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Doctor insights on: Spirulina Side Effects

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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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Please tell me if there is any side effects while using spirulina externally?

Please tell me if there is any side effects while using spirulina externally?

No: Spirulina is chlorophyll-containing aquatic bacteria. It's been promoted for decades as being good for everything with essentially zero evidence. It's your money. If you're intrigued by supplements -- and it's interesting and there's some stuff that's real -- get with an evidence-based holist in your community. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of consuming spirulina tablets, as a dietary supplement?

What are the side effects of consuming spirulina tablets, as a dietary supplement?

See details: Spirulina is an algae rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and carotenoids. Reported side effects include rashes, GI gas and bloating, mild fevers, green stools and sleepiness. ...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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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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Is spirulina okay for thyroid?

Is spirulina okay for thyroid?

Worthless: Despite all the hype and claims that it heals everything, most physicians see no benefit. It's bacteria / blue-green algae that form pond scum. Like everything else that has ever been alive, they contain biomolecules but despite the fact that this stuff has been around for decades, there is zero real work showing benefit. An evidence-based holist is your best guide if you're interested in this. ...Read more

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Spirulina is good for thyroid?

Spirulina is good for thyroid?

To alkalanize body: Spirulina is great for alkalanizing the body. It helps with decreasing reflux an help, improving acid base balance concepts in holistic medicine. I have not seen an association with thyroid. ...Read more