ALGIN

ALGIN
Algin is a natural polysaccharide derived from sea algae. It is used in the food industry as a thickening and stabilizing agent. It also has potential health benefits including promoting gut health and aiding in weight loss.
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Uses & Effectiveness

Overview

Algin is a type of carbohydrate found in brown seaweeds. It is also made by some bacteria. Algin is used as a food additive. It is also used to make certain health products such as tablets, lozenges, and peel-off facial masks. Algin is also as a medicine.

People use algin to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and to reduce the amount of heavy chemicals that are taken up by the body, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Alginate is a compound found in brown seaweed and is used in the food industry as a thickening agent. It can also help remove heavy metals from the body and has been studied for its potential anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Algin is LIKELY SAFE when used in food amounts. The safety of larger medicinal amounts is unknown.

Interactions

    Minor Interaction

    Be watchful with this combination

  • Medications taken by mouth (Oral drugs) interacts with ALGIN

    Algin can form a thick gel. Algin can stick to medications in the stomach and intestines. Taking algin at the same time as medications that you take by mouth can affect how much medication your body absorbs. To prevent this interaction, take algin 30-60 minutes after medications you take by mouth.

Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: Algin is LIKELY SAFE when used in food amounts. The safety of larger medicinal amounts is unknown. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if algin is safe to use in medicinal amounts when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of algin depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for algin. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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