||Spirulina Turpin Ex Gomont, 1893
||Spirulina platensis, platensis
||Folk uses include weight loss, dietary protien, and gynecological disorders (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=923&brand_id=, accessed 4/28/04).
|Formulations used by Informants
||Commercially prepared cold infusion (Natures Sunshine Green Zone Powder).
||Protein, B vitamins, phenylalanine, iron, and other minerals (NMCD accessed 4/28/04).
|Potential Adverse Effects
||No clinical adverse effects were noted except when Spirulina was contaminated with toxic blue green algae Microcystis aeruginosa (NMCD accessed 4/27/04).
|Potential Medication Interactions
||No clinical medical interactions were found.