Fatty Liver

Liver is the biggest organ of our body, second only to our skin. Its functions include: nutrients processing, gathered from our food, and harmful substances filtering from our blood.

A bit of liver fat is normal. Higher concentrations, however, indicate hepatic steatosis (aka fatty liver). If the patient is a heavy alcohol drinker, then this condition is called: alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD). Otherwise it is called NAFLD: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

It is estimated that about 25 to 30% of the general population in Europe and the USA suffer from NAFLD [1]. NAFLD patients have increased risk of premature cardiovascular and liver-related mortality [2] . Symptoms include:
loss of appetite, weight loss, weakness, fatigue, nosebleeds, itchy skin, abdominal pain, swelling etc.

Doctors evaluate the condition based on several methods: checking the family medical history, physical exams, blood tests (ALT and AST), Imaging studies (ultrasound, CT, MRI) and biopsy.

In a study, 13 males from Crete with an age range 29-62, suffering from NAFLD, have been consuming 6g of dry spirulina per day for 6 months. Their AST and ALT values decreased by 38,5% and 37,5% respectfully [3]. Simultaneous reduction of LDL cholisterol and triglycerides values, and an increase to HDL cholisterol and hemoglobin values were observed. The conclusion is that a significant increase to their health-related quality of life was observed.
Given that these results were achieved with the use of dry spirulina, could you imagine what Fresh Spirulina could help you achieve?