inhibiting the body from working as well as it once did. The antioxidants in chlorella may help delay this inevitability. Rich iron source: This is of particular interest to women, because they have lower dietary iron intakes and higher iron demands. Chlorella is a rich source of naturally occurring bioavailable iron, vitamins C and B12 and prebiotic fibre, which all work synergistically to increase iron absorption and regulate iron levels. Eye health: Chlorella contains
building blocks of cellular DNA. Chlorella growth factor helps the body adapt to exercise by supporting healthy cell repair. Countering organophosphates Pesticides, insecticides and herbicides are xenobiotic compounds, meaning they are foreign to animal life and humans are ill-equipped to process them. Humans are exposed to these environmental pollutants via residues present on food, as well as their bioaccumulation in the food chain. Xenobiotic pesticides can accumulate in the body and cause nausea, headaches, dizziness, abdominal pain and reproductive problems. Chlorella removes these toxins, with one study showing that it was up to 94 percent efficient at degrading pesticides into less harmful by-products for the body to eliminate. Cardiovascular health: Excessive blood cholesterol levels can create plaque in the arteries, reducing blood flow and causing high blood pressure. By reducing blood cholesterol, chlorella keeps arteries clear and blood pressure in check. Hardening of the arteries: Arterial plaque also causes hardening of the arteries, so by preventing plaque build- up, chlorella reduces arterial hardening before it occurs. Chlorella contains arginine
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substances that reduce the risk of degenerative eye diseases. Chlorella is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants needed in high concentration in the eyes to combat inflammation and preserve eye function. Digestive health: The
gut is often referred to as the body’s ‘second brain’, because it is a hormonally active organ that sends signals throughout the body based on the health of its bacterial
population. Chlorella feeds ‘good’ gut bacteria with high concentrations of prebiotic fibre and omega-3 fatty acids, encouraging them to create a thriving gut microbiome. Assists weight loss: Taking chlorella for weight loss is effective because of its very high nutrient content. Also chlorella will help to reduce
and antioxidants that are converted in the body to nitric oxide, a vasodilator that keeps the arteries flexible.
Energy source: Chlorella contains magnesium, vitamin D and the B-group vitamins, which are essential co-factors for proper energy metabolism. Inadequate levels of these nutrients have been shown to cause fatigue in test subjects. Muscle repair: The cellular DNA ‘building block’ materials in the chlorella growth factor increase muscle and tissue repair, leading to improved athletic performance. Chlorella also contains amino acids required for building muscles and tissue. References available on request.
cravings from empty calories as well as help to balance blood sugar. It is also high in iodine, a necessary mineral to support thyroid function, often an issue for people struggling with weight. This essential mineral is often missing in modern diets. Aerobic endurance: Chlorella helps to improve oxygen reuptake, which is a direct indicator of aerobic function. Chlorella also provides the ‘chlorella growth factor’, a regenerative molecule containing nucleic acids which are the
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