In order to promote maximum health, one thing that you should be doing on a fairly regular basis is going through a process of detoxification. Each and every day, we are being exposed to toxins. Some people make the mistake of thinking that they’re only being subjected to toxins if they’re eating fast food every day or living in an area where pollution is incredibly high.
This isn’t the case. Keep in mind that many things in life can have toxic effects. For instance, that intense workout you performed yesterday, well it would have actually been slightly toxic - byproducts would have been created as you went through your exercise program, byproducts that are actually toxic to your body. This isn’t an issue however as your body can easily clear those toxins out so you never know they even exist.
Likewise, in your everyday diet, even if you are eating healthy, chances are, you are taking in some toxins. This could be the herbicides that were used on the fresh produce you served at dinner or some of the hormones used to prepare the beef you cooked on the grill.
While opting for grass fed meats and organic produce can definitely reduce the toxic effects, no matter how much you try, chances are, you’re still taking in some toxins.
Fortunately, there are things that you can do to help improve your body’s ability to clear out those toxins and ensure you are feeling as best as possible. Taking Chlorella is one of those things. So let’s take a closer look at what chlorella is and how you can use it.
What Is Chlorella?
If you’ve ever heard of spirulina before, a freshwater algae that has many health benefits, you might already have a decent understanding about chlorella. Chlorella is also a freshwater algae, however it’s single celled and one of the oldest species on the planet.
What’s interesting about chlorella is that it can reproduce up to 8 times per day, making it very easy to sustain itself. It comes with a very tough outer shell that humans cannot digest, which is why it’s so critical to consume in supplemental form.
The supplemental forms of chlorella have been through a process that cracks this outer shell, releasing the beneficial effects that this algae has to offer.
The Benefits of Chlorella
So what does Chlorella have going for it? First, it’s a great source of protein. Most people would not think that protein comes from a green algae but that is precisely the case. Per 28g serving of chlorella, you’ll take in 16 grams of protein, so it makes meeting your protein targets that much easier.
Per dose, you’ll also get well over your recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin A, 71% of your RDI for vitamin B2, 33% of your RDI for vitamin B3, over 100% of your RDI for iron and zinc, and 22% of your RDI for magnesium.
It’s especially important to note the high iron and zinc content. Both of these minerals are incredibly important for those who are exercising regularly as iron helps with the formation of red blood cells that transport oxygen to and from the muscle tissues, therefore reducing fatigue, while zinc assists with the development of testosterone, which is a key hormone required for proper muscle growth.
Detoxification Benefits of Chlorella
On top of all other benefits, the primary benefit that chlorella has to bring is that it helps to bind to heavy metals and harmful chemicals in the body, transporting them out of your system.
In fact, Chlorella is so effective that it is the most widely used supplement in Japan, with more than 10 million people who use it regularly
As you take chlorella, it will naturally bind to lingering heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides that are found in your digestive tract and flush them out. Keep in mind that your digestive tract is pretty much your body's ‘highway’ into your bloodstream, so all those unwanted and harmful nasties found in your tract will, if not removed, be delivered and deposited into your body's cells.
Chlorella is also naturally and uniquely designed to avoid binding to the minerals your body actually needs for optimum function. So it won’t bind to minerals like calcium, magnesium, or zinc. Amazingly, chlorella seems to know exactly which metals actually belong in your body and which are harmful and need removing.
So from a detoxification point of view, you simply can’t beat it. It’s so powerful in fact it’s often used by those who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation to help reduce the total chemical load being placed on the body.
As mentioned above, it does all of this without causing malabsorption of other minerals necessary for optimal body function.
Using chlorella regularly is almost like having your own internal bodyguard (a lot of them) who protects you from toxins and stopping them entering your bloodstream and into your cells, forcing them outside your body where they belong.
So, whether you are feeling run down and ill or not, you’ll want to get chlorella in your life. This single supplement can make a world of difference to your overall state of health and help to ensure that you remain healthy in the long run.
...and remember, qualified nutritionists at Healthy Being are available to offer further general advice to help guide you in selecting the right products. So please, feel free to contact us at any time!
Dr Peter Succar heads up the Product Research Team at Healthy Being and is an enthusiastic Health & Fitness Lifestyle Coach. He's passionate about helping others obtain optimum health, advocating realistic and achievable changes in diets and lifestyles that promote the body’s natural immunity, its ability to self-heal and achieve overall mental and physical well-being.