Is Spirulina safe for children?

Is Spirulina safe for children?

Is Spirulina safe for children? 

Spirulina is a 100% natural concentrated whole food, safe for children of any age, respecting dosage unless your child suffers from a medical condition in which case you must consult its intake with your GP.

Use only the best organic Spirulina you can find, especially for younger children, which organism is more delicate than grown-ups.

Like any supplement or concentrated food, Spirulina should always be administered under the supervision of an adult (and kept out of the reach from children) as extremely high doses of Spirulina could result in unwanted reactions due to iron and beta-carotene excess.

As it is packed with concentrated nutrients, children & teens can benefit from it as much as anyone during their growth spurts that require extra nutrients.

Spirulina has been recommended by the World Health Organization to fight malnutrition effectively in developing countries since the early 90s.

“For WHO, Spirulina represents an interesting food for multiple reasons, rich in iron and protein, and is able to be administered to children without any risk. We at WHO consider it a very suitable food” 

United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland June 8th, 1993 

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has also confirmed that Spirulina represents an interesting food for multiple reasons, and can be administered to children without any risk. Other proposed uses of Spirulina are for cancer prevention, fibromyalgia, hay fever, herpes infection, high cholesterol, hives, HIV infection, liver protection, and obesity.

http://iimsam.org/en/iimsam-spirulina-resource-centre/

As with most superfoods and supplements, the general rule for normally growing children is between a third and a half of a normal adult dose. From 10 years up, if they are nutrient deficient, they can take amounts closer to the adult dose. Teenagers can take amounts closer to the adult range.

It is good to be aware of any surprising reactions that may occur: over-detoxification sometimes accompanied by diarrhea and/or headache, sleeplessness (Spirulina is better taken earlier in the day for the extra boost of energy), beta-carotene saturation (not dangerous at all, just watch for yellowing skin – too much carrot juice can have the same effect) and itchiness.

In practice, many thousands of people of all ages (even some infants) take Spirulina to great advantage, with no negative side-effects. The highest quality Spirulina is a wholesome food which has not been adulterated and which growth under pristine conditions is submitted to careful monitoring, making it a very safe food.

The information provided on our website about Spirulina is for informational and educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any condition and is not a substitute for the advice provided by physicians or other medical professionals.

Content writer: Béatrice Beshara – Missbauer