The Effects Of Spirulina (Arthrospira Platensis) Supplementation On Anthropometric Indices, Blood Pressure, Sleep Quality, Mental Health, Fatigue Status And Quality Of Life In Patients With Ulcerative Colitis: A Randomised, Double-blinded, Placebo-controlled Trial
|Values||Mean and SD. Placebo: before 85.6 ± 0.10, after 85.4 ± 0.09. Spirulina: before 85.7 ± 0.10, after 86.2 ± 0.09.|
|Trial Design||Randomized trial|
|Trial Length||1-6 months|
|Number of Subjects||80|
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 80 participants with ulcerative colitis took 1 g of spirulina or placebo daily for 8 weeks.
There weren't notable differences in weight, waist circumference, hip, circumference, or neck circumference. There also weren't notable differences in blood pressure anxiety, depression, or fatigue. Participants who took spirulina saw an improvement in stress, quality of life, and saw a reduction in sleep disturbances, but not a greater improvement in sleep latency, or efficiency.