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Safe Spirulina Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
No one knows!: It may say "spirulina" on the bottle but how do you know what's really in it? Why would you want to take this anyway? Don't believe all the crazy claims made by these supplement makers who are after your hard-earned money. Buy fresh fruits and veggies at your local grocery store or farmers market! and do you smoke? If so, stop! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are red raspberry leaf and Organic Spirulina safe to take in Prenatal One Rainbow Light from earlier in pregnancy?
Yes!: Prenatal One is a good quality Prenatal. Red raspbery leaf is a great tonic during pregnancy which has been used for thousands of years and is very safe- see http://www.bellybelly.com.au/pregnancy/raspberry-leaf-pregnancy-red-raspberry-leaf-tea/ Spirulina is a good source of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients and is also safe (spirulinas occ. have toxic contaminants so it's good it's organic). ...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 spirulina safe to take if someone has infected kidneys? Won't the high protein in spirulina aggravate kidney problem?
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
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
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