The term toxin usually refers to a substance that is highly poisonous to other living organisms, and that comes from a protein or conjugated protein produced by plants, animals, fungi, and pathogenic bacteria.36'37
At least 12 different species of Cyanobacteria have been shown to produce different toxins38 affecting the nervous, hepatic, and dermatologic systems, although the mechanism of action is still unknown.39 Some Spirulina samples have been tested for aflatoxin, ochratoxin A, sterigmatocystin, citrinin, patulin, penicillin acid, zear-alenone, diacetoxyscirpenol, and thrichothecene. None of these compounds could be detected in the alga, as can be seen in different animal experiments conducted so far, where no toxicity was found.40
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