I´m new to this and wondering if anyone of you is taking an algae suppelment in addition to your new vegan/superhero diet.. I read a lot about the benefits of spirulina and chlorella but am concerned about the high vitamin A dosis that commes with the extra minerals etc.. after all, most of us get plenty of it via veggies and fruit! any experiences or recommendations?
I have taken Chlorella and Spirulina for a number of years now. As long as you aren't too high doses you will be fine. It is beta-carotene which is found in Chlorella etc which is a precursor to vitamin A. It is not the same as taking high doses of synthetic vitamin A supplements.
Saying that still doesn't mean you should go overboard with the Chlorella or Spirulina either.
I've been taking chlorella for a few months now, and I think it's fine for the same reason as stated above. I also take a vegan multivitamin which also contains 100% daily value of B12 (unlike Nature's Bounty which has 41,667% DV).
ah OK, I didn´t get the difference between vitamin A and its precursor! thanks! did you have any special problems you chose the supplements for? and what kind of change did you register in your wellbeing? I was especially hoping for some extra energy!
The main reason i added Chlorella to my diet was because i used to have heavy metal toxicity which was a large cause of many of my health problems.
Also because i don't tend to use synthetic multi-vitamins/mineral supplements, i try to use wholefood natural nutrient sources whenever possible. So instead of a multi-vitamin i blend up a few green powders such as chlorella, spirulina, wheatgrass, nettle leaf, some amla for vitamin C, seaweed/kelp powders for iodine and minerals.
I regularly weight lift/bodybuild so i need to make sure i get adequate and slightly higher than normal levels of some nutrients. In particular both chlorella and spirulina are great sources of protein(amino acids) by weight.
Low energy can be caused by multiple different issues, chlorella and spirulina will supply the nutrients the body needs though.