Potential neurotoxicity is another concern regarding spirulina supplements.
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What about Spirulina? The reason I told everyone to throw their spirulina away was that it was found to produce hepatotoxins. While blue-green algae has the brain toxins; spirulina can have liver toxins. Should we continue to avoid the stuff? Yes, now spirulina can boast neurotoxins as well—last year a potent neurotoxin was found in spirulina for the first time.
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