Chlorella Reduces Body Fat, Total Cholesterol, and Blood Glucose Levels

The following article is by Barbara L. Minton and was published on Naturalnews.com – link to original article:- Chlorella Reduces Body Fat, Total Cholesterol, and Blood Glucose Levels

(NaturalNews) If you are interested in reducing body fat, getting your cholesterol level under control and staying clear of diabetes, chlorella may be just the perfect superfood. Researchers have recently investigated the effects of Chlorella on people with high-risk factors for lifestyle diseases and found that chlorella affects a positive outcome by controlling gene expression. Other new findings have also added to chlorella’s impressive credentials.

Findings from the study

As reported in the September edition of the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers in Kyoto, Japan fed chlorella to 17 subjects with high-risk factors for lifestyle-related diseases and 17 healthy subjects over a 16 week period,. They conducted blood biochemical tests and gene profile expression analysis before and after the chlorella administration. They confirmed that in both groups, chlorella intake resulted in noticeable reductions in body fat percentages, total serum cholesterol, and fasting blood glucose levels.

Through gene expression analysis, they found that gene expression profiles varied with chlorella intake. They identified many genes affected by chlorella ingestion that returned to their pre-ingestion state when chlorella ingestion was discontinued. Among these were genes related to metabolic enzymes, signaling, receptors, transporters, and cytokines.

A difference in genetic expression level was found between the two studied groups at the start of the tests, and the researchers were able to identify genes with noticeable variance in expression levels resulting from chlorella intake in the high-risk factor group. These included genes involved in fat metabolism and insulin signaling pathways, which suggest that these pathways are physiologically affected by chlorella intake. There were clear variations in the expression profiles of genes directly related to the uptake of glucose following chlorella intake, indicating that the activation of insulin signaling pathways could be the reason for the blood sugar lowering effects of chlorella.

Chlorella reduces UVB degradation of the skin

The May-June edition of the European Journal of Dermatology reports that solar UV radiation damages human skin, affects skin tone and resiliency, and leads to premature aging. Skin damage by oxidants leads to activation of protein kinase C, increasing collagen degradation. Ingestion of chlorella has been shown to inhibit this activity. This degradation was evaluated following UVB irradiation in the presence of an aquaeous extract fraction of chlorella, in human skin fibroblasts. Expression levels of activity on elastin protein and pro-collagen mRNA were also investigated. The researchers found that premature aging-induced collagen degradation and gene expression were suppressed in the presence of the chlorella fraction. The fraction also appeared to counteract the negative effects of UVB exposure on elastin protein and increased pro-collagen mRNA expression following UVB exposure.

Chlorella decreases dioxin and increases immunoglobulin concentration in breast milk

One of the big sales pitches for the use of infant formula in place of breast milk has been that breast milk contains dangerous levels of dioxin. A study reported in the March, 2007 edition of the Journal of Medicinal Food analyzed dioxin levels in breast milk and maternal blood samples from 35 pregnant women in Japan. They measured immunoglobulin A (IgA) concentrations in breast milk and investigated correlations with dioxin concentrations. In addition, 18 of the 35 women took chlorella supplements during pregnancy, and its effects on dioxin and IgA concentrations in breast milk were investigated.

The researchers found that toxic equivalents were significantly lower in the breast milk of the women taking chlorella tablets than in the control group. These results suggest that chlorella supplementation by the mother may reduce transfer of dioxins to the child through the breast milk. No significant correlation was identified between dioxin and IgA concentrations in the breast milk of the control group. IgA concentrations in breast milk in the chlorella group were significantly higher than in the control group. Increasing IgA levels in breast milk are considered to be effective for reducing the risk of infection in nursing infants.

New studies also document the powerful chelating properties of chlorella

Also reported in the September Journal of Medicinal Food is a study in which 40 rats were divided into one control group and three groups that were treated with cadmium. One cadmium group received no chlorella, one received 5% chlorella, and one received 10% chlorella. After 8 weeks, the relative liver weight was significantly lower in the group receiving no chlorella compared with both groups receiving chlorella, indicating severe liver damage in the no-chlorella group. This group also displayed significantly higher hepatic concentrations of cadmium than the groups receiving chlorella. Hepatic RNA had a higher expression in the chlorella treated groups than in the no-chlorella group. Researchers concluded that chlorella has a protective effect against cadmium induced lever damage by reducing cadmium accumulation and stimulating the expression of RNA in the liver.

