• A better source of chlorophyll, which makes it more detoxifying and cleansing.
• It is especially good for people with liver disorders or people who drink or smoke.
• It is very helpful for people with dry stools who suffer from constipation.
• It is especially good for people who need “rebuilding” — people who suffer from
degenerative diseases (muscle, nervous system, etc.) or people who are frail.
• It contains Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), which boosts the immune system, reverses
cancer, and offers other health benefits.
• CGF also helps repair nerve tissues throughout the body and is excellent for treating
degenerative brain and nerve disorders.
As it turns out, high-protein (low-carb) dieters have a special need for chlorella and spirulina. This is primarily due to the fact that the way most people follow low-carb diets is nutritionally imbalanced (low-carb dieting in theory isn’t imbalanced, but the way most people follow it certainly is). Most followers of low-carb diets lack sufficient intake of specific vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, necessary for optimum human health.
The vast majority of low-carb dieters are deficient in calcium, magnesium and zinc, for example. Both chlorella and spirulina offer naturally balanced minerals that help bring a low-carb diet back into the proper mineral ratios. Low-carb diets also tend to be highly acidic, thanks to the heavy reliance on acidic foods like animal proteins and even diet soft drinks. These acidic foods are effectively countered by the alkaline
nature of chlorella and spirulina. In other words, these micro-algae help support the healthy pH balance of the body, which protects against loss of bone mass while giving the kidneys a much needed rest.
High-protein diets are typically lacking in the B vitamins, as well. Micro-algae like chlorella supply all the B vitamins, bringing the body back into balance with this all-important category of nutrition.
How Much Should You Take?
Disease-fighting dose: 10 grams / day
• Maintenance dose: 5 grams / day
• Upper limit: there is no upper limit, but introduce chlorella into your diet gradually and monitor your stools. Since chlorella can result in mild diarrhea in some persons, introduce it slowly. (Your body will adapt over a period of a few weeks, allowing you to take more.)
Once again, most people take far too little of these foods. I’ve seen people take two tiny tablets of chlorella — about 300mg — and declare they’ve “taken my chlorella for the day!” That’s like eating one bite of broccoli and expecting to receive the full health benefits of broccoli.
In order to be effective, you’ve got to take the much larger doses mentioned above. If you buy chlorella in tiny tablets, as it is often sold, that means taking a handful of tablets with each meal. Here’s a tip: don’t count out the tablets every single time. Count them once so you know what five grams looks like. After that, just grab a handful and toss it down your throat. It doesn’t matter if it’s off by a few tablets. Remember: these aren’t drugs. You don’t have to be exact about it, just make sure you’re getting at least the doses mentioned above.
There’s no harm in taking more, of course except for the health benefits I’ve described –
main thing you’ll notice is that your stools will turn green. This is an indication that you’re getting a good dose of chlorella into your diet. If your stools aren’t green, you aren’t taking
(info gathered from Mike Adams, The Health Ranger)