Anti-Cancer Activity of Spirulina - Lung Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer
Spirulina's potential for cancer cell treatments lies mainly in the significant inhibitory effects on cancer cells while protecting normal cells. The anticancer effect of Spirulina is associated with suppressive effects on the migration and invasiveness of tumor cells with different antiangiogenic characteristics.
Functional foods show non-toxic bioactive compounds that offer health benefits beyond their nutritional value and beneficially modulate one or more target functions in the body.
Spirulina stands out for its rich composition of bioactive compounds, as well as unsaturated fatty acids and essential amino acids, which contribute to basic human nutrition and can be used as a protein source for diets free from animal products.
In addition, spirulina has colored compounds, such as chlorophylls, carotenoids, phycocyanins, and phenolic compounds, and natural antioxidants that support its anticancer, neuroprotective, probiotic biological activities and immune system stimulating effect.
Improvement of immune system and antitumor activity
In addition to probiotic effects, microalgae derivatives have the potential to improve the immune system and antitumor activity.
The increase in the immune response, through the induction of tumor necrosis, phagocytosis, and the production of interleukin, results from the wide range of sulfate groups, sulfate esters, and amine residues present in spirulinapolysaccharides.
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