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Nov 06, 2013

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(NaturalNews) The scientific solution to high blood pressure and cholesterol problems is not to simply start popping statin drugs, which carry with them extreme adverse effects, but rather to get your nutrition in check. And one great way you can do this is by supplementing with spirulina, an alkaline-forming, blue-green freshwater algae that studies have shown can help promote healthy circulation, modulate cholesterol and lipid profiles in the blood and even prevent the formation of heart disease, all without producing any harmful side effects.

One such study was conducted by researchers at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico’s biochemistry department back in 2009, where it was learned that spirulina helps promote the healthy release of nitric oxide by the endothelium, as well as increase the synthesis and release of a vasodilating cyclooxygenase-dependent metabolite of arachidonic acid. Spirulina also helps decrease the activity of vasoconstricting eicosanoid by the endothelium.

Put plainly, each of these mechanistic actions help expand the size of blood vessels, which in turn helps lower blood pressure and improve blood flow. This is important for people with high cholesterol and high blood pressure, as any potential buildup in otherwise narrowed arteries can lead to artery hardening and even blood clots. But spirulina appears to naturally prevent all this by not only regulating artery size but also decreasing blood levels of harmful forms of cholesterol.

“In humans, Spirulina maxima intake decreases blood pressure and plasma lipid concentrations, especially triacylglycerols and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, and indirectly modifies the total cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol values,” reads the study’s abstract, which you can view in full here:
http://science.naturalnews.com.

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