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What is spirulina?

It is used orally for weight loss, oral leukoplakia (patches on the tongue, in the mouth, or on the inside of the cheek that occur in response to long-term irritation), and obstetric and gynecological disorders. Blue-green algae is also used for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), allergic rhinitis, diabetes, stimulating the immune system, stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression, improving memory, increasing energy and metabolism, lowering cholesterol, decreasing cardiovascular disease, wound healing, blepharospasm (abnormal, involuntary blinking or spasm of the eyelids), and for promoting digestion and bowel health. However, the supporting science to back these claims is very weak or non-existent. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, at present there is insufficient scientific evidence to recommend spirulina supplementation for any human condition, and more research is needed to clarify its benefits, if any. For weight loss products and services information go to our profile page: http://www.sharecare.com/group/dotfit

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