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Review for Application and Medicine Effects of Spirulina, <i>Spirulina platensis</i> Microalgae

Mansoreh Ghaeni and Laleh Roomiani
Department of Fisheries, college of Agriculture , Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz Branch, Ahvaz, Iran
Abstract—Spirulina is a filamentous cyanobacteria with many applications in food and drug industries, as a food in human, aquaculture, vet and poultry industries. Semi and mass culture of Spirulina carries out in different countries. it contains large amounts of protein (70% dry weight), carotenoid (4000mg/kg), (omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), sulfolipids, glycolipids, polysaccharides, provitamins; vitamin A vitamin E, various B vitamins; and minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, zinc and selenium. Pre-clinical and clinical studies suggest that Spirulina has certain therapeutic effects such as protection against some cancers, enhancement of the immune system, radiation protection, reduction of hyperlipidemia and obesity. In this paper, uses and therapeutic effect of spirulina have been reviewed according to new researches.
Index Terms—spirulina, use, therapeutic

Cite: Mansoreh Ghaeni and Laleh Roomiani, "Review for Application and Medicine Effects of Spirulina, Spirulina platensis Microalgae," Journal of Advanced Agricultural Technologies, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 114-117, June 2016. Doi: 10.18178/joaat.3.2.114-117
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