Organic Clean Chlorella: This powerful and potent superfood contains massive amounts of nutrients and has Natural Killer cell activity, Interleukin-12, Interferon-γ, Interleukin-1β, Immunostimulatory effects.
There is a reason that chlorella is named a superfood. Despite its single-celled status, this freshwater algae is so rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and polysaccharides that it is imperative to a healing regimen. Let Food Be Your Medicine (Essential #1), primarily as you focus on Reducing Your Toxic Exposure (Essential #2).
How super is chlorella? It is pretty close to being the perfect natural multi-vitamin and mineral supplement, especially because the body assimilates it quickly. Research shows that chlorella:
In vitro and animal studies have demonstrated that Chlorella is a potent biological response modifier on immunity.
This study was designed for an 8-week randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial: 5g of Chlorella (n=23) or Placebo (n=28) in tablet form . Mainly, cytotoxic activities of Natural killer (NK) cells and serum concentrations of interferon-γ, interleukin-1β, and interleukin-12 were measured.
After the 8-week, serum concentrations of interferon-γ (p<0.05) and interleukin-1β (p<0.001) significantly increased and that of interleukin-12 (p<0.1) tended to increase in the Chlorella group. The increments of these cytokines after the intervention were significantly more prominent in the Chlorella group than those in the placebo group. Also, NK cell activities (%) were significantly increased in the Chlorella group, but not in the Placebo group. The increments of NK cell activities (%) were also significantly more prominent in the Chlorella group than the placebo group. Additionally, changed levels of NK cell activity were positively correlated with those of serum interleukin-1β (r=0.280, p=0.047) and interferon-γ (r=0.271, p<0.005). Significantly positive correlations were also observed among the changed levels of serum cytokines; between interferon-γ and interleukin-1β (r=0.448, p<0.001), between interleukin-12 and interleukin-1β (r=0.416, p=0.003) and between interleukin-12 and interferon-γ (r=0.570, p<001).
These results may suggest a beneficial immunostimulatory effect of short-term Chlorella supplementation, which enhances the NK cell activity and produces interferon-γ and interleukin-12 as well as interleukin-1β, the Th-1 cell-induced cytokines in healthy people.
Chlorella is safe for long term use because it is a food source.