The July edition of Food Chemistry Toxicology reports another study in which the chelating ability of chlorella was assessed. Levels of interleukin -6, an important stimulator of red blood cell production, were assessed along with investigation of the number of adherent and non-adherent cells. Mice that had been drinking water containing 1300ppm of lead acetate were treated with chlorella daily for 10 days. The researchers found that chlorella improved cellular function, increased the ability of cells to produce interleukin-6, and restored the reduced the number of non-adherent cells. Monitoring of lead poisoning demonstrated that chlorella treatment significantly reduced lead levels in blood and tissues, completely restored the normal levels of ALA in the liver, and decreased the abnormally high plasma levels of ALA.

The findings of these two studies underscore the powerful chelating ability of chlorella and suggest that chlorella would be useful for pre-treating before consuming any food or drink in which the presence of heavy metals is suspected, such as fish. Chlorella has also been shown in previous studies to be an effective chelator of mercury and is an excellent supplement for anyone with dental fillings containing mercury, as well as anyone undergoing the removal of fillings.

What is chlorella?

Chlorella is tiny, single-celled water-grown green algae that contain a nucleus and an enormous amount of readily available chlorophyll. It is composed of about 58% highly digestible protein, and carbohydrates. It is a good dietary choice for people who do not eat meat. It contains all of the B vitamins, vitamins C and E, amino acids, beta-carotene, iron, zinc, macro-minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, rare trace minerals, essential fatty acids including GLA, and polysaccharides. One teaspoon of chlorella contains 90 mg of RNA and 8 mg of DNA. Chlorella has more vitamin B-12 than liver. It is virtually a complete food and considered one of the superfoods, delivering a wind fall of nutrition to the body.

Chlorella contains thousands of phytochemicals, most of which have not yet been identified.

Chlorella is nature’s answer to the multi-vitamin pill concept, offering a broad array of nutrients in highly bio-available form with perfect synergy. It has shown to be effective at reversing degenerative diseases such as all types of cancers, diabetes, liver disorders, high blood pressure, and obesity. People with poor digestion are able to easily digest chlorella.

Chlorella is perfect for body detoxification. Its fibrous outer cell wall binds with heavy metals and pesticides that accumulate in the body and ushers them out. It’s high content of chlorophyll makes it an ideal cleanser for the blood stream and the elimination channels, insuring that metabolic wastes are carried away from the tissues. It cleanses the breath and reduces body odor.

Chlorella has been shown to accelerate healing, protect against radiation, help in the treatment of Candida albicans and relieve arthritis pain. It is effective against anemia and its stimulation of red blood cells assures proper transport of oxygen to the brain and body.

Chlorella is a potent cancer fighter

Chlorella stimulates the immune system and the production of interferon, one of the body’s greatest natural defenses against cancer. Increased interferon production is thought to stimulate macrophages, T-cells and tumor necrosis factor. This results in the immune system being able to combat foreign invaders whether they are viruses, bacteria, chemicals or foreign proteins. Chlorella’s DNA repair mechanism has been documented.

Numerous animal studies have documented chlorella’s effectiveness against cancer. One such study involved mice given chlorella prior to being transplanted with breast tumors. The results indicated a 70 percent survival rate in the chlorella fed group and a control group survival rate of zero.

In another study, fifteen glioblastoma patients were treated with high levels of chlorella, in some cases combined with chemotherapy and radiation. Glioblastoma is the type of deadly brain tumor recently diagnosed in Senator Kennedy. Their health and immune status increased immediately, and they experienced a 40 percent two-year survival rate, compared to the normal two year survival rate of 10 percent for this type of cancer.

Chlorella helps balance the body’s pH

It is believed by many that disease starts and thrives in an acidic body environment. Any diet that is deficient in fruits and vegetables will be acidic in nature. The consumption of soft drinks and processed fruit drinks are particularly acid forming as are diets high in meat and uncultured dairy products.

Proper pH balance is critical for health, and the body goes to great lengths to maintain the proper pH of its blood, by increasing respiration and by pulling alkaline minerals out of the bones to use to buffer any excess acidity. This is why consumption of soft drinks is linked to osteoporosis.

