People use algin to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and to reduce the amount of heavy chemicals that are taken up by the body, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Lowering cholesterol.
- Lowering blood pressure.
- Decreasing the amount of the certain heavy chemicals taken up (absorbed) by the body.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Medications taken by mouth (Oral drugs) interacts with ALGIN
Algin can form a thick gel. Algin can stick to medications in the stomach and intestines. Taking algin at the same time as medications that you take by mouth can affect how much medication your body absorbs. To prevent this interaction, take algin 30-60 minutes after medications you take by mouth.
Be watchful with this combination
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