Spirulina Precautions

Contaminated blue-green algae can cause liver damage, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, weakness, thirst, rapid heartbeat, shock, and death. Don’t use any blue-green algae product that hasn’t been tested and found free of microcystins and other contamination. Contaminated blue-green algae products contain harmful toxins that might be transferred to an infant during pregnancy or through breast milk. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Blue-green algae might cause the immune system to become more active, and this could increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. Blue-green algae might slow blood clotting and increase the risk of bruising and bleeding in people with bleeding disorders. Avoid Spirulina species blue-green algae products if you have phenylketonuria.