Spirulina ??

In the last post on smoothies, I mentioned using Spirulina.  In the last couple of days I have noticed some info saying that Spirulina may not be the best thing to consume. I started to investigate after I thought I may be having some allergic sort of reactions to Spirulina like itchy eyes, sneezing..etc.. (I'm not totally sure that Spirulina was to blame) Anyway, that got me googling to see if anyone else had experienced anything similar and that search brought up some interesting articles.  It seems that Spirulina can potentially contain toxins found in other water borne algae and may not be the best idea to consume. While I assume that commercially available Spirulina would be mostly free of any of these concerns, I think it's still worth being aware of. 

Chlorella apparently isn't in the same class of organism and so wouldn't have the same issues. Kale powder is good too. My main goal was to consume more green things as they are alkaline and good for us in general.  Here are some links to some of the Spirulina info.. I found..


here are several videos on the subject:

http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=spirulina


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