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Spiruline and Misola
   
Spiruline and VIH/SIDA
 
Chitotriosidase-Colostrum
 
Oligosaccharidescolostrum
 
celiac disease
 
Forced rehydration
 
Insulin-like GF-colostrums
 
HCY1
 
HCY2: Methionine load
 
HCY post menopause
 
Somatomedin C (IGF-1)
 
Fatty acid in colostroms
 
Acid Uric
 
Misola and Spiruline
Betaendorphin in colostrum
 


 
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nutrition

Background:
In Burkina Faso, malnutrition due to the lack of protein-energy (MPE) among under 5 year children is a public health issue. Currently, malnutrition affects more severely children suffering from the mother-to-child vertical transmission of HIV (MTCT / HIV). Our recent studies on nutrition were specifically focused on the components of Burkina Faso mothers’ colostrum, amino acids thiols (homocysteine​​, cysteine​​, methionine, glutathione, cystéinylgline ...), misola and spirulina

 

OThe objectives of our research on spirulina and misola:
To recover HIV-positive and negative malnourished children using Misola and spirulina. Spirulina is an alga (spirulinaplatensis) that has been cultivated since 1997 in the Saint Camille Medical Center. The Misola comprises millet, soybeans, sugar, salt and groundnut.

Material and Methods:
From 1998 to 2006, 3,360 under 5 year children (average age 14 ± 54 months) were studied. 79.23% of these children were suffering from kwashiorkor, 15.36% from Marasmus and 5.41% from kwashiorkor and Marasmus. Children were divided into three groups: it was administered Misola to the first group of children, the second group received 10 grams of spirulina per day and the third group of children received Misola and 10 grams of spirulina per day during 8 months.

Results:
Anthropometric parameters and blood counts (CBC) allowed assessing the nutrition evolution of children. Misola, Spirulina and Spirulina used jointly with Misola gave on average, a weight gain of 20 g, 15 g and 34 g per day respectively. The number of infections and the level of anemia in all children significantly decreased during the study, but the recovery was less efficient among HIV-positive children. Indeed, 80.8% of HIV negative malnourished children recovered against 62.4% of HIV-positive children. The CD4 rate of HIV positive children nourished with spirulina increased from 431 ± 298 CD4/ml at the beginning to 612 ± 237 CD4/ml at the end of the study. In addition to being an anti-oxidant, chelating and nutritional complex, the spirulina is also a good immunostimulating infant medical food

Conclusion:
Our results show that spirulina and Misola supplements are very effective and suitable for the recovery of malnourished children. The Misola, rich in energy (61% of glycidol with 410 kcal/100g) but poor in protein (16%) and the Spirulina, rich in protein (57%) but poor in energy (14% glycidol with 338 kcal/100g) are complementary and offer a good nutritional recovery to HIV-positive, malnourished children and an appropriate stimulation to their immune system.

Récolte de la spiruline
 
 
 Préparation du Misola
 
 
 
 
 
Trois semaines de récupération d'un enfant par la spiruline