation.
PloS one

Protective effect of aqueous extract from Spirulina platensis against cell death induced by free radicals.
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

Effect of spirulina on the secretion of cytokines from peripheral blood mononuclear cells.
Journal of medicinal food

Spirulina protects against rosiglitazone induced osteoporosis in insulin resistance rats.
Diabetes research and clinical practice

Spirulina platensis protects against gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats.
Phytotherapy research : PTR

Vitamin A equivalence of spirulina beta-carotene in Chinese adults as assessed by using a stable-isotope reference method.
The American journal of clinical nutrition

Spirulina did not ameliorate idiopathic chronic fatigue in four N-of-1 randomized controlled trials.
Phytotherapy research : PTR

The effects of Spirulina on anemia and immune function in senior citizens.
Cellular & molecular immunology

Comparison between the effects of alcohol and hexane extract of spirulina in arsenic removal from isolated tissues.
Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ

Biofixation of carbon dioxide by Spirulina sp. and Scenedesmus obliquus cultivated in a three-stage serial tubular photobioreactor.
Journal of biotechnology

Evaluation of protective efficacy of Spirulina fusiformis against mercury induced nephrotoxicity in Swiss albino mice.
Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association

Effects of spirulina, a blue-green alga, on bone metabolism in ovariectomized rats and hindlimb-unloaded mice.
Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry

Effects of dietary Spirulina on vascular reactivity.
Journal of medicinal food

The effects of spirulina on allergic rhinitis.
European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

[Use of spirulina supplement for nutritional management of HIV-infected patients: study in Bangui, Central African Republic].
Médecine tropicale : revue du Corps de santé colonial

Spirulina prevents atherosclerosis by reducing hypercholesterolemia in rabbits fed a high-cholesterol diet.
Journal of nutritional science and vitaminology

Methyladeninylcobamide functions as the cofactor of methionine synthase in a Cyanobacterium, Spirulina platensis NIES-39.
FEBS letters

Detection of the hepatotoxic microcystins in 36 kinds of cyanobacteria Spirulina food products in China.
Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment

[Contribution of supplementation by spirulina to the performance of school children in an introductory course in Dakar (Senegal)].
Santé publique (Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France)

Spirulina maxima pretreatment partially protects against 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine neurotoxicity.
Nutritional neuroscience

Biosorption of cadmium by live and dead Spirulina: IR spectroscopic, kinetics, and SEM studies.
Current microbiology

Spirulina (Arthrospira) Protects Against Cadmium-Induced Teratogenic Damage in Mice.
Journal of medicinal food

The effect of hydrolyzed Spirulina by malted barley on forced swimming test in ICR mice.
The International journal of neuroscience

Characterization of thin layer drying of Spirulina platensis utilizing perpendicular air flow.
Bioresource technology

Effect of dietary Spirulina on reduction of copper toxicity and improvement of growth, blood parameters and phosphatases activities in carp, Cirrhinus mrigala (Hamilton, 1822).
Indian journal of experimental biology

Spirulina platensis feeding inhibited the anemia- and leucopenia-induced lead and cadmium in rats.
Journal of hazardous materials

Alterations in beta-islets of Langerhans in alloxan-induced diabetic rats by marine Spirulina platensis.
Journal of enzyme inhibition and medicinal chemistry

Artificial Neural Network for predicting biosorption of methylene blue by Spirulina sp.
Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research

Bioremediation potential of spirulina: toxicity and biosorption studies of lead.
Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B

Utilization of glycerol as carbon source on the growth, pigment and lipid production in Spirulina platensis.
International journal of food sciences and nutrition

Spirulina platensis protects against renal injury in rats with gentamicin-induced acute tubular necrosis.
Bosnian journal of basic medical sciences / Udruženje basicnih mediciniskih znanosti = Association of Basic Medical Sciences

Protective effect of Spirulina against 4-nitroquinoline-1-oxide induced toxicity.
Molecular biology reports

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