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    October 31, 2017 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Chlorella Supplement May Improve Cardiovascular Risk Factors

    Chlorella is a type of algae that grows in fresh water. A recent study suggests that taking a chlorella supplement may improve levels of total cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, and other cardiovascular disease risk factors. For their analysis, researchers examined...

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  • September 3, 2014 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Seaweed Shown to be Good Source of Iodine

    Iodine deficiency is a growing problem in the Western world due to several factors, including the removal of iodine supplements from many foods, reduced sodium intake, and reduced consumption of dairy products and seafood. Iodine deficiency can lead to tiredness,...

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  • July 17, 2014 Emma McGowan

    Chlorella Algae May Help Control Cholesterol Levels

    High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and type-2 diabetes, two of the increasingly common health conditions in the United States. A recent study suggests that taking a supplement of the omega-3 rich algae chlorella may reduce cholesterol and triglyceride...

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  • September 4, 2013 Emma McGowan

    Two Types of Brown Seaweed Shown to Lower Glycemic Response

    Previous studies have suggested that brown seaweed may have anti-diabetic properties, specifically by lowering the post-meal blood sugar spike (also known as postprandial hyperglycemia). A study was conducted recently to determine if this is true and, if so, which brown...

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  • May 23, 2012 Emma McGowan

    Beta-Glucan Supplement May Give Your Immune System a Boost

    Working out is good for your health, but a hard workout can weaken your immune system, leaving you more susceptible to illnesses. Researchers at the University of Houston conducted a study that suggests daily supplementation with beta-glucan while completing a...

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  • February 26, 2012 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Algae May Help With Weight Loss

    When you consider weight loss options, algae probably doesn't come to mind. In fact, most people in the Western world probably don't think of algae as food at all, but recent studies have shown that alginate supplements can increase your...

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  • January 3, 2012 Emma McGowan

    Algae-Derived Omega-3s Associated With Improved Heart Health

    Researchers at Harvard have released a meta-analysis showing that omega-3 fatty-acids from algal oil - particularly docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) - may benefit heart health by improving cholesterol and triglyceride levels. The study was published in the Journal of Nutrition on...

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