Chlorella Green Algae: A Detoxing Superfood
Chlorella Green Algae detoxing superfood for nutrition and beauty
Japanese people are renowned for their longevity - Japanese life expectancy is the world’s highest at 87 years for women and 81 years for men!
The average lifespan of the Japanese is the highest it has ever been, and they keep getting older. In 2019, the number of Japanese aged 90 reached 2.31 million, including over 71,000 centenarians.
So have the Japanese found the fountain of youth?
It seems that there is one source of nutrition, in particular, that plays a major role in Japanese longevity. That source of nutrition is found in a very special kind of algae called Chlorella. More than ten million Japanese eat chlorella daily for both their nutritional and therapeutic needs.
What is it about these small unicellular green algae that make Chlorella a detoxing superfood?
For one thing, it is recognised as one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. It is not an exaggeration to say that Chlorella (C. vulgaris) is nature’s own multivitamin. That’s because Chlorella contains all the essential nutrients needed to sustain life and much more.
Chlorella is rich in vitamins A(beta carotene), C, E, and vitamin K, containing all the B-complex vitamins (including B12), zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, iodine, omega-3 essential fatty acid, and the enzyme pepsin. Chlorella also contains 58 to 70 percent of bio-available protein and all the essential amino acids. It is one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D. In addition, it has more beta-carotene than carrots and more than five times more chlorophyll than wheatgrass. The iron content of chlorella is particularly impressive and can provide up to 40% of your daily requirements.
Chlorella is also a rich source of carotenoids, lutein, and zeaxanthin. They are known as the “eye vitamins” helping to safeguard the eye’s macula by protecting it from damaging blue light (emitted from artificial lighting and digital devices).
Studies have shown that both lutein and zeaxanthin can protect against age-related macular degeneration, eye strain and fatigue, cataracts, and even help to prevent vision loss and blindness.
The Chlorella Growth Factor
Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) is a unique complex found in the cell nucleus of chlorella. CGF is produced during intense photosynthesis which allows chlorella to grow so rapidly. Each cell multiplies into two new cells about every 20 hours, and the CGF promotes this rapid rate of reproduction. CGF is a complex combination of key nutrients including amino acids, vitamins, essential fats and more. Experiments show that CGF promotes faster growth without undesirable side effects. It improves RNA/DNA functions responsible for the production of proteins, enzymes, and energy at the cellular level, stimulating tissue repair and protecting cells from certain toxic substances.
Chlorella is the ultimate anti-ageing nutrition for our DNA. When used regularly, chlorella can assist in the repair of damaged genetic material, protecting our health and slowing down the aging process.
Proven Benefits of Chlorella Growth Factor
- Promotes rapid growth, strengthens the immune system and promotes rapid tissue healing.
- Stimulates the immune system: CGF stimulates the production of interferon and protects T and B lymphocytes which are the body’s front line against infections.
- Increasing resistance to disease
- Purifying, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties — thanks to the high concentrations of chlorophyll present in the CGF
- Glutathione, present in CGF, has the ability to bind to heavy metals, solvents and pesticides and convert them into a form that can be excreted in urine or bile. It is also a powerful antioxidant that helps fight harmful free radicals in the body, and helps in detoxification. Glutathione helps to eliminate toxins from the liver.
- Prebiotic Function – CGF stimulates the growth of good bacteria and supports the digestive system. It regulates the intestinal flora. A Japanese study showed that due to its “rich supply of prebiotic food, chlorella can actually triple the rate of growth of good bacteria in the gut.”
- Beneficial in the prevention of allergic diseases and prevents casein allergy, a major cause of milk allergy.
- Resistance and endurance: true energy concentrate which is very useful for athletes
- Tissue repair — through their growth and life-activating properties, CGF nucleic acids stimulate tissue regeneration and repair of damaged tissue without causing uncontrolled cell proliferation in the form of a malignant tumour.
- Helps prevent high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease by controlling blood sugar and reducing high cholesterol
Chlorella Green Algae detoxifies heavy metals
One of chlorella’s most significant health benefits is that it wraps itself around even the most stubborn toxins in our bodies such as cadmium, lead, mercury, and uranium. More importantly, it not only safely eliminates them from the body but prevents them from being reabsorbed. In our toxic world, it is imperative for our health to safely remove all forms of toxins. By taking chlorella daily, we can safely and effectively detoxify the harmful heavy metals and the many chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis.
One study showed that routine chlorella intake decreases the chance of heavy metal poisoning in the bloodstream. It also helps to reduce the risk of muscular and bone damage due to elevated levels of cadmium in the body. The study concluded that “chlorella is an appropriate source which counteracts heavy metal poisoning, to decrease the damage of tissues by decreasing cadmium absorption.”
