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Doctor insights on: Diseases Caused By Spirulina

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Can spirulina cause skin allergies?

Can spirulina cause skin allergies?

Yes: Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae and can cause a rash or hives. If this occurs the product should be discontinued. Mild symptoms usually subside spontaneously, but if this does not occur, you should see a physician. ...Read more

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Could spirulina cause temporary/permanent weight gain?

Could spirulina cause temporary/permanent weight gain?

No: It's nothing but aquatic bacteria that contain chlorophyll. Like everything else, they contain some biomolecules but the stuff itself won't do anything. It's been around for decades without any real research. If you're interested in the fascinating but bewildering world of botanicals and supplements, get with an evidence-based holist who can be your guide. ...Read more

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I am anaemic and hv low platelets. Am on prednisolene and imuran (azathioprine). Can i take spirulina cause i heard its good?

I am anaemic and hv low platelets. Am on prednisolene and imuran (azathioprine). Can i take spirulina cause i heard its good?

Talk to your PCP: It is important to know the cause of your low platlet count and anemia. Perhaps the disease causing it requires you to be on Prednisone and Imuran (azathioprine) and so may represent an exacerbation of the condition. Don't take any supplements till you have spoken to your doctor. ...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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