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spirulina taken before food or after?

By December 12, 2010 - 4:16pm
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i am having acid reflux problem. can spirulina help?

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There are many claims that spirulina (along with other supplements) have superpowers as a cure-all. Spirulina (blue-green algae) has not been proven effective for specific condition, although it is present in many products, and may be beneficial for some people.

The claims are tremendous, as according to MedlinePlus, it is "used as a source of dietary protein, B-vitamins, and iron. They are also used for weight loss, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), hayfever, diabetes, stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and other women’s health issues. Some people use blue-green algae for treating precancerous growths inside the mouth, boosting the immune system, improving memory, increasing energy and metabolism, lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease, healing wounds, and improving digestion and bowel health."

This is where my "red flags" go up, as there is not one magic pill to cure or treat all of these very different conditions, and your condition for acid reflux is included as "improving digestion"...hardly a treatment that you are looking for!

Most importantly, have you actually been diagnosed by a medical doctor regarding the reason or cause to your symptoms? It is important to know the underlying triggers, as a change in your diet or a treatment plan individualized for your specific condition is important.

You can read more about acid reflux, GERD and other related conditions at: Confused about acid reflux, heartburn and GERD.

December 12, 2010 - 9:29pm
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