Chlorella Can Replace Expensive Supplements

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Chlorella is the only green food supplement I've tried so far, here's an article on its benefits.

Chlorella can Replace a Closet Full of Expensive Supplements

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 by: Barbara L. Minton

(NaturalNews) If you could only have one supplement, which one would you choose? For its high nutrient content and potent defense against disease and the ravages of aging, many people have put chlorella at the top of their list. Now there are even more reasons to cheer for chlorella. Scientists are documenting its potent cancer fighting abilities including its ability to repair damage to DNA and influence gene expression.

Carotenoids from chlorella make cancer cells die

Scientists in South Korea recently found that carotenoids from chlorella may be effectively used to prevent cancer in humans. They discovered the primary carotenoid from C. ellipsoidea is violaxanthin, while the major carotenoid from C. vulgaris is lutein. They examined the activity of semi-purified extracts of these carotenoids against human cancer and found they inhibited cancer cell growth in a dose-dependent manner.

When both were used together, appropriate programmed cell death, known as apoptosis, was enhanced. The reason cancer cells are so problematic is that they refuse to die on cue. Chlorella made sure they followed through when it was their time to die. The researchers also discovered that C. ellipsoidea extract was 2.5 times more effective than C. vulgaris at inducing the apoptotic effect. (Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, November 26, 2008).

Chlorella influences how genes express themselves

Scientists in Malaysia backed up this study by finding that C. vulgaris kills cancer cells by decreasing expression of the Bcl-2 gene. When this gene is mutated, it prevents cells from dieing and allows cancers to develop. C. vulgaris also increased the expression of capsase 8, a gene that plays a central role in the execution phase of cell apoptosis (Journal of Zhejiang University, Science B, January).

These findings offer a graphic example of how what we chose to put into our bodies governs the way our genes express themselves. The more we are able to regulate gene expression, the greater the control we have over our physiological destiny.

More recent research has shown other anti-cancer bioactivity of chlorella, including its ability to inhibit the COX-2 enzyme that leads to cancer-causing inflammation and the pain that accompanies it. Chlorella was shown to have anti-thrombotic effects that can lead to increased blood flow and reduce the possibility of platelet aggregation that might induce blood clots. It reduces PLA2, an important marker of heart disease, and encourages the production of proteins that regulate cell function, and enzymes that regulate calcium in the body. Formation and production of tumors, and viral replication were inhibited by chlorella, and the anti-tumor response of the immune system was strengthened. (International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition), December 23, 2008.

Chlorella fights cancer by boosting the immune system

Cancer cells develop in everyone's body. People who have never been diagnosed with cancer have hundreds or thousands of cancerous cells in their bodies on a daily basis. It is the job of the immune system to make sure these dangerous cells are found and destroyed before they can develop into full blown cancers. When a person is diagnosed as having cancer, it means that something has gone seriously wrong with their immune system. Many health gurus have declared that cancer is a result of immune system failure.

This means that one of the best ways to prevent cancer is to strengthen the immune system. For people who have had cancer and want to prevent recurrence, this is critical. The need for a strong immune system to destroy cancerous cells is why health advocates are so strongly against chemotherapy, which destroys the body's immune system and leaves the person wide open for more cancer.

Chlorella stimulates the immune system and the production of interferon, one of the body's greatest natural defenses against cancer. Increased production of interferon stimulates macrophages, T-cells and tumor necrosis factor, the battery of armed soldiers the body uses to fight off cancer. When the immune system is strengthened, the body becomes again able to fight off cancer as well as defend itself against viruses, bacteria, chemicals, and foreign proteins.

Chlorella has a distinguished history as a cancer fighter

Although Western medicine has generally ignored chlorella, scientists in the East have widely researched and documented its cancer fighting abilities. One such study involved mice given chlorella prior to being transplanted with breast tumors. The results indicated a 70 percent survival rate in the chlorella fed group, and a control group survival rate of zero.

In another study, fifteen patients with extremely deadly glioblastoma were treated with high levels of chlorella, in some cases combined with chemotherapy and radiation. There was an immediate increase in their health and immune status, and they experienced a 40 percent two-year survival rate, compared to the normal two year survival rate of 10 percent for this type of cancer.

