Chlorella is a microscopic organism and a vegetarian protein source that surpasses meat, fish and eggs. It contains huge amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, iron, copper, zinc and a large percentage of chlorophyll.
Chlorella has been here a very long time
Chlorella has been used for many centuries for detoxification and removes environmental pollutants and heavy metals. It contains 8 amino acids, the “building blocks” of protein and enzymes such as pepsin.
Nutrients found in Chlorella:
- 58% protein which is needed to support organs such as the heart, lungs, brain, liver, kidney and sex organs.
- The Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) which boosts the immune system, may help reverse the effects of cancers, may assist in the treatment of brain disorders and may repair nerve tissue.
- Essential fatty acids (healthy fat) which the body needs to maintain the heart, nervous system and brain. It may assist in reducing bad cholesterol.
- Loaded with minerals. In fact, one ounce of Chlorella has more calcium than the same amount of milk! Because of this, it can help build strong bones while assisting in the reversal of mineral deficiencies.
- Anti-cancer properties – It is known to increase the production of interferon. Interferon is a protein that is made and released by lymphocytes. It causes the body to react if viruses, bacteria, parasites or tumor cells are present.
- All the Vitamin Bs, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E that are vital to the immune system, and increase resistance to colds and even the flu.
- Pepsin, chlorophyllase and digestive enzymes. These are important for digestion and elimination. Chlorella can be effective for bad breath and foul smelling stools. Some have claimed that it assists with the relief of constipation because it promotes healthy bacteria.
In Japan, researchers have found that Chlorella may reduce the percentage of body fat and blood glucose levels. This is highly beneficial to those with Type 2 Diabetes and those who are fighting obesity, cancer or heart disease. They also claim that Chlorella stimulates the growth of probiotic (good bacteria) in the gastrointestinal tract which can assist in the treatment of ulcers, diverticulosis, colitis and Chrohn’s disease.
Some cancer patients use Chlorella during radiation treatments because of the abundant amount of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll may be beneficial in protecting the body from damage caused by ultraviolet radiation.