«Great attention has been given to Spirulinaantioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities in many animal species [16, 34, 38–50] that could not be explained only by Spirulina macro and micronutrient content (Table 1).
It has been suggested that the antioxidant activity accounts for the protective role of Spirulina against the toxicityinduced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) , by metals (arsenic, mercuric chloride, chromium, cadmium, and fluoride) [34, 41–44], by the insecticide deltamethrin in mice  and rats , and by the drugs tilmicosin (in mice) , gentamicin (in rats) , and erythromycin in Egyptian Baladi bucks (Capra hircus) .
«Abstract: Spirulina is a photosynthetic, filamentous, spiral-shaped and multicellular edible microbe. It is the nature's richest and most complete source of nutrition. Spirulina has a unique blend of nutrients that no single source can offer. The alga contains a wide spectrum of prophylactic and therapeutic nutrients that include B-complex vitamins, minerals, proteins, gamma-linolenic acid and the super anti-oxidants such as beta-carotene, vitamin E, trace elements and a number of unexplored bioactive compounds. Because of its apparent ability to stimulate whole human physiology, Spirulina exhibits therapeutic functions such as antioxidant, anti-bacterial, antiviral, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-diabetic and plethora of beneficial functions. Spirulina consumption appears to promote the growth of intestinal micro flora as well. The review discusses the potential of Spirulina in health care management.»