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Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria, Spirulina) is an herbal supplement that contains high amounts of protein, iron, and other minerals and is used for ADHD, PMS, stress, digestive aid, wound healing, and to improve the immune system. Side effects, drug interactions, and pregnancy safety information should be reviewed prior to taking this supplement.

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Terms related to blue green algae (Spirulina sp.)-oral:

  • Cyanobacteria
  • Spirulina