Spirulina Side Effects
As healthy as spirulina can be for most people, there are some people who should just not take it, because it could cause serious health issues. People who suffer from hyperparathyroidism, people with an allergy to seaweed or seafood, and anyone who is experiencing a high fever should not use this supplement.
People with Hyperparathyroidism
Hyperparathyroidism is a condition where the body produces too much of the parathyroid hormone in the bloodstream, caused by having too much calcium and phosperous in the blood. As spirulina may raise the amount of calcium and vitamin D in your system, you need to be careful when taking this supplement.
People with Allergies to Seaweed or Seafood
Anyone who has an allergy to seafood or seaweed should proceed with caution when using spirulina, as it is possible it can induce an allergic reaction.
People Experiencing a High Fever
If you are experiencing a high fever, you should avoid using spirulina until the fever is broken. This is because spirulina is likely to increase your body temperature as the body needs to burn off the excess protein, and if it is already high, you could get yourself into serious trouble.
Taking around 50 grams of spirulina a day is considered safe, and should not have any adverse side effects, however, we are not doctors. We recommend you speak to a medical professional before using this supplement to treat any medical condition.