spirulina


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spirulina

(spī′rə-lē′nə, spîr′ə-)
n.
Any of several cyanobacteria of the genus Arthrospira (formerly Spirulina) that are grown in bulk, dried, and used as nutritional supplements for their high levels of protein, vitamins, and minerals.

spirulina

Fringe nutrition
A product obtained from blue-green algae,  alleged to be rich in vitamins A and B12, protein, minerals and neuropeptides. Spirulina has been promoted as an appetite suppressant and mental and physical stimulant; it has been claimed to be useful in treating alcoholism and other addiction disorders, allergies, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, depression, diabetes, fatigue, headaches, herpes, jet lag, mood swings, obesity, warts, and a variety of other conditions.
 
Adverse effects
Gastrointestinal complaints, such as bloating and diarrhoea; throat irritation and fatigue may occur if there is a high concentration of saxitoxin in the spirulina.
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The "Spirulina Market by Type, Application, and Drug Formulation: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
[UKPRwire, Sat Aug 10 2019] Spirulina is a biomass of cyanobacteria and is consumed majorly by humans and animals.
[ClickPress, Fri Aug 09 2019] Spirulina is a biomass of cyanobacteria and is consumed majorly by humans and animals.
Spirulina cultivation in Kenya is being carried out in Dunga beach in Kisumu.
- The author is the secretary-general of Intergovernmental Institution for the Use of Micro-Algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition and observer to the UN Economic and Social Council.
Prof Carmine Vecchione said: "The peptide we isolated in spirulina extract acts positively."
According to medical research, spirulina (rich in folate and [B.sub.12]) as a nutrient supplement has been widely consumed by humans for centuries to treat many health problems such as anemia, diabetes and cancer (9, 10).
Put a small dish of spirulina and water in their pen for them to access but make sure there is fresh water available too.
[8,9] Spirulina fusiformis of Pseudomonadaceae family has an extensive medicinal property among all cyanobacteria.
Venture aimed at meeting rising demand for protein through mass marketing of spirulina
Ingredients: Whole boiled chickpeas - 125 gm Tahina paste - one tsp Garlic - 1/2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil - 2 tbsp Lemon juice 1/2 tsp Salt to taste Spirulina 1/4 tea spoon or a pinch Jalapenoes chopped one teaspoon Spirulina powder 1 pinch Method: In a blender, add chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, salt.