The Benefits of Chlorella for your Health
Chlorella - A Natural Wonder Food
Numerous research projects in the USA and Europe indicate that chlorella can
also aid the body in the breakdown of persistent hydrocarbon and metallic
toxins such as DDT, PCB, mercury, cadmium and lead, while strengthening the
immune system response. In Japan, interest in chlorella has focused largely
on its detoxifying properties -- its ability to neutralize or remove
poisonous substances from the body.
This detoxification of heavy metals and other chemical toxins in the blood
will take 3-6 months to build up enough to begin this process depending on
the dosage of chlorella a person is taking. It is also this fibrous material
that greatly augments healthy digestion and overall digestive track health.
Chlorella plays a particularly crucial role in systemic mercury elimination
because the majority of mercury is rid through stool. Once the mercury
burden is lowered from the intestines, mercury from other body tissues will
more readily migrate into the intestines -- where chlorella will effectively
I was fortunate to team up with Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, the world's leading
authority on mercury detoxification, to write a ground-breaking paper that
reviewed evidence supporting amalgam toxicity and described practical and
effective techniques -- like the use of chlorella -- to facilitate mercury
elimination. It was first published in the Journal of Nutritional and
Environmental Medicine in March of 2001, click here to read more.
How Does Chlorella Help Your Body?
Chlorella is comprised of a fibrous, indigestible outer shell (20%) and its
inner nutrients (80%). It is the fibrous material that has been proven to
actually bind with heavy metals and pesticides like PCBs, that can
accumulate in our bodies.
A clean bloodstream, with an abundance of red blood cells to carry oxygen,
is necessary to a strong natural defense system. Chlorella's cleansing
action on the bowel and other elimination channels, as well as its
protection of the liver, helps keep the blood clean. Clean blood assures
that metabolic wastes are efficiently carried away from the tissues.
Will Chlorella Help Iron Overload?
While effective in removing mercury, chlorella will not do the same thing
for iron. Chlorella contains iron and will actually raise iron levels.
Although iron is an essential and important nutrient, excessive levels can
cause significant harm.
Research has demonstrated a relationship between elevated iron and a number
of diseases, including atherosclerosis, heart disease and type-2 diabetes.
Iron appears to be a catalyst in the formation of dangerous free radicals -
it is really an "anti-antioxidant", the exact opposite of an antioxidant.
Men tend to have higher iron stores than women; hence, they suffer more
frequently from elevated iron levels. Pre-menopausal women are less likely
to suffer from iron overload since they lose iron each month during
menstruation. However, after menopause, women also tend to accumulate iron.
Measuring your iron levels is an important tool in maintaining optimal
health anyway; however, I particularly recommend that men and
post-menopausal women have their iron levels checked prior to using
chlorella (or other iron-containing supplements). The best way to do this is
through a measure of serum ferritin level in conjunction with total iron
Chlorella is High in Chlorophyl to Help You Process More Oxygen
Chlorella gets its name from the high amount of chlorophyll it possesses.
Chlorella contains more chlorophyl per gram than any other plant. Chlorophyl
is one of the greatest food substances for cleansing the bowel and other
elimination systems, such as the liver and the blood.
The problem we find here is that food greens contain less than half of one
percent chlorophyll. Alfalfa, from which chlorophyll is commercially
extracted, has only 8 or 9 pounds per ton, about 0.2% when extracted, and
alfalfa is one of the plants highest in chlorophyll. Commercial liquid
chlorophyll often contains only about 1% chlorophyll.
Green algae are the highest sources of chlorophyll in the plant world; and,
of all the green algae studied so far, chlorella is the highest, often
ranging from 3 to 5% pure natural chlorophyll.
Chlorella Will Improve Your Digestive System
Since chlorella has such a high chlorophyll content, people find chronic bad
breath is often eliminated in just a few days on chlorella. Foul smelling
stools are also greatly improved and chlorophyll has been attributed to
Chlorella supplements can speed up the rate of cleansing of the bowel,
bloodstream and liver, by supplying plenty of chlorophyll.
Contains Natural Digestive and other Enzymes
Chlorella contains enzymes such as chlorophyllase and pepsin, which are
digestive enzymes. Enzymes perform a number of important functions in the
body. In fact, you can not even blink without the presence of enzymes.
Chlorella has many different types of enzymes that our bodies need.
It is essential that any algae you take is NOT freeze dried or pasteurized.
If it is, then you have lost the crucial benefit of enzymes such as these.
Chlorella Is One Of The Most Scientifically Researched Foods In History!
Chlorella is Alkaline and Helps Balance Your Body's pH
It is important that we maintain a balance body pH of ideally about 7.2-7.4,
which is about neutral. However, because of our poor diet of junk food, fast
food, overcooked, processed foods, especially soft drinks which have a pH of
2.7, most of us are not balanced. The above foods are several thousand times
more acidic than our bodies.
This is important because most diseases start and live and thrive in an
acidic environment and do not live well in an alkaline environment. Cancer
rates have risen steadily until now that fully one third of all people in
the United States will get cancer in their lifetime!
The rise of fast, junk and processed foods match those of rising cancer
rates. Thirty years ago, cancer in children was almost unheard of. Now they
have entire hospital wards given over to children with cancer. Eliminating
processed foods with whole foods like chlorella will help to virtually
eliminate your risk of developing cancer in the future.
Increase Beneficial Good Bacteria in Your Intestine, Eliminate Bad Breath
and Decrease Constipation
The fibrous materials in chlorella will also improve digestion and promote
the growth of beneficial aerobic bacteria in the stomach. This is something
you will notice about chlorella soon after first taking it.
When you eat chlorella the beneficial bacteria in your intestinal tract,
like Lactobacillus, multiplies at four times the normal rate. This improves
your digestion and your body's ability to take in nutrients greatly. Proper
digestion, augmented with the necessary enzymes, is one of the keys to your