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Complera and Spirulina and Chlorella

Oct 23, 2013

I'm wondering if it is okay to take 3-6 grams of spirulina and 6-12 grams of Chlorella while taking Complera? Is it okay to take them close to my normal dosing time, or should I take further apart, and, if so, how far apart? I was an avid "juicer", but it is becoming too difficult to maintain it and I'm look for safe alternatives which also offer higher micronutrient levels.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

I don't believe that there are any significant drug-drug interactions between your HIV medications and your supplements. That said, I'm a serious doubter of the claims of benefits of much of the so-called alternative medicine industry. For a thoughtful review by a well-respected physician author, take a look at "Do You Believe in Magic" by Dr. Paul Offit.


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