Chlorella is an alkaline food, which means it counters acidity. This promotes increased bone mass since the body is not sacrificing minerals from the bones to create proper acid/alkaline balance. Metabolic function is therefore improved. The consumption of alkaline foods has been linked to improved immune function, kidney function, higher energy levels, and lower allergic response levels.

Using chlorella

Chlorella’s strong outer cell wall needs to be broken to make its nutrients accessible. Any package of chlorella you buy should tell you that the cell wall has been broken. Some lower quality manufacturers of supplements sell chlorella that has not had the cell walls broken. These products are virtually worthless.

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Chlorella combined with spirulina, another green algae, creates a whooping powerhouse of nutrition. Add a spoon full of each to your smoothie or juice.

To learn about spirulina, see http://www.naturalnews.com/023337.html

An excellent, comprehensive guide to chlorella and spirulina is available at http://www.truthpublishing.com/chlorell…

Additional Sources:

“Health Benefits of Chlorella”, Healing Daily.

James and Phyllis Balch, Prescription for Nutritional Healing.


Spirulina VS Chlorella

You may ask “If I’m taking Spirulina do I need to take Chlorella?”

It’s not actually a competition or duplication, it’s more of a collaboration.

Spirulina is the world’s richest food. It’s able to supply you with more than 100 nutrients in very high concentrations. This is why it’s so important to take Spirulina which is Certified Organic. By taking Spirulina, you can be sure of getting all nutrients you need.
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While you’re having all the nutrients, you also need to detox the body daily for better health and vitality.


Chlorella has a unique fibrous cell wall to bind all toxins including heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides and excrete them from the body. Also Chlorella contains very high nuclecic acid RNA and DNA and unique Chlorella Growth Factors to promote growth and regeneration for a younger and more beautiful you. You must ensure the Chlorella you choose has a “broken cell wall” to avail you of the maximum benefits.
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Chlorella – What is it?

Chlorella – Known as the Emerald Food, it is a unique single-celled fresh water dark green microscopic algae with grass-like smell.

Only 2 – 8 microns in diameter, one of the oldest forms of plant life on this planet. More than 3 billion years old.

Chlorella can reproduces itself by cell division at an astonishing rate of 4 new cells every 17 – 24 hours.

HISTORY
Identified in 1890 by a Dutch microbiologist, Martinus W. Beijerinck, One of the most scientifically researched algae in human history.

Studied by Stanford Research Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Carnegie Institute, NASA, Japan Chlorella Research Center.

The number one selling health food supplement in Japan over 30% of the Japanese population taking it.


Over 10 million people around the world take Chlorella.

NUTRITIONAL PROFILE

High Chlorophyll Content

  • highest content of chlorophyll
  • cleanses colon, blood, kidneys, lungs, liver
  • natural cleansing agent
  • blood-builder

Chlorella Growth Factor

  • contains nucleotide-peptide, glycoprotein, nucleic acid – polysaccarides and sulfur
  • stimulate healing, replacement and growth of tissue
  • increases growth rate in children
  • enhance RNA/DNA functions responsible for production of proteins, enzymes and energy at cellular level
  • anti-aging factor

High Fiber Cell Wall

  • improve sluggish colon function
  • stimulates growth of friendly bacteria
  • remove heavy metals, cadmium, lead, mercury, arsenic from body
  • stimulates production of interferon
  • Broken cell wall ensures full availability

High Nutrient Content

  • super nutrient source – 60 percent protein
  • contains all 8 essential amino acids
  • also Vitamin C, beta-carotene, Vit B1, B2, B6, B12, niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, biotin, choline, inositol, PABA, Vit E, VitK
  • minerals – potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfur, iron, calcium, manganese, copper, zinc, iodine, cobalt
  • good source of lipoic acid – an important microbial growth factor
  • a perfect food that provides nearly all of the body’s nutritional needs
  • contains more than 23 vitamins and minerals, 18 amino acids
  • approximately 60% protein in the form of amino acids
  • considered a complete protein.(contains all 8 essential amino acids)
  • protein content is superior to animal proteins
  • the body has to break these (animal protein) down into their component amino acids before it can utilize them
  • full spectrum of the B-vitamins
  • twice the amount of folic acid as raw beef liver
  • one of the richest natural sources for niacin (vitamin B3)
  • contains more B12 than raw beef liver
  • is very high in beta-carotene
  • good concentrations of calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus and iodine, zinc, iron, potassium and iodine also a rich and unique source of micronutrients
  • 7% Chlorophyll by weight
  • 5-10 times as much chlorophyll as spirulina and
  • 10 times the amount found in alfalfa

Chlorella contains amino acids (protein), enzymes (including pepsin for digestion), vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates.

