2. Lower “Bad” LDL and Triglyceride Levels
High cholesterol is one of the largest factors in heart disease, and heart disease is the world’s leading cause of death. If you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, it is important to bring your level of LDL, or “bad”, cholesterol down. You must also pay attention to your level of triglycerides, which are a dangerous type of fat found in the blood.
Multiple studies on the effects of spirulina have shown that it can actually lower bad cholesterol and triglycerides, while simultaneously raising the good, or HDL, cholesterol. In a couple of studies, the amount of spirulina given was as low as 1-2 grams per day, but others used doses between 4.5-8 grams per day. All showed favorable results on cholesterol levels.