Chlorella is a single-cell algae rich in naturally occurring phyto-nutrients (like chlorophyll and carotenoids), protein, vitamin B12, iron, vitamin C and Omega-3s. It offers support for the mucosal lining of the GI tract and is an excellent binding and detoxifying agent.
In a 2008 study conducted over a 16-week period on 17 healthy subjects and 17 subjects with a high risk for lifestyle-related diseases, chlorella intake was confirmed to result in noticeable reductions in body fat percentage, serum total cholesterol, and fasting blood glucose levels in both groups.
A study done with chlorella in 2009 showed promise in reducing endotoxemia, intestinal oxidative stress and bacterial translocation in experimental biliary obstruction. In that same study, chlorella treatment improved BT and intestinal MDA activities.
Chlorella must be taken in supplement form because of its indigestible, hard cell wall. There’s continually growing evidence to show it supports other bodily functions as well.
Why We Love chlorella, the powerful binder
Not only is it a great help for detoxification, it also offers support for the mucosal lining of the GI tract and provides immuno-modulatory properties.
It is extremely important to pay attention to how you feel when adding in any detoxification/binding protocol. In our clinic, if you respond in a strongly negative way to something like chlorella that is used for detoxification, we are extremely concerned that you are still exposed to the toxin. For example, if you live in a moldy home and take chlorella, you will typically feel worse. You must first make sure you are not still being exposed to the toxin by getting it out of your environment. After that, chlorella can be extremely useful in helping your body clean out that toxin from inside of you.
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Always be sure to speak with your healthcare provider before starting any new nutritional supplement when pregnant or nursing. For children, we recommend speaking with your child's pediatrician regarding proper dosing. Store away from children.