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Science of spirulina


The information derived from Jornal of applied phycology 12: 93-498:2000 with the name of “Harvest of Arthrospira platensis from Lake Lossorom (Chad) and its household amongt the Kenembu”. It explains how to harvest Spirullina (science name is Arthrospiral platensis) and how to consume Spirulina. Spirulina is the main food of Kenembu tribe who live near Chad Lake.

The research of Chamorro GA,Herrera G, Salazar S Ulloa under the name of “Short-term toxicity study of spirulina in F3b generation rats”. Feeding rat with spirulina until their descendent and did not find any abnormal symptom in descendants. The research has been published in the book named Jtoxicol Clin Exp 1988 May-June,8(3) 163-7

According to the above information, it can be seen that children and pregnant women are recommended to consume spirulina. Many countries use Spirulina to cure the symtoms of undernourishment in children. From this, we can see that even sick children can consume spirulina in to their stomachs through rubber tube. Therefore, normal children can also consume it safely as well. This also can be the process to prevent undernourishment in children which usually happen in the fast growth process.

Kenembu people who live around Chad Lake consume Spirulina for many hundred years as the main food. Spirulina is the only main source of protein because there is no fish in this lake or other living creature. If Spirulina have poison, children, pregnant women and Kenembu people would have been lost already

According to this, Spirulina is safe. The test in rats has found no abnormal symptoms in their descendent. Spirulina, therefore, has no any poison to the baby. Pregnant women have risk of pernicious anemia and need to have iron as supplement. Spirulina is the only food that has nutrition used to produce red blood cell without any relying on other kind of food sources. Spirulina have very high protein, vitamin B12, Pholate and high iron. They are all the natural nutrition that human body can absorb well. Therefore, Spirulina is considered as very high useful to pregnant women.