The potential neurotoxicity of blue-green algae supplements remains a concern.
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So no change there either. What about chlorella? Blue-green algae supplements. Historically, the concern has been about a neurotoxin called BMAA. Should we continue to avoid blue-green algae? Yes, previously the only two places you could find this neurotoxin was in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and on your health-food store shelf in the form of chlorella. But now it’s been found a third place, in the brains of those dying from Lou Gehrig’s disease. I’d continue to stay away from the stuff.
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