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Chlorella Vs Chlorophyll
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 more
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 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
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 more
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
I have this chronic halitosis and it's so hard and depressing. How can I get the chlorophyll tablet, or capsule?
Halitosis: Chlorophyll tables are not going to help. Most all of bad breath comes from the oral cavity or mouth. Caries, gum disease and poor oral hygiene are the usual suspects. Some bad great could be caused by sinus problems, tonsillar stones, throat infections and gut problems. I recommend you visit a dentists or periodontist to rule out gum disease, cavities or both. ...Read more
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
High BP: not really , don't advise it. Better see your doctor or do a virtual consult so you can get the appropriate help. ...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 ?
Read the labels: The best way to find out is to read the labels. ...Read more
I think so: Chlorophyll, of course, is responsible for the green pigment in all our healthy greens. It has many purported health properties including rebuilding and replenishing red blood cells, being anti-carcinogenic, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. I could find nothing about it being dangerous for kidney patients; it may prevent kidney stones. As with any supplement, also discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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
What is the half-life of chlorophyll found in alfalfa leaves ? Can it be detected in blood test ?
Why do you ask?: I've been in lab medicine for 40 years and this is the first I hear of a blood test for chlorophyll. There are some charlatans who promote magic chlorophyll, for example from alfalfa, to help people beat drug tests and otherwise accomplish miracles -- it's all fake and is actually a cruel prank. You're clever enough to have found "HealthTap" -- please be discerning. ...Read more
Can you tell me are all swanson supplement like spirulina and chlorella suitable for children over 10?
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
What are the health benefits of chlorophyll? I heard's it's good for a healthy diet (green veggies) and improving metabolism, but I'm not sure about the latter.
Product of greens: Chlorophyll is what gives plants the green pigment. As for health benefits I don't see any harm in taking it up as green leafy vegetables are high in minerals and nutrients. As for helping metabolism - it helps maintain plant metabolism as it is essential for phtosynthesis. Not sure it has much effects on humans,. ...Read more
May be: Vaginal discharge is a complex problem that seems to be related to our individual microbiomes. Microbiome is our bodies' outfit with bacteria that we acquire in our early life from the time that we leave mom's womb (cesarean delivery babies have different microbiomes than naturally delivered babies). A single drug may alleviate but is unlikely to completely prevent vaginal discharge. ...Read more