FRESH SPIRULINA FOR CANCER PREVENTION + TREATMENT
FRESH SPIRULINA: AN EXCITING NEW NATURAL ANTI-CANCER TOOL
Fresh spirulina is safe, natural and effective against a wide range of cancer types.
It works by preventing and repairing DNA damage and oxidative stress that can cause cancer, killing cancer cells, interrupting cancer cell replication, and countering cancer metastasis.
Unlike chemotherapy and radiation, spirulina only attacks cancer cells - while building robust health in non-cancerous calls
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CANCER AND FRESH SPIRULINA
- A growing body of research provides compelling confirmation of spirulina's powerful anti-cancer properties.
- The advent of fresh and fresh-frozen spirulina - with 20x more antioxidants than dried powder - makes these powerful anti-cancer properties available and heralds a new era of all-natural functional cancer therapy.
- A growing body of science research confirms that Spirulina contains several bioactive phytonutrients with powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer effects.
- Spirulina can be combined with chemotherapy and radiation to reduce their dosage and side effects. It may improve results and help to counter some of the damage caused to healthy cells by these treatments.
FOUR WAYS TO USE FRESH SPIRULINA
FOR CANCER PREVENTION + TREATMENT
1. SPIRULINA FOR CANCER PREVENTION
Many people have reason to worry about cancer - spirulina can help protect you from this deadly killer.
A daily dose of fresh spirulina contains a host of antioxidants and phytonutrients with anti-cancer and DNA repair capabilities that are effective against cancer cells.
WHO IS AT RISK?
- People with a genetic predisposition or family history of cancer
- Smokers and ex-smokers, as well as people exposed to second-hand smoke, pollution, environmental toxins or toxins at work
- People exposed to radioactivity and electromagnetic radiation including cellphone radio waves, microwaves, infrared radiation, sunlight, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays, and gamma rays.
- People that have experienced or continue to experience extreme physical or mental stress or trauma
Almost everyone today is exposed to cleaning chemicals, cancer promoting food ingredients, cellphone radiation, cellular stress due to poor nutrition or illness – all these can trigger DNA damage that is the first step towards cancer.
Even athletes are subject to high doses of free radicals that can attack healthy cells and damage DNA that can lead to cancer.
2. ALTERNATIVE CANCER THERAPY
Cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy kills healthy cells as well as cancer cells, leading to a host of ‘side effects’ that can destroy your quality of life during treatment and for decades after.
Spirulina offers an alternative treatment that could help treat your cancer while promoting robust health in your healthy cells.
A great deal of independent research confirms spirulina as a powerful anti-cancer agent.
A great deal of independent research confirms spirulina as a powerful anti-cancer agent.
MORE TO KNOW ABOUT SPIRULINA CANCER THERAPY
One of the benefits of spirulina treatment is that it can be started immediately and the dosage adjusted according to results. Being a natural functional food, there is no risk of overdose.
Spirulina will not interfere with your quality of life or cause side effects during or after treatment. It can be used together with other natural treatments.
3. COMPLEMENTARY CANCER THERAPY
Spirulina combines well with chemotherapy, increasing patient tolerance, maintaining blood cell production, and improving treatment outcomes - see research below.
Spirulina helps to maintain healthy cell health during and after radiation therapy, helping to increase radiation tolerance and repair DNA damage to healthy cells. It has been shown to improve radiotherapy outcomes in difficult cancer cases.
MORE TO KNOW ABOUT COMPLEMENTARY SPIRULINA THERAPY
Research studies have shown that combining spirulina treatment with chemotherapy reduced the need for chemotherapy treatment modification (patients tolerated treatment better), reduced myelosuppression, and improved patient immune function after chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy patients treated with spirulina experienced less weight loss, maintained better nutrition and quality of life, and sustain better hemoglobin levels.
Research suggests that complementary spirulina therapy can reduce radiation dosage to alleviate side effects while building health in non-cancerous cells to reduce treatment-induced damage to the body.
Spirulina treatment is effective in helping healthy cells to restore health after damage by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It could also help repair DNA damage caused by treatment, thereby reducing tumour spread and metastasis.
Spirulina treatment can be started immediately, and the dosage adjusted according to results. Being a natural functional food there is no risk of overdose.
Discuss combining daily spirulina with your medical practitioner.
4. ANTI-CANCER PROTECTION FOR CANCER SURVIVORS
Science shows that cancer cells can remain in a dormant state for long periods – even decades - before re-emerging.
Spirulina treatment can work to destroy dormant cancer cells and tumours while building robust health in non-cancerous cells – thus improving overall health and quality of life while reducing the risk of cancer recurrence.
MORE TO KNOW ABOUT CANCER PROTECTION FOR SURVIVORS
Cancer is a mentally and physically traumatic experience that leaves the body and mind weakened and more susceptible to cancer and other illness.
Dormant cells are characterized by a general metabolic slowdown as they sleep and hide from the immune system. This is an ideal time for spirulina therapy to locate and destroy cancer cells and tumours.