It contains over 18% Chlorella Growth Factor, high in RNA and DNA, the building blocks of life.

Up to 10% of chlorella can be RNA, while DNA levels can be as high as 3%. Also high in the essential fatty acids, as well as an array of phytonutrients and carotenoids.

AS A FOOD
Chlorella is a whole food – you eat it in its entirety.

Chlorella contains a balance of phytonutrients and co-factors beneficial to overall restoration and maintenance of health.

Each Chlorella cell is a self-sufficient organism because it contains all its life forces within itself.

Chlorella is able to deliver a wide range of nutrition our bodies need with its wealth of vitamins, minerals, protein, amino acids and other vital nutrients.

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • High Chlorophyll content
  • Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF)
  • High fiber cell wall
  • Storehouse of nutrients

In Japan, Chlorella is regarded as a functional food, rather than a dietary supplement. A functional food is one that contains all the essential nutrients needed by the human body and can perform many therapeutic functions in the body

The unique structure and contents of Chlorella makes it an excellent detoxifier.

DETOXIFICATION
Detoxification and elimination of toxins are crucial for recovery from health problems and essential achieving for optimum health. Capable of removing alcohol from the liver and heavy metals (such as cadmium, mercury, uranium and arsenic), certain pesticides, herbicides, and polychlorbiphenyls (PCBs) from the body’s tissues.

Chlorella detoxifies the liver, gallbladder and colon, indigestible fibrous outer cell wall has been proven to have the ability to bind with heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, chlordecone, a harmful insecticide and toxins such a PCBs and carry these toxic substances out of the body.

The cleansing of the blood, bowel, and liver begins after Chlorella has been taken regularly for 3 months or more depending on the amount taken.

Large doses of Chlorella will facilitate fecal mercury excretion.

Cooking meat at high temperatures (broiling, frying and barbecuing) causes an interaction between meat proteins and the heat to form heterocyclic amines (HCAs). HCAs are known carcinogens implicated in increased colon cancer.

Chlorella has the highest concentration of chlorophyll of any green food and is also one of the richest sources of beta-carotene and is an excellent source of zinc.

Researches has found that zinc is effective in the prevention of “cadmium induced suppression of the immune system”.

IMMUNE BOOSTER
Chlorella accelerated the recovery of developing cells in colony forming units and restored the population of mature white blood cells.

Chlorella is well known in the Japanese scientific community as a “biological response modifier” — a natural substance that improves the capacity of the body’s immune system.

Chlorella induces higher levels of interferon and stimulates macrophages, cells that actively protect against disease by digesting foreign substances in the body.

Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) unique to chlorella stimulates healing and replacement of cell tissue.

The sugars of the nucleotides include mannose, rhamnose, arabinose, glactose and xylose.
New field of science called glyco biology that is studying the importance of these sugars in immune regulation.

MEMORY BOOSTER
Chlorella is a storehouse of vital nutrients that the brain needs to maintain memory.
The brain has the highest concentration of RNA within the body.

RNA is vital for memory and learning. The brain cells have limited capacity to make nucleosides and nucleotides that are combined by cells to create RNA.

Diet deficient in nucleosides and nucleotides may be a factor in age-related memory loss
Chlorella is a very rich source of nucleosides and nucleotides.

Chlorella is an excellent natural source of the “brain-boosting” nutrient, phosphatidylserine (PS), a phospholipid found on the surface of the brain cell membrane.

Studies on animals and humans have shown that PS supplementation may improve memory and learning abilities. PS supplementation also lightens depression and may delay memory loss associated with Alzhemer’s disease.

Free radicals are toxic time bombs that cause an “energy shortage” in the brain cells causing mental lethargy.

Anti-oxidants are nutrient that can nullify the effects of free radical damages.

Chlorella is packed with antioxidants. A rich natural source of two powerful, memory-enhancing antioxidants, Beta-carotene and chlorophyll.

