View Full Version : blue green algae and mercury
08-05-2008, 10:46 PM
I purchased some Klamath blue green algae several months ago from I company I really trust. I took it for awhile and decided to start having my kids take it.
I was browsing on the internet and saw numerous sites/articles talking about how it's all contaminated w/ mercury. I stopped taking it.
I just finished reading a book by Gabriel Cousens and in the book he also supports taking it as a supplement. Anyone know about the mercury contamination? Many thanks in advance.
08-05-2008, 10:59 PM
I know chlorella acts as a mercury magnet and removes mercury from your body. Now sure which you are talking about.
08-05-2008, 11:12 PM
I'm talking about blue green algae. It's not the same as chlorella. It stated that the blue green algae is all contaminated by mercury from the water it's in.
08-06-2008, 12:10 AM
I've read the same thing but it was on a pet site warning people to NOT use it for their pets. I wondered if there was a problem for humans also. I also read that some believe long term use of blue green algae can inhibit B12. Oddly the person that mentioned this stated that David Cousens was the one that warned about it???:confused:
Is this the same thing that's in E3 Live?
08-06-2008, 12:10 AM
I remember when this came out on the news a few years back, & heard that it ws mainly the stuff from a lake in Ontario, not necessarily ALL of it...
...sorry i don't know more...I have a friend who swears by it, though! He just makes sure not to get it for him from there...
...too bad there's not a way to test it!
08-06-2008, 01:02 AM
Klamath Blue Green Algae is supposed to come from Klamath Lake in Oregon. Hope it's not contaminated. I just finished a bottle. I read a while back that David Wolfe and Shazzie lived on blue green algae and cacao during a trip to Europe. Will have to investigate further before buying another, just in case things have changed.
08-06-2008, 08:50 AM
I've read that spirulina is contaminated...that's why I don't take it. Don't know the specifics of what you're taking though.
08-06-2008, 09:19 AM
A good quality, organic or wildcrafted brand should be fine as long as they're testing the algae like E3 Live does.
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