60+% of Nature's Balance Chlorella is superior protein, providing all of the dietary-essential amino acids in excellent ratios. Chlorella is also a reliable source of essential fatty acids that are required for many important biochemical functions, including hormone balance.
Nature's Balance Chlorella is cultivated outdoors in mineral-rich freshwater ponds. The entire process from strain maintenance in the laboratory to harvesting of the final product is monitored by microbiologists to ensure optimal nutrient value and product purity.
Chlorella has been the focus of many medical and scientific research projects since the 1960s, many of which have been devoted to studying the mechanisms by which it accelerates the body’s capacity to detoxify heavy metal and chemical toxins.
Another well-researched feature has been its ability to strengthen the innate immune response. It’s little wonder that chlorella has become a popular health food today among those who are aware of its unique properties.
This green single-cell freshwater algae is a rich and balanced source of many nutrients that are essential to health but increasingly deficient in today's diet of denatured, processed and refined foods.
Globalized ‘agri-business’ farming and food production policies and practices over the past 30 years have had a devastating effect on the global food chain.
Multinational corporations and their corrupt political puppets have opened a Pandora’s Box with the forced introduction of Genetically Modified crop seeds. Contrary to assurances that these GM seeds would increase yields and help feed a hungry world, reality has shown us that greatly increased levels of toxic agri-chemicals are necessary to even match the crop yields from unmodified seed sources.
Chlorella's most outstanding feature, and one that sets it apart from other 'super foods', is its proven ability to assist the body in detoxifying harmful air-, water- and food-borne 'heavy metals' and chemical pollutants; proven contributors to many of today's common degenerative disease conditions.
In Japan, chlorella is by far the most popular nutritional supplement today, with over seven million daily users. This popularity is partly due to Government classification as a 'functional food' (a food that has scientifically proven to be beneficial within the human diet).
Chlorella is not a quick fix, but a tool to help you achieve and maintain long-term optimal health. Most users begin to feel the true benefits of chlorella once they have been taking it daily for two to three months.
As a source of assimilable essential nutrients chlorella has few, if any peers. 19 amino acids, including all eight 'essentials' are present in excellent ratios, the highest quantities of chlorophyll and RNA/DNA ever discovered within a natural source, an abundance of vitamins and minerals plus unsaturated essential fatty acids; —making chlorella a microscopic but mighty nutritional powerhouse.
Chlorella contains valuable elements beyond these macro nutrients too. It's unique phytochemical known as CGF, or Chlorella Growth Factor is believed to be responsible for many of the therapeutic effects that have been reported in scientific journals throughout the world.
Disease usually occurs in a body 'out of balance'. Your body has a remarkable capacity for self-healing; if it has adequate amounts of essential nutrients. Chlorella helps you to achieve and maintain this balance by restoring many nutrients missing from today's refined, processed foods.
Beyond the documented therapeutic effects, most users report increased energy levels, improved mental clarity, a clearer complexion, an overwhelming sense of 'well-being' and a remarkable freedom from stress-induced tensions or anxiety.
A small number of new users may experience a 'healing crisis' as their bodies adjust to chlorella and begin to shed toxins. Some misinterpret this as an allergic reaction, which although possible, is extremely rare, even among sufferers of multiple chemical sensitivity. Examples of these rare detoxification reactions are mild headaches, stomach cramps or nausea, skin blemishes or bowel irregularity.
These effects usually diminish and disappear within a week to ten days as the body adjusts and begins to work towards biochemical balance, or 'homeostasis'. The suggested daily 'health maintenance' usage is three grams, or nine capsules per day. This may sound a lot, but one must remember that chlorella is a natural whole food and not a chemically-synthesized multivitamin product.
Many people ask about the differences between chlorella and the 'blue-green' algae, or cyanobacteria. Chlorella is a true plant, having cell-walls of cellulose. 'Blue-greens' do not offer this unique detoxifying mechanism.
Chlorella's microscopic size (each cell is barely larger than a human red blood cell) allows microfine filtering which excludes any other potentially toxic strain of algae or inorganic matter, this yielding an exceptionally pure and 'clean' harvest. 'Blue-green' algae are many times larger and thus cannot be harvested using this optimal process.
Scientific justification for the regular use of chlorella as a preventative nutritional supplement is unparalleled among any of the other algae or so-called green super foods.
Six books, several hundred scientific research papers and thousands of magazine articles attest to the therapeutic properties of this simple but amazing algae. Here are the titles of just a few of these published scientific papers
Yamagishi, Y., Hasuda S. Y., Mito, V. Experience in taking Chlorella for healing the less curable wound, In: Huang, C.J.: Application of Chlorella on Medicine an d Food. Technical Bulletin, March 1970. Taiwan Chlorella Manufacture Co., Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan.
