- Always choose organic spirulina from a reputable source. Non-organic brands can have added nitrate compounds or be contaminated with heavy metals and other toxins from the water.
- Spirulina comes in capsules, tablets, powders, and flakes. The recommended daily dose is typically 3 to 5 grams.
- When taking spirulina in any form, increase your intake of water to improve absorption.
- Since spirulina is a potent detoxifier, start with smaller doses and work your way up.
A Word of Caution: Even though spirulina is natural and generally considered a healthy food, there are some contraindications you need to be aware of.
- Do not take spirulina if you have a severe seafood or iodine allergy.
- If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your doctor before taking spirulina.
- If you have hyperthyroidism, consult your healthcare provider before taking spirulina.
- Those with PKU should consult with a doctor before taking spirulina because it contains that amino acid phenylalanine.
- Those on any type of anti-coagulation medicine should consult with a doctor before taking spirulina.
- If you have an auto-immune disease, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or pemphigus vulgaris (a skin condition), spirulina may increase symptoms. Speak to your doctor before taking any blue-green algae.
By Robin Miller
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