What is Blue Green Algae?

Category: Supplements

Most Popular Types: Spirulina, StemEnhance, Spirulina Pacifica, (Show all)

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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.

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Perceived effectiveness

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Blue Green Algae

Severe
0
Moderate
3
Mild
2
None
16

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

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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Blue Green Algae)
Dosage
1 cap(s) daily
Patients
3
Dosage
1,000 mg daily
Patients
3
Dosage
2,000 mg daily
Patients
3
Dosage
1 other daily
Patients
2
Dosage
1 tsp. daily
Patients
2
Dosage
4 cap(s) daily
Patients
2
Dosage
4 tab(s) daily
Patients
2
Dosage
1,500 mg daily
Patients
2
Dosage
3,000 mg daily
Patients
2
Dosage
daily
Patients
1

Dosages based on patients currently taking Blue Green Algae.

Why Patients Stopped Taking Blue Green Algae (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
11
Reason
Personal research
Patients
6
Reason
Expense
Patients
5
Reason
Other
Patients
5
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
2
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
2
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
1
See all 26 patients who’ve stopped taking Blue Green Algae

Duration

Currently Taking Blue Green Algae
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
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0
Duration
1-3 months
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0
Duration
3-6 months
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0
Duration
6 months-1 year
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0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
0
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
6
Stopped Taking Blue Green Algae
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
Patients
1
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
3
Duration
3-6 months
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10
Duration
6 months-1 year
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5
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
6

Adherence


Always
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8
38%
Usually
Patients
10
48%
Sometimes
Patients
0
0%
Never
Patients
3
14%

Burden


Very
Patients
0
0%
Somewhat
Patients
2
10%
A little
Patients
6
29%
Not at all
Patients
13
62%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
7
50%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
2
14%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
1
7%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
5
36%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
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14%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
4
29%
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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: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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cpt_c_pike
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
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: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
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 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 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 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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