[quote="daisy"][quote="_Andreas_"]I've just bought a big load of Spirulina quite cheaply, but was wondering if I might be getting too much iron if I take it.
The recommended dose of spirulina gives me 100% RDA of iron, but I currently also take a multi vit which contains 100% RDA again. I also eat a lot of blackstrap molasses for calcium + leafy greens so get plenty.
If I take the spirulina am I going to be getting way too much iron? When I've finished this multi vit I will get a different one which only has the few essentials like B12, because I dont need the rest and heard bad stuff about pre formed vitamin A.
Should I take it or wait till the multi vit runs out?
i would recommend anyone not to take spirulina. the was just recently a german book published about B12 and spirulina activly lowers your b12 levels. spirulina contains more B12-analogues then real active B12 and inhibits your b12-absorption as it is blocking your receptors. so with spirulina you lower you b12 levels quicker than without any supp.
so i would recommend to stop it and take some supp with b12.
that is also official opinion of vegan society austria and vegan society england.
I just stopped using spirulina for this reason. Figured it out for myself since I know about the analogues. Have a pretty severe depression right now, I hope this helps...