What is Blue Green Algae?

Category: Supplements

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Generic Name: Blue Green Algae

The two main blue-green algae types are Spirulina and Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA). It contains small amounts of protein, vitamins, beta carotene, and some minerals but in negligible amounts. Some products harvested from natural settings in lakes have been found to contain contaminants.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
19 2
15 8
3 1
2 0
1 0
1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Blue Green Algae"

Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
2
None
14

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Blue Green Algae

1
1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Blue Green Algae)
Dosage Patients
1 cap(s) daily 3
1 other daily 2
4 tab(s) daily 2
4 cap(s) daily 2
6 daily 1
16 cap(s) daily 1
50 mg daily 1
1,000 mg daily 3
1,500 mg daily 2
2,000 mg daily 3
Why Patients Stopped Taking Blue Green Algae (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 9
Expense 5
Other 5
Personal research 5
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 24 patients who’ve stopped taking Blue Green Algae

Duration

Currently Taking Blue Green Algae
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 6
Stopped Taking Blue Green Algae
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 2
3-6 months 9
6 months-1 year 5
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 6
Adherence
Always
6 33%
Usually
9 50%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
3 17%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
1 6%
A little
5 28%
Not at all
12 67%
Cost
$200+
1 8%
$100-199
1 8%
$50-99
5 42%
$25-49
2 17%
< $25
3 25%
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7 patient evaluations for Blue Green Algae

craftgranny
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craftgranny
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See craftgranny's full Blue Green Algae history

Jun 15, 2013 (Started Apr 29, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support brain health: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It also supports immune system, and I don't seem to get sick as much as I did in the past.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
cpt_c_pike
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cpt_c_pike
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: none
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See cpt_c_pike's full Blue Green Algae history

Mar 15, 2013 (Started Jan 19, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support nutritional health: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

Oct 26, 2011 (Started Jan 19, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support nutritional health: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: supposed to help in the production of SOD1 which is defective in familial als

  • 0 helpful marks
Wayne Lampe
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Wayne Lampe
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See Wayne Lampe's full Blue Green Algae history

Nov 15, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4800 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 1, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4800 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 9, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Last FVC SCORE WENT UPJ.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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