Honek, L, et al.: The use of a fresh water weed Chlorella vulgaris for the treatment of the cervix after Cryosurgical intervention. Cesk. Gynekol. 43(4):271-3, May 1978.
Hagino et al.; Effect of Chlorella on fecal and urinary cadmium excretion in "Itai-Itai" Jpn. J. Hyg. 30(1), 77, April 1975.
Northcote, D.H., K.J. Goulding and R.W. Horne.: The Chemical Composition and Structure of the Cell Wall of Chlorella
Pyrenoidosa. Biochem. J. 70;391-397, 1958.
Horikoshi, T. A. Nakajima and T. Sakaguchi: Uptake of Uranium by Various Cell Fractions of Chlorella Vulgaris. Radioisotopes 28(8), 485-487, Aug 1979.
Fink, H., Herold, E.: The quality of the protein of unicellular green algae and their effect in preventing liver necrosis. Zeitschr. Physiol Chem. 182-191, 1956.
Schopf, J. William: Pre-Cambrian Micro-Organisms and Evolutionary Events Prior to the Origin of Vascular Plants. Biol. Rev. (1970), 45, pp 319-352.
Want, L.F., Lin, 1.K., Tung, Y.C.: Effect of Chlorella on the levels of glycogen, triglyceride and cholesterol in ethionine treated rats. J. Formosan Medical Assoc., 79 (1), 1-10, 1980.
Vermeil, C., Morin, O., LeBodic, L.: Anti-tumoral vaccination by peritoneal injection of micro-vegetable (yeasts and unicellular algae). Conceptual Error or ReaIity? Archives Medicales de L'Oest Tome 14; No. 10, pp 423-426.
Aksu, Z; Kutsal, T.: The usage of Chlorella vulgaris in waste water treatment containing heavy metal ions. Proc. 4th Eur. Cong. Biotech, 2, 80-8 3, 1987.
Ben-Bassat, D,; Mayer, A.M.: Reduction of mercury chloride by Chlorella: Evidence for a reducing factor. Physiol. Pl., 40, 157-162, 1977.
De Filippis L.F.: The effect of sub-lethal concentrations of mercury and zinc on Chlorella IV. Characteristics of a general reducing enzyme system for metallic ions. Z. Pflanzenphysiol. 86S, 339-352, 1978.
De Filippis, L.F.; Pallaghy, C.K.: The effect of sub-lethal concentrations of mercury and zinc on Chlorella III. Development and possible mechanisms of resistance to metals. Z . Pflanzenphysiol. 79S, 332-335, 1976.
Jensen, S.; Jenelov, A.: Biological methylation of mercury in aquatic organisms. Nature, 223: 753, 1969.
Nakajima, A.; Horikoshi, T.; Sakagushi, T.: Recovery of uranium by immobilized microorganisms. Eur. J. Appl Microbiol. Biotech, 16:88-91, 1982.
Shieh, Y.J.; Barger, J.: Uptake of mercury by Chlorella and its effect on potassium regulation. Planta, 109: 49-60, 1973.
Sneddon, J.; Pappas, C.P.: Binding and removal of metal ions in solution by an algal biomass. Am. Environ. Lab, #10 9-13, 1991.
Wilkinson, S.C.; Goulding, K.H.; Robinson, P.K.: Mercury removal by immobilized algae; (Chlorella) in batch culture systems. Journal of Applied Phycology, 2, 223-230, 1990.
Pore, R.S.: Detoxification of chlordecone poisoned rats with Chlorella and Chlorella-derived sporopollenin. Drug. Chem. Toxicol., 7: 57-71, 1984.
Kojima, M.; Kasajima, T.; Imai, Y., et al: A new Chlorella polysaccharide and its accelerating effect on the phagocytic activity of the reticuloendothelial system. Recent Adv. Res., 13, l1, 1973.
Merchant, R.E.; Rice, C.C.; Young, H.F.: Dietary Chlorella pyrenoidosa for patients with malignant gl ioma: Effects on immunocompetence, quality of life and survival. Phytotherapy Research, Vol. 4, No. 6, 220-230, 1990.
Tanaka, K.; Koga, T.; Konishi, F.; et al: Augmentation of host defense by a unicellular alga, Chlorella vulgaris, to escherichia coli infection. Infect. Immun., 53, 267-27I; 1986.
Ibusuki, K.; Minamashima, Y.: Effect of Chlorella vulgaris extracts on murine cytomegalovirus infections. Nat. Immun. Cell Growth Regul., 9, 121-128, 1990.
