Spirulina is a blue-green algae and potent antioxidant with a range of powerful anti-inflammatory and cleansing abilities.
In one study on diabetic subjects, participants given 8 grams of spirulina daily showed decreases in malondialdehyde (MDA) — MDA is a compound produced by your body that reflects the ability of your immune system to respond to inflammation. Higher levels indicate more inflammation.
A lot of the beneficial effects of spirulina are caused by c-phycocyanin — spirulina is about 20% c-phycocyanin. Daily doses of spirulina range between 1 to 8 grams daily.