Phycocyanin and astaxanthin, have been found to be powerful anti-inflammatories. Countless studies have demonstrated their ability to act as natural and effective means of reducing inflammation, which is widely known to be a root catalyst of many degenerative diseases… Triquetra Health has recently released Organic SpiruZan which is a wholefood supplement that combines both Spirulina and Astaxanthin into one supplement, making it an ideal remedy for combating inflammation.
Inflammation is nothing to take lightly, over the years countless studies have revealed inflammation to be a extremely degenerative force in the body. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have found that inflammation is bad new when it comes to the health of the body. After recent studies, Yale School of Medicine researchers have boldly stated “Inflammation is the common denominator of many chronic age-related diseases such as arthritis, gout, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes. But according to a Yale School of Medicine study, even in the absence of a disease, inflammation can lead to serious loss of function throughout the body, reducing healthspan — that portion of our lives spent relatively free of serious illness and disability.”
Spirulina’s ability to act as a powerful anti-inflammatory is attributed to its high content of Phycocyanin, a phytonutrient that has been dubbed “The Wonder Molecule” by researchers. The praise for Phycocanain is due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Researchers state “orally administered Spirulina or phycocyanin is shown to exert a wide range of anti-inflammatory effects.” In scientific studies, researchers found that Phycocyanin neutralizes the COX-2 enzyme, which is one of the root causes of inflammation. In fact, anti-inflammatory prescription medications are often COX-2 Inhibitors (NSAIDS). Which means their primary function in treating inflammation is neutralizing the activity of the COX-2 enzymes. So Phycocyanin works to neutralize inflammation in the same manner as prescription drugs, without the side effects associated to prescription medication.
Astaxanthin is also tremendously effective in treating inflammation. A great deal of research has revealed Astaxanthin to be one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world. As is true for many antioxidants, its anti-inflammatory properties are related to its powerful antioxidant activity. Astaxanthin suppresses a variety of inflammatory mediators—including tumor necrosis factor alpha, a major prostaglandin and a major interleukin, nitric oxide, COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes. It takes longer to produce effects than NSAIDS, but this means it doesn’t result in the dangerous side effects. CRP tests are used to gauge levels of inflammation. In clinical studies researchers found that natural Astaxanthin reduced CRP levels by 20% after 8 weeks.
Organic SpiruZan combines the worlds highest quality sources of these 2 powerful anti-inflammatory microalgae’s. SpiruZan is derived from the highest quality sources of organic Spirulina and Astaxanthin. The Organic Spirulina found in SpiruZan is Parry Organic Spirulina, which has more organic and quality certifications than any other source of Spirulina. It is also the only source of Spirulina that meets California proposition 65 standards for lead. The Astaxanthin found in SpiruZan is Zanthin brand Astaxanthin, a natural source of Astaxanthin that is produced without the use of solvents or preservatives.
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