Is Blue-Green Algae Good for You?

Is Blue-Green Algae Good for You?
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The potential neurotoxicity of blue-green algae supplements remains a concern.

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What about 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 that neurotoxin was in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, and on your health food store shelf, in the form of blue-green algae supplements.

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. 

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

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What about 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 that neurotoxin was in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, and on your health food store shelf, in the form of blue-green algae supplements.

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. 

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Image thanks to Ohio Sea Grant via Flickr

Nota del Doctor

For more on blue-green algae, check out these videos:
Diet and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Infant Seizures Linked to Mother’s Spirulina Use

Also, check out my other videos on blue-green algae. And note that chlorella is not in the same category as blue-green algae. 

If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my videos for free by clicking here.

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