The Harmful Effects of Chlorella & Spirulina

I would avoid taking any of these supplements because we don’t know much about them and the latest information coming out is connecting them to Alzheimer’s, ALS, and Parkinson’s Disease. Click here to read the full article or an excerpt below.

Contamination with Toxins

It’s essential to buy spirulina, and any other dietary supplements including chlorella, from a reputable manufacturer. If not processed correctly, spirulina can contain a high concentration of toxic substances called microcystins and anatoxin, according to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The maximum safe intake for these toxins have not been determined. These toxins may build up in your system and affect your liver and nervous system, especially if you are taking spirulina for an extended period of time. This is of particular concern for children, as spirulina is sometimes used as an alternative treatment for attention deficit disorder. Spirulina can also be contaminated with heavy metal toxins or with bacteria from animal fertilizer runoff.

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