Health benefits of Chlorella are provided by the incredibly rich and varied nutrients in this super green food. This single-celled plant contains all the essential amino acids and is 60% protein. Nineteen amino acids total are contained in this super food.
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This deep green super food contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals in their most bioavailable forms, including B-12, beta carotene are provided by Chlorella. It is also extremely rich in unsaturated fatty acids and the highest source of RNA/DNA Nucleic Acids.
Health benefits of Chlorella include high GABA content. GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid) is both an amino acid AND a neurotransmitter! Gaba is known to have a calming effect on mood.
With an off-the-charts chlorophyll content (between 5 - 10 times higher than any plant), this green algae is a potent detoxifier of many environmental toxins including heavy metals and dioxin.
Chlorella is a first-class detoxifier. Not only does it detoxify heavy metals, pesticides and environmental toxins - it also detoxifies your body from its own toxic by-products that naturally arise during its own functioning!
NOTE: You can only get health benefits of Chlorella from that which is grown outdoors under the most carefully monitored conditions.
Beware the claims of cheap brands - I can guarantee you they are not as good as they say they are!
On one bulk website, they post 'Certificate of Analysis' that looks very official to the uninitiated, with listings for bacteria count, etc. However, there is NO indication of the name of the lab that did the test - only the name of the company that sells it. No signature by the technician doing the test. (The above info can be faked if they wanted to do that).
The clincher for me was a note in red at top of the 'Certificate of Analysis' (COA). It reads, and I quote, 'NOTE: This is a representational COA that may or may not reflect the current batch in production.' Translation: we don't give any assurance that the information on this certificate of analysis is true!!
Insulin Sensitivity: Results from a study in 2011 suggest that Chlorella taken orally can help to improve insulin sensitivity and has value for people who suffer insulin resistance. (1)
Glucose Regulation:A 2009 study of health benefits of Chlorella Vulgaris indicated a '10% Chlorella intake was more effective for blood glucose regulation than 5% Chlorella intake in rats fed a high fat diet.
Self-Destruction of Cancer Cells: In a 2009 research study, health benefits of Chlorella Vulgaris showed that it triggers apoptosis (self-destruction) of cancer cells in rats in which liver cancer had been induced. The scientists concluded that Chlorella Vulgaris 'has a definite chemopreventive effect by inducing apoptosis…' (3)
Reduce and Prevent High Blood Pressure: Results of another 2009 placebo-controlled, double-blind study of health benefits of Chlorella were that it 'significantly decreased high-normal blood pressure and borderline hypertension…' The study also indicated that Chlorella is a beneficial dietary supplement for prevention of hypertension as well. (4)
1 - Phytother Res. 2011 Feb 10. doi: 10.1002/ptr.3379.Improvement of Insulin Resistance by Chlorella in Fructose-rich Chow-fed Rats: Chiu YJ, Chung HH, Yeh CH, Cheng JT, Lo SH. Department of Internal Medicine, Zhongxing Branch of Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21312306
2 - Effect of Chlorella vulgaris on glucose metabolism in Wistar rats fed high fat diet. Lee HS, Kim MK. Department of Nutritional Science and Food Management, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=chlorella%20vulgaris%20insulin%20resistance 3 - J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2009 Jan;10(1):14-21.Chlorella vulgaris triggers apoptosis in hepatocarcinogenesis-induced rats. Mohd Azamai ES, Sulaiman S, Mohd Habib SH, Looi ML, Das S, Abdul Hamid NA, Wan Ngah WZ, Mohd Yusof YA. Department of Biochemistry, UKM Medical Center, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19198018
4 - Clin Exp Hypertens. 2009 Jun;31(4):342-54. Anti-hypertensive effect of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-rich Chlorella on high-normal blood pressure and borderline hypertension in placebo-controlled double blind study. Shimada M, Hasegawa T, Nishimura C, Kan H, Kanno T, Nakamura T, Matsubayashi T. Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Toho University, Tokyo, Japan. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19811362
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