blue green algae

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  1. zackflavored

    zackflavored KingShit's Post #55!

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    anyone know about this stuff? i have taken it before and it is wonderful for hair loss prevention (take enough and you lose like NO HAIR, even when you shower) anyhoo i googled this shit and it seems like it has proteins that cannot be found in other foods and many health benefits such as lowering cholestrol , however it also says that it helps weight loss. is anyone knowledgable enough about blue green algae to be able to tell me if it is good for bulking?

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    As for the medical claims, there’s no scientific evidence that blue-green algae can treat or cure any illness or has any health benefit. The “studies” often cited by the marketers do not support the claims. Don’t fall for the testimonials. In a recent court decision in California, marketers of blue-green algae were told to stop making health claims.
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    Words to the wise: A big concern with blue-green algae, especially AFA harvested from natural lakes, is that they are easily contaminated with toxic substances, notably microcystins and heavy metals. Because Health Canada, the equivalent of the U.S. FDA, found that some blue-green algae supplements (but not spirulina) contain high levels of microcystin, it has warned consumers—especially those thinking of giving AFA to their children—about potential contamination. The marketers, of course, deny that there are any risks.


    taken from teh UC Berkeley website

    edit: http://www.berkeleywellness.com/html/ds/dsBlueGreenAlgae.php
     
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    zackflavored KingShit's Post #55!

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    ah thanks so much
     
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