Chlorella

Jul
2012
02

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Chlorella is the foundation of all plant life and when ingested gives the body almost everything it needs to survive.
About – Chlorella is a single-celled algae that grows in fresh water. It emerged over 2 billion years ago, as the first life form with a well-defined nucleus. Chlorella gets its name from its high level of chlorophyll, containing the highest chlorophyll content of any plant.

Nutrition – Chlorella is a nutrient-dense superfood that contains 60% high quality protein of18 amino acids, including all the essential amino acids, in excellent ratios. Some people use chlorella as their primary protein source.  It contains more than 20 vitamins and minerals, including beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A, and vitamins C, B1, B2, B5, B6, B12, E, K, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorous. It is abundant in EFA’s, crucial for good health and for many important chemical functions including hormone balancing. Chlorella contains the digestive enzymes chlorophyllase and pepsin.  It contains biotin, inositol and one of its unique properties is a phytonutrient called CGF. Chlorella is alkaline and helps to keep your body in an ideal, slightly alkaline state. It normalizes blood sugar and blood pressure and has been shown to lower blood cholesterol. It and is used to treat fibromyalgia as well as to boost the immune system and help fight infection. Chlorella is used for detoxification of heavy metals and pesticides. It has been shown to increase the good bacteria in the digestive tract, which helps to treat ulcers, colitis, diverticulosis and Crohn’s disease. Chlorella, being one of the highest nutritional substances on the planet is beneficial for the body in numerous ways. It is a food, and as such, it is almost impossible to take too much of.

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