I really do, I LOVE chlorella! I have faithfully included it as a part of my daily regime for many months now, and I have noticed a big difference in how I feel. But more than that, I know that my body is being cleansed of all the junk I do not want inside of me. In particular, as I work on losing my extra weight and my body releases toxins that have been residing in my fat cells (YUCK!). Onward and upward to better health and living In the Pink 😉
Detoxification is a word we hear very often these days, that is a good thing, because there are many toxic side effects of living in this modern day world!
To combat the harmful and unwanted chemicals your body picks up through the food you eat, the air you breathe, and the water you drink, it is wise to develop a proactive plan. One of the most powerful parts of this plan is detoxification of the toxins you may have already built up inside your body.
As your body moves into a healthier state then it can more effectively remove the toxins you are exposed to every day. So how does one move into that state? The addition of Chlorella in your diet is an excellent way to move towards that goal.
Chlorella is a powerful detoxification tool and one of the most exciting nutritional resources available today to help your body naturally fight environmental pollution. It is a whole-food based supplement and is actually one of the most widely used supplements in Japan, regularly used by over 10 million people. The Japanese use of chlorella is more widespread than the North American use of vitamin C, our most popular supplement.
Hmm, what do the Japanese know that we don’t?
Chlorella is a “green food,” a very small, single-celled, micro-algae that is about two to ten microns in size. It is this small size combined with its unique properties that make it such a useful detoxification tool. Its molecular structure allows it to bond to metals, chemicals and some pesticides and then eliminate them from your body.
When chlorella is ingested into your body, it will also naturally bind to any lingering heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides found in your digestive tract. The digestive tract is your body’s pathway to your bloodstream where these harmful toxins are delivered and then deposited into your body’s cells. Not a good thing! So chlorella first and foremost will help your body eliminate unwanted metals and toxins.
But it does so much more than that.
Amazingly, chlorella is so uniquely designed, it will not bind to the minerals your body naturally needs to function in peak form. It does not bind to beneficial minerals like calcium, magnesium, or zinc. If you can imagine, it is almost as if chlorella knows which metals belong in your body and which chemicals need to be removed! How cool is that! Making chlorella a part of your daily regime is like unleashing a tiny army inside your body to fight the battle of removing toxins from your tissues and ushering them back outside your body where they belong. Down the toilet! Yeah!
Would you believe that Chlorella is becoming one of the most widely studied food supplements in the world? It is also being extensively studied as a food source as it is made up of 50% protein and considered a complete amino acid-based food. Just keeps getting better and better!
Back to Japan where Chlorella is a already on the highly popular list, studies there have shown that chlorella may help reduce body fat and therefore useful in the battle against obesity and weight related diabetes. It may also help to reduce cholesterol and hypertension.
Chlorella’s cleansing action on your bowels and it’s protection of your liver also promotes clean blood. When your blood is clean then your metabolic waste is more efficiently carried away from your body’s tissues in the form of detoxification.
Chlorella is very rich in chlorophyll, you can see that by it’s beautiful dark emerald-green colour. Chlorophyll has many powerful properties:
- Cleanses your key elimination systems – bowel, liver, and blood
- Helps purify your blood and clean away toxins
- Aids you in promoting optimal blood pressure
- Supports elimination of molds in your body
- Aids you in processing more oxygen
- Helps to neutralize bad air you might breathe in
- Promotes growth and repair of your tissues
Chlorella has benefits beyond just detoxification, it also:
- Boosts your immune system
- Improves your digestion, especially if constipation is a problem
- Provides B vitamins from an animal source
- Enhances your ability to focus and concentrate
- Balances and alkalizes your body’s pH
- Normalizes your blood sugar and blood pressure
- Reduces your cancer risk
- Freshens your breath from the inside out
So now to the question, is all Chlorella created equal? The answer is NO.
Chlorella is completely indigestible by humans, its cell wall is very tough and we do not have the enzyme to break it down. So to make chlorella biologically available in order to remove toxins from your body, the manufacturing process must break down the wall for you. Therefore you need to look for broken cell wall Chlorella.
Another concern is to be sure that the water sources where it is grown and harvested are free of any contamination. If it is grown in contaminated water it will of course contain environmental toxins and you don’t want that!
On a personal note: I purchase my chlorella from a very reputable source, raw, non GMO, broken cell wall (to facilitate absorption), extensively tested to be free of contaminants such as heavy metals and radiation. The chlorella is gently dried after harvest, and then the cell walls are broken using a unique, chemical-free centrifuge process. Afterwards, the chlorella powder is stamped into tablets without the use of binders, fillers, or additives. It is also the most powerful strain of chlorella, Chlorella pyrenoidosa. In Canada you can purchase Chlorella here (oh and – when asked who referred you, I would very much appreciate you naming “inthepink” to help keep my website going. Thanks!)
Trying to stay in the very best of health can sometimes make you feel like you are at war with the environment around you; sources of pollution are often silent and unavoidable. So even when you eat the healthiest organic food, drink only filtered water and avoid man made chemicals, you can still find yourself exposed to high amounts of harmful pollutants that are totally outside of your control. Supplementing daily with chlorella can help take care of these silent intruders.
By removing the toxins in your body now, you may be helping your body to ward off disease in the future – cancer, diabetes, hypertension and neurological disorders etc.
If you decide to try chlorella, remember to start slowly at a pace your body can tolerate. It took a long time to accumulate these toxins in your body; it may take weeks or months effectively remove them. Being as toxins are stored in body fat, it is very important to lower your body fat as much as possible. That is journey that I am on as well, to reach my ideal weight so my body can perform at its peak.
On a personal note: I have made the decision to do everything I can to remove toxicity from my body and continue to keep toxins at bay. I really believe that taking broken cell wall chlorella will help me achieve this goal!
Oh and if you are curious as to how it tastes, it is not fishy or strong tasting but actually quite yummy 🙂
So as a final note, try chlorella, be patient, see how you feel and please feel free to share your experience!