Chlorella vulgaris is an edible single-celled green fresh-water algae. Chlorella has been called an almost perfect food because of its nutrient content and medicinal properties. Chlorella is 60% protein, containing all the essential amino acids. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, especially folate, B12, GABA, beta carotene (in a wide spectrum of carotenoids), iron, iodine, magnesium and zinc. It is also very high in chlorophyll.
Chlorella has a wide range of health benefits:
• Boosts your immune system
• Increases your energy levels
• Improves your digestion
• Helps heal GI tract conditions like ulcers, colitis, Crohn’s and diverticulosis
• Balances (alkalizes) your body’s pH
• Enhances your mental focus and concentration
• Normalizes your blood sugar and blood pressure
• Lowers cholesterol and reverses atherosclerosis
• Reduces cancer risk and shows anti-cancer activity
• Freshens your breath
I consider chlorella’s most useful property to be its ability to eliminate toxins from the body, including heavy metals like cadmium and mercury. Ideally chlorella should be taken with every meal of seafood to bind and eliminate any mercury before it’s absorbed. A Rosetown hairdresser uses chlorella to prevent headaches from perm chemicals.
Sources: www.mercola.com and www.evolutionhealth.com.
This article is intended for educational purposes only; for medical advice consult your licensed health practitioner.