Last update Aug. 5, 2017
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 team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Española de Bancos de Leche Humana of Spain
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