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Spirulina And Arthritis
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
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Not especially: Spirulina is blue-green algae found in salt water and some fresh water lakes. It is a source of protein, B-vitamins and iron. Some have promoted it as a weight loss or fatigue treatment but there isn't much scientific evidence to support great effectiveness for blue-green algae supplements. It is no better than meat, fish or milk as a source of protein, but is much more expensive per gram. ...Read more
May be helpful but..: Little research has been done on this. Studies on rats suggest that spirulina protects kidneys from various toxins such as mercury & the drug cisplatin. On the other hand, there is evidence that spirulina can sometimes worsen autoimmune disease, so one should be cautious if the cause is autoimmune. There are other useful supplements for renal failure including cordyceps and coq10. See comments:. ...Read more
Who knows: No one can answer that question with any certainly. ...Read more
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
None: Spirulina is a dietary supplement that has no legitimate studies showing that it is of value in people with thyroid disease. ...Read more
Yes: It is cultivated using deep ocean water in hawai. It is cultivated using 100% deep ocean water. ...Read more
Yes you can: Yes you can if you want to, there is no reason why you can not. ...Read more
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No: It does not appear to have many calories. ...Read more
No: I would never advise swallowing any pills without a water or another liquid. Pills can get stuck in the esophagus and cause damage. ...Read more
Health fraud: This is dried pond scum. It will not improve your health in any way. ...Read more
Yes, but not "loaded": Spirulina absorbs heavy metals and may help treat heavy metal toxicity. If grown in an environment with high metals it can contain them, but even those brands with heavy metals have relatively low amounts. Some spirulina products are contaminated with other algae that contain toxic microcystins. You can find brands certified free of metals & microcystins. See my comments for links to more info. ...Read more
1-8 grams/day: Researchers studying spirulina's effects on health have used a variety of doses, ranging from 1 to 8.4 g daily. Spirulina has not been proven effective for any medical condition, and there are significant safety concerns involving all forms of blue-green algae. ...Read more
What dosage of spiriluna for 2.5 yr. Boy & 6.5 yr. Girl? Can Children take DXN Spirulina Capsules?
Dose unknown: The only time I have seen this used is as a vitamin supplement for exotic birds. In nearly 4 decades of working with kids in the US and overseas, I have never heard of any use for them. It may be something specific to the cultural practices in your local, but not a part of care here. ...Read more
What a dose of spirulina powder or capsule for a 8+ year old child. Child is a lawn tennis player.
Do natural spirulina capsules work for ocd? I have no insurance and need help treating OCD naturaly.
Spirulina/OCD? No: Spirulina is a rich source of nutrients -- it contains up to 70% protein, & has good b-complex vitamins, phycocyanin, chlorophyll, beta-carotene, vitamin e, and multiple minerals. Some reported (but not truly documented in research) benefits include improved digestion, strengthened immune system, and less fatigue. Ocd is not one of these, though. For low-cost treatment: http://www. Needymeds. Org/. ...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
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
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
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