Chlorella is green algae with numerous health benefits including improved immune system and chelation of heavy metals from the blood. Chlorella is considered a perfect source of food, like spirulina, but more difficult to produce. It is cultivated in ponds of micro-algae, through a process that begins as a marine plant and finishes in green powder form or pill form.
Chlorella is a complete protein, containing all the B vitamins, vitamin E, vitamin C and minerals. Chlorella has been found to enhance the immune system, improve digestion, speed healing and detoxify the body. It also protects against radiation, helps in the prevention of degenerative illnesses, and in the treatment of Candida. It can also help to relieve arthritis. Thanks to its high nutritional value, chlorella can also aid in the success of weight loss programs.
The nutrient content of Chlorella is indeed very high. Chlorella is a powerful detoxifier of heavy metals like lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium. It can also provide body detoxifying from poisons and other pesticides. Studies show that heavy metals are found in human bodies which are implicated in a variety of diseases such as the Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, Cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease, behavioral problems and kidney dysfunction.
Chlorella contains more than 12% chlorophyll, the substance that makes plants green and photosynthesis (the process by which plants use energy from sunlight to transform carbon dioxide and water into glucose) possible. The chemical structure of chlorophyll is very similar to the heme in hemoglobin found in human blood. The only difference between the two is that chlorophyll has magnesium minerals in the center and the heme has iron at its center.
Studies in Japan focused on Chlorella and its ability to detoxify. The effects of detoxification are attributable to the chlorophyll content in chlorella in the cell walls. Chlorophyll carries oxygen which rapidly improves blood oxygenation and helps provide beneficial body detoxification. Its ability to bind as well as to remove toxic heavy metals such as mercury is very good for health.
Chlorella can be used as a colon detox. The cell wall material stimulates peristalsis, the wave like contractions of the colon and promotes growth of intestinal good bacteria. Chlorella has a fibrous outer shell that actually binds with heavy metals in the bloodstream and helps them out of tissues. Chlorella’s cleaning action on the bowel and other elimination channels, as well as its protection of the liver, helps keep blood pure. Blood that is clean assures that metabolic wastes are efficiently carried away from tissues.
Chlorella comes in various forms such as tablets, capsules, powdered and in liquid form. It is often combined with other detoxifying agents. To maximize the use of Chlorella you should take it for a minimum of 6 to 12 months and follow a healthy diet that is high in fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains and seeds.