Chlorophyll is a powerful antioxidant that protects the mitochondria from free radical damage.

Chlorophyll was found to be more effective than vitamin C.

CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
Chlorella is the richest natural source of chlorophyll, – structure almost identical to that of haemoglobin. Chlorophyll cells have a magnesium molecule at the centre.

Magnesium is essential for the heart to function properly. Chlorella is also a good source of Omega-3 oils, which are known to protect against heart disease.

Research programs have indicated that regular use of chlorella helps guard against heart disease, reduce high blood pressure and lower blood cholesterol levels.

Chlorella is a “cholesterol-cutting superfood.” Studies – long-term use of chlorella helps lower serum cholesterol and reduce “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels.

Forty-five tablets (nine grams) of chlorella per day of Chlorella can help fight free radical damage that can lead to arterial lesions and plaque buildup associated with atherosclerosis
Chlorella may improve elasticity of arteries.

Chlorella helps take the pressure off of hypertension.

Perfectly created by nature to remove the toxic residue of smoking. Cigarette smoke reduces the blood’s ability to deliver oxygen to the heart, which reduces the heart’s ability to create “energy molecules.” It also increases the blood clotting activity of cells, which could block blood flow and damages arteries by promoting the formation of atherosclerotic lesions and hardened arteries

Smoke-filled air contains cadmium, known to cause all sorts of havoc in the body. Russian researchers found that cadmium, along with other heavy metals, takes part in the activation of blood clotting.

Cadmium is also suspected of contributing to high blood pressure and atherosclerosis.

ANTI CANCER
Chlorella contains beta-carotene, which has been shown to destroy cancer cells.
It also provides antioxidant vitamins C and E and selenium.

Chlorella contains a range of carotenoids that is superior merely to taking a supplement of synthetic beta carotene

Chlorella increases levels of inteferon, one of the body’s greatest natural cancer defences, which in turn stimulates the activity of T-cells and macrophages, thus enhancing the immune system’s ability to combat bacteria, viruses, chemicals and foreign proteins

Chlorella stimulates Interferon, our body’s natural defense against cancer due to its unique cell wall. Different from other sets “green” foods. Induces interferon production in the body, which is important to immune function.

CGF improves resistance to abdominal tumors while increasing the number of immune cells in the abdominal cavity.

Chlorella Increases T-Cells and B-Cells lymphocytes. Chlorella improves fatigue often associated with chemotherapy. White blood cell count is often improved.

ANTI AGING
Chlorella is packed with the most potent combination of purely natural nutrients to detoxify your cells and rejuvenate your body to help you look and feel younger.

Dr Benjamin Frank, author of The No-Aging Diet, suggests that human RNA/DNA production slows down progressively as people age, resulting in lower levels of vitality and increased vulnerability to various diseases. Chlorella contains 3% RNA (ribonucleic acid) and 0.3% DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), making it one of the highest known food substances in nucleic acids.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
When the functions of the body are balanced, and the processes of assimilation and elimination are working correctly, the body will naturally revert to its ideal weight.

In many people this lack of nutrition results in cravings for more food, which can lead to overeating. Chlorella provides a whole range of essential nutrients.

Sluggish digestion is often one of the contributing causes of unwanted weight gain and obesity.
Chlorella is an effective addition to any weight-loss program because it stimulates peristalsis in the intestines. Chlorella’s ingredients also improve the entire digestive process.

BETTER EYESIGHT
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss for people over the age of fifty-five. Previously, AMD was accepted as an inevitable part of aging. Research now indicates that age-related vision problems such as macular degeneration are linked to nutritional deficiencies.

Harvard researchers found that people with the highest consumption of lutein- and zeaxanthin-rich* foods lowered their risk of macular degeneration by as much as 57%, compared to people who consumed the least amount of these foods.

Chlorella is a good source lutein, lutein and zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene, gamma-carotene, xanthin and lycopene, etc

HOW TO TAKE
For general health maintenance, a daily dose of 3 – 4 grams (15 – 20 tablets of 200 mg each).
The dosage should be increased to 5 – 6 grams (25 – 30 tablets of 200 mg each) for relieve of actual health symptoms.

Chlorella is best taken about half an hour before meals for optimum digestion.

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