Chlorella is a single celled algae. It’s an incredibly nutritious, bright green superfood. You’ll find it in powder or tablet form, and it’s often incorporated into smoothies to mask the taste. If you’re doing a detox from heavy metals or other harmful toxins. If you’ve eaten a lot of mercury laden fish, have metal fillings or eat canned foods in your lifetime, you could benefit from a quality source of chlorella in your diet from time to time. Studies have shown that chlorella can help remove heavy metals from the blood and brain, which is significant considering how negative heavy metal toxicity can be for the human body.
Protein For The Liver
Chlorella is a complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids that your body is not able to manufacture on its own, and therefore must be obtained through the diet. Chlorella is about 50% protein by weight. The liver relies upon proper protein intake in order to detox efficiently, so chlorella can be helpful for you a period of cleansing. Chlorella can lend your liver the tools it needs in order to process waste materials in the body, readying them for excretion.
Chlorella also contains the highest amount of chlorophyll of any plant. Chlorophyll is a molecule that is almost identical to the molecular structure of your red blood cells, the only difference being that chlorophyll has a magnesium ion in the centre, rather than an iron molecule. This means that it is incredibly nourishing for your red blood cells. It helps to build them, and helping them to function optimally. This will aid your body in the transportation of nutrients and oxygen to your cells, and waste away from your cells.
Chlorella also has an amazing ability to help pull heavy metals from the body tissues, and help usher them out of the body. Chlorella has the ability to bind with metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium, pulling them from tissues and cells to the liver where they can be detoxed. This is what is known as Chelation.
More Health Benefits:
Chlorella has many more health benefits. It’s rich in plant-based omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Note that some people can effectively convert these fatty acids, some have a more challenging time, and these are the people who generally turn to animal fats for their essential fatty acids. Chlorella has been shown to aid in conditions that include:
- Body odor
- Liver damage
- High blood pressure
- Chlorella helps to enhance the immune system, aids the digestive system as well as being able to help release mould from the body
- And many more benefits
Be careful when you’re sourcing chlorella, all products are not created equal and some can become contaminated. It’s important you find a safe and qualified source to avoid running into any potential issues with it. Always work with a practitioner if you’re dealing with heavy metal toxicity, as heavy metal detox can be very intense and you will likely need support.
As a once in a while superfood that you add to your smoothies in small amounts, chlorella can be enjoyed. Try Health Force Nutritional’s Vitamineral Green product for a superfood powder that combines chlorella and spirulina in one, along with other power packed green foods.
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