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What are the side effects of chlorella?

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Allergic reactions have been reported in some people. These rinclude severe breathing problems and a life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.

There isn't enough research to know if chlorella is safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It may make it harder for warfarin and other blood-thinning drugs to work.

Some chlorella supplements may contain iodine, so people with thyroid conditions may want to avoid them.

  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Gas
  • Green-colored stools
  • Nausea
  • Stomach cramps

From: Chlorella WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society web site: "Chlorella."

Shimada, M. , June 1, 2009; vol. 31: pp 342-354. Clinical and Experimental Hypertension

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database monograph: "Chlorella."

Kwak, J.H. , July 31, 2012; vol 11: p 53. Nutrition Journal

Natural Standard web site.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 11, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society web site: "Chlorella."

Shimada, M. , June 1, 2009; vol. 31: pp 342-354. Clinical and Experimental Hypertension

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database monograph: "Chlorella."

Kwak, J.H. , July 31, 2012; vol 11: p 53. Nutrition Journal

Natural Standard web site.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 11, 2017

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