Chlorella seems to be an undervalued superfood. What usually differentiates a superfood from any other food is the concentrated high nutritional yield per gram or ounce of food. It takes considerably less bulk to obtain a lot of nutrition.
But chlorella offers even more than high nutritional value per gram. It is a powerful detoxification source. It’s able to detox heavy metals mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum, and barium and eliminate other ubiquitous pollutants, such as PCBs and other dioxides.
And it detoxes all of those toxins by binding with them and escorting them out of the body without disturbing the necessary mineral elements of magnesium, potassium, iodine, and other important minerals.
We are heavily besieged by all of these toxic pollutants from our food, water, from the air we breathe, and from pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and the most prevalent toxic medical mercury source of all – dental amalgams. (1)
Regardless of what dentists tell you, as long as you chew food with those mercury amalgams in your mouth, you’re releasing mercury vapors into your body. But it takes a special type of dentist to remove them safely – a biological or holistic dentist. (2)
You can find holistic or biological dentists through both embedded hyperlinks above. If you can’t find one nearby or simply cannot afford one, it would be wise to incorporate a daily consumption of chlorella, which also chelates (binds and removes) mercury and other heavy metals.
The Chlorella Cell Wall Issue
Around the mid-twentieth century, chlorella was looked into as a food to solve problems of international food shortages and malnutrition. As a single cell alga, chorella is easy to produce in natural and artificial freshwater pools.
Each tiny chlorella algae cell contains all 21 amino acids to provide a complete protein that is more assimilable than complete meat proteins. And there are many other nutrients compacted into those tiny cells.
It resembles the human blood cell except for that fact that chlorophyll is contained in its nucleus instead of iron. And the source of energy for chlorophyll is the planetary source of energy itself – sunlight.
Because chlorella has existed as-is for over a million years, many consider this survival factor the reason for Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF). CGF is the mechanically mysterious factor that has been observed to promote cellular growth.
However, chlorella’s cell walls were too tough to properly and fully digest, and that ended the mid-twentieth century’s look at chlorella for solving world hunger.
But eventually, more than one process of cracking those cell walls was devised to make digesting the algae possible while retaining the walls and the enclosed nutrients.
Keeping those cell walls around even after cracking them for digestibility is necessary because it’s chlorella’s cell walls that bind to toxins in your body in order to eliminate them.
This is why you see chlorella products promoted with cracked or broken cell walls.
Finding the Right Chlorella
There have been many clinical lab animal and human tests confirming chlorella’s detox and liver restoration value with both Chlorella vulgaris (CV) and Chlorella pyrenoidosa (3). Yet there are those who argue that CP is superior to CV. That appears to be a moot point when considering budgetary allowances.
Adding to this perhaps unnecessary controversy are the more valid issues of chlorella’s source and which of the four methods of cracking the cell walls maintains chlorella’s nutritional and detoxification properties the best.
It appears that Taiwan is a good source, and most of Japan’s sources are actually much closer to Taiwan than Fukushima. Taiwan is actually in the opposite direction of Fukushima’s radiated ocean and air current drifts. So not to worry about Japanese sources.
South Korea seems to also be a good source. There is a good deal of suspicion surrounding China as a source for several supplements, including chlorella.
But the cell cracking technique, which is rarely disclosed on chlorella packages, is an issue that I will pass to the Health Gladiator with his extensive, perhaps overthought, research for the right chlorella. (4)
How to Consume Chlorella
Most recommend two to five grams daily. As a powder, it is extremely light. So a teaspoonful should be around five grams. The powder is the most economical.
However, the solution in water is a bit yucky, but a generous squeeze of fresh lemon or lime in the glass of solution should help gulp it down.
I don’t like having to take too many capsules at once, so I prefer 15 or more small tablets of 250 milligrams each. Shopping online can help if your local health food store doesn’t carry chlorella or lacks one from an area you trust.
There are situations that demand even higher doses for short periods of time, but not to worry. Chlorella is a food. Shortly after WW II it was being considered as a food to enhance all nutritional needs among populations whose food supplies were decimated.
But apparently, the cell cracking technology wasn’t available then. Or maybe it didn’t fit into the Rockefeller plan for the so-called “Green Revolution” of monoculture large-scale industrial farming with easily controlled highly centralized distribution. Can you spell monopoly?
Just make sure the chlorella product of your choice is cracked cell chlorella to get all the nutrients, growth factors, and detox properties.
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