Spirulina Side Effects and Spirulina Dosage

Spirulina side effects are sometimes ignored.

Many people seek Spirulina health benefits but they forget to use the correct Spirulina dosage. This causes harm to their bodies.

Spirulina comes from the sea. It is a marine plant. This means it may contain chemicals that some people are allergic to. Just like land based plants , this algae will absorb heavy metals and pollutants that are present in the sea. If you are allergic to seafood, you should use this supplement after seeking the advice of your doctor.

Spirulina Side Effects

Spirulina side effects include:


Liver damage


Kidney damage




Stomach ache

Difficulty with breathing

Spirulina Tables-Image via Wikipedia

Correct Spirulina Dosage

It is important to let your doctor know when you plan to start a new program of exercise or make some other change to your lifestyle. They can help you make the changes without causing undue stress or harm to your body.

Nutrex Spirulina Pacifica 500mg (400 tab)

The correct dosage of this spiral algae is 5 grams a day. People may take up to 15 grams a day. Babies who are suffering from malnutrition have been fed 10 grams a day to help them grow strong. If you have exceeded the correct dosage and start to experience spirulina side effects, you should see your doctor. They can prescribe something to counteract the effects of the heavy metals in the algae.

Image via Wikipedia

Spirulina Health Benefits

Spirulina is an antioxidant. This means that it helps to protect cells in the body. Other sources of antioxidants that are regularly included in the diet are carrots (beta carotene), oranges (Vitamin C), moringa/malunggay( Vitamin E) and fish (omega 3 fatty acids).

Image via Wikipedia 

Spirulina also:

Lowers cholesterol

Helps us to digest food properly

Gives energy

Is a good source of important proteins

Is a good source of 8 minerals

As an old Jamaican proverb states, “Too much a one thing good fi nutten”. That means everything should be taken in moderation. Too much of anything is bad.

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  1. Very nice write up. I have never heard of spirulina.

  2. v. good piece! great pictures

  3. @Gloria
    It\’s popular in some countries. NASA uses it for astronauts.

  4. Thanks Erwin.

  5. I am taking algae, tablets with different sorts and one is spirulina. These small tablets should be taken after body weight.
    The interesting thing is that the algae may absorb heavy metals from the sea, but in our body it continues to absorb heavy metals and they follow the algae out – so it is healthy even if it is contaminated.

  6. Thanks for sharing this information. Good article!

  7. Thanks

  8. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Buena.

  9. I would be afraid to risk it , but I’m sure it would be helpful to some.

  10. I agree. It has to be used correctly.

  11. cool spirulina

  12. i like it

  13. This is great information. I like how you let us know the side effects as well as the benefits of spriulina. I also like how you told us the right dosage. So many people take things wrong. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Good to know CA. You’re welcome.

  15. Thanks Girish.

  16. Hi Thell Stars.

  17. Helpful health topic.

  18. To enjoy the health benefits, I will eat more oranges. Agree with you that eat moderately is important.

  19. Thank you….

  20. You’re welcome.

  21. Hi Linda

  22. Thanks Fx.

  23. Thanks for the great info.

  24. Very informative post.

  25. excellent post man. there’s a tendency for people to be so blinded by all the wonders of spirulina that they forget about side-effects particularly liver damage. And when it come to allopathy particularly antidepressants all anyone can think about is side-effects

  26. I think that this is the first time I hear of Spirulina

  27. Hi Michal.
    Glad you know about it now.

  28. Avissado,
    Thanks for pointing that out.

  29. You’re welcome RGreenfield and RealitySpeaks.

  30. again here

  31. A great share Sharrifa!

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