Eating Spirulina as a Dietary Supplement Can Prevent Breast Cancer

Spirulina, a blue green algae with various phytoantioxidants and anticancerous properties is considered a highly healthiful food.

A study published in the Amercian School of Pathology claims that consuming Spirulina, as a dietary supplement could prevent breast cancer.

One way Spirulina prevents breast cancer is to induce apoptisis by supplementing 48 hours of Spirulina. The study also revealed that Spirulina supplementation inhibits cell proliferation within 24 hours of supplementation.

Spirulina has also been shown to induce cancer cell death and prevent oxidative damage (Md Saad et al., 2006). The anti cancer effects were observed when 150mg of Spirulina were consumed per pound of body weight. To follow this research one would need 30 grams of Spirulina per 200 lbs of body weight, or about 6 teaspoons per day per 200 lbs. A small framed woman could easily do 3 – 4 teaspoons per day.

Spirulina is a high energy food that has a cleansing effect and improves digestion and elimination. It is a great supplement for people of all ages, but especially those that are recovering from surgery, chemotherapy and surgery.

Source: http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Nutrition/Supplements/spirulina_helps_prevent_breast_cancer_0418141216.html