Although chlorella, the wonder plant, came into existence, over two billion years ago, it was first "discovered" by Dr Bilink, a Dutch microbiologist, 100 years ago.
The popularity of chlorella is expanding worldwide, today. Reason? People are realising that living in a world assailed by chemicals and pollutants is disturbing the natural, fine balance in our bodies. The result: weakened immune systems, decreased energy levels, clogging of our arteries, stress, and increased risk of disease.
Studies suggest that chlorella has the tremendous ability to detoxify, energise, nourish, and, ultimately, balance all of our body's systems for optimal function.
Chlorella is a form of micro-algae. It has high nutritional and protein content to help us supplement our body requirements, especially when one is undergoing certain treatments with dangerous side-effects - for example, chemotherapy.
Chlorella is packed with extremely high chlorophyll content - than any other plant source - and also nucleic acids, which help boost our immune system.
Chlorella contains more than 20 vitamins [B-complex, C and E] and minerals, including beta-carotene, iron and calcium, protein, and 19 of the 22 amino acids. It is also one of the richest sources of DNA and RNA - reduced levels of which are believed to lead to physical deterioration and aging.
Chlorella is also a useful source of fibre. Thanks to its chlorophyll content, chlorella can "cling" to heavy metals, pollutants and other toxins, and flush them out of our system/body. Studies have also shown that chlorella has the ability to stimulate the regeneration of tissues, accelerate healing of wounds, and inhibit the growth of certain tumours.
At Aston Villa Football Club, UK, a five-month trial compared the performance of players taking chlorella with those that didn't. The results were significant: "Players taking chlorella seemed to have more energy, and recovered from intense exercises more quickly than the others. One unexpected [gain] was a noticeable improvement in the [healthy] condition of their skin and hair."
Cancer cells develop even in those of us who have "never had cancer." When these cells first develop, our immune system effectively destroys them before actual symptoms come into view. Unfortunately, when cancer symptoms finally appear, they reflect our immune system's sudden inability to effectively fight cancer cells that were emerging all along.
Our immune system and its healthy functioning hold the key to keep the gloomy spectre of cancer at bay. This is where chlorella scores one of its best triumphs.
As Dr Ralph W Moss describes, in Cancer Therapy: "Japanese scientists studied chlorella as a biological response modifier [since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki]. As chlorella does not directly kill cancer cells, scientists concluded that its effects were caused by boosting the immune system." To cull another study: when scientists placed lab mice on a chlorella regimen for 10 days, and injected them with three types of cancer, over 70 per cent of the chlorella-strengthened mice did not develop cancer. On the other hand, all the untreated mice died within 20 days.
This is not all. New scientific citations and consistent users' evidence indicate that chlorella is more than an "all-in-one" healing weapon. It not only alleviates diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, AIDS, pancreatitis, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, peptic ulcer, but also viral and bacterial infections, anaemia, multiple sclerosis, and a host of other illnesses - gently, and naturally!
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