spirulina


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spirulina

(spī′rə-lē′nə, spîr′ə-)
n.
Any of several cyanobacteria of the genus Arthrospira (formerly Spirulina) that are grown in bulk, dried, and used as nutritional supplements for their high levels of protein, vitamins, and minerals.

spirulina

Fringe nutrition
A product obtained from blue-green algae,  alleged to be rich in vitamins A and B12, protein, minerals and neuropeptides. Spirulina has been promoted as an appetite suppressant and mental and physical stimulant; it has been claimed to be useful in treating alcoholism and other addiction disorders, allergies, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, depression, diabetes, fatigue, headaches, herpes, jet lag, mood swings, obesity, warts, and a variety of other conditions.
 
Adverse effects
Gastrointestinal complaints, such as bloating and diarrhoea; throat irritation and fatigue may occur if there is a high concentration of saxitoxin in the spirulina.

spirulina (spīˈ·r·lēˑ·n),

n Latin name:
Spirulina spp.; parts used: whole plant (algae cells); uses: nourishment, weight loss, antiviral, antiallergy, antitumor, cholesterol, chemoprevention, immunomodulator, hepatoprotection; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; patients with thyroid conditions, thyroid medications; may cause possible heavy metal poisoning. Also called
blue-green algae, DIHE, or
tecuitlatl.
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