Chlorella contains a growth factor (CGF) that facilitates the production and regeneration of the body’s tissues, making it a valuable supplement for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Additionally, Chlorella acts as a powerful detoxifying agent, it is therefore very important to select a high quality chlorella that has not been in contact with pollutants, such as organic chlorella, grown in glass tubes.
Chemical pollutants in the environment such as dioxins and PCBs accumulate in our bodies over time and can eventually cause a variety of health complications. These same pollutants cross the placental barrier and appear in breast milk in high concentrations. Chlorella can help a mother rid her body of these toxins, improving both her own health and the health of her child.
Pregnant and breast-feeding women should maintain a balanced diet that is rich in fiber and chlorophyll as well as a healthy lifestyle. Adding Chlorella to your daily health routine as soon as possible during your pregnancy is highly recommended.
Chlorella also contains potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and selenium, all of which are indispensable to cell metabolism. Whether making up for a dietary deficiency or supplying additional nutrients, these minerals improve the production and strength of tissues, bones, teeth, nails, and hair. They are therefore important nutrients for a woman who is pregnant or nursing.
Studies have been conducted in Japan* to identify effective methods of reducing the accumulation of dioxins and PCBs in the body, particularly in pregnant women and nursing mothers. Among the many methods tested, the introduction of products rich in fiber and chlorophyll into a person’s diet proved to be effective.
One study showed that a daily dose of 6 grams of Chlorella during pregnancy can reduce the concentration of dioxins in breast milk by around 30%. Additionally, a significant increase in the concentration of immunoglobin A (IgA) in the breast milk was found. Chlorella can therefore have a doubly beneficial effect for women who are pregnant and then begin breastfeeding: it will reduce their children’s exposure to dioxins as well as help protect them from infections.
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* “Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) supplementation decreases dioxin and increases immunoglobulin a concentrations in breast milk.” J Med Food. 2007 Mar;10(1):134-42. Nakano S, Takekoshi H, Nakano M.
“Maternal-fetal distribution and transfer of dioxins in pregnant women in Japan, and attempts to reduce maternal transfer with Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) supplements.” Chemosphere. 2005 Dec;61(9):1244-55. Epub 2005 Jun 27. Nakano S, Noguchi T, Takekoshi H, Suzuki G, Nakano M.
“Reduction of Dioxins and polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Human Body.” Fukuoka Acta Med. 98(4): 106-113, 2007 Yoji Mochida, Hideki Fukata, Yoshiharu Matsuno and Chisato Mori.