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Chlorella / Spirulina Reaction anybody ?

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I have been taking 2 tablets of Chlorella and 2 of Spirulina a day. I have had really sore muscles and bones to the point that even my intestines were aching. I can only assume that it must be the chlorella and spirulina. I stopped it on Sunday and the muscle pains and aches seem to have improved about 80% anybody else get this type of reaction from these supplements - i know it is supposed to cause a detox but this was ridiculous. Thanks
 

Hanna

Senior Member
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Location
Jerusalem, Israel
I tried chlorella two months ago and had a bad reaction to it. First day, took 2 without major problem. But on day 2 I felt completelely exhausted and poisoned with just six units. As I am very food and chemical sensitive I prefered to stop the experiment before getting once more to the hospital.
 

maryb

iherb code TAK122
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UK
I don't think side effects like these are de-tox its more like the body reacting violently to something it doesn't want in the body, its only now I realise there is a vast difference. All of us take a massive amount of supplements in our search to get better, think you have to really listen to your body and try to understand what any reaction means.
 
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Location
Brisbane
Maybe if you decide to try it again just try one at a time? Had no severe reaction taking both at the same time myself.
 

Athene

ihateticks.me
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Italy
I had the same reaction to chlorella, just like Hanna I felt exhausted and poisoned. And like maryb, it definitely felt like something my body didn't want it in, NOT a detox in progress. I persisted for far too long, stupidly, and ended up for a week so weak I was effectively paralysed.
I did a lot of internet research after this and found one website claiming about one third of people who try chlorella get this adverse reaction to it. I don't know how reliable that statistic was.
 

L'engle

moogle
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Canada
I haven't tried chlorella but I do take spirulina. I haven't noticed any dramatically bad reaction to it. Maybe it's an easier option on its own, than with chlorella?
 

chilove

Senior Member
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I don't tolerate spirulina very well. It gives me the same symptoms that I get when eat any high protein food though.. I thought it was the higher protein levels in it in my case. I've never tried chlorella.