Last update: Aug. 5, 2017
Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
Read the Comment.
A shred-like cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that has been cultivated in Mexico and Africa for centuries, and, is commonly used as food for humans and cattle. It is rich in protein, essential fatty acids, carotenoids, mucilage, mineral salts (Iron) and vitamins (A,B,E).
At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found.
It is an expensive dietary supplemental product with no evidence on the efficacy for those alleged health benefit attributed by manufacturers.
As a measure of safety, it would be recommended the use of products that are free of heavy metal contamination and other type of toxin-containing algae)
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.
Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Pro Lactancia Materna (APROLAM) from Mexico
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM