Chlorella is recommended for anyone with health problems that diminish physical strength or mental wellbeing. It is a natural supplement that acts on the immune system of an ill person to deliver powerful effects.
Thanks to previous studies of cells in mice, we have known for several years that Chlorella can have positive effects on the immune systems of animals. But in a more recent study completed at the University of Seoul in South Korea, Jung Hyun Kwak (2012) and his team of researchers measured the effects of Chlorella on the human immune system.
This double-blind study compared a placebo group to a group of healthy adults who took 5 grams of Chlorella tablets daily for eight weeks. Results indicated that the patients who took Chlorella showed a significant increase in the number of cells involved with the immune system, such as NK lymphocytes, interferon-gamma, interleukin-12, interleukin-1 beta, and TH1 lymphocytes.
This study thus demonstrated that Chlorella can effectively stimulate activity in the immune system.
Due to its ability to stimulate the body’s natural defenses, Chlorella can help combat viruses, bacteria, and tumors.
Research* has shown that Chlorella may also be able to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy without interfering with the effects of the treatment.
Chlorella is effective in treating illnesses because it is rich in nutrients and contains essential elements such as vitamins and minerals. Its antioxidants offer many benefits, too, thanks to their analgesic and healing properties.
Furthermore, fatty acids and antioxidants work together to give Chlorella hypolipidemic and hypoglycemic properties. Because of these properties, Chlorella can act as a natural supplement to treatments that fight hypertension and cholesterol.
In fact, a daily dose of Chlorella can be used to support medical treatments and help improve the body’s reactions to them.
For instance, Chlorella can help minimize the often-inevitable side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, including mucositis (oral lesions). In addition to reducing side effects, Chlorella can promote a quicker recovery from these treatments by assisting in the production of blood cells.
Other ways Chlorella can help treat illnesses include diminishing the symptoms of gastric problems and alleviating skin problems such as psoriasis and eczema.
Studies have even revealed the possibility of using microalgae to fight type 2 diabetes.
(*) : Konishi, F., Mitsuyama, M., Okuda, M., Tanaka, K., Hasegawa, T., Nomoto, K.: Protective effect of an acidic glycoprotein obtained from culture of Chlorella vulgaris against myelosuppression by 5-fluorouracil; Cancer Immunol. Immunother. 1996, 42, 268