Supplementing with chlorella has shown promising results in alleviating some of the adverse effects of radiation therapy on the body and even helping to eliminate radioactive particles. But perhaps more impressive than its ability to chelate and flush out radioactive toxins is chlorella’s ability to actually protect from radiation.
Glyphosate is the main ingredient in the weed-killer Roundup® and is the most widely used chemical herbicide in history. Chances are, this chemical is in at least some of the food you’ll eat today, even if that food is organic, non-GMO, and ‘natural’.
The good news is that Chlorella’s detoxing power helps to bind to glyphosate in the GI tract so it can be safely eliminated. Chlorella has been reported to be helpful for various health problems such as hypertension, arteriosclerosis, high cholesterol, cardiac problems, constipation, bowel toxicity, dermatitis, allergies, arthritis, diabetes mellitus, and fibromyalgia, Epstein- Barr virus infection, candidiasis, and others. Besides that, it has also been found to enhance the ability of the immune system, slow down the ageing process, stimulate growth, reduce the risk of cancer, enhance the healing process, and rejuvenate and vitalize the body.
The Secret of Biogenesis Chlorella’s Power
Like so many nutritional products, the real benefits are only available when you know more about how and where the product was grown and processed. The nutrition and therapeutic power of Chlorella are only fully available when it is
grown in pristine conditions, processed, and packaged correctly. One more critical factor is the integrity of the company.
Biogenesis is 100 percent Australian-owned and operated. In fact, it is the
only ‘Australian Made, Australian Grown’ licensed producer of Chlorella. From
its farm in tropical Queensland, through to packing and distribution, its
products are grown and processed in Australia to the highest quality standard.
Unlike many other Chlorella farms, the pristine water and abundant sunlight of Biogenesis’ Chlorella tropical Queensland farm, ensures the purest and most nutrient-dense algae product available anywhere in the world.
Biogenesis is committed to growing and harvesting its ingredients with as little
impact on the environment as possible. All their products are free from herbicides, pesticides, and environmental contaminants. Biogenesis also uses
sustainable farming practices and never tests on animals.
Biogenesis has developed an innovative cell cracking technology. Chlorella consists of a hard outer shell that protects the nutrients within the Chlorella molecule. It has been found that cracking the cell wall enables the nutrients to be more readily absorbed during digestion. Many Chlorella companies use a grinding or pulverising process to achieve this. However, this may destroy the Chlorella cell and leave the nutrients susceptible to oxidation and nutritional losses.
The Biogenesis Biodynamic System utilises a combination of vacuum and ultrasonic technology that enables the nutrients of the cell to be made available without the risk of oxidation or nutritional losses. This means that Biogenesis Chlorella is able to deliver its powerhouse of all its nutrients efficiently to every cell in your body.
The Unique Biogenesis Growth System
Marine algae grow naturally in oceans and flowing river systems. Water movement is critical to algae growth, ensuring that they receive sufficient sunlight, air, and nutrients as they flow. Conventional algae growth systems
use large mechanical paddlewheel type systems, to physically push the water around oval-shaped “racetrack” type ponds, or alternatively, the algae is
grown in industrial Bioreactor type internal systems, often using sugars to
replace natural sunlight.
BioGenesis has developed a unique and innovative growth system that replicates the natural water flow of a river, using water pressure as the moving force.
This is the same as in nature where water flows down from mountains and
pushes water across river plains to the ocean. The BioGenesis system uses
narrow maze-type channels to replicate a river, flowing the water back to the
start of the maze for each circuit. This enables algae to grow to the highest
quality standard exactly as nature intended.
Nature’s Gift for Radiant Health
Chlorella is a true gift from nature. Modern technology has been able to unlock Chlorella’s phenomenal potential as a superfood as well as a solution that allows us to thrive and heal in a toxic and polluted world. Both humans, as well as animals, benefit when their diet includes a daily amount of Chlorella!
Chlorella is especially important for those who are following a vegan or vegetarian diet. Its comprehensive nutrient profile, especially B12, iron, omega-3, and a complete protein guarantees that key nutrients are available for health and energy.
There is no doubt, that Chlorella should be a part of everyone’s diet. Biogenesis is a company devoted to bringing you not only the purest but also most nutrient dense Chlorella for your wellbeing, detoxification, healing as well as beauty.
We are proud to now be stocking this awesome product at Greensmith Grocers!
Sourced from Dr Sherrill Sellman.
Sherrill Sellman, ND, is a Naturopathic Doctor, best-selling author, women’s health expert, a contributor to health magazines worldwide, lecturer, and host of two weekly podcasts. She can be found at www.drsherrillsellman.com and
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