As you may already know, spirulina is actually a blue green alga living in fresh water and in the sea as well. This organic compound can be used as food by both humans and animals alike, and is common in dietary supplements and other natural products (for example, you can find special supplements that contain this algae, and you can also find tablets, capsules, powder and etc).
This article is going to focus on some of the known blue green alga side effects that you may want to be aware of before you decide to take supplements, tablets or other products that contain this substance. Despite all the possible benefits and positive aspects that this organic compound may have, it’s necessary to consult a doctor, particularly if you are already taking other medications.
While it’s quite possible that you can consume this algae with no problems whatsoever, you should know that there may be byproducts associated with this organic material. In addition, if you are taking any medications it’s important that you consult a doctor before deciding to take this ingredient because we can never know if there will be interaction with other medications.
However, many foods, products, supplements and medicine do, in fact, have different byproducts although they maybe life saving or carry significant health benefits. For example, despite the fact that fish oil is considered to be beneficial to the human body there are some fish oil byproducts that some people have the watch out from. The same goes with other natural products that we are not going to mention in this article that is supposed to be short and concise.
One of the spirulina byproducts is a slight fever that may be caused by the need of your body to break down the protein that is present in high concentrations in spirulina tablets, supplements, powder and etc. As the body burn the proteins heat is actually released that as a result, may cause fever in some people. Again, these symptoms probably won’t occur in most people who take this product, but it’s always good to know more about the product that you intend to take.
Another byproduct that may occur is rashes on the skin. An allergic reaction to this blue green alga is actually possible (but not common, of course) that may result in skin itchiness or a slight body rash.
It’s also a possibility to have certain digestive problems when taking this natural product. Constipation and thirst are some of these byproducts and if you do sense some of these symptoms it’s recommended to drink a lot of water in order to help the body absorb this organic alga (regardless of it, it’s necessary for our body to drink water all day long – it’s good for our well being).
Moreover, another factor that can trigger some of the spirulina’s byproducts is the place and way that this material is produced. This natural product has to be free of toxic metals, contaminants, harmful bacteria in order to be safe for human consumption, so you should be aware of this issue before choosing a company or place to buy spirulina tablets, powder or supplements.
Another symptom of the blue green algae side effects may happen in people who have an auto immune disease and take medications that decrease the activity of the immune system. People who happened to have an auto-immune disease should better avoid taking spirulina products altogether since it may cause the immune system in the body become even more active which isn’t good for people who suffer from an auto-immune disease.