Personal experience and research has proven Chlorella to be one of the most important life sustaining and healing agents available to us.
It contains a higher content of chlorophyll than any other food source. Chlorophyll is the naturally occurring molecule in plants responsible for giving them their green color and for making photosynthesis, and therefore life, possible. Photosynthesis converts water, carbon dioxide and energy from the sun into glucose, which is our number one source of fuel in life. Literally all life forms–animals, plants, and humans alike- gain their life sustaining energy from photosynthesis, a process virtually impossible without the existence of chlorophyll, making chlorophyll absolutely essential to our health. Its ability to detoxify the blood, bowels and liver is unparalleled.
Chlorella is considered to be a first class detoxifying agent capable of removing alcohol from the lives, as well as clearing heavy metals, certain pesticides, herbicides, and polychlorbiphenyls (PCBs) from the body’s tissues. In Japan, interest in chlorella has focused largely on this super food’s ability to remove or neutralize poisonous substances from the body that have accumulated due to environmental pollution and the ingestion of contaminated foods. The Life Extension Foundation cited many positive reports about chlorella from Japanese studies conducted after the nuclear catastrophes at Horishima and Nagasaki in 1945. In a report to the General Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan on an early study conducted on animals in 1973, Ichimura reported eight grams of chlorella daily increases the elimination of cadmium threefold in feces and sevenfold in urine. Other researchers from Japan found chlorella helps detox uranium and lead from the body.
Previously, sardines were believed to be the highest food source of essential, longevity enhancing RNA. This notion was formulated in response to the oldest living American who, at 135 years old, attributed his long life to the fact that he ate canned sardines daily. Sardines are high in RNA/DNA, meaning they provide materials for the repair and production of human RNA/DNA. However, it has since been discovered that chlorella has twenty times more RNA than sardines do. The breakdown of RNA and DNA in the cells is believed to be a major factor in aging, as well as in degenerative diseases. Chlorella’s abundant RNA content along with its powerful abilities to detoxify the blood and liver, heal and rejuvenate tissues, multiply the growth of beneficial bacteria in the bowels, boost the immune system, fight free-radical damage, and rebuild nerve tissue damage throughout the body makes it an excellent candidate for treating degenerative brain and nerve disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Chlorella, thanks to the high content of chlorophyll it contains, supports the optimum functioning and cleaning of the liver, which is the organ chiefly responsible for the general day to day detoxification of the body. Also, it effectively absorbs toxins from the liver. A Japanese study showed taking 4-6 grams of chlorella before consuming alcohol entirely prevents hangovers 96% of the time.
Another major reason chlorella is a shoe in for our diets is because it contains approximately 60% pure digestible protein, making it one of the highest protein sources on the planet. In regards to protein content, chlorella greatly exceeds animal products such as beef, chicken and fish, which are 18%-30% protein. Chlorella is also extraordinarily rich in iron and calcium. One tablespoon of chlorella provides you with 320% of the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of iron, and 120% of the RDA of calcium.
In the case of disease, taking 1/4 cups daily as a nutritional formula helps counteract long-term deficits in chronic disease conditions. Using a food grade source such as this, rather than supplements, allows your system to absorb more of it. Furthermore, ordering it in bulk form powder and then placing it in a green smoothie is not only more beneficial, but is much cheaper than continually purchasing capsules.