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Danger Of Spirulina
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
which spirulina powder is best whether indian or huwaiin.and would it is healthy for the children under 10yrs and with how much quantity?
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
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
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
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
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
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