Daily fresh spirulina will also work to repair treatment-induced damage to non-cancerous calls and help to build robust cell heath.
SPIRULINA FOR CANCER PREVENTION + TREATMENT
More things to know about spirulina treatment for cancer.
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1. SPIRULINA HELPS TO PREVENT AND FIGHT CANCER
Hundreds of independent research studies confirm that spirulina - and spirulina extracts - are effective in preventing and treating cancer. Note that as spirulina farmers we do not make claims but rather direct you to independent research.
2. SPIRULINA APPEARS EFFECTIVE AGAINST ALL CANCER TYPES
The mechanisms used by spirulina to prevent and fight cancer appear to be universal rather than specific to any particular type of cancer - according to our analysis of the independent literature.
The research studies below indicate spirulina to be effective against the following cancer types:
- Abdominal Cancer
- AML Leukemia
- Bone Cancer
- Brain Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Endometrial Cancer
- Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Histiocytic Sarcoma
- Hystiocytic Cancer
- Intestinal Carcinoma
- Laryngeal Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Lymph Node Cancer
- Marrow Cancer
- Nose Cancer
- Oral Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostrate Cancer
- Sinus Cancer
- Skin Cancer
- Soft Tissues Cancer
- Spinal Cord Cancer
- Spleen Cancer
- Squamous carcinoma
- Stomach Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
We are not currently aware of any research studies that show spirulina to be ineffective against any cancer type.
3. SPIRULINA IS SAFE TO USE FOR CANCER PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
Spirulina has been used by humans for millennia - it is hailed by the UN as the "most ideal food for mankind" and by the WHO as "the most balanced, nutritious and complete superfood on earth."
As spirulina is a naturally grown food there are no concerns about maximum dosage. At the US-based Hippocrates Institute a growing number of people are undertaking 30-day spirulina fasts during which they eat only living spirulina and water.
The safety of spirulina is highlighted in every anti-cancer research study.
4. SPIRULINA CAN BE USED TOGETHER WITH CONVENTIONAL CANCER TREATMENTS
Conventional cancer treatments including drugs and radiation have side effects that can dramatically reduce quality of life by damaging healthy as well as cancerous cells.
Spirulina acts only against cancerous cells and provides healthy cells with nutrients that promote cell health while boosting the immune system.
Spirulina can be used as an alternative or complementary cancer treatment.
Many researchers postulate that using spirulina together with conventional cancer drugs may enable drug dosage to be reduced, thus improving quality of life during treatment.
Further research is required to find optimal combinations of spirulina and conventional drugs, but such research would be expensive and may serve to reduce rather than increase drug profits, remembering that spirulina is natural, inexpensive, and difficult to patent - a process required to protect treatment profits.
5. WHOLE FROZEN SPIRULINA CAN PROVIDE BETTER RESULTS THAN RESEARCH INDICATES
Most spirulina research dates to a period where fresh and fresh frozen spirulina were not yet available.
The research was conducted on dried spirulina powder which can contain only 5% of the antioxidant levels found in fresh and fresh-frozen spirulina.
Scientists in most cases extracted one single spirulina component to study – often phycocyanin – a powerful natural antioxidant with exceptional anti-cancer properties.
A few scientists studied other spirulina phytonutrients and antioxidants including beta carotenoids, chlorophyll, zeaxanthin, ascorbic acid, in addition to 22 different phenols and 11 different flavonoids.
Cancer treatment with whole fresh or fresh-frozen spirulina delivers a combination of all these powerful anti-cancer bioactive molecules – you may be surprised by some dramatic anti-cancer results.
6. CHOOSE YOUR ANTI-CANCER SPIRULINA CAREFULLY
Spirulina contains hundreds of bioactive phytonutrients molecules - many with antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.
Most of these phytonutrients are damaged in conventional spirulina drying and storage.
Fresh and fresh-frozen spirulina provide far higher antioxidant levels than dried spirulina. Freezing preserves spirulina's antioxidants and phytonutrients while dried spirulina may retain less than 5% of these powerful anti-cancer components after just 2 months of storage.
The best quality spirulina is grown in sealed environmentally-controlled bioreactors in pure water using high quality nutrients.
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH: SPIRULINA VS. CANCER
The posts below summarise independent research studies.
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Spirulina Helps 116 Stage Four Cancer Patients in Chemotherapy - Research
Daily spirulina helped 116 stage four cancer patients in chemotherapy to reduce weight loss, maintain hemoglobin levels, and improve their nutrition and quality of life.
Spirulina Improves Chemotherapy Outcomes in 60 Cancer Patients
Adding Spirulina to chemotherapy treatment of sixty cancer patients with 10 different malignant cancer tumor types reduced the need for chemotherapy treatment modification, reduced myelosuppression, and improved patient immune function after chemotherapy.
