What Chlorella Can Do:
Chlorella’s Detoxifying Capacity
Chlorella is recognized as one of the most effective detoxifying agents. It is able to eliminate from the body a variety of toxics, including heavy metals such as MERCURY, LEAD, CADMIUM, dioxins, and chlorinated aromatic compounds such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). To date, chlorella remains the most efficient natural means of eliminating such toxics from the organism.
Because of the complex structure of its cellulosic membrane, chlorella has the ability to chelate heavy metals, dioxins and PCBs. This is enhanced by chlorella’s high concentrations of chlorophyll and other small molecular components, such as glycoproteins. Toxics present in the body are thus fixated by chlorella’s fibers, remaining unabsorbed until they are evacuated through the feces.
There is considerable evidence to suggest that the presence in the body of heavy metals such as mercury, lead and cadmium, as well as aluminum and chlorinated aromatic compounds like PCBs, can cause severe health disturbances or be contributory to a number of diseases and conditions. Clinical studies have indeed shown that chronic exposure to heavy metals may cause a variety of diseases, ranging from renal disorders and carcinomas, to neurodegeneration and retarded development. Diseases and health disorders related to heavy metal or PCBs toxicity specifically include:
- Multiple sclerosis plaques
- Thyroid disorders
Heavy metals are everywhere. They are normally expelled into the atmosphere by forest fires or volcanic eruptions. However, it is human activity and human demand for heavy metals that, for a long time now, has been mostly responsible for the rising levels of heavy metals in the environment. Heavy metals are introduced in the atmosphere and the hydrosphere (Earth’s waters) as byproducts of the vast consumption of fossil fuels by industry and transport.
Depending on the quality of the environment and the level of ambient pollution, heavy metals may be found in varying degrees of concentration in our drinking water and some of the foods we eat (fish, meat, or produce). Liquid mercury in particular is a large component (50%) of dental amalgam (“silver” fillings). (Mercury amalgam continues to be widely used in the USA, whereas it is banned or restricted in a number of European countries, such as Norway, Sweden and Finland.)
Because the human or animal body cannot by itself break down heavy metals, it tries to expel them, but at a very slow rate. In doing so, the body first accumulates these metals in the liver, brain, bones and kidneys, and in the skin and horny tissues (like nails and hair). And because concentration of these metals tends to increase with time, we all end up suffering from some degree of toxicity.
It is therefore imperative to protect ourselves against the health risks posed by these toxic pollutants, particularly when such risks are aggravated by problems and disorders normally associated with the aging process.
Yet, as year after year the body becomes increasingly sensitive, it is inexorably affected by these ever-present toxics and heavy metals. This seems unavoidable, as mainstream medicine on the whole does little more than alleviate the effects of disease, when the real solution should be to tackle disease at its roots by helping the body rid itself of toxic substances before they can accumulate in its various organs.
Adding chlorella to a healthy diet is a simple and natural means by which to eliminate the many toxic substances that pollute our bodies.