- What other names is Algin known by?
- What is Algin?
- How does Algin work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Algin.
Algin is used to lower cholesterol levels and to reduce the amount of heavy chemicals including strontium, barium, tin, cadmium, manganese, zinc, and mercury that are taken up by the body. Algin is also used for the prevention and treatment of high blood pressure.
In foods, algin is used in candy, gelatins, puddings, condiments, relishes, processed vegetables, fish products, and imitation dairy products.
In manufacturing, algin is used as a binding agent in tablets, as a binding and soothing agent in throat lozenges, and as a film in peel-off facial masks.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Lowering cholesterol.
- Lowering blood pressure.
- Decreasing the amount of the certain heavy chemicals taken up (absorption) by the body. These chemicals include strontium, barium, tin, cadmium, manganese, and zinc.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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