Chlorella is one of nature’s true superfoods. An estimated 5 million Japanese use this supplement on a daily basis. It’s a tiny, unicellular, green algae which has the highest chlorophyll level per ounce of any plant. Chlorophyll has a close association with “Qi”, or life energy and has a close connection to cancer prevention.
Chlorella has powerful nutrition and provides craving control, helps to normalize blood sugar, has superb detoxifying qualities, increases the body’s alkaline reserve, helps to control overgrowth of candida, defends the body against cancer and strengthens the immune system in general, stimulates production of red blood cells.
Powerful Nutrition and Control of Cravings
Chlorella is nutritious. It contains 58-60% protein – having twice as much protein as chicken. It also contains enzymes, carbohydrates, and rare trace minerals. Here is a more detailed list of its nutritious content:
*all of the essential amino acids of protein, nucleic acid, fibers, vitamins, and minerals.
*Vitamin C, Beta-carotene, B1, B2, B6, B12, niacin, panothentic acid, folic acid, biotin, choline, inositol, PABA, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K
*phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, calcium, manganese, copper, zinc, iodine, and cobalt
*lipoic acid, and important microbial growth factor.
Because it has a strong cell wall, it requires processing to make the nutrition available. The most nutritionally effective chlorella is termed “broken-cell”. Chlorella can provide nutrients that were missing in the body (such as magnesium), and thus it deals with the underlying cause of uncontrolled cravings. When the body has the nutrition it needs, the appetite often stabilizes.
Normalization of Blood sugar
Chlorella normalizes blood sugar. This is especially important now that we have a nationwide epidemic of diabetes and hypoglycemia. Two of the regulators of the blood sugar handling system are the liver and the pancreas, and chlorella acts on each of those organs to balance them. The combination of the protein with the carbohydrates prevents a spike in insulin secretion and has a hand in controlling cravings. The B vitamins that chlorella contains support the adrenal glands, which also have a hand in blood sugar control, through secretions of hormones.
Body Detoxification and Improvement of Elimination
Chlorophyll, which is the highest in chlorella, and also in your greens, is one of the greatest things you can do to clean your eliminatory system, which includes the colon, the liver, the kidneys, and the skin. The Japanese focus on chlorella because of its detoxifying ability. A cleaner liver will result in better blood sugar control, which will in turn result in better health throughout the whole body. Chlorella contains enzymes which assist digestion: chlorophyllase and pepsin and also stimulates an underactive bowel. Chlorella also can be your breath freshener and remove bad breath. This is directly due to its high chlorophyll content. Because of its detoxifying powers, it can help combat skin problems and enhance your beauty. Chlorella binds with heavy metals, synthetics, and general products of the pollution of this day and age so that they can be pulled out of the blood stream.
Increase of Body Alkalinity
The body must have balanced acid and alkaline to be healthy, and many of us are out of balance due to stress, processed food, fast food, lack of sleep, imbalanced diet with too few vitamins and minerals, drinking pop, eating candy, and lack of exercise. Chlorella is highly alkaline and serves to build up the alkaline mineral reserve.
Alkalinity is especially crucial for thyroid health (because iodine is higher up on the atomic scale, it is prevented from absorption if alkalinity is low. Check this site for the info related with that statement: http://biomedx.com/microscopes/rrintro/rr4.html. Because of its alkalinity, chlorella also helps in prevention of osteoporosis (when you are deficient, calcium is stolen from the bones to keep your heart and other crucial functions going), and for cancer prevention (cancer cells love acidic environments). Being too acid is a cause of most every degenerative disease, some claim. Both the alkalinity and the iodine from the chlorella support the thyroid. The alkalinity of chlorella can counteract many degenerative conditions.
Control of Candida Overgrowth
Because chlorella supports and enhances the immune system, balances blood sugar, and strengthens the body’s alkaline balance, it can be an effective tool against candida overgrowth, which is one of the contributing factors behind Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. It restores a natural balance in the bacteria of the intestine and helps to repopulate it with the beneficial bacteria, which can have a hand in healing candida overgrowth.
Defends Against Cancer and Strengthens the Immune System
Chlorella has anti-tumor properties. It defends against cancer by raising blood levels of the protein albumin. Low blood levels of albumin are linked to cancer and heart disease. Chlorella fights tumor growth and stimulates the growth and action of white blood cells for killing cancer and any other invaders. It also stimulates the production of interferon, which is one of our body’s best defenses against cancer. Chlorella can raise resistance to infections so that either you don’t get sick or that when you do, you are not sick as long. It cleans the blood of toxins, which is a requirement for having a strong defense system.
Stimulates Production of Red Blood Cells
Chlorella is effective against anemia. It stimulates production of red blood cells, which nourish the body organs and the brain. Chlorella is called a brain food for this reason. The red blood cells nourish the organs and the glandular system with nutrients and oxygen, and the glands produce hormones that affect every body function.
Chlorella is a powerful anti-aging nutritional supplement with a potential to do many great things for health (no concrete claims here — your body interprets incoming nutrition and supplements differently than that of the next person). If there were one drug that did everything — provided nutrition, could normalize blood sugar, detoxified your body, could prevent cancer and osteoporosis, could heal anemia, and had no negative side effect, how much would that be worth? You don’t yet hear about chlorella on television along with all the drug prescriptions that are being promoted. Hmmm, wonder why??
Won’t you try chlorella today, and see what it does for you? Some informational links are below, and you may google it for additional information.
DISCLAIMER: The information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice or attention of health care professionals, who should be consulted before making changes to your diet or supplement program, for diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries and for medication advice. Also, up to 30% of the population may have an intolerance to chlorella, which is manifested by nausea and burping. If this is the case, it may be due to a cellulase insufficiency (the enzyme that digests cellulose). Adding a digestive supplement with cellulase in it may help digest the chlorella.