Spirulina Extract Has the Potential for Protecting Against Radiation Effects

Friday September 15, 2023

On August 24, the Japanese government began discharging nuclear wastewater into the Pacific Ocean, with a capacity of over 1.3 million tons. The discharge is expected to continue for 30 years which will pose a potential threat to the global environment and ecosystems. The nuclear wastewater contains various radioactive substances, among which at least six will threaten human health, and these elements can cause hair loss or even increase the risk of cancer and leukemia.

For ordinary people, although nuclear pollution cannot be directly avoided in daily life, some preventive measures can be taken to reduce the potential impact of nuclear radiation on physical health, such as increasing the intake of spirulina extract. Some studies have shown that spirulina extract has a very significant inhibitory effect on some cancer cells and has played a protective role in the prevention or treatment stage of radiation-induced damage.

The Health Issues Caused By Nuclear Radiation 

Nuclear wastewater discharge will lead to water pollution, after radioactive substances enter water, they may be absorbed by marine life and enter the food chain, ultimately leading to human ingestion of these radioactive substances.

If a person ingests exceeding 100 mSv in a short period of time, the number of white blood cells will decrease, and symptoms such as hair loss, nausea, and vomiting will occur. Long-term exposure to radioactive substances may lead to health issues such as genetic mutations, radiation diseases, decreased immunity, and increased risk of cancer due to cellular DNA damage.

The Anti-cancer and Anti-radiation Effects of Spirulina Extract

Cancer is a general term for malignant diseases, characterized by uncontrolled cell proliferation and apoptosis. In fact, most drugs with anticancer properties are derived from natural compounds, and spirulina extract is one of them. It has anti-proliferation and pro-apoptotic effects on different cancer cells, and has no side effects on normal tissue cells.

More and more experiments have proved that spirulina extract has an effective anti-cancer effect on a variety of cancer cell types (such as liver cancer, lung cancer, Leukemia, and bone marrow cancer), and large doses of it will not cause obvious toxic symptoms. These studies have proved the potential of spirulina extract in cancer treatment.

A small amount of radiation exposure does not pose a threat to human health, but excessive amounts of radioactive nuclides entering the human body can cause illness, cancer, and even death. The longer the exposure time, the greater the radiation dose received.

Some studies have shown that spirulina extract has a certain preventive and protective effect on radiation damage. Through radiation experiments on mice, the results showed that taking spirulina extract orally before radiation can prevent the occurrence of lesions, while taking orally after radiation can accelerate the recovery of radiation-induced liver injury. Spirulina extract may achieve radiation protection by eliminating free radicals, reducing oxidative stress, and increasing antioxidant enzymes.

Moreover, spirulina extract has a regulatory effect on radiation-induced pulmonary and intestinal microbiota disorders, which can reduce inflammatory responses and protect against radiation induced lung injury.

The Application of Spirulina in Treating Radiation Disease

On April 26, 1986, a nuclear leak occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. More than 8 tons of strong radiation leaked, making it one of the most serious nuclear accidents in history. The Japanese, who have been hit by atomic bombs and are leading the world in the treatment and prevention of nuclear radiation, have brought spirulina tablets as aid.

After consuming 5 grams of spirulina per day for 45 days, 270 children experienced a 50% reduction in radionuclides and normalized allergic reactions. Spirulina reduces the radiation dose load of food contaminated with radioactive nuclides, which is beneficial for normalizing the adaptive potential of children’s bodies under long-term low-dose radiation conditions. Scientists inferred that spirulina can bind heavy metals like mercury, lead, cadmium and radioactive isotopes and can accelerate the excretion of these elements from the body.

In 1994, based on research on these 270 children, Russia granted a patent to use spirulina as a medical food to reduce allergic reactions caused by radiation. In fact, spirulina extract, a dark blue power derived from spirulina, is one of the major proteins and the most unique active substance in spirulina and accounts for approximately 20% of dry algae. It can be said that spirulina extract has the potential and prospects to be practically applied to prevent and protect the human body from damage caused by nuclear radiation.

The Advantages of BINMEIs Spirulina Extract

After understanding the anti-cancer and radiation effects of spirulina extract, it is also very important to choose high-quality and safe spirulina extract.

Choosing BINMEI’s spirulina extract will be a correct and rational decision for you, as our products have many advantages.

1. Selection of high-quality raw materials 

BINMEI obtains organic spirulina from the Inner Mongolian Plateau which is far away from the cities and polluted industrial areas, and continuously cultivates high-quality spirulina through comprehensive means such as genetic stability evaluation, growth rate investigation, nutrition analysis, etc.

2. Pure extraction method 

During the production process, BINMEI uses gentle physical methods to extract blue spirulina, without adding any chemical additives, only water is added as an auxiliary agent to ensure that the spirulina extract is 100% natural and pure.

3. Product safety guarantee

The spirulina extract produced by BINMEI has gained FSSC22000, Halal, and KOSHER certifications. BINMEI has established a food safety and a large-scale production management system and has formed a quality management system that can be traced back to the end user, fully ensuring the quality and safety of products and the after-sales experiences of consumers.


The nuclear wastewater discharged by Japan contains various radioactive substances, which can harm human health, lead to radioactive diseases, and even cause cancer. Some studies have shown that spirulina extract has the potential for anticancer and protecting against radiation effects. In order to reduce the effects of nuclear radiation and maintain physical health, please choose high-quality and safe spirulina extract from BINMEI.

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