Kanazawa Medical College Dept. of Serology: Effects of various preparations made from Chlorella Pyrenoidosa cells on the defense mechanism (immune resistance). Scient. Rep. on Chlorella in Japan. 66-70, 1980. Silpaque Publishing, Japan.
Koniyama, K.; Hirok awa, Y.; Mocota, T.; et al: An acidic polysaccharide, Chion A, from Chlorella Pyrenoidosa. Anti-tumor activity and immunological response. Chemotherapy, 34, 302-307, 1986.
Konishi, F.; Tanaka, K.; Himeno, K.; et al: Anti-tumor effect induced by a hot water extract of Chlorella vulgaris. Resistance to Meth-A tumor growth mediated by CE-induced polymorphonuclear leucocytes. Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy,&n bsp; 19, 73-78, 1985.
Kuniaki, T.; Yoshifumi, T.; Tsuruta, M.; et al: Oral administration of Chlorella vulgaris augments concomitant anti-tumor immunity. Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology, 12 (2), 277-291, 1990.
Miyazawa, Y.; Murayama, T.; Ooya, N.; et al: Immunomodulation by unicellular green algae (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) in tumor-bearing mice. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 24, 135-146, 1988.
Tanaka, K., Konishi, F.; Himeno, K.: Augmentation of anti tumor resistance by a strain of unicellular green algae , Chlorella vulgaris. Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy, 17: 90-94, 1984.
Takechi, Y.; Chlorella It's Basis and Application. Gakushu Kenku-Sha, Tokyo, Japan, Nov 30, 19 70.
Silav, V. M., Liz'ko, N.N., Fofanov, V.L, Kljuskina, N.S.: Effect of a diet containing destroyed alga cells on the microflora of the intestine. Kosmic. Biol. Med., 1969, No 6.&nb sp; 54-57 (Russian with English summary)
Saito, Tatsumi, Saito Taku, Oka, T.: Clinical Applications of Chlorella Pills. Medical Examinations and New Drugs. 3.3 pp. 61 -64, 1966 .
Neveu, V.J., Morin, O., Miegeville, M., LeMevel, B.P,, Vermeil, C., Modulation of Antibody Synthesis by an Anti-tumor Alga. Experientia, 34/12, p 1644-1645, 1978.
Nakamura, M. et al.: Promotion of Reticuloendothelial Function by Chlorella Components. Heath and Industry Newsletter, March 25, 1978. Agricultural Chemical Convention
Umezawa, I., Komiyama K., Shibukawa Mori, M., Kojima, Y.: An Acidic Polysaccharide, chlon A, from Chlorella pyrenoidosa. Chemotherapy 30(9), 1041-1045,1982.
Waslien, C.I., Calloway, D.H., Margen. S., Costa, F.: Uric Acid Levels in Men Fed Algae and Yeast as Protein Sources. J. Food Sci., 1970, 35, 294-298.
Shirota, Minura et al.: Regarding the Anti-virus Components Extracted from Chlorella. Showa 42 nen Nihon nogika gakkai koen yori, 1967.
Murayama, T., Leng-Fang, W., Yamaguc hi, N., Yin-Chin, T,: Effect of Various Products Derived from Chlorella Pyrenoidosa Cells on Defense Mechanism of Organism (Immunological Resistance). The 21st Japan Bacteriology Convention, November 1984.
Fukada, T., Hoshino, M., Endo, H,. Mukai, M., Shirota, M.: Photodynamic Antiviral Substance Extracted from Chlorella Cells. Applied Microbiology, 16(11 ) pp. 1809-1810, 1968.
Kashiwa, Y., Tanaka, Y.: Effect of Chlorella on the changes in the body weight and the rate of catching cold of the 1966 training fleet crew. Japan Medical Science Meeting, Nagoya, Japan, 1966.
White, R.C., Barber, G.A.: An Acidic Polysaccharide from the Cell Wall of Chlorella Pyrenoidosa. Biochem. Biophys. Acta 264, l17-128, 1972.
Vermeil, C., Morin, O.: Role experimental des algues unicellulaires Prototheca et Chlorella (Chlorellaceae) dans l'immunogenese anticancereuse (sarcome murin BP8). Societe do Biologic de Rennes, Seance du 21, Avril, 1976 .
Matsueda S., Ichita, J., Abe, K., Karasawa, H., Shinpo, K.: Studies on Antitumor Active Glycoprotein From Chlorella vulgaris. Yajugaku-Sasshi, 102, 447-451, May, 1982.
Vermeil, C., Morin, O., Le-Bodic, L.: The Stimulation of Tumoricidal Peritoneal Macrophages can be Directly Induced by Peritoneal Implantation of Unicellular Algae in Humans. Arch Inst. Pasteur Tunis. Mar-Jun 62 (1-2) pp. 91-94, 1985.
