Tagged: spirulina supplements
- fasttrackladyParticipantMarch 17, 2015 at 12:55 pmPost count: 39
I was taking vitamineral green from Health Force along with Elite Green. I read somewhere on the forums that it is best to take green drink with just one ingredient, so switched to spirulina manna. I still have bottles of the Vitamineral Green along with Elite Green so would love to get an opinion from Dr. Robillard as to if he thinks they go along with the low FP diet. Thanks very much for any advice. The links are below.Norm RobillardKeymasterMarch 17, 2015 at 1:43 pmPost count: 438
The Spirulina Manna product is the simplest and lowest carb product but has no enzymes or probiotics. The other two (Elite Green and Vitamineral Green) include both digestive enzymes and probiotics, but also approximately 4 grams of carbs which are mostly fiber. I don’t see a huge problem with these supplements, but there are two things to consider:
1. Add the total carbs (mostly fiber) grams to your daily FP totals.
2. I would do a bit more research to determine how the company assures that no microcystin (or other) toxins are present. Many cyanobacterial (photosynthetic bacteria) strains produce these neuro/hepato toxins. Chances are the products are fine, but depending on where they source the material, it could be an issue. Here’s a link to read up on these toxins.fasttrackladyParticipantMarch 17, 2015 at 1:57 pmPost count: 39Norm RobillardKeymasterMarch 17, 2015 at 2:14 pmPost count: 438
Thanks, that’s great. But I would like to know they considered microcystin and related toxins from cyanobacteria strains and did some testing to ensure that their products were free of these. And it’s tricky, because some of these toxins are uncharacterized.
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