I have been using spirulina for over 20 years. It helps me maintain a certain level of health. get rid of drowsiness in the autumn-winter period, ensures regular bowel function. and when I worked in chem. laboratory she cleansed the body of toxins. Although "Litovit M" (Argo products) does it much more efficiently.
Spirulina has a number of beneficial properties, the most studied being antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunostimulating properties. It can affect blood glucose levels, reduce the formation of atherosclerotic plaques on the walls of arteries, and may be useful in treating anemia. Spirulina supplements in sports were also tested and found that blue-green algae caused significant increases in performance, fat oxidation and glutathione concentration, which is responsible for the body's antioxidant defenses. From which it follows that spirulina can help increase both the trainee's strength indicators and physical performance.
Losing weight spirulina in the direct sense of the word will not help. However, by increasing vital energy and promoting the oxidation of fats, it can indirectly affect these processes.
I wrote about these and other properties in my journal, the link to which is next to the avatar. In the same article on spirulina, I refer to studies that support all of the above.
There should always be an integrated approach to losing weight, due to an understanding of the causes of excess weight. Based on an understanding of the reasons, a power scheme is selected. If the problem is in metabolic disorders and reduced immunity, then spirulina can help restore the body, which can lead to normalization of weight.
However, you need to understand that spirulina is not a fat burner. Moreover, it contains about 60% easily digestible protein and is generally a balanced nutritious product. For example, in Zambia, spirulina, on the contrary, eliminates the effects of malnutrition. Spirulina is also used as an additive for birds and animals on farms for fattening and increasing egg production. Therefore, you should not rely on it as a miracle cure for weight loss in its pure form without an integrated approach and understanding the causes of excess weight.
However, again, since spirulina is a very nutritious product, it can enhance and prolong the feeling of fullness, which may lead to decreased cravings for snacks. This is the so-called "secondary" or "exchange saturation". Primary hunger is when the stomach is empty. Secondary - when the body lacks some substances, and signals for triggering the feeling of hunger are formed in the brain. Spirulina satisfies the body's need for a number of nutrients, so secondary hunger recedes, and with it the desire to constantly chew something.
Here is a detailed article with research on weight changes during the consumption of spirulina: https: // moskva.i-mne.com/statya/spirulina-dlya-pohudeniya-mif-ili-realnost
In general, if we talk about the benefits of spirulina, it is recognized all over the world. For example, in the late 80s and early 90s, NASA and the European Space Agency proposed it as food for astronauts.
Here is a detailed list of world studies on the benefits of spirulina for various diseases with links to primary sources. https://moskva.i-mne.com/statya/spirulina-chto-ehto-takoe-polza-avtoritetnye-issledovaniya
Let's be honest - first of all, weight loss is promoted by a proper diet, a calorie deficit and regular exercise. In case of metabolic disorders, spirulina will certainly become an additional aid in losing weight, in addition, it helps to reduce appetite.
If you are aiming at losing weight, then start taking spirulina 2-3 months before you achieve the desired result.
We recently wrote a whole article on the benefits of spirulina. If interested, here it is at the link
A dietary supplement for registration does not require testing for effectiveness (only for safety).
Therefore, each dietary supplement must have the inscription "Effectiveness not proven" on the package.
Unfortunately, so far failed to convince Russian regulators of the need for such an inscription. Now the inscription "Is not a medicine" is required, the meaning of which is not clear to most.
This is food, like any dietary supplement. I don't think there is much difference from a salad sprinkled with iodized salt. Lose weight - except on the principle of porridge from an ax: if you eat less and move more. But you can also lose weight with dill))