(all found in spirulina algae tablets)
Vitamin A [1, 2,3, 4] Increases T cells and B cells, reduces respiratory infection
Vitamin B6, B9, B12  boosts immune response and builds antibodies
Vitamin D [2,2, 3, 4, 5] boosts immune system, builds antibodies
Vitamin E [1, 2, 3, 5] boosts immune system and builds antibodies
Iron [3, 4] boosts immune system
Zinc [3, 5] boosts immune system, builds antibodies
Copper  boosts immune system, builds antibodies
Essential Fatty Acids – reduces inflammation, boost T cells, support immune function
Amino Acids [6,7, 8] activates T cells, cytokines, B cells, natural killer cells and macrophages
Chlorophyll [10, 13] builds white blood cells and red blood cells, reduces oxidative stress, reduces inflammation, kills bacteria, absorbs carcinogens, prevents anemia, builds immune system
Chlorophyll is quite possibly the most important nutrient found in algae and proven to build the immune system. Chlorophyll is the pigment that makes plants green and is the main reason why your mother told you to “eat your greens” She was right.
Scientific References on How Spirulina
Helps Support Immune Function:
(scientific references provided at the bottom of this section)
Spirulina (and chlorella) algae tablets quickly and safely give you the nutrients your immune system needs to help protect you from viruses like COVID-19. Scientific studies have also confirmed that spirulina can help prevent or stop viruses including coronavirus. Noted below are just a few of the many scientific studies that reported these findings.
1. Studies showed that spirulina disrupted coronavirus replication which helped prevent the growth of coronavirus
2. Studies showed that spirulina inhibited viral plaque formation which helped reduce the virus coronavirus growth,
3. Studies showed that spirulina resulted in higher survival rates when spirulina algae was given to influenza virus-infected mice. Those given spirulina had higher survival rates compared to controls.
4. Studies showed that spirulina helps stop the clumping of the hemoglobin (hemagglutination) that is caused by the coronavirus. This clumping prevents oxygen from being carried in the blood which can lead to organ failure. Spirulina was found to intercept this process thus inhibiting the virus infection process.
5. Studies showed that spirulina helped prevent the virus from entering cells during the early stages when the corona virus is looking for cells to attach to. By inhibiting this process spirulina helped to prevent the viral attachment which helped to slow/stop the coronavirus from growing.
6. Studies showed that spirulina helps prevent the COVID-19 virus from getting into the hemoglobin. When the virus enters blood, it causes the hemoglobin to clump (agglutination) so it can’t carry oxygen. This deprives organs like the heart from being properly oxygenated and can lead to heart failure:
These results indicate that Spirulina extract likely affects influenza virus directly, rather than priming host cells to prevent viral infection. Considering that the Spirulina extract primarily inhibited the replication of influenza viruses at an early stage, we believed that hemagglutinin could be a potential target for the Spirulina extract, as this surface glycoprotein of the influenza virus is responsible for viral attachment and adsorption during the early phase of infection. Therefore, we conducted a hemagglutination inhibition assay using guinea pig red blood cells (RBCs). The hemagglutinin on influenza viral surfaces can agglutinate RBCs through sialic acid-linked cell surface receptors, while virus particles can also bind to RBCs via hemagglutinin-sialic acid receptor interaction to form distinctive lattices that can be clearly observed in round-bottom microplates. By contrast, RBCs will precipitate to form a spot in the absence of agglutination. We found that concentrations of 0.78 mg/mL or higher of Spirulina extract interrupted viral hemagglutination for the influenza A/WSN/33(H1N1) virus, and similar results were observed for the influenza A/TW/3446/2002(H3N2) and B/TW/70555/2005 viruses as well (Fig. 4e). This indicates that Spirulina extract can inhibit influenza virus strains by affecting hemagglutination at an early stage of virus infection. Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/srep24253 .
Studies showed that Spirulina has many anti-viral nutrients and abilities that competitively bind on the enzyme site the virus needs for replication. This can help stop the virus from proliferating
Studies showed that Spirulina is so alkaline it helps restores blood pH to its neutral state of 7.365 which helps the blood oxygenation to improve. Red blood cells deliver oxygen to your cells and organs. Proper pH of red blood cells prevent the hemoglobin from clumping. The iron atom in hemoglobin is what carry’s the oxygen in your blood to your tissue and organs.
There is a proportional relationship between oxygen and pH level. As the pH level lowers (becomes more acidic), the affinity of oxygen in hemoglobin molecules decreases (i.e. makes it more difficult to be carried). Like all viruses, the COIVID-19 virus is acidic and thrives in acidic environments in your body/blood (i.e. where oxygen is low). It has been suggested that as the body and blood become more alkaline from the spirulina, more oxygen is once again able to be carried and delivered to organs and lungs to improve recovery. And as they do, the strength of your immune system improves so it can fight the virus. (Note: the pH scale goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Below 7 is acid and above 7 is alkaline. The blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluid in the human body are designed to be slightly alkaline at a pH of 7.365.)
