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Chlorella For Detoxification of Heavy Metals and Cancer Defense
What is chlorella?
Chlorella is a natural and very powerful detoxification agent. It is a single-cell fresh water green algae which contains more chlorophyll per gram than any other plant.
Chlorophyll has proved to be one of the greatest natural food substances for cleansing the liver and blood. Chlorella contains between 3% to 5% pure natural chlorophyll�the highest of any green algae.
Chlorella has a fibrous, indigestible outer shell (20%). The other 80% is composed of healthy nutrients.
The fat breakdown of chlorella is as follows: 60-70% unsaturated fats and 25-33% saturated fats. Its fatty acid breakdown is:
What are its health benefits?
The detoxification of heavy metals and other toxins will take anywhere from 3 to 6 months depending on the dosage. Because it is a food, it is virtually impossible to take too much. By eliminating toxins from the body, chlorella actually strengthens the immune system.
There are certain telltale signs of acidity. People who are acidic have poor oxygen utilization. Physical manifestations are excessive sighing and breathlessness. Minor exertions leaves them out of breath (panting) and they may experience muscle pain or cramps. Insomnia and a constant 'lump in the throat' are also signs of being too acidic.
The components of the standard American diet (SAD), meat, drugs, soft drinks, breads, grains, alcohol, caffeinated drinks such as coffee, sugar, sweeteners, table salt, are converted by the body into acid residues. The excessive acid breaks down bone and muscle tissue. The bone loss leads to osteoporosis and the muscle loss leads to sarcopenia.
Almost all diseases, including cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes begin and thrive in an acidic environment. It has been estimated that 1/3 of all Americans will contract cancer at some point in their lifetimes.
A healthy diet should consist roughly of 20% acidic and 80% alkaline foods. Note the following table:
strongly acid: meat, fish, eggs, hard cheese
mildly acid: grains, legumes, nuts, milk, yogurt, kefir
mildly alkaline (80%): fruits, vegetables, berries
Clorella is alkaline and it will help in restoring the body�s natural pH balance. (Read also...)
How much chlorella should I take?
It is generally recommended that a person take at least 3 grams of chlorella per day. I purchase the brand made by Vibrant Health (See image below). Each capsule contains about 450 mg which equates to 6 to 7 capsules. Each bottle contains 180 capsules. Although they can be taken all at once, I recommend 2 capsules, 3 times a day with meals.
Chlorella is high in fiber and the body must adapt transitioning from a low fiber, processed diet to a high fiber diet. This adaptive period will usually result in bloating and gas. You may have to slowly work up to 6 capsules a day. Go slow. See Rice Bran Extract
Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant found naturally in the body. It is both water and fat soluble. Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is also a chelator. It chelates (binds) to heavy metals such as mercury, iron and cadmium. (Read...)
Arsenic and lead are the two leading heavy metal toxins that you are exposed to. These heavy metals are used in the manufacturing process of pesticides, glass, wood preservatives, fertilizers, paint, batteries, plumbing, ink, hair coloring, and cosmetics.
Modified citrus pectin is made from the inner peels of citrus fruits. It has proven to be safe in human clinical trials.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists conducted a study on the effectiveness of modified citrus pectin. Study participants were given this detoxifier for six days. Scientists measured the amount of toxins exceted in their urine prior to being given the modified citrus pectin, and 24 hours after being given it.
The results were astounding to say the least:
Modified citrus pectin was found to be so safe that no study participant reported any symptons or side effects whatsoever. As a matter of fact, it has been used without any negative effects on children as young as 5 years of age.
These children suffered from lead poisoning. There was an average increase of 130 percent of lead excreted from each child's body.
Modified citrus pectin will remove dangerous heavy metals like cadmium, mercury, and lead while leaving essential minerals intact.
There is a caveat though. Most citrus pectin is made of large, long-chain carbohydrate molecules. These molecules are too large for your digestive system to process so the pectin simply passes through your body without binding to heavy metal toxins.
Dr. Nan Fuchs' colleague discovered a way to modify the citrus pectin which makes it easy for your body to digest. This detox formulation is so powerful that it will remove toxins from your body in as little as 24 hours. The modified citrus pectin was patented and the result is known as PectaSol.
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