Chlorella is a major addition to any healthy life style diet. I found the following information on David Wolfe’s Website:
Chlorella is a single-celled, water-grown algae, that consists primarily of a nucleus and a large amount of directly available chlorophyll, a nutrient vital to the health of our bodies. Chlorella contains more chlorophyll per gram than any other plant in the world. It is a whole food, as it is extremely rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, polysaccharides, and a host of other beneficials compounds. Chlorella supports the function of the brain and liver, improves digestion and elimination, helps regenerate the body, protects against radiation, relieves inflammation, supports healthy weight loss, enhances the immune system, and overall accelerates the healing process within the body. Chlorella supports the optimum functioning and cleansing of the liver, which is the organ chiefly responsible for the general day-to-day detoxification of the body. Chlorella can absorb toxins from the intestines, and combined with its ability to favorably alter the bacterial flora content of the bowels, is able to help relieve chronic constipation and eliminate intestinal gas.
Chlorella is considered to be a first-class detoxifying agent, capable of removing alcohol from the liver and/or clearing heavy metals, certain pesticides, herbicides, and polychlorbiphenyls (PCBs) from the body’s tissues. It has a remarkable ability to remove or neutralize poisonous substances from the body that have accumulated due to environmental pollution and the ingestion of contaminated foods. Numerous research projects in the U.S. and Europe indicate that Chlorella can aid the body in breaking down persistent hydrocarbon and metallic toxins, specifically mercury (which is widely present in the bodies of many people in the form of dental amalgam fillings), cadmium, arsenic, lead, DDT, and PCBs. Both scientific documentation and reliable anecdotal reports indicate that chlorella is effective in reducing the symptoms of numerous types of cancers, diabetes, low blood sugar, arthritis, AIDS, candida, pancreatitis, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, peptic ulcers, viral and bacterial infections, anemia, and multiple sclerosis. Studies have indicated that Chlorella can provide critical benefits for the health of individuals with suppressed immune systems caused by chronic long-term illnesses or chemotherapy treatments. These studies suggest that Chlorella accelerates the recovery of developing immune system cells and restores the population of mature white blood cells. Chlorella is the highest known food source of RNA at 10% and contains digestive enzymes such as chlorophyllase and pepsin. Containing 60% pure digestible protein, Chlorella is also one of the highest sources of protein on the planet – far exceeding that of animal products like beef, chicken, and fish which are only 18-30% protein. Chlorella contains vitamins C and E, an array of B vitamins, amino acids, folic acid, beta-carotene, lysine, and iodine. Chlorella is also extremely rich in iron and calcium. While it is almost impossible to take too much Chlorella, it is important to introduce it gradually into your diet in order to allow the body to adapt to its deeply regenerative effects, especially on the digestive and intestinal systems. -David Wolfe