In 1931 Dr. Warburg won his first Nobel Prize for proving cancer is caused by a lack of oxygen in cells. He stated “The cause of cancer is no longer a mystery. We know it occurs whenever any cell is denied 60% of its oxygen requirements.” Poor oxygenation is usually associated with a buildup of carcinogens and toxins within and around cells, which blocks and damages cellular oxygen respiration. Clumping of blood cells prevents them from carrying oxygen which leads to cellular mitochondria becoming damaged by lack of oxygen, leading to continued growth of the virus.
Blood clots and heart attacks are also caused by the blood pH becoming too acidic which causes them to clump. This prevents oxygen from being carried to organs like the heart and caused the blood vessels to be blocked.
Spirulina contains a high amount of iron which is the atom that caries oxygen in your blood. By providing bio-available iron, spirulina improves the ability of your hemoglobin to carry oxygen in your blood to your tissue and organs. Approximately 75% of the iron you consume goes to your hemoglobin. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3999603/.
The Impact of Clumped Hemoglobin (red blood cells)
As mentioned above, the COVID-19 virus appears to knock out the iron atom in your hemoglobin and insert itself. This prevents your blood from carrying oxygen to your organs and causes your blood to clump (called agglutination). This clumping leads to additional problems including clogged blood vessels and the stoppage of blood circulation.
When the hemoglobin in your blood cells clump (agglutinate) they crack and this causes the iron atom to leak out into the body. The COVID-19 virus not only appears to cause this but it then inserts itself into the blood’s hemoglobin and replaces the iron atom with itself. This causes the hemoglobin to clump more and also contributes to the following life-threatening outcomes:
A) The blood can no longer carry oxygen to organs like the heart because the iron atom in the hemoglobin has been removed (iron is what carries oxygen). This can lead to cardiac arrest
B) The blood clumps which inhibits blood circulation and oxygenation of organs like the heart. This can lead the cardiac arrest
C) The iron atom that was kicked out of the hemoglobin now circulates freely. And since the iron is no longer safely protected in the hemoglobin, it’s is acidity becomes corrosive and damaging to the body. The freely circulating acidic iron enters the lungs, where it causes so much damage the lungs can’t function so they become clogged with carbon dioxide. This causes the immune system to go into overdrive which leads to even more damage and a “cytokine storm”. Eventually the lungs become so overwhelmed they may collapse.
Spirulina is the safest food in the world, not just the most nutrient dense food in the world. The Dietary Supplements Information Expert Committee (DSI-EC) of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) assigned a Class A safety rating for Spirulina maxima and S. platensis- the safest rating a food can ever have. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10408391003721719
Scientific References Documenting How Spirulina Algae
Helps Fight Viruses like Coronavirus COVID-19
Spirulina reduces the inflammation in the lungs
Anti inflammatory benefits of spirulina for lungs
Spirulina reduces oxidative stress
Spirulina found to prevent replication of virus
We hope this has helped you understand how your immune system works and why it needs specific anti-viral nutrients to defend you. ENERGYbits® and BEAUTYbits® spirulina algae tablets contain these nutrients (plus forty more) and are a safe, pure, nutrient-dense food that is effortless to take. Just swallow, chew a few every day or add them to smoothies or trail mix. And you’re good to go.
How Specific Nutrients in Algae Support the Immune System:
Deficiency in Vitamin A found to increase respiratory infections in children. Pub Med
Vitamin A and D are essential for building the immune system Pub Med
Vitamins and Trace Minerals that are required for Immune Functioning. A, B6, B12, C, D, E and folic acid and the trace elements iron, zinc, copper and selenium work in synergy to support the protective activities of the immune cells. Finally, all these micronutrients, with the exception of vitamin C and iron, are essential for antibody production.: Pub Med
Vitamins and Minerals Essential for Immune Functioning-. Military Strategies for Sustainment of Nutrition and Immune System in the Field
How Nutrition Impacts the Immune System Pub Med- Vitamins D, E, Zinc
Amino Acids support Immune Functioning by activating T cells, B lymphocytes, natural killer cells and macrophages. Pub Med https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17403271
Amino Cells critical for Immune System, T Cells, B cells etc. Pub Med
Amino Acid Glutamine is essential for Immune System including lymphocyte proliferation , cytokine and macrophage production. Pub Med https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6266414/
Chlorella Found to Boost Immunity by Increasing Natural Killer Cells
Chlorophyll reduces oxidative stress and extends longevity
Chlorella Boosted Immune System and Cytokines Pub Med
Spirulina Boosted Immune System in Elderly
Chlorophyll Used for Wound Healing in the 1940’s
14. Microalgae – An Alternative to Supplementation for Humans
15. Spirulina Builds Immune System and Increases Killer Cells
16. Spirulina Boosted Immune System and Macrophages
17. Spirulina found to decrease stress hormone and increase immunity
18. Spirulina confirmed to have anti-viral properties
19. Polysacharide in spirulina found to have anti-viral properties
20. Algae is the food of the future- according to the British Broadcasting site (BBC)