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Spirulina increased oxygen capacity

Spirulina contains over 50 vitamins and minerals including phytonutrients, carotenoids, chlorophyll, and protein.

In this study, doctors divided 52 overweight or obese sedentary men into one of four groups: physical exercise only, exercise with spirulina, spirulina without exercise, and neither spirulina nor exercise.

Compared to the no exercise/no spirulina group, the three other groups lost more body fat and increased maximum oxygen capacity.

Both spirulina groups lost weight, saw increased time to fatigue during exercise, and had a slower buildup of lactic acid—high levels of which can cause a sensation of muscle burning—indicating more efficient use of oxygen.

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