Blue-green Algae (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:Spirulina
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Suggested Dosing

Leukoplakia

1 g PO qD x12 days

Blepharospasm

1500 mg (Super Blue-Green Algae (SBGA) capsules) PO

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Suggested Uses

Source of protein, iron, B vitamins

Oral leukoplakia, increase energy/metabolism

Efficacy

Effective as source of protein, iron (but expensive on a gram-for-gram basis compared to foods)

Likely effective for leukoplakia

Possibly ineffective as vitamin B12 source, weight-loss aid

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Microcystin (Contaminant)

N/V

Abdominal pain

Hepatotox

Shock

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Phenylketonuria

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: N/A

Lactation: N/A

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

See product label

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