Super Food Hawaiian Spirulina for Multiple Sclerosis
Without a definitive cause, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredicted disease which affects the Central Nervous System (CNS). Affecting more than 2.5 million people across the world, MS is a slow progressing autoimmune disease triggered by demyelination of the nerve cells.
The disease usually starts when the immune system short circuits and starts attacking the body, more particularly, nerve cells or neurons. The immune system releases T-cells which migrate towards nerve cells and cause localized inflammation on the myelin sheaths surrounding the cell. Myelin sheath is a fatty layer around the axon part of neurons that enables neurotransmitters to pass through.
The t-cells damage and make lesions in the myelin which disrupts the flow of electrical surges, and breaks communication between the brain and body. This demyelination triggers different body functions to dysfunction and cause symptoms.
Currently, there are no conclusive studies and researches which claim to provide substantial evidence of what actually causes MS. What’s more intriguing is that along with no definitive cause, there is no cure for MS that can reverse the demyelination.
Over the years many diets and supplements have been advised by experts that can help manage the symptoms and recover from the relapse better.
There are different compounds and minerals that have been recommended for patients suffering with MS; including L-Glutamine, Monolaurin, DHA/EPHA, barley grass extract, vitamin D and more. All of these compounds provide various benefits that make them optimal for treating MS. Spirulina is one of the supplements that many MS recovery patients take.
Spirulina or specifically, Hawaiian Spirulina is a strain of edible algae which is specially bred. It is cultivated in ponds which have a mix of fresh and seawater adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. Along with MS Spirulina has been recommended for many diseases including fatigue, obesity, hair loss and even cancer. Regarded as “super food”, many vegans take Spirulina supplements to get their daily requirement of vitamins and minerals.
Hawaiian Spirulina contains rich sources of antioxidants which are essential for the body to protect cells from damage. Free radicals or oxygen atoms near neurons are capable of oxidizing and damaging myelin. Antioxidants help in removing these free radicals.
These antioxidants also remove and neutralize harmful heavy metals which can cause chemical and hormonal imbalances in the body. This imbalance can sometimes be the leading cause of immune system dysfunction.
Hawaiian Spirulina also provides substantial amounts of fatty acids called Gamma Linolenic Acid and all nine types of amino acids. These are the good kind of amino acids which help reduce inflammation and provide boost to the immune system.
But the most important constituent Hawaiian spirulina has is a phytochemical. This phytochemical encourages repair in the nerve cells. Although the phytochemical cannot fully restore the state of the myelin sheath, it can protect from further damage.
Hawaiian spirulina is available for consumption in powder and tablet from most over the counter drug stores. And although the limited research has proved many benefits of spirulina, they are not in confirmed relevance for MS treatment.
April 04, 2018 by Blue Rose Pharmacy