Can anyone comment or advise on whether spirulina is toxic to the liver?
Many thanks, T
Vancouver Bc, Canada
I have never gotten heartburn or acid reflux, but right after Christmas after eating some powerful homemade pasta sauce and too much tea and coffee the next morning I got up I had so much pain I was doubled over for hours. It was severe burning pain that was halfway between my naval and my breasts. I figured it was acid, so I decided to take something high in alkaline so after 5 hours of pain, I took a shot of Chlorella and Spirulina powder in a shot glass with water. Within about 30 seconds the pain was GONE! I have NEVER gotten such instant relief before.
I try to take a shot of this daily but had stopped doing it over the holidays as it got pushed back in the refrig.
I buy pacifica spirulina in powdered form since it is the purest form and the large jug of jarrow chlorella. This is the most cost effective way for me to take it. My husband will never take it this way so I purchased empty capsules and a capsule filler tool so he can have the purest form as well. I don't understand why they don't sell capsules without adding all the fillers.
One other thing about the chlorella & spirulina; for those of you suffering from acne; it's the best thing you can take for it. Start out slow as you will detox first and may get headaches & other symptoms. I started with 1/2 tsp. Of the combination for 1-2 weeks then moved up to 1 tsp and now I take about 2 teaspoons and give the last 1/4 cup to my dog. Dogs LOVE green powder, but it's messy dry so I just give her the rest of mine that I have mixed in water. It doesn't taste good at all, I have forced myself to take it anyway since I hate taking pills and this is the absolute purest form. A couple seconds to chug it and follow with a healthy oily food like a salad with flax oil or olive oil is perfect as the oil helps your body absorb it. Some people put the green powder on their salad; thats a matter of taste.
New York, Us
Not sure why I have not seen Spirulina in your remedies section, as I have stumbled upon this natural remedy for Neurothapy to where I was taking 10,000mcg of sublingual Vitamin B12 every day. I learned that Spirulina has this B12 in it many other vitamins, omega, and protien. Since I started taking it my knees became very itchy, a sign of overdosing on the B12. So I quit taking the sublingual B12 and the itching stopped. I mix it as follows, 1/4 glass of grape juice to cover the taste. Take a tiny bit of Spirulina on the end of teaspoon, let it fall into the juice and let it rest for a few minutes. If you stir it then it will clump and stick to the glass. After a few minutes swirl it around in the glass and then down the hatch. Put some more grape juice in the glass and swirl to pick up the residue and then drink it. Now through the week I do the same method but with my ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) at 2 tbls per glass with 1/4 tsp. of baking soda to take away the acid. I like this mix better as it leaves no residue in the glass. I let the ACV fizz off for about 10 minutes then add the Spirulina and let that rest a few minutes and then add flavoured water and swirl, a must to take away the bad taste from both. So far the Spirulina has given me more energy and a feeling of wellness since I have hep-c 1a and failed the conventional treatments. I am currently taking BHT at 350mg divided in half morning and night. Maybe this will help to bring down my ALT Numbers but only time will tell. Most important is I don't have to take any more B12, the Spirulina has it all. Some say if your poop aint green your not taking enough. I say they are full of shit. You start with small doses and go from there.
Vancouver Bc, Canada
Hi, just wondering if anyone can help me. I began using spirulina a week ago and already I feel energized and better able to cope with life..i haven't had a cold sore for years but yesterday had a outbreak..after some research I found spirulina has high arginine which causes herpes outbreaks yet some people swear by it as a prevention because it boosts the immune system..i really don't want to stop having it because I love the results but not the cold sores..could this be the cause?
I heard a lot of good things about spirulina and decided to take 3 grams a day- as it was recommended on the bottle. I stopped taking it after 5 days because i think Ive had a bad reaction towards it. Ive had headaches, brain fog, a feeling of pressure in my head, hot flashes, a depressed mood and an ear infection. I think its either symptoms of my body detoxing or i might be allergic to it or coincidentally i caught a virus with some flu like symptoms. It has been 5 days since i stopped taking spirulina and my symptoms have lessened but are still there. I personally feel it is my body detoxing and was thinking that i should start taking it again but at a lower dose but i want to feel better first. Any advice, comments, and hopefully remedies are much appreciated.
Thanks so much
p.s. The brand i bought has a quality assured GMP stamp on the label
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