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Are neurotoxins only present in blue-green algae?

As you have reported, the effects of animal based omega-3 supplements can prove to be ironically, inflammatory. While you recommend utilizing algae as an alternative, is there concern over the neurotoxins (as you have discussed in other videos as present in spiralina), or are these only present in the blue-green algae?

GrantMM77ni / Originally posted in Plant-Based Omega-3 Supplements

Answer:

All the algae-oil omega-3 supplements currently on the market are made from phytoplankton that are in an entirely different biological kingdom than the blue-green algae known to produce toxins (such as spirulina, detailed here:  https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/blue-green-algae/).

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Michael Greger M.D., FACLM

Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.


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