Spirulina & Diabetes

Spirulina & Diabetes

Several clinical studies in different countries (1991 – 2008) seem to confirm the positive role of Spirulina against diabetes and its associated conditions like high cholesterol and related high blood pressure.

A randomized study to establish the effects of Spirulina in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.

Many animal and human studies have repeatedly reported the lipid-lowering effects of Spirulina. Park and Kim (2003) reported that the plasma levels of triglyceride, total cholesterol, and LDL-cholesterol in Korean elderly people were significantly decreased after spirulina supplementation for 24 weeks. Also, spirulina supplementation to type 2 diabetic patients resulted in a significant decrease in plasma concentrations of triglyceride, total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol (Iyer et al., 2001).

/…/The mechanisms of Spirulina on blood pressure are not well understood. However, Guan et al. (2007) have proposed that the high potassium content of Spirulina may have a lowering effect on blood pressure.

/…/Spirulina intervention brought in a favorable effect on blood lipids, antioxidant capacity, and inflammatory response in Korean patients with type 2 diabetes. Our results also suggest that Spirulina is a promising agent as a functional food for the management of diabetes.


Role of Spirulina in the Control of Glycemia and Lipidemia in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

/…/These findings suggest the beneficial effect of Spirulina supplementation in controlling blood glucose levels and in improving the lipid profile of subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus.


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