I’d also recommend staying away from the tiny dark green leafies blue-green algae and spirulina this story starts in Guam where the gemoro people were eating perhaps the world’s cutest bat the flying fox that was a mistake since it turns out the flying foxes favorite fruit is from this funky-looking tree whose watery roots concentrated toxin produced by some rare algae the result was that the Chamorro started dying of something called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis parkinsonism dementia basically a combination of Parkinson’s Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease and we used to think neurotoxins were limited to rare exotic algae but now we know otherwise we now know that almost all blue-green algae can produce neurotoxins like BMAA turns out the only two places one may be likely to find BMAA is in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and at the local natural food store in the form of blue-green algae so until we know more I recommend leaving that particular product out of your cart and this spirulina the other ponds come well it’s good for our blood pressure and our cholesterol and it seems to work wonders against seasonal allergies but spirulina may dissolve our muscles from the inside out it’s always better when our food doesn’t kill us.