Chlorella is a treasure chest of life enhancing properties

Chlorella is a tiny, single-celled water-grown green algae with a nucleus. It is chocked of nutrients including an immense amount of readily available chlorophyll, the life blood of plants. Chlorophyll absorbs energy from the sun to facilitate photosynthesis. It is central to plant metabolism and critical to plant functions such as growth and respiration. Without this green blood of plants, life as we know it would not exist. Chlorophyll is chemically similar in composition to human blood, except that the central atom in chlorophyll is magnesium, while iron is the central component in human blood.

Chlorophyll neutralizes environmental toxins and pollutants. It helps the blood carry oxygen to all cells and tissues. Cancer cannot thrive in cells that are fully oxygenated. Chlorophyll plays a part in chlorella's ability to detoxify heavy metals, and is a natural wound healer. There is evidence that chlorophyll reduces the ability of carcinogens to bind with DNA in major organs. Its anti-mutagenic properties make it protective against toxins such as pharmaceutical drugs.

The vitamins and minerals in chlorella are plentiful. It is rich in vitamins A, C, E, and K, and is one of the few whole food sources of vitamin D. Chlorella has the complete vitamin B complex with more B-12 than liver by weight. Beta carotene and lutein, two carotenoids with a wealth of disease fighting benefits, are found in abundance.

Chlorella contains 58% highly digestible complete vegetarian protein. Zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, rare trace minerals, essential fatty acids including gamma linolenic acid (GLA), and polysaccharides are found in chlorella. One of the ways chlorella eases digestion is through its broad spectrum of enzymes that includes pepsin.

These nutrients were combined by nature, not a corporation. As such, they exist in natural harmony and synergy and are highly bioavailable for use in the body. This makes chlorella a better choice than isolated compounds taken individually, or combination compounds like multi-vitamin capsules. Chlorella can replace many expensive individual supplements and drastically lower the cost of supplementing while increasing its quality.

Just over 18% of chlorella is growth factor produced in its nuclei. Chlorella growth factor offers many of the benefits found in human growth hormone. Chlorella is up to 10% RNA, and up to 3% DNA.

There is plenty of fiber too. The fibrous outer cell wall of chlorella provides material to enhance digestion and keep the digestive tract healthy.

Chlorella provides natural detoxification, inflammation control, cholesterol regulation, immune system strength, estrogen balance, blood sugar stabilization, and digestive bliss. It is loaded with antioxidants to keep you looking and feeling young, and even reduces the percentage of body fat.

Chlorella reduces body fat

Researchers in Kyoto, Japan fed chlorella for a 16 week period to 17 people with high-risk factors for lifestyle-related diseases, and 17 healthy subjects. They found that in both groups, chlorella intake resulted in noticeable reductions in body fat percentages, total serum cholesterol levels, and fasting blood glucose levels. They found that many genes influencing metabolism and insulin signaling pathways were influenced in their expression by chlorella. When chlorella was no longer ingested, the genes returned to their pre-ingestion state (Journal of Medicinal Food, September, 2008).

Chlorella is powerful detoxifier

The tough outer fiber rich cell wall of chlorella binds with toxins, pesticides, and heavy metals making chlorella an excellent choice for detoxification. It is useful in the breakdown of persistent hydrocarbon and metallic toxins such as DDT, PCBs, mercury, cadmium, and lead. These toxins remain in the environment for long periods of time and degrade very slowly. Many actually become more toxic as they degrade, such as PCBs' formation of dioxins.

These fat soluble toxins have accumulated in the food chain and permeated the food supply. Virtually all Americans have been shown to have excessive amounts of these chemicals stored in their body fat. Anyone who is trying to lose weight should be aware that environmental toxins are released from fat storage and dumped into the blood stream as fats cells are broken down. They need to be cleared from the body by a natural detoxification system such as that offered by chlorella. Such toxins are also harmful to thyroid function and one of the reasons so many Americans suffer from thyroid insufficiency. When the body is detoxified, many people find their thyroid condition improves.

One of the reasons new mothers are given for why they should not breast feed is the accumulation of dangerous levels of dioxin in breast milk. Scientists in Japan analyzed dioxin levels in breast milk and maternal blood samples from 35 pregnant women. They measured immunoglogulin A (IgA) concentrations in the milk and investigated correlations with dioxin concentrations. In addition, 18 of the 25 women took chlorella supplements during their pregnancies.

