Spirulina – Helping to Overcome Chernobyl’s Health Effects
Spirulina – an edible algae claimed to have beneficial effects on the immune system – has been getting kudos in Russia, where the Grodenski State Medical university has patented it’s use as a medical food in the treatment of radiation sickness incurred by the children of Chernobyl.
According to the patent document released by the Russian Federation Committee of Patents and Trade, the researchers built their work upon earlier findings showing that children living in highly radioactive areas had chronic radiation sickness and elevated blood levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE) – a marker for high allergic sensitivity, particularly as it relates to radiation poisoning. They then isolated 35 Chernobyl preschool children (20 boys and 15 girls) and prescribed a daily dosage of about five grams of
They then isolated 35 Chernobyl preschool children (20 boys and 15 girls) and prescribed a daily dosage of about five grams of spirulina for 45 days. In all 35, IgE levels dramatically decreased, without side effects of any kind, while IgE blood levels did not change in the 15-child control group.
Researchers concluded that the consumption of spirulina lowers IgE amounts in the blood and raises T-cell counts, which in turn reduces radioactivity and normalizes atypical allergies in the body.
The spirulina that made this patent possible was ecological grown (without pesticides or herbicides) in the California desert by Earthrise Farms and was jointly donated by Earthrise and Dainippon Ink & Chemicals of Japan. Says Earthrise President Richard Henrikson, ‘we’ve been sending our spirulina to children’s radiation clinics in Chernobyl since 1990, because we knew spirulina could make a difference in these children’s lives. We had hoped that these contributions would stimulate exactly the kind of medical research that led to this patent. Our society needs more holistic approaches to healing, and spirulina is definitely one of them.
Source from Gerson Institute. Reprinted with permission
Spirulina is traditionally used as food supplement.
Newlife Spirulina tablets are traditionally prepared.
Please consult a doctor if symptoms persist.
Each tablet contains : Spirulina platensis – 200mg
No added sugar, starch, fillers, coating, preservatives, or colour.
Chew 12 tablets daily
Keep in cool, dry place below 35 celcius
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|Net Weight||200 gm||200 gm. Approx 1000 tablets.||80 gm. Approx 400 tablets.|
|Contents||Powder||Approx 1000 Tablets||Approx 400 Tablets|
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|Price per gram||RM 0.59||RM 0.87||RM 0.94|
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