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Chlorella

Numerous studies validate chlorella’s ‘superfood’ status

Posted January 27, 2014

Chlorella is a genus of single-celled, green algae that grow in the sunniest parts of freshwater bodies. According to Dr. Beth M. Ley, author of the book Chlorella: The Ultimate Green Food, it is one of the earth’s oldest living organisms and has been harvested as a food source for thousands of years. However, a true understanding of chlorella’s nutritional value only emerged in the 20th century, when Western scientists began to study its chemical composition.

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Detoxifying accumulated heavy metals and toxins with chlorella

Posted January 8, 2014

With governments increasingly supporting the relentless greed of multinational corporations, with no apparent regard for people or the environment, we live in a toxic world with potentially serious, often fatal health consequences. How then can we flush out these toxins accumulating in the body, which represent a serious and ever increasing health hazard?

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Is This Supernutrient The Next Anti-Cancer Hero?

Posted November 26, 2013

Apoptosis is the programmed activity of a cell’s self destruction or suicide, which is common with normal cells to make way for new replacement cells. The problem with cancer cells is that they refuse to commit suicide; they’re not programmed that way. So they either have to be killed by chemotoxic agents (synthetic or natural) or induced into programmed apoptosis. The research summarized here examined chlorella’s ability to induce apoptosis in cancer cells. The type of chlorella used for this study was Chlorella vulgaris extract, or CVE, extracted using hot water.

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Research proves chlorella has antioxidative effects, ‘should be included as a key component of a healthy diet’

Posted November 12, 2013

In addition to its disease-fighting and nutritional benefits, research shows that chlorella is a powerful antioxidant that even boosts immune system function in healthy people. Chlorella, a variety of single-celled cyanobacteria, has long been consumed as a nutritional supplement in Asian countries, including Korea, Japan and Taiwan, and has recently become popular in the United States as well. It is high in vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and antioxidants, and it is 60 percent protein by weight. Studies have shown that it can alleviate high cholesterol, abnormal blood fat levels, high blood pressure and abnormal blood sugar.

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Chlorella decreases absorption of dietary fats

Posted October 30, 2013

You may have heard that chlorella is a nutritionally powerful superfood, but did you know that research shows it can also reduce the absorption of fat in the gut, thereby possibly decreasing the risk of heart disease?

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Research suggests chlorella may have apoptotic anticancer effects

Posted October 22, 2013

First let’s be clear with the term apoptotic: It refers to apoptosis, the programmed activity of a cell’s self destruction or suicide that is common with normal cells to make way for new replacement cells.

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Research proven: Chlorella protects and detoxifies your liver

Posted August 6, 2013

Apparently, few are paying attention to the data on chlorella. Despite articles on chlorella’s nutrient and detoxification capacities, health conscious folks are not rushing the shelves of physical or online stores to make sure they get their daily doses of chlorella.

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Chlorella Vulgaris Supplementation in Patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Posted January 15, 2013

In this randomized, open-label, clinical trial involving 76 subjects with NAFLD, chlorella vulgaris extract was found to be of benefit to patients with NAFLD.

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Chlorella intake attenuates reduced salivary SIgA secretion in kendo training camp participants

Posted December 11, 2012

The green alga Chlorella contains high levels of proteins, vitamins, and minerals. We previously reported that a chlorella-derived multicomponent supplement increased the secretion rate of salivary secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) in humans. Here, we investigated whether intake of this chlorella-derived supplement attenuated the reduced salivary SIgA secretion rate during a kendo training camp.

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Beneficial immunostimulatory effect of short-term Chlorella supplementation: enhancement of Natural Killer cell activity and early inflammatory response

Posted July 31, 2012

in vitro and animal studies have demonstrated that Chlorella is a potent biological response modifier on immunity. However, there were no direct evidences for the effect of Chlorella supplementation on immune/inflammation response in healthy humans.

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