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I want to gain weight

By Anonymous March 16, 2015 - 9:36am
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I want to gain weight. How many spirulina tablets should I take daily?

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Hello Anonymous,

Spirulina is sold as a dietary supplement. Because spirulina is considered a dietary supplement in the U.S., there is no active, industry-wide regulation of its production and no enforced safety standards for its production or purity.

Spirulina is a form of cyanobacterium, some of which are known to produce toxins such as microcystins, BMAA, and others. Some spirulina supplements have been found to be contaminated with microcystins.

Dried spirulina contains about 60% protein.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine said that spirulina was no better than milk or meat as a protein source, and was approximately 30 times more expensive per gram.

I will not offer any recommendation on this product.


March 16, 2015 - 9:50am
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