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Chlorella (Japanese cracked cell wall) :

Chlorella is a single celled green algae. Chlorella gets its name from the Greek word ‘chloros' meaning green due to the presence of photosynthetic pigments chlorophyll a and b in its chloroplast. Given the right amount of carbon-dioxide, water and sunlight, chlorophyll helps it to proliferate at an extremely fast rate. Nobel laureate, Otto Heinrich Warburg, the German biochemist and cell physiologist extensively studied cell respiration and photosynthesis in Chlorella and thus validated that its high photosynthetic efficiency makes it very rich in potential nutrients like protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals and fiber. (1)

Nutritional Analysis :

Chlorella is a good source of protein, high in Amino Acid content including Alanine, Arginine, Glycine, Aspartic and Glutamic acid, and Histidine. Valine, Tryptophan, Threonine, Serine, Proline, Phenylalanine, Methionine. Chlorella contains the essential amino acids Leucine and Isoleucine.. Chlorella's vitamin content consists of Vitamin A, B-1, B-2, B-6,B-12, C, E, Folic Acid, Inositol, Niacin and Pantothenic acid and mineral content includes Calcium, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous and Zinc.

Usage :

Chlorella happens to be the first form of plant life with a nucleus. Its history of survival over 2.5 billion years is attributed to its highly tough outer cell wall and efficiency to quadruplate every 20 hours. It is indeed the fastest growing plant on earth and most powerful detoxifying food agent. This is particularly because Chlorella resembles the haemoglobin in the blood and thus acts as an agent for removing bacteria, cleansing, blood building and tissue repair. (3)It is researched to be the richest source for RNA/DNA, thereby aiding in revitalization, rapid healing and rendering high energy levels. Dr. Benjamin Frank, the author of The No-Aging Diet stated that the production of RNA/DNA starts slowing down with age resulting in increased vulnerability and recommended nucleic acids to combat this “aging” process. Dr. Minchinori Kimura of Japan found 10% and 3% of RNA and DNA in chlorella respectively and marked it to contain richest concentrations of nucleic acids. Thus it has been clearly found to be highly beneficial in combating damaged genetic material in human cells, thereby slowing the aging process.(2)

Chlorella's permeated cracked cell wall consists of a unique nucleotide-peptide complex addressed as Chlorella Growth Factor which catalyses growth in the body, fortifies the immune system, enhances digestion and metabolic function and detoxifies environmental toxins. This cell wall also shows the ability to bind with heavy metals and toxicants like DDT and PCBs to cart them securely out of the body. Clinical researches reveal that the cracked cell wall of chlorella encloses a substructure of complex polysaccharides that stimulate interferon production to combat viruses and other diseasing causing agents. Besides, it is also known to protect the body against ailments and allergies like:

•  Cold and Flu

•  Tumor/Cancer/Ulcer

•  Fibromyalgia

•  Chronic fatigue

•  Candida Overgrowth

•  Loss of vision

•  Radiation sickness

•  High Cholesterol

•  Liver Disorders

•  Alzheimers (3)

Preparations :

One teaspoon of Chlorella a day is the average dose taken. However, it can rise up to a teaspoons also over many weeks. Chlorella is most widely consumed in the form of powder followed by tablets and capsules. (4)

References :

(1) Zelitch, Photosynthesis, Photorespiration and Plant Productivity , Academic Press, 1971, p.275.

Belasco, W. (July 1997). Algae Burgers for a Hungry World? The Rise and Fall of Chlorella Cuisine . 38 . pp. 608–634

(2)Natural Ways has been serving holistic health needs since 1997