How Spirulina Strengthens The Health Of The Liver
- Jan 12, 2018 -

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A study of rats recently released by nutrition shows that Spirulina intake is helpful in preventing the occurrence of hepatitis in the elderly. The study was carried out by the Louvain Institute of drugs in Belgium. Studies have shown that Spirulina can activate the intestinal immune system by affecting the probiotics of the intestinal tract, and improve the liver inflammation caused by aging.

The researchers note that the benefits of Spirulina's support for the cardiovascular and immune systems have been widely reported, and new studies have tested whether these effects are associated with changes in intestinal microbes.

It was found that Spirulina had a variety of changes in intestinal microbes, including the increase in the number of inRoseburia and Lactobacillus. Especially, mice fed with Spirulina enhanced the ability of the intestinal immune system. In addition, spirulina can also better regulate the oxidative stress markers in old mice and reduce the content of multiple liver inflammatory markers compared with young mice. A number of genes and biochemical markers related to inflammation and immunity have been altered.

Comprehensive study found that the researchers believe that oral Spirulina supplements have a positive impact on intestinal immunity and liver and other immune nodes. This finding provides a new perspective and method for improving the immune health of the elderly. In addition, the improvement of the balance of Microecology in the intestine is necessary in the process of ageing.

 The researchers note that Spirulina supplements can increase the content of transcription factors Foxp3 and MCP1 in old mice, and Foxp3 participates in the differentiation of T cells to the regulation of T cells (Tregs). Spirulina can also activate various immune parameters, including Foxp3 in the ileum, and regulate the expression of TLR2 and TLR4 in ileum. This indicates that intestinal immune function has been improved and strengthened.

The researchers also noted that Spirulina has a very positive effect on intestinal microbes and liver inflammation, and the mechanism may be that Spirulina can change the composition and ecology of small intestinal microbes. Another mechanism may be the antibacterial substances produced by spirulina, such as antimicrobial peptides (AMPs). AMPs can be used as an intermediary for nutritional regulation of intestinal microorganism. 

January 12, 2018