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What does alguronic acid and micro algae do for skin?

What does alguronic acid and micro algae do for skin?

Save your money: There are thousands of these scams claiming to be marvelous cures for everything. If you have a skin problem, a skin DR will help you. ...Read more

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Does anyone know where you could buy wild blue-green algae?

Does anyone know where you could buy wild blue-green algae?

Blue-green algae: Can be found in most health food stores. GNC or the Vitamin Shoppe are the names of some of the larger chains. If you are able to see a nutritionist or naturally-oriented doctor first that would be best. ...Read more

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What are some algae supplements?

What are some algae supplements?

Dried pond scum: Like everything else in nature, algae such as spirulina, chlorella and the curious bacteria called blue-green algae contain biomolecules. You might get them more enjoyably and less expensively from some healthy-raised fruits and vegetables from your local farmer's marker. There's nothing magic here, just advertising. If you are interested in supplements, get with a responsible holistic-focused doc. ...Read more

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Can algae grow on a stainless steel/chrome hookah stem?

Can algae grow on a stainless steel/chrome hookah stem?

Yes: Usually not algae, but various kinds of fungi can grow on any wet surface that stays chronically wet. ...Read more

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Is it okay for people on hemodialysis take blue/green algae?

Is it okay for people on hemodialysis take blue/green algae?

No: Blue green algae also called cyanobacteria can produce toxins which can be harmful to health. There is paucity of data in this are and I would not recommend these to anyone at this time. ...Read more

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What is a blue-green algae called spurulla (not sure of spelling) good for?

What is a blue-green algae called spurulla (not sure of spelling) good for?

Spirulina: Spirulina has more protein than beef, chicken, or soybeans plus all 8 essential amino acids. Also it's high in gamma-linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid), b complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin e, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and more. Because it can absorb the minerals where it's grown, you want to be sure to buy a trusted (uncontaminated w/heavy metals) brand. ...Read more

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I bought a tub of copper sulfate to get algae out of a pond. Having second thoughts though. Is this stuff harmful even if I get it on my skin?

I bought a tub of copper sulfate to get algae out of a pond. Having second thoughts though. Is this stuff harmful even if I get it on my skin?

It can be.: Copper sulfate is a skin irritant if exposed. If it gets in your eyes, it can cause a severe irritation. If swallowed, it will cause vomiting. It's useful as an algicide in VERY low concentrations, but can kill fish in the ponds so treated.

Can it be used safely? Yes. Should you be careful in its use? Absolutely. ...Read more

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Can docs please explain are blue-green algae deadly to humans?

Can docs please explain are blue-green algae deadly to humans?

NOT deadly but...: Most blue-green algae aren't toxic, in fact people pay large sums of money to take certain types of blue-green algae like spirulina as nutritional supplements. But some types can produce toxins which can cause rashes, stomach problems, affect the liver and nervous system and be deadly to pets and wildlife. However, there are no known human deaths from toxic algae. See http://tinyurl. Com/jwzqt62 ...Read more

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Does anyone know if all blue green algae supplements have the chemical in them?

Does anyone know if all blue green algae supplements have the chemical in them?

Depends: Some chlorella and spirulina can possibly be contaminated by heavy metals and other chemicals, but check manufacturer's data sheet and ask if they test for these things. ...Read more

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If I have a mustard allergy will I react to mustard algae?

If I have a mustard allergy will I react to mustard algae?

Not likely: Mustard algae is a chlorine-resistant form of green algae (yellow-green to brown in color) typically found in sunbelt areas that contaminates swimming pools and aquariums. Mustard food allergy is a reaction to the proteins in the mustard seed. This is an up-and-coming food allergy that can be severe. However, it's still safe to swim in the icky pool if desired. ...Read more

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I'm on 100 mg of aldactone (spironolactone) can taking with KLAMATH BLUE GREEN ALGAE SUPPLEMENT safe?

I'm on 100 mg of aldactone (spironolactone) can taking with KLAMATH BLUE GREEN ALGAE SUPPLEMENT safe?

Supplement: You should never take the item you report until your doctor has evaluated you and make a decision about a new product.
My personal bias is that aldactone (spironolactone) should be enough but I would like to hear what the doctor said. ...Read more

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I read that chlorella algae is good in helping bloating and your digestive system. Does it really help?

I read that chlorella algae is good in helping bloating and your digestive system. Does it really help?

Pro mean with: And bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. Good bacteria that are missing or low can re-grow. Peace and good health. Chlorella can also be used. ...Read more

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I scraped my leg on a big rock by Lake Erie. The Rock is where water hits it and algae grows. I put peroxide on it. Should I worry about infection?

I scraped my leg on a big rock by Lake Erie. The Rock is where water hits it and algae grows. I put peroxide on it. Should I worry about infection?

Sure vigilance: GOOD: It's certainly a very good idea to keep that scrape under observation. I'd keep it ordinarily clean with soap and water and dry. If you would like to send me a photo of your leg feel free at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi If anything starts to look red/inflamed or purulent (i.e. pus develops or it starts to swell and really hurt then, you need to get to medical attention right away. ...Read more

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My mother swum in our pool while we were away and it was going green with algae. She said she didn't go under though. Can she get sick?