The scientists found that toxic equivalents were significantly lower in the breast milk of the women taking chlorella tablets than in the control group. The results suggested that supplementing with chlorella reduces transfer of dioxins to the child through breast milk, although the lowered levels seen may have been the result of more toxins being cleared from the bodies of the mothers taking chlorella. IgA levels were significantly higher in the chlorella group. Increased IgA levels in breast milk are considered a sign of reduced risk of infection in nursing infants (Journal of Medicinal Food, March, 2007).

Chlorella is a potent chelator, binding heavy metals and escorting them out

A group of 40 rats was divided into one control group and three groups that were treated with cadmium. One cadmium group received no chlorella, one received 5% chlorella, and one received 10% chlorella. After 8 weeks, the relative liver weight was significantly lower in the group receiving no chlorella compared with both groups receiving chlorella, indicating severe liver damage in the no-chlorella group. The group displayed significantly higher concentrations of cadmium in their livers than did the groups receiving chlorella. Liver RNA was high in the chlorella treated groups (Journal of Medicinal Food, September, 2008).

In another study assessing the chelating abilities of chlorella, levels of interleukine-6, a stimulator of red blood cell production, were investigated along with the number of adherent and non-adherent cells. Mice that had been drinking water containing 1300 ppm of lead acetate were treated with chlorella for 10 days. The researchers found that chlorella improved cellular function, increased the ability of cells to produce interleukin-6, and restored the reduced number of non-adherent cells. Monitoring of lead poisoning demonstrated that chlorella treatment significantly reduced lead levels in blood and tissues, completely restoring the normal levels of healthy fats in the liver, and decreasing abnormally high plasma levels of fats (Food Chemistry Toxicology, July, 2008.

These findings make chlorella a highly desirable addition to any meal containing foods in which the presence of heavy metals is suspected, such as fish. Taking chlorella while undergoing removal of dental fillings containing mercury will allow the chlorella to bind with the mercury and escort it out of the body.




 

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Still using Now brand Chlorella powder. Took a break and tried Spirulina instead, but didn't like the taste at all. Is anyone else taking Chlorella?
 

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Just picked up a 1 pound container of Chlorella powder (NOW) for $18.25 (was $37.39) at my local vitamin store. Good deal since I usually pay around $13+ for the 4 ounce size. Using it along with Alpha Lipoic Acid.
 

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I have that same huge container of NOW chlorella but it is about 7 years old.
Do you think that it's still good? I dont like the taste of chlorella and when you cap it yourself you get the taste, no matter what so thats why it went unused. But now in my new more low income self reliant lifestyle I just may use it.... it the concensus is that its still good.
 

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I have that same huge container of NOW chlorella but it is about 7 years old.
Do you think that it's still good? I dont like the taste of chlorella and when you cap it yourself you get the taste, no matter what so thats why it went unused. But now in my new more low income self reliant lifestyle I just may use it.... it the concensus is that its still good.
They say the shelf life is 2 years, but I use lots of things WAY beyond the expiration date, and have never had a problem. I may be wrong, but I figure it might just lose some of its potency. I put a teaspoonful in a small jar with around an inch of juice, something like pomegranate or orange, shake and down the hatch. Followed by a bit more plain juice to rinse the jar. I think it tastes a LOT better than spirulina. :yuck:
 

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Chlorella - Boost Immunity and Detox

I've been using Chlorella on a daily basis, here's an article on some of its benefits.

Chlorella contains an extraordinarily high nutrient density. This is due to the rich amount of trace minerals, chlorophyll, and anti-oxidant phytonutrients that have allowed it to adapt to harsh environments over many years. It also contains many very unique elements such as the carotenoid sporopollenin and the plant based anti-biotic chlorellan.

Chlorella is the most potent source of pure chlorophyll. Chlorophyll helps purify the blood and allows the body to utilize oxygen more efficiently. It also supports the elimination of many toxins such as molds and industrial pollutants. Chlorophyll provides magnesium to help support the brain and nervous system and to protect against toxic accumulation in the central nervous system.

Chlorophyll activates the PPAR receptor within the nucleus of the cell. This receptor helps transcribe and code certain DNA factors that function to open the cell membrane. This is essential for cellular detoxification and the normalization of insulin resistance. Additionally, chlorella contains zinc, GLA and other nutrients necessary for healthy cell membranes and insulin receptor sites.

