Below are three studies related to Kidney Stones and Spirulina/Phycocyanin
As Spirulina powders/pills are mostly used in these studies on rats, it is important to note the distinction between fresh, whole Spirulina and the dried powder forms used in these studies.
So, as we are still dependent on the current NIH studies for information, we should also be aware of the methodologies and substances used in these studies until new fresh research becomes available.
Spirulina diet alone (G4) did not induce any features relating to the stone forming condition suggesting that free radical release might have been suppressed due to the enrichment of dietary antioxidants and vitamins.
C-phycocyanin Treatment Improves the Viability of MDCK Cells Exposed to Oxalate
This accounts for the prevention of CaOx stones. Thus, the present analysis revealed the antioxidant and antiurolithic potential of phycocyanin thereby projecting it as a promising therapeutic agent against renal cell injury associated kidney stone formation.
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