When I found out about these superfoods, I was completely awestruck:
Source: Super Foods For Optimum Health: Chlorella and Spirulina
Chlorella and Spirulina are considered to be the perfect foods for humans and are better known as superfoods. They are both micro-algae that are grown
in fresh water farms and have existed for billions of years way back when the Earth was in its earliest stages, even before the existence of animals.
Chlorella and Spirulina have been rediscovered
nearly 20 years ago and they have been recognized for their seemingly limitless benefits they
provide for humanity. These superfoods contain all essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids needed to sustain human life including
other trace minerals that scientists haven't yet identified. Spirulina has been found to contain twelve times the digestible protein found in beef.
Both Chlorella and Spirulina contain far more calcium than milk. Both superfoods have been shown to actually rebuild nerve tissue in the brain and
throughout the body, shrink cancer tumors, correct nutritional deficiencies, regulate pH blood levels, increase mental capacity, repair DNA damage,
protect against radiation; pesticides; and other environmental toxins, improve the immune system, digestive system, and nervous system. Chlorella and
spirulina have been described as the most exciting nutritional discovery on planet Earth. They have been known to actually reverse cancer in the body.
They contain a high content of essential fatty acids such as GLA (gamma lineotic acid), also found in human breast milk, which are critical for
healthy brain function and mental development. The nutritional substances in Chlorella and Spirulina are found in near perfect ratios and include:
Protein: Chlorella 58%, Spirulina 67%, Vitamins: Vitamin A, all B Vitamins (including B 12 which is never found in plants) Vitamin C, Vitamin E,
Macrominerals: calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, Trace Minerals, Omega Three Fatty Acids, Mucopolysaccharides, Beta-Carotene, Nucleic Acids: RNA &
DNA, and Chlorophyll. The vitamin and mineral content of these superfoods are in their natural forms, the way the human body was meant to absorb them
something which no vitamin
nor even regular vegetables can even compare. There is something almost magical about the natural vitamins found in
plants: they are more healthful, more absorbable, and more effective than bulk vitamin supplements. Chlorella and Spirulina are shown to be highly
effective in reversing the following conditions: Cancer, Obesity, Diabetes, Arthritis, Depression, Liver Disorders, Intestinal ulcers, Hemorroids,
Asthma, High Blood Pressure, Constipation, Bleeding Gums, Infections, Inflammation, Body & Breath Odor, Degenerative Diseases, Vitamin & Mineral
Deficiencies, and more. These micro-algae help support the healthy pH balance of the blood in the body, which protects against loss of bone mass while
giving the kidneys a much-needed rest.
Chlorella and Spirulina would drastically improve the health of America because we're almost completely malnourished.
pH balance is critical for human health. In fact, the pH of your blood must be kept as a precise level (around 7.2 on the pH scale). Acidic foods,
when routinely ingested, create a pH imbalance in the human body. Consuming highly acidic foods and beverages causes an imbalance in the pH of the
body, and so the body responds by countering the acidity with behavioral and biochemical strategies that eliminate these excess acids. Micro-algae
offer a convenient solution to the pH problems of most diets. Both chlorella and spirulina are alkaline foods, which means they counter the acidic
foods and help raise the pH level towards the alkaline side of the scale. This, in turn, promotes increased bone mass (since your body doesn't have
to sacrifice calcium to balances its pH), and vastly improved metabolic functions.
The nucleic acid in the human body (RNA/DNA) is responsible for directing cellular renewal, growth, and repair. The amount of nucleic acid in the body
decreases with age. Nucleic acid is depleted by lack of exercise, stress, pollution, and poor diet. Since Chlorella has a true nucleus, it is a more
evolved organism than the other common green micro-algae and therefore may offer superior-quality RNA/DNA. This particular aspect of its RNA/DNA,
measured by the CGF, strengthens immunity by improving the activity of T- and B-cells, which defend against viruses and other invading microorganisms,
and macrophages, which destroy cancer and cellular debris in general.
The nutritional value of the foods we Americans currently consume are at an all-time low. The refined foods we eat have been stripped of its
nutritional content. It is no wonder that obesity, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, angina, and cancer, all food related diseases, plague our
Why haven't you heard about them? Well for one, pharmaceutical companies can't sell them and they are virtually unknown to western medical
Spirulina is considered to be the answer to global malnutrition and food shortages world wide. Spirulina, the world’s most digestible source of
high quality protein, produces twenty times the amount of protein in soybeans. Spirulina is the best source of GLA and helps rebuild body tissue,
reduce inflammation, improve hormonal balance. GLA has been known to be effective for the following health conditions: Cardiovascular disease,
Arthritis, Skin Disorders, Allergies, Asthma, Multiple Sclerosis, Spirulina contains concentrations of nutrients unlike any other single grain, herb,
or plant. Spirulina also contains phycocyanin, a potent anti-cancer phytochemical that also gives spirulina its characteristic blue hue. The
mucopolysaccharides found in spirulina support healthy intestinal flora -- the "friendly" bacteria in your digestive tract that protect you from
disease and aid in digestion.
Chlorella is known to be a complete whole food and has been found to boost the immune system, detoxify the body, improve digestion, accelerate
healing, relieve arthritis pain, and aid in the prevention of degenerative diseases. Chlorella is the richest source of chlorophyll on planet Earth.
There's nothing more cleansing and detoxifying than chlorophyll. Chlorophyll actually helps remove heavy metals from your body that have accumulated
due to the ingestion of contaminated food products. This chlorophyll cleanses the liver, kidneys and blood of toxins and metabolic impurities. The
cleansing effect of chlorella and spirulina isn't limited to only those who engage in substance abuse. Thanks to environmental toxins, air pollution,
water pollution and other contaminants, we are all exposed to toxic substances, even if we avoid the worst habits like smoking. As a result, we can
all benefit from the cleansing and detoxifying effects of chlorella and spirulina. CGF (chlorella growth factor), which is found in the nucleus of the
chlorella cell, actually promotes the body's innate healing ability to grow and repair nerve tissue. Studies have shown that Chlorella's ability to
fight tumors, viruses, and cancers are nothing short of remarkable. Simply inject chlorella into breast cancer tumors, and they are "killed
completely." Chlorella increases the blood chemistry of the body by increasing red and white blood cells, platelets and albumin. People with cancer
normally have a decreased level of albumin.
[edit on 12/19/2004 by Mr Knowledge]