Blue-Green Algae for Weight Control
Also indexed as:Algae (Blue-Green), Spirulina
Why Do Dieters Use It?*
Some dieters say that blue-green algae helps satisfy appetite and supplies good nutrition while dieting.
What Do the Advocates Say?*
Blue-green algae (spirulina) is a concentrated source of nutrients compared to most foods, but it is expensive compared to other supplemental sources of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Research is limited, but nonetheless has found little benefit of spirulina to dieters.
*Dieters and weight-management advocates may claim benefits for this supplement based on their personal or professional experience. These are individual opinions and testimonials that may or may not be supported by controlled clinical studies or published scientific articles.
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