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09 Mar 2004

Spirulina
Hi there Diet Doc. I've heard so much hype about how great Spirulina is, and both my hubby and I take it daily (6 tabs each) - in your opinion, is it a good multivitamin/all rounder for energy/health/slimming etc, as is claimed? Or is it just very expensive blue-green algae? Please advise, thank you!
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Kira
These products do contain a variety of amino acids, vitamins and minerals, but even if you take 6 tablets (as advised on the bottle), you will not really be getting very high concentrations of these nutrients. For example, the package insert I have seen, states that 6 tablets contain 7,2 mg of calcium. Compared to the RDA of 800-1000 mg, this is a very small dose and if you required extra calcium for example to prevent osteoporosis, you would have to take an additional calcium supplement. It is not known what effect the other ingredients such as plant pigments have on the human body - they may well be beneficial. How do you feel since taking the tablets? I would be interested to know, so do post another Message on this Message Board if you have experienced an improvement in health and energy levels.
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DietDoc
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