Phycocyanin from Spirulina Shown to Kill Dangerous Histiocytic Sarcoma Cancer in Days
Histiocytic sarcoma is difficult to treat and extremely dangerous. Histiocytic cancer can spread to the abdomen, bone, brain, gastrointestinal tract, liver, lung, lymph nodes, marrow, spinal cord, spleen, uterus and cause meningitis. Phycocyanin from spirulina was shown to kill histiocytic cancer cells in hours.
Phycocyanin from Spirulina Shown in 25 Studies to Dramatically Reduce Cancer Tumors within Hours
The results of 25 studies show that phycocyanin from spirulina dramatically reduces tumors in Skin, Prostrate, Pancreatic, Lung, Liver, Colon, Cervical and Breast Cancer as well as the spread of Leukemia and Histiocytic cancer. Using phycocyanin together with existing anti-cancer drugs could improve the therapeutic outcome while reducing unpleasant treatment-related side effects.
Spirulina Lowers Cancer Risk and Prevents Tumors in Humans
Independent studies reveal that Spirulina reduces the risk of developing breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, skin cancer and squamous cell carcinoma. It can prevent tumor formation, prevent oxidative damage of DNA often responsible for cancer, and enhance the repair of DNA damaged by radiation.
Spirulina Stops the Proliferation of Lung Cancer Cells - Independent Research
Powerful antioxidants in spirulina stop the proliferation of human non-small cell lung cancer cells while protecting healthy non-cancerous cells. Independent research verifies that Spirulina could be a promising treatment of cancer cells.
Anti-Cancer Effects of Spirulina - A Review
The bioactive anti-cancer properties of spirulina include inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, inhibiting the proliferation of cancer cells, enhancing DNA repair and cell nucleus enzyme activity, and activating apoptosis enzymes. Skin Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oral Cancer, Leukemia, Intestinal Carcinoma, Breast Cancer, Liver Cancer and Colon Cancer research is discussed.
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.
Spirulina Reduces Endometrial Cancer Tumors and Inhibits Metastasis
Phycocyanin from spirulina can inhibit tumor growth and repress metastasis of Endometrial cancer (EC) - sometimes called uterine cancer or cancer of the uterus.
Phycocyanin in Spirulina Shown Effective Against Many Types of Cancer
Phycocyanin in spirulina may help prevent and counter Adenocarcinoma, AML Leukemia, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Histiocytic Sarcoma, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Nose Cancer, Oral Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostrate Cancer, Sinus Cancer, Skin Cancer, Squamous carcinoma, Stomach Cancer, Throat Cancer, and Thyroid Cancer tumors
Preventive Properties of Spirulina Against Lung Cancer Cells Confirmed
Spirulina significantly reduced lung cancer cell viability and proliferation, and inhibited the lung cancer cell cycle, induction of apoptosis, and prominent morphological changes. This independent research confirms the anti-cancer activity of spirulina and strongly supports the chemopreventive properties of spirulina.
Phycocyanin from Spirulina Effective Against 10 Types of Cancer - Journal of Cancer
This overview published in the prestige Journal of Cancer shows that phycocyanin - a major ingredient of spirulina - is effective in treating Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Laryngeal Cancer, Leukemia. Lung Cancer, Melanoma, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostrate Cancer.
Spirulina Treatment Inhibited Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation After 24 hours
This research shows that spirulina clears breast tumors induced by DMBA in rats, a finding that was confirmed by histological analysis and microscopic observations. Spirulina exhibited remarkable antitumor activity by inhibiting cancer cell proliferation, clearing tumor cells from the mammary gland.
Spirulina Substantially Decreased Proliferation of Pancreatic Cancer - Independent Research
Spirulina substantially decreased proliferation of pancreatic cancer due to potent antioxidant activity, inhibition of mitochondrial production of reactive oxygen species and subsequent changes in intracellular redox status. Inhibition of pancreatic cancer growth was evidenced from the third day of treatment.
Cancer Prevention with Spirulina - An Overview
This independent overview of spirulina protection against cancer highlights the chemo-protective and radio-protective capability, and the benefits of enhanced tumoricidal NK activation. Specific studies highlight the impact of spirulina in preventing Carcinoma, Melanoma and Fibrosarcoma Oral Cancer, Leukemia, Liver Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer and Breast Cancer.
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.
NOTES FROM SPRU
1. HEALTH CLAIMS
As spirulina farmers we do not make health claims, but we do provide extracts from (and links to) some of the thousands of independent research studies that highlight the health benefits of spirulina.
2. HIGH QUALITY
We grow the purest high quality fresh spirulina in filtered water using high quality nutrients in sealed environmentally-controlled bioreactors, then freeze it within hours of harvest to provide you with the best nutrition possible.
3. FRESH VS DRY
Fresh spirulina provides a massive increase in phytonutrient delivery with 20 times more antioxidants than found in standard dried spirulina powder or pills, and significantly higher levels of anti-inflammatories and other phytonutrients.
4. EVEN BETTER
Almost all research on spirulina is conducted on dried powder - fresh and fresh frozen spirulina have only become available over the past few years.
That means you can reasonably expect far better results from fresh spirulina.