My mother swum in our pool while we were away and it was going green with algae. She said she didn't go under though. Can she get sick?

Sounds ok: Unless she ingested some of this "eeky" water with algae, she should be ok. I have no idea what else you had/have in that pool. It's not likely that there are some tropical water-born parasites or other organisms that could cause concern. Does she have any open wounds? Did she aspirate any of this water? If the answer is no to most of these questions, she should be ok. No fever, or GI upset? ...Read more

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Can swimming at "Big Bear lakes" surrounded by algae give you deadly brain eating disease? I swam all weekend and woke up with headache. Back home now, still waking up with dull headache.

Can swimming at "Big Bear lakes" surrounded by algae give you deadly brain eating disease? I swam all weekend and woke up with headache. Back home now, still waking up with dull headache.

"Brain-eating...": Deadly brain-eating disease: You have a very colorful way with words. If you're able to post that, I don't think too much of your brain can have been consumed yet. Do you mean the lake in the San Bdo Mtns? If you're worried, see your doctor. Although the chances of your having a deadly brain-munching disease are low, some screening and surveillance wouldn't be inappropriate. ...Read more

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My son has been diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia in the iliac. He is 32 and very physically fit. Would it help for him to take Algae Cal?

My son has been diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia in the iliac. He is 32 and very physically fit. Would it help for him to take Algae Cal?

Forget about it: Please forgive my frankness. Fibrous dysplasia as an incidental radiographic finding in a healthy adult is a non-problem -- a birthmark of the bone. Algae Cal is a cynical health fraud. Be glad that Junior is a fitness buff and that you raised him well. ...Read more

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Finished 14 days ciproflaxin. Have had 7 attacks SIBO in 2 years. On Kauai vacation. Gut pain, odd stools some "foam", some "floating algae". Help.

Finished 14 days ciproflaxin. Have had 7 attacks SIBO in 2 years. On Kauai vacation. Gut pain, odd stools some "foam", some "floating algae". Help.

Abdominal pain, SIBO: I suggest you be evaluated by a physician to have stool studies performed including a GI pathogen panel as well as Clostridium difficile checked. C.Diff infection risk increases after multiple rounds of antibiotics. As a Gastroenterologist I am always nervous when people have multiple bouts of SIBO if there is no obvious explanation such as loss of ileocecal valve through surgical intervention. ...Read more

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I'm 11 weeks pregnant and got the results from my pap.  It was abnormal and showed signs of HPV.  Can I take red marine algae to help clear it up whil?

I'm 11 weeks pregnant and got the results from my pap.  It was abnormal and showed signs of HPV.  Can I take red marine algae to help clear it up whil?

Yes: Research studies and multiple anecdotal references utilizing red marine algae have shown it to be effective as an antiviral and immune system enhancing agent. It has been used and thought to be more effective than standard treatment with acyclovir. To your health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is Omega-3 with 300mg EPA and 200mg DHA good for pregnancy? Would that much EPA tip over the balance of EPA/DHA that's needed? Is algae DHA superior?

Is Omega-3 with 300mg EPA and 200mg DHA good for pregnancy? Would that much EPA tip over the balance of EPA/DHA that's needed? Is algae DHA superior?

Chemically the same: Omega-3 acids from any source are chemically the same. It doesn't matter whether they came from hand raised salmon, arctic krill or algae. The exact proportions of EPA/DHA are not established either. Omega-3 acids are good regardless of pregnancy. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I'm currently on gabapentin I also take 25mg zinc and 1000 mg l-lysine I am interested in taking red marine algae&bee pollen are these all ok together?

I'm currently on gabapentin I also take 25mg zinc and 1000 mg l-lysine I am interested in taking red marine algae&bee pollen are these all ok together?

Unclear: The algae and pollen have not been formally studied with drug interaction evaluations, and the contents of these agents may not have a consistent amount of components to provide reasonable advice to you. The best thing to do is to get the product component sheets for these products and visit your pharmacist or health care provider to discuss if anything in either could cause an issue. ...Read more

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I have omega 3 micro-algae schizochytrium sp. DHA in form of capsule, the problem is I cant swallow it would it be safe to empty it and mix it in water?

I have omega 3 micro-algae schizochytrium sp. DHA in form of capsule, the problem is I cant swallow it would it be safe to empty it and mix it in water?

See details: The safest thing you can do is save your money and throw them away. They are no value. For a 29 year old or any age. ...Read more

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If lotion with aloe vera extract, algae extract, and peppermint oil really good on my feet, so wouldn't it work on my face?

If lotion with aloe vera extract, algae extract, and peppermint oil really good on my feet, so wouldn't it work on my face?

You can try: I would use a small amount to make sure no issues. Many creams are not really body part specific rather just marketed as such. ...Read more

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What is harbal medication?

Herbal meds: "herbal meds" are a catch all label to describe meds not approved or regulated by the fda. ...Read more

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Medication for osteoperosis?

Treatment: If you are asking if there are treatments- yes. Otherwise, not sure what you are asking... ...Read more

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What kind of medication I need?

For what?: I am sorry, but we need to know what you need to take medication for. Please tell us, briefly, what is wrong. Ask again. ...Read more

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