Ebana, Kyoko.; Biological Significance of Chlorella Polysaccharide, Vl, Inhibition of Experimental Hyperlipemia by a Mixture of Papain, Calcium Pantothenate and Chlorella Polysaccharide. Fukushima-Ken Eisei Kenkyosho Kenkyu Hokoku 1969, 17(2), 15-20 (Japan)
Lin, J.K., et al.: Effect of Chlorella on Serum Cholesterol of Rats. Taiwan Medical Science Journal, Sept. 1981.
Sakuno, T., et al.: Inhibitory Effect of Chlorella on Increases in Serum and Liver Cho lesterol Levels of Rats. Health Industry Newsletter, March 25, 1 978.
Okuda, 51., Hasegawa, J., Sonoda, M., Okabe, T.. Tanaka, Y.: The effects of Chlorella on the levels of cho lesterol in serum and liver. Jap. J. Nutr. 33;3-B, 1975.
Okamoto, K., Iizuka, Y., Murakami, T., Miyuke, H., Suziki, T.: Effects of Chlorella Alkali Extract on Blood Pressure in SHR. Jpn. Heart Journal, 19(4), pp 622-623, July, 1978.
Murakami, T., et a): Effect of Heterotrophic Chlorella on Blood Pressure and Development of Apoplexy in Hypertensive Rats. Food Research Inst., Kinku University, Japan.
Shimuzu, M., Yamada, N., Hisada, M., Suzuki, J., Inata, I.: Effect of Chlorella on Human Pulse Wave Velocity. Kanazawa Medical University, Dept. of Serology, April 8, 1985.
Hasuda, S., Mito, Y.: Medical Examinations of Chlorella for hard-to-cure wounds. Medical Examinations and New Drugs 3,3, 19 66, Japan.
Terziev V., Plansk, B., Encheva, Y.: The effect of Chlorella as a prophylactic means against bronchopneumonia. Veterinary Science, XX(1), 36-39, 1983.
Pratt, R., et al.: Chlorellin, an antibacterial substance from Chlorella. Science 99:351-352, 1944.
Pratt, R., Mautne r, H.: Antibiotic Activity of Seaweed Extracts. J. Am.. Pharm. Assoc. (Scientific Edition) 40:575, 1951.
Yamaguchi, Y., Toikawu, M., Suzuki, R., Hara, T., Warita, Y.: Therapy for peptic ulcers by Chlorella. Nippon Iji Shinpa No. 1997, pp 25-27, 1967.
Asanov, P.L.: Content of Protein and its fractions in the blood serum of piglets given supplements of Chlorella. Uzb. Biol. Z. 1969, No. 6, 51-52 (In Russian)
Leng-Fang, W., et al.: Protective Effect of Chlorella on the Hepatic Damage Induced by Ethionine in Rats. J. Formosan Medical Assoc. Vol. 78, No. 12, (Dec. 1979), pp 1010-1019.
Nomolo, K., Yokokura, T., Satoh, H., Mulai, K.: Anti-tumor Effect by Oral Administration of Chlorella Extract. PCM-4 Gan-To-Kagaku-Ryoho, 10(3), 781-785, March 1983.
Dept. of Hygiene, Nagasaki University Medical School: The Administration of Chlorella Extract and the Physique and Physical Fitness of Elementary School Pupils. Sci, Reports on Chlorella in Japan, Silpaque Pub. Kyoto, Japan. pp 53-55, 1992.
REPORTS FROM THE KANAZAWA MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (DEPT. OF S EROLOGY) FROM 1985-92 INCLUDE:
l) Effects of Chlorella Pyrenoidosa Preparations on Circulatory Systems (Blood Composition and Blood Pressure).
2) The Effects of Chlorella Preparations on Experimentally Induced Infections by the Acquired Immune Deficiency Virus.
3) Effects of the Long-Term Ingestion of Chlorella Preparations on Alcoholysis and Other Liver Functions.
4) Effects of Various Preparations Made from Chlorella Pyrenoidosa Cells on th e Defense Mechanism (Immune Resistance).
5) Regulution by the Single-Celled Green Alga Chlorella Pyrenoidosa of Immunological Competence in Mice with Cancer Tumors.
6) Effects of the Administration of a Chlorella Preparatio n on the Life Spans and Physiological Functions of Normal and Congenitally Diabetic Animals.
7) The Anti-tumor Capacity, and its Effects and Mechanism, of Neutral and Acidic Polysaccharides Derived from Chlorella Cells
8) Regulat ion of Heartbeat (Bradycardic Effect) by CGF (Chlorella Growth Factor).
9) Effects of Long-Term Administration of Chlorella Preparations on the Advancement of Aging in Humans and Laboratory Animals.