- Chlorella is a water-grown algae that contains a large amount of chlorophyll.
- Chlorella has the highest Known Chlorophyll Content of any food. Chlorella gets its name from the rich quantity of chlorophyll it possesses. Chlorophyll is one of the greatest food substances for rejuvenating the blood and cleansing the bowels and other elimination systems such as the liver.
- Chlorophyll helps build our blood due to the presence of the pyrol ring in chlorophyll, which is identical to the pyrol ring found in hemoglobin.
- Its chlorophyll content is extremely higher than most vegetables and green foods. For example, it contains up to fourty times the chlorophyll content of wheat grass.
- Chlorella is considered to be a first-class detoxifying agent, capable of removing alcohol from the liver and clearing heavy metals, certain pesticides, herbicides, and polychlorbiphenyls (PCBs) from the body’s tissues. In Japan, interest in chlorella has focused largely on this superfood’s ability to remove or neutralize poisonous substances from the body that have accumulated due to environmental pollution and the ingestion of contaminated foods.
- Klinghardt, one of the leading authorities on detoxification, considers Chlorella to be the important food for aiding the body in detoxifying heavy metals such as mercury.
- The Life Extension Foundation has cited many positive reports about chlorella from Japanese studies conducted after the nuclear catastrophes at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. In a report to the General Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan on an early study in animals, Ichimura (1973) reported that chlorella (8 grams daily) increased the elimination of cadmium, threefold in feces and sevenfold in urine. Other researchers from Japan showed that chlorella helped detoxify uranium and lead.
- Chlorophyll also supports the optimum functioning and cleansing of the liver, which is the organ chiefly responsible for the general day-to-day detoxification of the body. A Japanese study showed that taking 4–6 grams of chlorella before consuming alcohol can prevent hangovers 96 percent of the time, even after a night of heavy drinking. Chlorella can also absorb toxins from the intestines
- When chlorella is ingested, it dramatically increases the rate of rebuilding and healing in tissues. Chlorella also helps rebuild nerve tissue damage throughout the body and is excellent for treating degenerative brain and nerve disorders. This superfood is being used to help treat patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
- It was previously believed that sardines were the highest food source of essential, longevity- enhancing RNA. This investigation was prompted when the oldest living American, age 135, was questioned about his diet, and replied that he ate canned sardines and crackers. Eating foods high in RNA/DNA provides material for the repair and production of human RNA/DNA. It is the breakdown of RNA and DNA in the cells that is believed to be one major factor in aging and degenerative diseases. Research from Japan has shown that chlorella is the highest-known food source of RNA. Chlorella has about twenty times more RNA than sardines do (sardines contain 0.59 percent RNA, chlorella is 10 percent RNA).
- Containing about 60 percent pure digestible protein, chlorella is one of the highest protein sources on the planet—far exceeding that of animal products like beef, chicken, and fish (18 to 30 percent protein).
- Bernard Jensen’s work on it. He was the first big proponent in this country of chlorella.
Dr. Jensen was giving it to every one of his patients, and having phenomenal results with it.
- “Current levels by laboratory analysis shows 3% RNA and 0.3% DNA in Chlorella which would make Chlorella one of the highest known food substances in nucleic acids. Used regularly Chlorella would assist in the repair of damaged genetic material in human cells, protecting our health and slowing down the aging process….When our RNA and DNA are in good repair and able to function most efficiently, our bodies get rid of toxins and avoid disease. Cells are able to repair themselves, and the energy level and vitality of the whole body is raised….Chlorella has 5 times the RNA and DNA of canned sardines.” – Dr Bernard Jensen, D.O., Ph.D.
Feeling stronger and more athletic: The intense chlorophyll content in phytoplankton also increases oxygen uptake. Higher oxygen uptake means more fuel to muscles, which translates to improved performance and endurance.