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Which are good and which are bad: Blue Green Algae, Chlorella, Spirulina, and Pond Scum. Generally, they are all good. However, there are a few Cyanobacteria species that are sometimes classified as algae that are not good for you as illustrated below.
Do you consider Algae healthy to consume?… James Sloane: Yes.
Abstract. Microalgae have been widely used as novel sources of bioactive substances. Along with this trend, the possibility of replacing synthetic preservatives with natural ones is receiving much attention. In general, microalgae are rich in various phytochemicals like carotenoids, phycocayanine, phenolics, amino acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and sulphated polysaccharides. These compounds are providing excellent various biological actions including, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral, antitumoral, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy effects.
Chlorella is an algae…..has some really great properties.
As a medicine, chlorella is used for preventing cancer, reducing radiation treatment side effects, stimulating the immune system, improving response to flu vaccine, increasing white blood cell counts, especially in people with HIV infection or cancer, preventing colds, protecting the body against toxic metals such as lead and mercury, and slowing the aging process. Chlorella is also used to increase “good” bacteria in the intestine in order to improve digestion; and to help treat ulcers, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and diverticulosis…..
Spirulina is not an algae…Spirulina, I do like …it is a Cyanobacteria
Abstract. Spirulina or Arthrospira is a blue-green alga that became famous after it was successfully used by NASA as a dietary supplement for astronauts on space missions. It has the ability to modulate immune functions and exhibits anti-inflammatory properties by inhibiting the release of histamine by mast cells. Multiple studies investigating the efficacy and the potential clinical applications of Spirulina in treating several diseases have been performed and a few randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews suggest that this alga may improve several symptoms and may even have anticancer, antiviral and antiallergic effects…
Some algae are not actually algae but cyanobacterias and some are not good for you
Microcystins are toxins produced by a number of cyanobacteria species, including members of Microcystis , Anabaena, Nodularia, Nostoc, Oscillatoria,
Fischerella, Planktothrix and Gloeotrichia . Approximately 100 microcystin congeners exist, which vary based on amino acid composition. Microcystin-LR is one of the most potent congeners and the majority of toxicological data on the effects of microcystins are available for this congener.
What about pond scum. Is it good for you? ….is a Blue Green Algae known as Cyanobacteria
Abstract. Blue-green algae, BGA, contain various bioactive components, such as phycocyanin, carotenoids, y-linolenic acid, fibers, and plant sterols, which can promote optimal health in humans. Studies have demonstrated that several BGA species or their active components have plasma total cholesterol and triglyceride-lowering properties due to their modulation of intestinal cholesterol absorption and hepatic lipogenic gene expression…