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9 Amazing Health Benefits of Chlorella You Didn’t Know About

  • 5 years ago

Chlorella is an alga that has exceptional nutritional value and health benefits. Many people know that chlorella is a source of vitamins, but a few are aware that chlorella can prevent a hangover, protect pregnant women against anemia, relieve muscle and bone pain or even replace meat in a vegetarian diet.

What is Chlorella?

Chlorella is a green alga growing in freshwater mainly in Japan and Taiwan, Chlorella is built of nuclei and large amounts of chlorophyll. Thanks to chlorophyll Chlorella has deep green color, and healing properties.

Chlorella has the highest amount of chlorophyll not only from all algae but also from all plants (3-5% pure chlorophyll) on the planet. Also, chlorella provides amino acids, sugars, nucleic acids and vitamins (primarily B vitamins, vitamins A, C and folic acid) and many other substances. Thanks to this, chlorella is one of the best superfoods you can find.

Chlorella also has a unique function called the chlorella growth factor (CGF). Thanks to the chlorella growth factor every 20 hours, chlorella is multiplied by four times. After you take chlorella, it rapidly accelerates the rate of your tissue regeneration – the rate of repair of damaged tissues. Thanks to this, chlorella is very effective in wound healing.

Health Benefits Of Chlorella.

#1 Chlorella Detoxifies Your Body

In alternative medicine, chlorella is the first-class detoxifying substance. Modern phytotherapy recommends taking chlorella to detox the body, and above all the liver.

The liver is helping you get rid of all dangerous substances like heavy metals, alcohol, and pesticides. The problem is that during this process your liver can be damaged.

Chlorella’s cells are bounding to toxins and heavy metals and not only prevent them from harming your organs but also make it easier for your body to get rid of all the toxins.

In 2009, Korean scientists proved that Chlorella “counteracts heavy metal poisoning, to decreases the damage of tissues by decreasing cadmium absorption.”

#2 Chlorella for Bad Breath

It is easy to tell that your body is toxic by the smell from your mouth and a specific smell of sweat.

Chlorella helps you clean the body of harmful substances and thanks to that it will make your breath fresh.

All you need to do is to take 5 gr of chlorella in the evening before going to bed, and in the morning on an empty stomach. This will make your breath fresh.

#3 Chlorella for a Hangover

Chlorella works great as a detoxifier, and that’s why it helps you fight with the hangover, which basically is nothing more than alcohol poisoning.

But did you know that chlorella can prevent the hangover?

According to dietitian Nikki Ostrower from NAO Nutrition (USA) taking chlorella before consuming alcohol prevents a hangover. Just remember to take chlorella at least 2 hours before you drink alcohol.

Depending on how much you drunk that night the hangover will be much less severe or will not appear at all.

Chlorella not only cleanses your body of all the toxins but also supplements all the nutrients that are washed out of the body while drinking alcohol.

#4 Chlorella Can Prevent Cancer

Chlorella Vulgaris, which is used in Febico’s Chlorella can reduce the risk of cancer development. This is proven by many studies.

One of them was carried out by scientists from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In their study, they proved that chlorella may prevent the development of breast cancer. The tests were performed in vivo and in vitro.

Also, scientists from Korea argue that Chlorella can prevent the development of colon cancer.

#5 Chlorella Strengthens Immunity

Chlorella boosts your immune system – in short, this is the conclusion of another study from Korea.

Korean scientists found that even short-term chlorella supplementation has the beneficial immunostimulatory effect and enhances cell activity, mainly white blood cells (leukocytes) and NK cells which play an important role in defending your body from bacteria and viruses.

#6 Chlorella Can Prevent Anemia

Chlorella contains a lot of folic acids, Vitamin B12, and iron. That’s why chlorella supplementation significantly reduces the risk of anemia, proteinuria, and edema in pregnant women.  Chlorella is also a source of natural folate.

It’s also beneficial with other problems pregnant women are facing, including induced hypertension.

Those are conclusions of another famous study from Saiseikai Nara Hospital in Japan

#7 Chlorella is a Natural Pain Reliever

This conclusion was reached by scientists from Virginia Commonwealth University (USA). Twenty people struggling with fibromyalgia took part in the study.

Fibromyalgia is a disease characterized by persistent musculoskeletal pain and pain in certain places. The subjects consumed 10 g of Chlorella supplement in tablets and 100 ml in liquid form every day for 2 months. After two months, an average 22% reduction in pain intensity was reported.

#8 Chlorella for Digestion and Constipation

Chlorella is one of the better sources of fiber, but the power of chlorella comes from its complexity.

Chlorella has about 80% vegetable protein. It is rich in nucleic acids and has very high levels of vitamin A (beta-carotene).

And finally, Chlorella has natural digestive enzymes. Thanks to all of that, chlorella causes the healthy lactic bacteria in the gut to grow 4 times as fast as normal, improving your digestion and bringing relief.

#9 Chlorella Can Replace Meat in a Vegetarian Diet

Chlorella is characterized by an unusually high protein content – up to 58 g of per 100 g. That’s more you can find in chicken and most of the meat.

For comparison – beef contains about 25-30 g of protein and chicken about 24 g. The protein in chlorella is also a full-type of protein because it contains essential amino acids in the proportions necessary for the human body.

Therefore, chlorella is recommended in the vegetarian diet, as well as people who for various reasons should limit the amount of meat in the menu (e.g., in kidney diseases).

Finally, Chlorella, just like meat, has Vitamin B12.

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