Spirulina is a biomass of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that can be consumed by humans and animals. Spirulina extract is an easily produced, from non-toxic species of Arthrospira platensis bacteria. Spirulina was consumed by the ancient Aztecs but became popular again when NASA proposed that it could be grown in space for use by astronauts. Spirulina extract is loaded with various nutrients especially proteins and antioxidants that may benefit your body and brain. Phycocyanin present in Spirulina, can fight free radicals and inhibit production of inflammatory signaling molecules, providing impressive antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Spirulina can help to lower total cholesterol, “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, while raising “good” HDL cholesterol. Spirulina may help to increase production of nitric oxide, a signaling molecule that helps your blood vessels relax and dilate, which reduces High blood pressure, good for Heart wellbeing. Spirulina is a popular alternative treatment for symptoms of allergic rhinitis, as it helps to reduce inflammation in nasal passage ways. In a study in 40 older people with a history of anemia, spirulina supplements increased the hemoglobin content of red blood cells and improved immune function. Spirulina appears beneficial, as some studies pointed to improved muscle strength and endurance. Spirulina may also help to reduce high blood sugar and its risk factors.