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Doctor insights on: Danger Of Spirulina

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Is it dangerous to take spirulina with a multivitamin?

Is it dangerous to take spirulina with a multivitamin?

Yes: Spirulina is an algae supplement used for fishes and poultry. I assume you are neither. There are complications for eating too much spirulina. Multivitamins are worthless. If you have a tested proven vitamin deficiency, then take that vitamin only. When taken together, there are more chances of metal overdose. Save your money and buy a gym membership for real benefits. ...Read more

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How i find spirulina powder?

How i find spirulina powder?

Widely available: Spirulina is readily available at health food stores & even pharmacies like walgreen's, as well as from many online sources such as amazon.Com, swanson vitamins & iherb.Com it's not very hard to find some! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take spirulina?

Is it okay to take spirulina?

Unclear: Rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that may help protect cells from damage. It contains b complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin e, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid. Can be contaminated with toxic substances called microcystins and absorb heavy metals from water source. Yet, no studies definitively proving health benefits so best to avoid. ...Read more

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How good for you is spirulina?

How good for you is spirulina?

Spirulina: Spirulina is a blue green algae very rich in vitamins and nutrients and is considered a power whole food with numerous benefits and should be a part of all of our daily diets. ...Read more

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Which is the best spirulina brand out there?

Which is the best spirulina brand out there?

Spirulina: Is a wonderful green food supplement, many good brands. Ask you local health food store for a recommendation. ...Read more

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How much spirulina should I consume in a day?

How much spirulina should I consume in a day?

If using this . . .: . . . Most recommend about 3 grams a day. Spirulina is a highly nutrient-dense food -- more protein than beef, chicken, or soybeans, plus it has all 8 essential Amino Acids too. Also high in gamma-linolenic acid, linoleic acid, arachidonic acid, vitamin b12, iron, etc. Need to be sure you have an uncontaminated product though. http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/spirulina-000327.htm/. ...Read more

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Which spirulina capsules increase the height ?

Which spirulina capsules increase the height ?

None: At age 20 your height is set, no capsules will help increase your height at this point I'm afraid. If there was something I too would use it, but being shorter has its advantages. Find your advantages and have a wonderful life at the height you are. ...Read more

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How to take spirulina tablets when i want to gain weight?

How to take spirulina tablets when i want to gain weight?

Worthless: Get involved seriously with aerobic and resistance training. Get to a serious gym and make friends with serious athletes. It's a wonderful gift to give yourself. By contrast, Spirulina is pond scum and you're wasting your money. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the best possible way to take spirulina?

Can you please tell me the best possible way to take spirulina?

Fruit juices: ? about best way to take spirulina. Tasty concoctions result from mixing spiraling with fruit and vegetable juices. Liquid amino acids give spirulina a meaty flavor. ...Read more

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Hlo am 20yrs old female how much spirulina capsules should I take and at what time?

Hlo am 20yrs old female how much spirulina capsules should I take and at what time?

Why take it?: While it may help some people who lack basic nutrition, in a 5 min search I found the following potential problems: exacerbates autoimmune diseases, drug interactions, phenylketonuria, and renal disorders, risk of heavy metal toxicity and acquired motor neuron disease , triggers edema, can cause digestive discomfort and septic shock, all risks increased in pregnancy and breast feeding babies. Why? ...Read more

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How are the ways I can gain weight? I am currently 60 KGS and am 24 years old. I started having spirulina in my diet

How are the ways I can gain weight? I am currently 60 KGS and am 24 years old. I started having spirulina in my diet

Eat healthy high: calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil & protein shakes. ...Read more

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It is good Dxn Spirulina to helth.I m sportsman.and I m so week, my friend suggests me sperulina tab. Plz give me advice ?

It is good Dxn Spirulina to helth.I m sportsman.and I m so week, my friend suggests me sperulina tab. Plz give me advice ?

Rich: Make the manufacturer of the drug very rich. They sell this stuff without proof that it does any good. There are better ways to spend your money. Ask your doc and tell him/her that you feel weak. ...Read more

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which spirulina powder is best whether indian or huwaiin.and would it is healthy for the children under 10yrs and with how much quantity?

 which spirulina powder is best whether indian or huwaiin.and would it is healthy for the children under 10yrs and with how much quantity?

Spirulina powder: Spirulina is an alga which is supposedly rich in protein.It appears to be okay but we don't have much information as to how it would affect children. i would proceed cautiously ...Read more

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Is spirulina okay for thyroid?

Is spirulina okay for thyroid?

WTF???: Shouldn't you ask if spirulina is OK for ANYTHING??? JFC! Is there any grip on reality out there? If you buy spirulina, please accept that you're helping the high school dropout at the health food store get a paycheck, and you're making the health food store owner (the REAL snake oil peddler) rich. Go for it...snake oil boy is laughing all the way to the bank! ...Read more

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Are spirulina and chlorella safe?

Are spirulina and chlorella safe?

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

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Does spirulina have any side effects?

Spirulina side effec: Since spirulina is not regulated one can develop serious G.I. Upsets if the spirulina comes from contaminated waters. In addition, one can develop headaches because spirulina absorbs heavy metals from the water its found in. ...Read more

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Spirulina can increase sexual stamina?

Spirulina can increase sexual stamina?

That is not what: it's known for, and there are reports that if not organic, it may have high mercury levels. So do find the source for your spirulina. It is a form of protein in having essential amino acids in it, and is a detoxifier for the gut, and has high antioxidant value. SO not sure if that translates into increased sexual stamina, but it may help your overall energy level. ...Read more

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Is spirulina (dxn) helpful to lose weight ?

Is spirulina (dxn) helpful to lose weight ?

High in protein: Spirulina is an edible bacteria high in protein, containing all the essential amino acids that you need in a day. Protein is filling, and so less likely to trigger hunger a few hours later the way carbohydrates can (particularly sugars or simple carbs such as found in foods made from refined flour or white potatoes etc). Needs to be from high quality source, not contaminated w algae/heavy metals. ...Read more