Chlorella is recognized as one of the most effective detoxifying agents. It is able to eliminate from the body a variety of toxics, including heavy metals such as MERCURY, LEAD, CADMIUM, dioxins, andchlorinated aromatic compounds such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). To date, chlorella remains the most efficient natural means of eliminating such toxics from the organism.
Because of the complex structure of its cellulosic membrane, chlorella has the ability to chelate heavy metals, dioxins and PCBs. This is enhanced by chlorella’s high concentrations of chlorophyll and other small molecular components, such as glycoproteins. Toxics present in the body are thus fixated by chlorella’s fibers, remaining unabsorbed until they are evacuated through the feces.
There is considerable evidence to suggest that the presence in the body of heavy metals such as mercury, lead and cadmium, as well as aluminum and chlorinated aromatic compounds like PCBs, can cause severe health disturbances or be contributory to a number of diseases and conditions. Clinical studies have indeed shown that chronic exposure to heavy metals may cause a variety of diseases, ranging from renal disorders and carcinomas, to neurodegeneration and retarded development. Diseases and health disorders related to heavy metal or PCBs toxicity specifically include:
•Multiple sclerosis plaques
Heavy metals are everywhere. They are normally expelled into the atmosphere by forest fires or volcanic eruptions. However, it is human activity and human demand for heavy metals that, for a long time now, has been mostly responsible for the rising levels of heavy metals in the environment. Heavy metals are introduced in the atmosphere and the hydrosphere (Earth’s waters) as byproducts of the vast consumption of fossil fuels by industry and transport.
Depending on the quality of the environment and the level of ambient pollution, heavy metals may be found in varying degrees of concentration in our drinking water and some of the foods we eat (fish, meat, or produce). Liquid mercury in particular is a large component (50%) of dental amalgam (“silver” fillings). (Mercury amalgam continues to be widely used in the USA, whereas it is banned or restricted in a number of European countries, such as Norway, Sweden and Finland.)
Because the human or animal body cannot by itself break down heavy metals, it tries to expel them, but at a very slow rate. In doing so, the body first accumulates these metals in the liver, brain, bones and kidneys, and in the skin and horny tissues (like nails and hair). And because concentration of these metals tends to increase with time, we all end up suffering from some degree of toxicity.
It is therefore imperative to protect ourselves against the health risks posed by these toxic pollutants, particularly when such risks are aggravated by problems and disorders normally associated with the aging process.
Yet, as year after year the body becomes increasingly sensitive, it is inexorably affected by these ever-present toxics and heavy metals. This seems unavoidable, as mainstream medicine on the whole does little more than alleviate the effects of disease, when the real solution should be to tackle disease at its roots by helping the body rid itself of toxic substances before they can accumulate in its various organs.
Adding chlorella to a healthy diet is a simple and natural means by which to eliminate the many toxic substances that pollute our bodies.
Chlorella is known for its many natural components and its incredible health benefits. Today, it is primarily used as a dietary supplement for anyone looking to improve their health. The properties of Chlorella have been documented in more than 2,000 studies in scientific publications around the world.
These studies have shown that Chlorella acts on the immune system to stimulate our natural defenses. Both preclinical and clinical trials have reported that extracts of Chlorella, whether taken orally or injected, present a variety of health benefits, including the ability to stimulate the immune system. Thus, Chlorella is able to strengthen our resistance against a wide range of environmental factors and health conditions, even those associated with old age.
Many people have experienced significant improvement in the quality of their health after just three months of taking Chlorella. They have noticed fewer symptoms related to labial herpes (cold sores), canker sores, and Candida albicans, and they have seen improvements in cases of psoriasis and eczema, to name just a few cases.
The growth factor contained in Chlorella (known as CGF) aids in the growth and development of children and adolescents. It helps produce and regenerate the body’s tissues and cells.
Other components such as certain proteins, peptides, vitamins, and fatty acids also help stimulate cell development and metabolism.
All of these factors have been included in medical studies to learn more about their reparative abilities. Most notably, research has been done to identify their capacity to strengthen bones weakened by osteoporosis and to help heal diabetic wounds.
Together, the many growth factors in Chlorella work in synergy to amplify their beneficial effects.
Chlorella is a supplement that provides excellent nutritional support for anyone with an unbalanced diet. Thanks to its nutritional properties and biological structure, a daily dose of Chlorella can help prevent almost any dietary deficiency.
The daily recommended dose of Chlorella for the average adult is 3 grams. Of course, this dosage alone is not enough to ensure complete nutrition. Chlorella cannot replace a well-balanced daily diet. It can, however, supplement healthy eating habits to prevent nutritional deficiencies.
For instance, 3 grams of Chlorella contains around 2.5 mg/kg of bioabsorbable vitamin B12, which is approximately 120% of the daily recommended intake.
Because of its significant nutritional value, Chlorella can be an important supplement for people who are anemic or malnourished. It can also be beneficial for people who do not eat a lot of meat, such as vegetarians, vegans, and the elderly.
Chlorella contains many different antioxidants that can help prevent health problems resulting from old age. These antioxidants include:
•Chlorophyll, which plays an active role in detoxification
•Carotenoids such as lutein and beta-carotene, which prevent age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), protect the cardiovascular system, and prevent atherosclerosis
•Phenolic acids and ergosterol, which help fight inflammatory diseases
•Phytosterols, which help fight inflammatory diseases and aid in the resorption of cholesterol
•Cinnamic acid, which acts as an analgesic and antiseptic
•L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), which plays a role in the production of collagen and red blood cells and works as a part of the immune system
•Tocopherols and tocotrienols (natural forms of vitamin E), which are important to healthy biological membranes
Consumers of Chlorella often tell us, “I feel better since taking Chlorella. I feel a wellbeing that I cannot describe but that I appreciate very much.”
It may be difficult to describe this feeling of wellbeing, but it can perhaps be explained by the significant quantity of tryptophan in Chlorella (0.1-0.4 g/100g of dried Chlorella).
Tryptophan acts as the precursor to a number of neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters include serotonin, often called the “happiness hormone,” and melatonin.
Tryptophan is also responsible for a large number of neurological processes and interactions. For instance, it facilitates recuperation after physical exertion, it helps reduce the effects of jetlag, and it can help provide relief for women with menstrual problems.
For these reasons, tryptophan is known to help reduce stress, fight depression, ease irritability and anxiety, increase self-control, and provide a better night’s sleep. After increasing their tryptophan levels, some people have even reported feeling more serene or “Zen.”
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, meaning humans do not naturally produce it. It therefore must be obtained from a balanced diet or from dietary supplements like Chlorella.
Studies have shown that omega-3 is effective in preventing bad moods and fighting depression.
Many people know that fish are an excellent source of omega-3. But it is important to consider how the fish absorb these nutrients—by eating phytoplankton and algae like Chlorella! It should be no surprise, then, that Chlorella itself contains a significant amount of omega-3.
The combination of tryptophan and omega-3 in Chlorella could explain in part why this feeling of overall wellbeing comes from taking Chlorella regularly.