Unique Phytonutrients

Chlorella contains the phytonutrient sporopollenin. Sporopollenin is more effective at binding neurotoxic debris than any other natural substance. It has the ability to detox the body from biotoxins such as tuberculosis, lyme disease, tetanus toxins and mold. It also filters out xenobiotics such as phytates, dioxins, pesticides, & industrial waste. It can bind and eliminate heavy metals like mercury, lead, nickel & aluminum. It also pulls out food preservatives, artificial flavorings & colorings.

Chlorella turns on the natural detoxification switch by increasing intracellular reduced glutathione. Glutathione functions to scavenge free radicals and renew the anti-oxidant properties of vitamin C & E. Low glutathione levels significantly reduce the body's ability to adapt to stress and push toxins out of cells. As glutathione increases the cells begin to remove toxic debris.

Chlorella contains a fibrous mucopolysaccharide membrane wall that naturally binds to toxins. This outer wall should be slightly cracked before consumption in order to make the nutritional benefits of chlorella more bioavailable.

 

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Major Depression Helped by Chlorella

I take chlorella almost every day for it's various health benefits. I just learned that it may also be useful for major depression. http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/major-depression-symptoms-improved-chlorella


Research from the University of Western Australia in Perth has found that chlorella can significantly improve symptoms of depression.

The researchers tested 92 patients with major depressive disorder – a disorder that affects millions of people around the world.

The researchers split the patients into two groups. They gave 42 of the patients 1,800 milligrams of Chlorella vulgaris extract per day. The other 50 patients continued their standard care.

The researchers used a scale called the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) to test the patients' symptoms of depression, along with the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) scale. Both of these have been used in clinical settings to establish the range of depressive symptoms and the severity of the diagnosis.

After six weeks of treatment with either the standard pharmaceutical treatment or chlorella extract, the researchers found that those patients who had taken the chlorella had significantly reduced scores in both depression tests. The BDI-II scores went down by over four points and the HADS scores went down by 3.71 points.

To give some reference, the HADS scale consists of 21 points, and anything over an 8 is considered symptomatic of anxiety or depression.

In addition to reduced total scores, the researchers also saw significant reductions in some of the subset scores. For example, physical and cognitive symptoms were significantly improved in the chlorella group, and subscales for depression and anxiety were significantly lower among the chlorella group.

The researchers concluded:

"This pilot exploratory trial provides the first clinical evidence on the efficacy and safety of adjunctive therapy with CVE in improving physical and cognitive symptoms of depression as well as anxiety symptoms in patients who are receiving standard antidepressant therapy."
 

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Best Single Food as Medicine - Chlorella

More information and full article here. http://healthimpactnews.com/2016/chlorella-best-single-food-as-medicine-for-our-times/

by Paul Fassa
Health Impact News

We are plagued in these modern times with insufficient nutrition in our foods while being overwhelmed with toxins from an unbridled chemical culture. Chlorella offers solutions to both issues for all who wish to take advantage of its nutritional and detoxification properties.

Chlorella is the perfect food for letting food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food as Hippocrates urged over 2000 years ago. Scientists claim chlorella was around well before Hippocrates. It’s a truly ancient, perhaps prehistoric, food.

It’s both nutritionally dense and strongly contributes to detoxing heavy metals: mercury, cadmium, aluminum, and lead. Even if you don’t live near a coal burning energy plant that spews mercury, how many “amalgam” dental fillings that contain mercury are in your mouth.

It’s very expensive to have those mercury fillings removed by a holistic dentist equipped for such undertakings to prevent toxic vapors from contaminating all involved. And finding the insurance that will cover holistic dental amalgam removals is a bit dicey. But that’s the only way to have them removed without suffering heavily from the sudden release of mercury vapors.

High blood levels of even lead are still being found in humans with health problems. Aluminum and cadmium found in ground air, soil, and water or snow samples are highest in areas that are subjected to frequent chemtrails or geoengineering high altitude aerosol spraying.

The nanoparticles of aluminum and cadmium descend to contaminate plants and water and are capable of being breathed in by animals and humans on the ground. These are heavy metal toxicity threats that chlorella can minimize while offering high protein and many other nutrients with only three to five grams consumed daily.
 

