Chlorella is a type of algae that grows in fresh water. Chlorella is used for reducing radiation treatment side effects, stimulating the immune system, improving response to flu vaccine, increasing white blood cell counts (especially in people with HIV infection or cancer),preventing colds, protecting the body against toxic metals such as lead and mercury, and slowing the aging process.
Chlorella’s name comes from the large amounts of chlorophyll it contains, the highest of any plant known. Chlorophyll cells are nearly identical to hemoglobin (red blood cells) and when we consume it our bodies readily convert chlorophyll to hemoglobin, giving us the sun’s energy in the process. Therefore the chlorophyll stimulates the production of red blood cells in the body, simultaneously cleansing the bloodstream, liver, kidneys and bowels as it goes through carrying oxygen throughout your body. The huge amount of chlorophyll in chlorella provides oxygen in the brain aiding alertness and mental focus. Chlorophyll has been reported to be used to treat cardiac disease and cardiac hypertension, and can also be especially beneficial for those with anemia.
Chlorella is comprised of a fibrous, indigestible outer shell (20%) and its inner nutrients (80%). It is the fibrous material that has actually been proven to bind with heavy metals, pesticides, and other synthetics that accumulate in our bodies, showing it to be helpful in fighting against Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Attention Deficit Disorder. Alzheimer’s patients have all demonstrated to have high concentrations of aluminum in their brains. Metallic buildup can come from several sources including soft drink cans, many deodorants and cooking pots and utensils. Chlorella actually binds with aluminum and other heavy metals to pull them out of the body! Simultaneously chlorella helps carry oxygen through the body, continuing to the brain where it can increase mental alertness and mental clarity.
There are many things to be said about chlorella, the main advantage of chlorella is in improving the immune system in human beings. The human body is capable of healing itself if it is provided with the necessary vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutrients it needs. Chlorella provides the body with the proper nutrients it needs so that it can heal itself. It enhances the immune system’s ability to combat foreign invaders whether they are viruses, bacteria, chemicals, metals or foreign proteins. Chlorella has been shown to promote the productions of interferon, one of our body’s greatest natural defenses against cancer.
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