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6 of 8 | Spirulina
How it Works
"A food to feed humanity," is how Bauman describes this single-cell algae. It is mostly vegetable protein and is packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Cautions
May cause dizziness and a cleansing effect for novices at dosages greater than 1 tsp at a time, says Bauman. Build up dosage gradually. Forms
Spirulina powder can be added to greens, seaweed, juices, applesauce, or yogurt, says Bauman. Tablets are also available. Dosage
For maintenance: 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp per day. When you need a boost: 1 tsp to 1 T daily.