Spirulina - Scope and Potential in Pharma Market

Ajay G. Pise, Virendra Ligade, Sreedhar D, Manthan J, Dr. N. Udupa

Abstract: Spirulina is recognized as one of the oldest algal species, not less than 3.4 bn years, which supported life on earth. It is being used as food product from centuries in different parts of the world. Aztecs and Mayas already knew about the healing effects of spirulina and used it everyday as a food supplement. Research progress was intensified in last two decades on spirulina. Today it is legally approved as a food and food supplement in U.S, Europe, Japan, India and many other countries around the globe.

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