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what are the side effects of consuming spirulina tablets, as a dietary supplement?

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See details: Spirulina is an algae rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and carotenoids. Reported side effects include rashes, GI gas and bloating, mild fevers, green stools and sleepiness.

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Which natural supplements are safe to take during pregnancy?

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Should I be taking supplements while pregnant?

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