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With Phytonutrients

Spirulina is a blue-green microalgae that is a natural source of essential phytonutrients, protein and amino acids.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

As a dietary supplement, take one to three capsules one half hour before each meal.

Serving Size 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container 100
Amount Per Serving % DV
Spirulina Powder (Spirulina platensis) 500.00 mg 0%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate

No Sugar, No Starch, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors, Sodium Free, No Wheat, No Gluten, No Corn, No Soy, No Dairy, Yeast Free.

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.

Warning: Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Distributed by: General Nutrition Corporation Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Health Notes

Blue-Green Algae

Blue-Green Algae
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Obesity
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Blue-green algae, or spirulina, is a rich source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. It has been promoted as a weight-loss aid, but this claim has not been proven by research. (more)
Obesity
Dose: Refer to label instructionsBlue-green algae, or spirulina, is a rich source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. In one double-blind trial, overweight people who took 2.8 grams of spirulina three times per day for four weeks experienced only small and statistically nonsignificant weight loss.1 Thus, although spirulina has been promoted as a weight-loss aid, the scientific evidence supporting its use for this purpose is weak.
References

1. Becher EW, Jakober B, Luft D, et al. Clinical and biochemical evaluations of the alga spirulina with regard to its application in the treatment of obesity. A double-blind cross-over study. Nutr Rep Intl 1986;33:565-73.

Blue-green algae, of which spirulina is a well-known example, is a group of 1,500 species of microscopic aquatic plants. The two most common species used for human consumption are Spirulina maxima and Spirulina platensis. Spirulina is particularly rich in protein and also contains carotenoids, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids.1

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2016.

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Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (12)
  • Easy to swallow (7)
  • Easy on stomach (6)
  • Simple to take (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (13)
    • Women (7)
    • Men (3)
    • Older people (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • First time user (7), Budget shopper (4), Health conscious (4)
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    5.0

    GNC Superfoods Spirulina

    By synthia51

    from Palm Harbor, FL

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    Pros

    • Easy on Stomach
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Simple To Take

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about GNC NATURAL BRAND GNC SuperFoods Spirulina:

      Better than making the juice powder.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By romeo7543

      from new castle, DE

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      Comments about GNC NATURAL BRAND GNC SuperFoods Spirulina:

      pretty good stuff overall.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      good

      By 1173622004

      from syracuse, NY

      About Me First Time User

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      Pros

      • Easy To Swallow
      • Simple To Take

      Cons

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        • Daily Use
        • Women

        Comments about GNC NATURAL BRAND GNC SuperFoods Spirulina:

        very good

        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        5 starts recommand

        By georgegoo

        from Shanghai, China

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        Pros

        • Easy on Stomach
        • Easy To Swallow
        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Older People

          Comments about GNC NATURAL BRAND GNC SuperFoods Spirulina:

          My colleague and I ate together, we're all feel good. 5starts recommend.

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          feel effective

          By buildingwork

          from New York, NY

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          Pros

          • Effective

          Cons

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            • Daily Use

            Comments about GNC NATURAL BRAND GNC SuperFoods Spirulina:

            I use it every morning before breakfirst. It makes me feel good the whole day.

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            "I would buy this product again and agai

            By ludmilap

            from Mt.Holly, NJ

            About Me First Time User

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            Pros

            • Effective
            • My Daughter Likes

            Cons

            • Complicated To Take

            Best Uses

            • Women

            Comments about GNC NATURAL BRAND GNC SuperFoods Spirulina:

            I buy this vitamins for my daughter and sent to Ukraine. She needs

            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good

            By linxin2003

            from Shreveport LA

            About Me First Time User

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            Pros

            • Easy To Swallow

            Cons

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              • Women

              Comments about GNC NATURAL BRAND GNC SuperFoods Spirulina:

              Good for body, I love it!

              (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Good!!

              By hujisoo

              from Minnesota

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              Pros

              • Simple To Take

              Cons

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                • Men
                • Older People
                • Supplement A Meal
                • Women

                Comments about GNC NATURAL BRAND GNC SuperFoods Spirulina:

                This is very good item for everybody!

                (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By wujiaov

                from columnbia,mo

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                Comments about GNC NATURAL BRAND GNC SuperFoods Spirulina:

                great

                (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good products

                By sunfajun

                from Tallahassee

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                Pros

                • Easy on Stomach
                • Easy To Swallow
                • Effective
                • Good

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                  • Daily Use

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                  I buy this products for my friends and they really love it

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