Claims are being made that adding spirulina to your diet will cure allergies, detoxify, and aid in weight loss. What is it? It is a grass like water plant that is cultivated in ponds and produced all over the world. It is often referred as blue-green algae. It has a strong seaweed flavor. So many choose to consume it in capsule form, but you can also use as a powder and put in a liquid.
Spirulina is nutrient dense. One ounce provides 16 grams of protein. It also contains: riboflavin, iron, thiamin, magnesium and potassium.
- 1All health claims at this time lack sufficient evidence.
- 2Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should avoid taking spirulina.
- 3It could interfere with immunosuppressant drugs. Take with caution.
Contamination by toxins and heavy metals is a serious concern, so it is important to choose a spirulina supplement with reliable third-party testing and quality assurance.
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