Why Choose Chlorella over Spirulina



Chlorella is a microalgae, a nutrient dense "superfood" containing high levels of protein, amino-acids, antioxidants, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Both Spirulina and Chlorella are micro-algae. Spirulina is blue-green algae which thrives in many different environments like salt water, fresh water, alkaline water and brackish water from the tropics and up to the North-Sea, while Chlorella is green algae that grows only in fresh water around the world. Chlorella belongs to the division Chlorophyta and is a single-celled organism which just like plants uses the photosynthesis for energy production. Chlorella has a bit more advanced cellular structure than Spirulina by the fact that it’s eukaryotic (nucleus, membrane and mitochondria are present) while Spirulina is prokaryotic (nucleus, membrane and mitochondria are absent).

One of its unique properties is a phytonutrient called Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF). CGF - a growth factor in health and nutrition refers to a substance that builds the immune system.  Chlorella has the ability to quadruple in quantity every 20 hours, which no other plant on Earth can do.  It is programmed into its DNA to do so and it is the Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) that is responsible for this ability. CGF is made up of many valuable nutritional substances, some of which are not found in any other foods. Chlorella is a nutrient-dense superfood that contains 60% protein, 18 amino acids (including all the essential amino acids), and various vitamins and minerals. It provides all of the dietary-essential amino acids in excellent ratios. It is also a reliable source of essential fatty acids that are required for many important biochemical functions, including hormone balance. Chlorella also contains high levels of beta-carotene and RNA/DNA. More than 20 vitamins and minerals are found in chlorella, including iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, pro-vitamin A, vitamins C, B1, B2, B2, B5, B6, B12, E and K, biotin, inositol, folic acid, plus vitamins C, E and K.

Chlorella has more antioxidants than spirulina with 5-10 times more chlorophyll than known in any other plant so it works better for cleansing and detoxing. The Chlorophyll cleanses your bloodstream, liver, kidneys and bowel. It has a molecular structure that allows it to bond to toxins in your body and usher them out of your body. All the nutrients the liver needs to carry out this process are found in Chlorella so by removing toxins from your system Chlorella helps to protect the liver from toxic injury.

The GreenMedInfo.com's Chlorella research page documents that there are numerous different diseases that it may help prevent or reverse with over 30 studies.

Detoxification
According to many studies, chlorella binds with the pesticides, harmful metals, and other harmful substances to excrete from the body. It is also believed that Chlorella stimulates the production of T-cells to boost up the immune system and to coax your body for preventing growth of bacteria and other harmful micro-organisms.

Cancer fighting properties
Another benefit studied about this natural plant is about its cancer fighting property. Chlorella provides cells with a source of RNA and DNA and it leads to increase in the production of cells. Increased cell production helps to counter the effects of chemotherapy and effects of radiations by boosting the immune system. It helps to remove harmful carcinogenic effects of the harmful medical treatment. In a study published in the June 1996 issue of "Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy," clinicians showed that chlorella extract can minimize the side effects of chemotherapy treatment without affecting the strength of anti-cancer medications. In another study published in the same journal two years later in the February 1998 issue, researchers found that a protein extract from chlorella could prevent the spread of cancer cells in mice.

Fibromyalgia
Chlorella is considered to be useful in treating the people suffering from fibromyalgia. In a study published in "Phytotherapy Research" in May 2000, researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University found that chlorella helped decrease participants fibromyalgia pain by 22 percent. Another study published in the May-June 2001 issue of "Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine," clinicians reported that 10 grams of pure chlorella in tablet form and 100 millilitres of chlorella liquid extract taken daily by fibromyalgia patients felt better with improvement in quality of life.

Skin function improvement
A study by Codif-International in France showed that a cream containing 1 percent chlorella extract increases the skin's firmness and tone. It repairs the underlying cells of the skin and used for giving a glowing skin. It is also useful in preventing the signs of ageing. 

Normalizes blood sugar and blood pressure
Studies have shown that chlorella helps to normalize blood sugar. Laboratory experiments have shown that chlorella helps in maintaining normal blood pressure and prevent brain stroke. Study has also been done with chlorella and diabetes, with animal testing showing chlorella to improve insulin sensitivity and provide protection against the chronic effects of the condition, such as vision loss and early cataracts.

Chlorella has also been shown to increase the good bacteria in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which helps to treat ulcers, colitis, diverticulosis and Crohn's disease. In Japan, it is traditionally used as a treatment for duodenal ulcers, gastritis, hypertension, diabetes, hypoglycemia, asthma, and constipation. Chlorella is now also used as an adjunct supplement during radiation treatment for cancer as its abundance of chlorophyll is known to protect the body against ultraviolet radiation.