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Old 04-22-2008, 09:06 PM
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Chlorella May Improve Excretion of Toxins



04/22/2008

NAGOYA CITY, Japan
—At the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry conference, held March 29 to 30, a study was presented confirming the acceleration of excreted methylmercury from mice in both feces and urine after supplementation of Parachlorella beyerinckii CK-5 chlorella (http://www.jsbba.or.jp).

The study was sponsored by Chlorella Industry Co. Ltd., Tokyo, and the National Minamata General Research Center, Kumamoto, Pref., Japan.

Eight-week-old female mice were separated into groups and orally administered 5 mg/kg of MeHG or 5 mg/kg of MeHG plus 100 mg of chlorella powder; a third group of animals served as a control.

After 24 hours, there was no significant excreting difference between the intervention groups; however, toward the end of the 24 hours, the chlorella group showed dominant excreting compared to the animals that only received the toxin.
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Question Chlorella and nausea

I recently started taking Chlorella (100% pure powder form). I wasn't taking any greens, and I thought this would be a good start. I took 3,000 mg per day several times with no negative side effects.

One day I took some and was very nauseous and sickly all day. This was the only thing new in my supplements or diet. I took a four day break from it and took it again. This time I didn't get as sick as the first day, but I did feel nausea.

I don't get sick easily, and take many vitamins and supplements with no problems.

Anyone else get sick when taking Chlorella? Right now I'm putting it back on the shelf.
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Could it be a die-off reaction? Also, some people have problems digesting the cell wall of chlorella.


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Side effects: most side effects reflect the toxic effect of the mobilized metals, which are shuttled through the organism. This problem is instantly avoided by significantly increasing the chlorella dosage, not by reducing it, which would worsen the problem (small chlorella doses mobilize more metals than are bound in the gut, large chlorella doses bind more toxins than are mobilized). Some people have problems digesting the cell membrane of chlorella. The enzyme cellulase resolves this problem. Cellulase is available in many health food stores in digestive enzyme products. Taking chlorella together with food also helps in some cases, even though it is less effective that way. C. Vulgaris has a thinner cell wall and is better tolerated by people with digestive problems. Some manufactures have created cell wall free chlorella extracts (NDF, PCA), which are very expensive, less effective — but easily absorbed.
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Yes it is important to use broken wall chlorella, such as the one from Solgar.

Also be aware that chlorella does detox the body so the sick feeling you were exeriencing Kind2Creatures could have been natural toxin release. I would advise starting off again with a low dosage, 500mg/day and gradually building up to 3000mg/day again.

One can also use other nutrients known to eliminate toxic heavy metals from the body, such as:

Garlic
EDTA
DMSA
Individual amino acids (this will vary depending on the metal being chelated out of the body).

Also remember when you do chelation is is vital to take a multi mineral supplement. The reason being that the chelation agents are not selective of which minerals or metals it removes from your body, so it can remove heavy metals and also healthy minerals such as iron, magnesium, etc.

When using chelation agents such as DMSA, EDTA, etc. it is best to have this done under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.

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The March 2009 edition of Life Extension Magazine has an article that states that Modified Citrus Pectin will chelate out heavy metals. I would also do 500mg of chlorella with it.

Mankrake, do you use DMSO via IV? If so can you tell what the solution is you administer it in? Normal saline I presume but how much DMSO to how much saline?


I didn't know DMSO chelated metals. Do you have any articles on it?
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I don't use it I.V., but rather use the DMSA orally in combinations with EDTA as a suppository. Apologies on a previous post. I meant DMSA and not DMSO (I have edited that post for correction).

The EDTA in a suppository almost has the same effect as I.V. without the risk of anaphalaxis, that may potentially occur when administered I.V.

I don't often do chelation therapy and although trained to do I.V. therapy, prefer to rather use non-invasive methods. The suppository I use is called Detoxamin and the DMSA tablets I use are called Chelascript.
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To answer your previous question about DMSO incase you want to use it for other purposes:

The slow intravenous drip method is applied over a 2-3 hour period. It involves the addition of 50-100 cc DMSO to a 500 cc glucose or saline solution, dripped into a vein in the patient's arm. This method should only be administered by a suitably qualified physician

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Yes it is important to use broken wall chlorella, such as the one from Solgar.
Do you know if there has been any updated information from the 1996 study in Japan which found that broken cell walls does not improve digestibility? Or is there a brand, such as Solgar, for which breaking the cell walls does improve digestibility now without degrading the protein and nutrients in the chlorella or causing oxidation? I may be behind the times.

Dr. Klinghardt recommended the strain C. vulgaris because it had a thinner cell wall based on the book by Toshihiro Kanno, PhD, a pharmacist and functional food advisor who wrote Chlorella vulgaris and Chlorella vulgaris Extract. Kanno was also quoted in a 2005 Townsend letter. In the book he says:

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Most strains of Chlorella have thick walls and are considered difficult to digest. However a 1977 report explained that when the cell wall of chorella was broken the digestibility improved. Because of this report, many chlorella products with broken cell walls were distributed. Even today there are many chlorella products sold based on this data.

In 1996, the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan conducted tests on chlorella products and reported on the quaility, sanitary grade and legitimacy of cell wall breakage. The report stated, "Cell wall breakage does not make a difference in the digestiblity of chlorella." Using the [Chlorella vulgaris]CK-strain Komaki and others researched whether cell wall breakage is necessary to improve digestibility. Komaki prepared CK-strain with the cell walls broken and with no treatment compared the artificial digestion rate (a method measuring how much protein is disintegrated in a certain time period after putting CK-strain and digestive enzymes into test tubes) and the digestion/absorbtion rate of small animals. The results showed no difference. The tests also indicated that cell breakage was not necessary to improve digestibility.

The digestibility of chlorella depends on the strain used. Because CK-strain chlorella has an extremely thin wall it can be digested well without breaking it's cell wall. The Japan Food Hygiene Association tested the digestion/absorbtion rate and found the rate with small animals was 82 percent (Test Certificate No. T034-00305) indicating its digestibility was excellent.
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This is all fine and well, as the studies were conducted on small animals which probably are herbivorous and are able to produce cellulase. However humans are unable to produce cellulase as part of their natural digestive enzymes, however this could be over come by taking it as a supplement.

I am not aware of the effects of the internal nutrients present in chlorella after having the cell wall digested. As far as I know the wall is broken down with cellulose, then the remaining ingredients are then flash dried to preserve the nutrients, but yes it is possible there could be oxidation and damage to the other proteins present in the cell. I would probably have to research this further.

If one is concerned, I would then say take the whole cell chlorella in combination with cellulase digestive enzymes.

However in my experience with the Solgar broken wall chlorella, it definately still has health benefits, and still works.
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We, my husband and I have used several different chlorella products over the years and never experienced any digestive issue and when I found out there was digestive issues I was surprised. Is this issue only for some people? We lately have been using NOW brand without problem, aside from how yuck it is.
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Yes it is important to use broken wall chlorella, such as the one from Solgar.

Also be aware that chlorella does detox the body so the sick feeling you were exeriencing Kind2Creatures could have been natural toxin release. I would advise starting off again with a low dosage, 500mg/day and gradually building up to 3000mg/day again.
Hello Mandrake, and welcome to the forum!

The Chlorella I have is "Now" brand, and it is broken cell wall aglae. I may have started with too high of a dose, since I've never taken it before. I appreciate your advice.

Thanks also u&iraok and Arrowwind09 for your replies!
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