Now that we have known all there is to know about chlorella tablets, and their benefits, it’s also good to know if there are any chlorella tablets side effects that have been identified. After years studying this nutritious superfood, many of the chlorella tablets side effects we’ve heard about are not about the algae itself, but rather, how the algae chlorella has been grown, how it’s been manufactured, and how it’s been administered.
In a nutshell, the health benefits of chlorella far outweigh chlorella side effects. Let’s check out what some of the authority sites from around the web are saying regarding chlorella tablets side effects. Read more »
Chlorella tablets are a balanced nutritional supplement rich in many nutrients. This multi-faceted superfood boasts over 60% protein and an abundance of useful nutrients such as enzymes and chlorophyll, but its most important attribute lies in its ability to rid our bodies of toxins such as heavy metals or even radioactive substances.
With all the radioactive material present into the atmosphere and oceans, detoxifying foods in your diet couldn’t come at a more appropriate time. And what better way to detoxify the body than using chlorella.
When it comes to chlorella tablets, one of the key things you need to consider, save for where it’s grown and source, is the cell wall – whether the cell wall has been broken or not. Chlorella tablets with a broken cell wall are the best. When compared with an unbroken cell wall at least. With the advancement in technology, there are chlorella tablets today with a ‘thin cell wall’, which is even more superior than ‘broken cell wall’ in terms of nutrient preservation. This comes down to the cell wall treatment technology used though, but always insist on a broken cell wall – sound vibration Read more »
In the last post we discussed the many chlorella growth factor benefits. This post is aimed at highlighting the chlorella growth factor side effects, if we manage to find any – without any bias, of course.
Before we proceed, let’s first know what chlorella growth factor is, for those who may still find it confusing. As most of you already know, chlorella algae grows very fast. The reason behind this is the CGF – a part of chlorella that also accelerates growth and development of cells in other organisms (like us), and helps in detoxification of heavy metals and toxins from the body. Read more »
Most of us can recall when parents used to insist that you eat your ‘greens’. Turned out that they were right as you got older. They are effective in keeping certain viruses at bay and resistance against many conditions and diseases.
Well, they didn’t know about chlorella back then. And now that you do, you may have found the perfect replacement in chlorella powder should the kids try to pull a similar one on you. 1 teaspoon (1-2 g) of chlorella powder is effective for children while adults can do with 1-2 teaspoons (3-4 g) per day.
Here’s a round-up of chlorella powder tidbits from various reputable sources. Read more »
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. Read more »
Everything that has its strengths must have its downsides too. Chlorella is no different. In this piece we highlight some of the commonly listed side effects people have experienced, or studies have identified as probable. This, despite the fact that the same studies – numbering ‘100,000’ – and focusing on general algae side effects have failed to pin negative ones on chlorella. Sample this:
While activated immune system may be beneficial in situations such as during an infectious disease outbreak, one must ask what happens to us when we make chlorella a regular part of diet, indeed, a food. Chronic exposure to LPS leads to chronic systemic inflammation, which is not a desirable state of affairs, as the readers of this blog know. Specifically, systemic LPS-activated macrophages in the brain have been implicated in progressive degeneration of dopaminergic neurons and are responsible for Parkinson’s disease . But wait! Isn’t Chlorella at the bottom of the aquatic food chain? Some hapless organism must be eating it, so why can’t we? It turns out that animals that eat algae in general, such as the horseshoe crab or shrimp, have evolved a mechanism, a unique protein, to bind and neutralize LPS. We have not. In the case of Chlorella we see another manifestation of a well-known evolutionary story, that of grains and birds that eat them, and people who eat the birds. People, unlike birds, do not do well when eating grains directly. It is the same with Chlorella, shrimp that eat it, and people who eat the shrimp.
As the use of Chlorella for food increases under pressure from industrial producers and distributors, the likelihood of viral contamination increases as well. We would do well to stick to time-tested superfoods with a complete amino acid profile and high content of DHA and EPA – fish.
People who for whatever reason refuse to get their DHA and EPA from animal sources would do well if they supplemented their diet with Chlorella-derived omega-3 fatty acids rather than by eating whole Chlorella. This is assuming that Chlorella fatty acid extracts are free of LPS and other toxic substances.
You may have tried every supplement, pill or product there is, all in the premise of achieving whatever you learned or heard it will cure – from cancer to fat loss. After years of juggling between products with little or no change in what you hoped to achieve, it can be pretty disheartening, to put it mildly.
