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Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or as it is commonly known, Lou Gehrig’s disease are all progressive neurodegenerative diseases affecting motor neurons.

Understanding MND, ALS, and their Connection:

Many know this disease as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig’s disease, but it’s also referred to as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in certain regions. Regardless of the name, it signifies the same progressive neurodegenerative condition.

Cyanobacteria and the Potential ALS Link:

Research, including one led by a University of Miami neurology professor, suggests a potential link between cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, and ALS. The concern lies with a specific toxin produced by these organisms called beta-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA).

While more research is needed, BMAA is theorized to be an environmental risk factor for some individuals developing ALS.

Protecting Your Future: Uncovering the Link Between Algal Toxins and Neurodegenerative Diseases