Spirulina Effective Against Liver, Testicular, Oral, Melanoma and Colon Cancer
Independent research summarised by Examine.com shows spirulina reduced DNA fragmentation in induced Liver Cancer by 72% and in Testicular Cancer by 91%. Oral Cancer in tobacco users was significantly reduced, Melanoma cancer cells had a 50% reduced invasion and reduced migration, and it provided protection against Colon Cancer.
Extracts from the Spirulina chapter on Examine.com - the largest database of nutrition and supplement research on the Internet.
REDUCED DNA FRAGMENTATION IN LIVER & TESTICULAR CANCER
In studies that measure DNA fragmentation in healthy cells in response to toxins (a process seen as carcinogenic), spirulina reduced DNA fragmentation (by aflatoxin) from a 31.2% increase to just 8.8% in the liver.
In studies that measure DNA fragmentation in healthy cells in response to toxins (a process seen as carcinogenic), spirulina reduced DNA fragmentation (by aflatoxin) from a 10.2% increase to just 0.9% in the testes.
REDUCED TUMOR SIZE
Spirulina appears to have the capacity to reduce tumor size or otherwise retard tumor growth rates.
COUNTERS ORAL CANCER IN SMOKERS
Low dose spirulina (1g) has been noted to decrease the rate of oral lesions in tobacco users.
One in vitro study investigating the polysaccharide of spirulina known as Calcium Spirulin noted that B16-BL6 Melanoma cells had 50% reduced invasion and reduced migration.
C-phycocyanin from spirulina is associated with protecting from colon cancer in part due to its ability to inhibit excessive production of COX-2 in colon cells,which tends to be increased in colon cancer cells.
Many studies pair C-Phycocyanin with Piroxicam, which is a non-selective COX1/2 inhibitor, and the benefits appear additive.
Spirulina - Interactions with Cancer Metabolism
EXAMINE.COM Spirulina - Chapter 12. Examine is the largest database of nutrition and supplement research on the Internet.
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