What Are The Uses Of Spirulina?
Spirulina is pond scum (algae) generally found floating on top of ponds. It is rich in proteins, vitamin B, antioxidants and many other nutrients. It is also used in the production of single cell proteins (SCP). It is widely given as a supplement. It:
- Detoxifies the body toxins and fights heavy metal poisoning
- Is rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins
- Reduces stress, allergy, inflammation, triglycerides, overweight, and chances of stroke.
- Treats symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anemia, Candida infections, hepatitis C, arthritis pain.
- Improves immune system response, brain health, liver health, wound healing.
- Protects skin from free radical damage, radiation.
- Regulates blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
What Are The Side Effects Of Spirulina?
Spirulina is usually safe, but in some cases such as an overdose, it may cause side effects such as:
- Nausea, vomiting
- Rapid heartbeat, stomach pain, thirst
Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.
What Are The Contraindications Of Spirulina?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Hypersensitivity towards the drug spirulina or any other allergies.
- Phenylketonuria (PKU) (a birth defect which causes build-up of phenylalanine (amino acid) in the body)
- Heavy metal poisoning