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Chlorella Benefits For Hair
If the label is true: Chlorella is a common green pond scum, with some nutritional value. Some folks have packaged it as a nutritional supplement and will sell it to you. The "superfood", anti-cancer, immune-enhancing and similar claims are all made up (breaks no law, strangely.) if the bottle contains what it says it does (and in this shadow world it often doesn't), you're safe. It's your money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Algae: Chlorella and spirolina are green and blue=green algae used as dietary supplements. Am not aware of any known direct toxicities, but persons with seafood allergies and those with hyperthyroidism should avoid these. The more important question is are they really necessary? Only you can determine whether you really need these. Only your wallet is likely to be hurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supplement store: These are dried algae promoted as "detoxifying agents." for example, supposedly they remove heavy metals from the body and even destroy polychlorinated biphenyls, as reported in one journal of which i'd never heard. Claims that sound much too good to be true almost always turn out not to be true, but of course the decision is yours. ...Read more
Unknown: Chlorella is a food supplement that is not regulated by the fda. There are no studies looking at how it can interact with medications. There are no studies that show that it is effective in treating any disorder, despite any claims or phrases they have on the label. If you have money to through away on these supplements, it would be more rewarding to donate it to a worthy charity. ...Read more
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Arimidex (anastrozole): Arimidex (anastrozole) is a medication used to reduce estrogen. Are you been treated for breast cancer that has positive estrogen markers. Sun Chlorella is a natural supplement of algae it is used by some people to bust your immune system but is only a nutritional supplement.Sun Chlorella is more hype than anything no controlled studies have been done to prove its efficacy. No interaction between the two pills. ...Read more
Should i take sun chlorella or kyoto chlorella and spirulina in tablet, liquid or powder form and why?
Greens: All good forms of green food with potent nutrients. Form is your preference but some people digest liquid or powder easier than capsule. ...Read more
Mostly yes: Spirulina and chlorella from good sources can be very good for your health. Always find out the source. Try to get products from companies that are willing to show testing results of purity. Never buy products from china (some may be ok but there is a lot of contamination). ...Read more
Is it harmful to take chlorella longer than 2 months. Isn't that about how long it would take to get in your system and start working?
No benefit: It really doesn't matter how long you take Chlorella, because there is no scientific evidence to support its effectiveness for prevention or treating cancer or any disease in humans. You would probably be better off using the money to buy healthy nutritious food as a basis of a good diet. Adding Chlorella will not help though. Good luck. ...Read more
Recently I am taking 500 mg tumeric capsule one day and chlorella the other day , i feel very thisty since i started them , what is the reason ?
Chlorella?: Hi Celina C349 ~ this is a herbal preparation and I know of no trials that recommend its use. Its not in use by doctors who practice evidence based Western medicine and I would advise against it for anything! thanks ...Read more
Algae: It's a green algae. Sold as a health supplement and has been touted to treat cancer. Unfortunately, there is no evidence that it treats any disease or has any benefit. There is also some reason to be concerned about toxins you can get from it. Stay away from it until we know more about its possible uses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes -- ok: There are no interactions between spirulina or chlorella and prozac (fluoxetine). But, you need to investigate the products you're considering using to be sure they are not contaminated with heavy metals. This is a common issue with some of these products. Stick with a reliable company that guarantees its products, explaining how it tests for these contaminants. ...Read more
New "beauty marks/moles" on face, just this week. Should this be a concern as I have also started taking chlorella tablets and changed my diet?
If possibly a rash: If the dots are possibly a rash from new supplements or new dietary food items, one can talk with his primary care doctor about what to do. Otherwise, the dots might have been there for a while and just recently got noticed (that happens to people). Also, supplements are not well-regulated, so one cannot be fully sure what is in the bottles one buys at the supplement store. ...Read more
Read the labels: The best way to find out is to read the labels. ...Read more
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
Chlorella B12: Chlorella is a type of freshwater seaweed (green algae). It contains protein, iron, vitamins B and C, and other antioxidants It has been used to treat or prevent Low Vitamin B 12. There has not been enough clinical research to document its effectiveness to treat Vitamin B 12 deficiency. ...Read more
Health fraud: Spirulina is dried pond scum. It will not benefit you in any way. Your myelodysplastic syndrome is probably making your life difficult enough without your being targeted by hucksters like this. If you are interested in complementary therapies, get with an evidence-based holist in your community. He/she won't recommend spirulina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does organic Spirulina or Chlorella interfere or interact with birth control? Some studies recommend that women on bc take spirulina. Is it ok?
No interference, OK: Spirulina and Chlorella are good sources of many nutrients and are not known to have any adverse interactions with Oral Contraceptives (OC's). OC's can increase our bodies needs for B vitamins as well as Vit. C, E and minerals like zinc. While spirulina and chlorella can supply these (which is why they are recommended) I advise taking a quality multivit. as well. See http://tinyurl.com/jcqozg2 ...Read more
I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?
Nothing wrong: There is no concern about any of the ingredients you mention. Am not sure whether to say it is "good" since other unprocessed foods are probably as good. It is an interesting combination of ingredients. I presume you did some research before choosing them? If you feel it helps you then there is no reason that i know of not to continue with it. ...Read more
Blue painful spider veins on right arm extending to palm. Wrist hurts when moving. Can chlorella herb cause this since it has lots of vitamin K in it?
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