By Dr. Bob McCauley
A study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition demonstrates that spirulina is fantastic for working out, and even builds the immune system.
At the end of six weeks, the results suggested that the immune systems of the Spirulina group experienced protection from the effects of strenuous exercise. Medical News Bulletin
This was based on the fact that the related T-cell counts remained constant for this group after the six week period, whereas a weakened immune system would have shown a change in the count. In contrast, the placebo group did show unhealthy changes in T-cell counts after the study period. Medical News Bulletin
You can find the study on PubMed: An attempt to induce an immunomodulatory effect in rowers with spirulina extract.
The results of this study imply that supplementation with spirulina extract may protect athletes against a deficit in immune function (especially, anti-infectious function) associated with strenuous exercise, and may cause a beneficial shift in “overtraining threshold” preventing a radical deterioration of immunity. An attempt to induce an immunomodulatory effect in rowers with spirulina extract.
Juszkiewicz et al. “An attempt to induce an immunomodulatory effect in rowers with spirulina extract.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (2018) 15:9