Clearly it may seem that if the general health of our society reflected our personal health we could be in trouble. While many may have an abundance of food, most of the nutritional value of the food would seem to be minimal just by observing the people who are eating it everyday.
It would not really take any scientific study to come to the conclusion that after we eat a great looking and meal we are still hungry. When was the last time you had a meal and you were satisfied? That’s what I am talking about! Something is missing in the food. That being minerals. Yes you can take mineral supplements and eating Blue Green Algae can be a great way to enhance your diet. Sure it has minerals, enzymes and many of the things that are now lacking in your diet.
What if you were told in chlorella powder you have a product you can trust? It may not be exactly what you can call a miracle cure, but at least this one stands high above the rest in the list of proven benefits it can offer you. Read more »
Many may have partaken to the superfood with gusto but don’t care to know what it is they exactly consume as tablets, supplements or green powder. And a larger majority may not even know the history behind chlorella algae. Well, this is what this article tries to address and hopefully by the end of it you will have all the background infor you need to know about chlorella.
Chlorella is a tiny, unicellular green algae, three to eight micrometres in diameter, which when grown in large quantities in South East Asia and Australia gives lakes and rivers a green tint. Before being used as a supplement, it must be gathered, dried to a paste, crushed to a fine emerald green powder, and converted to tiny, soft, crumbly tablets, which smell vaguely of the sea.
By now you are aware that chlorella does endow our bodies with numerous health benefits and ounce for ounce, it comes packed with more nutritional benefits than most plants and animals. Chlorella vitamin is one of those many benefits.
Each chlorella cell has a number of vitamins including: vitamin A (retinol), vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin D (calciferol), vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin K, vitamin B12 – the list is endless. Here’s a breakdown along with other top minerals found in this superfood and their individual function/benefit to the body.
Chlorella differs from ordinary food or supplements in that it is loaded with all the nutrients the adult body needs to survive – though shalt live on chlorella alone though…
Chlorella is unique and full of goodness
Thus, Chlorella is a unique, single celled, fresh water algae. It is often dubbed, a “pure food” or a “whole food” because it contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and polysaccharides. indeed almost everything you could want in a natural supplement!
- The vitamins are bio-chelated, which means they are wrapped up with amino acids and so the body assimilates them more readily.
- 18 key amino acids are present including all eight “essential” amino acids.
- The enzymes include important digestive enzymes, often used in cancer treatments.
- The polysaccharides include mannose, arabinose, galactose, rhamnose and xylose (see ICOI April 2003 on Glycoproteins), shown to be crucial in improving the quality of the immune system and the ability of cells to communicate, and hence white cells to “recognise” rogue infiltrators.
- The DNA content of 3 per cent total volume and RNA of 0.2 – 0.3 per cent means it is nucleic acid rich – good for both growth and anti-ageing. (Dr Benjamin Frank, in his anti-ageing clinic, originally concluded sardines had the highest nucleic concentration but chlorella is ten times their level). Chlorella has ten times the beta-carotene of carrots
Chlorella has ten times the beta-carotene of carrots and is rich in most B vitamins except Read more »
Chlorella has caught on like bush fire in many countries across the world, and studies are emerging by the day linking this algae to improvement of many symptoms people have been suffering from-from high blood pressure to diabetes to digestive and immune problems among many others.
What is this superfood and why is it sparking so much rapture? A brief travel through time. It is one of the most ancient life forms on earth and has remained virtually unchanged during its long span of existence tracing back to 2 billion years ago (the earth is said to be about 4.6 billion years old). It was discovered in the late 1800’s by a Dutch biologist and German scientists investigated it during WWI and WWII as a possible means of lessening food shortages during war. It was after WWII that the Carnegie Institute in Washington, DC found a way to grow it on a commercial level, after which the Japanese picked things from there to oversee the development of one of the world’s finest food supplements.
Simply put, it is a single-celled algae that grows, or rather occurs, naturally in a freshwater environment such as rivers and ponds, giving these water bodies a tinge of green. It is the highest known form of chlorophyll. Did we mention it is microscopic and thus can’t be seen with the naked eye? This might be one of the reasons it has managed to survive for so long without major alterations, if any, in addition to its hard outer cell wall and rapid reproductive ability. Read more »