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Spirulina and Dialysis


2013-09-17 17:05

Spirulina and DialysisIs spirulina safe for dialysis patients? Can patients on dialysis use spirulina? Patients often complain of fatigue or tiredness especially after dialysis, so choosing one food that can make them energetic is very necessary. Should spirulina be a good choice?

I don’t like to use the term superfood, but it could certainly be applied to spirulina, which usually appear as the form of tablet. Read on to find out what you can get from the using of spirulina, if you are on dialysis.

1. Make sure you get enough nutritions

People on dialysis usually find that the amount of protein recommended for them is higher than before, because some protein leaks out during dialysis treatment. Spirulina is incredible high in protein and nutritions, and it is reported that spirulina contains about 65% of protein and amino acids. Besides, it is also rich in trace elements such as calcium, iron, Zn, Se, etc, so it can become a good choice to supplement nutritions.

2. Regulate acid-base balance

Generally speaking, dialysis patients have low kidney function that causes acid-base imbalance easily, and their blood usually shows acidic. This is one reason of low immunity, fatigue and anenergia. Spirulina is able to normalize this imbalance, so as to ease some symptoms.

3. Help cleanse blood

The chlorophyll in spirulina has an effect of removing toxins and cleansing rectum so that purify blood. Besides, a variety of amino acid, vitamins, minerals and trace elements in this food can also improve the function of different organs.

4. Boost immunity and prevent infections

People on dialysis are susceptible to various infections, cold and fever. In this condition, spirulina is useful food because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Its antioxidant can help boost patients’ immunity.

Correct dosage of spirulina can let you get all of the above benefits, but extra may increase the burden on kidneys since it has so much protein and so many minerals and trace elements. Any confusion about spirulina and dialysis, feel free to leave a message to kidneyabc@hotmail.com.



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