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Hi, this is my first post here, and the first time i heard about Chlorella healings... this is interesting to me, since am always looking for natural medicines. I will look into this. Thanks!
 

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Still using NOW brand powder Chlorella, not daily but several times a week. More on the benefits of Chlorella. http://healthimpactnews.com/2017/chlorella-super-food-for-healing-and-detox/

Chlorella single celled algae are harvested from open pools or pools within large greenhouses that allow plenty of sunlight to create the photosynthesis that is essential to this algae’s extremely high chlorophyll content.


Chlorophyll’s composition is similar to human blood, except the central atom in chlorophyll is magnesium. Human blood cells have iron as its central atom. This is why chlorella is a good source of internal energy throughout the body, as magnesium is involved with over 300 organ and cellular metabolic processes. It is considered the master or mother mineral.


Magnesium is the element that causes plants to be able to convert light into energy and chlorophyll is identical to hemoglobin except the magnesium atom at the center has been taken out and iron put in. According to Dr. Mark Sircus, “magnesium is the lamp of life.” It seems chlorophyl’s magnesium is the essence of solar energy distilled into a plant, or in chlorella’s case, algae mineral. (Source)



Chlorophyll is common to all green plant growth, but chlorophyll density is highest in chlorella. Chlorophyll tends to purify whatever it comes into contact with, and it boosts hemoglobin, a protein in the blood that carries oxygen to tissue cells.


The most mysterious factor of chlorella is chlorella growth factor (CGF). Its exact mechanics are not completely understood. In-vitro lab testing has demonstrated chlorella’s nucleic acids ability to generate new cells by providing what cells need to synthesize RNA and DNA, which along with CGF’s polysaccharide beta-glucans provide the following general conditions:


1. Increased Energy Levels
2. Anti-Aging
3. Immune System Boost
4. Tissue Repair (Source)


You may have read or heard of CGF extracts that remove and concentrate the compounds involved with CGF. Chlorella has many other attributes to create a convenient synergestic effect beyond CGF’s attributes.


Chlorella also has detoxification qualities, able to bind to toxins and remove them. It’s often said that in order to receive the maximum benefits of nutrients, one must purify or remove toxins. Interestingly, supplementing chlorella provides both actions.


Chlorella works on eliminating heavy metals, including mercury, through binding to them in the liver, and the GI tract and bowels to eliminate them safely in the stool. Some suggest consuming lots of organic cilantro while using chlorella to maximize detoxing mercury.
“A three year test of 350 foundry workers in Russia demonstrated that chlorella combined with using cilantro not only removed specific metals involved with foundry work, it removed all heavy metals.” (Source)
Chlorella’s remaining cell walls, which have to be cracked or opened in order to digest its nutrients, are mostly responsible for binding and carrying out toxins. Since these single cell algae are so good at binding with heavy metals and toxins, you should research chlorella sources to ensure the pools from which they are harvested are not exposed to environmental toxins.


Chlorella pyrenoidosa is considered to be superior to chlorella vulgaris for detoxing and Yaewana is a vulgaris sub-species from Japan, mostly harvested from pools in southern Japanese island territories that are closer to Taiwan than Fukushima and in the opposite direction of radioactive air or water currents.


Liver health is greatly enhanced with chlorella vulgaris, even to the point of inducing apoptosis (cell suicide) in liver cancer cells according to a 2010 in-vitro study and an earlier animal (in vivo) study.
Chlorella Nutrient Content

Earlier we mentioned how chlorella can replace a lot of supplements that many of us use. The following long list of chlorella nutrients shows why. Consider that all the nutrients listed are well beyond negligable, some vastly exceed “official” recommended daily allowances (RDA).

  • 60% complete protein in 19 free amino acid forms making it easy to digest.
  • Up to 10% chlorophyll, the highest of any known food.
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • All the known B vitamins although B-12 analogues may inhibit absorption.
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Iodine
  • Trace minerals
  • Omega-3 fatty acids (ALA, DHA and EPA)
  • GLA (Gamma-linolenic acid) and other rare fatty acids
  • Beta-carotene
  • Mucopolysaccharides
  • Nucleic acids RNA and DNA
  • Digestive enzymes chlorophyllase and pepsin (Source)
 


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