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How to Use Spirulina

author image Joe Lewis
Joe Lewis started writing professionally in 2010 for various websites. He holds a Master of Science in nutrition and dietetics.
How to Use Spirulina
Spirulina in a white spoon. Photo Credit: joannawnuk/iStock/Getty Images

Spirulina is a health food supplement of blue-green algae. Found in the alkaline waters of Africa and Mexico, it is rich in B-complex vitamins, vitamin E, manganese, selenium and protein. Spirulina is also rich in chlorophyll, which may increase energy and act as a blood builder. Spirulina is considered a "superfood" because of its nutrient-dense content. It is usually available in a powdered form that you can add to food or drinks, although you may find it in tablet form. Always consult your doctor before taking a new supplement.

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Step 1

Take a 3,000mg dose of spirulina each day. Although a health-care provider will need to determine the right dose for you, 3,000mg is a standard dose for general health.

Step 2

Add a dose of spirulina powder to smoothies, juices or yogurt to help conceal its slightly bitter taste.

Step 3

Take spirulina at least one hour before drinking alcohol, coffee or soft drinks. These drinks may destroy the delicate nutrients and enzymes in spirulina.

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