What is Chlorella
What is Chlorella?
Chlorella is one of the earth’s oldest life forms and has been in existence for more than 2.5 billion years since the pre-Cambrian period, the earth’s longest period of history. However, the genetic makeup of this super food has remained remarkably unchanged until today.
Chlorella is a single-celled, freshwater micro algae packed with the same unique nutritional properties as over 2.5 billion years ago. It is widely distributed throughout the earth’s biosphere.
Chlorella was discovered in 1890 by a Dutch biologist, Martinus Beyerinck. The plant was found to contain so many nutritional properties that it immediately drew excited scientific interest.
What makes it a Super Food?
Chlorella – Nature’s Most Perfect Super Food
Chlorella which means “small green” in Greek is seen as a complete health food. It is nature’s most perfect super food. It is a nutrients’ powerhouse of protein, fats, carbohydrates, fibre, chlorophyll, vitamins, and essential minerals. Because of chlorella’s high nutritional value, it quickly became a popular health food and health supplement.
Chlorella Offers Excellent Nutrition for Your Health
Studies have shown that Chlorella is a super food that …
- Contains 10 times more chlorophyll than spirulina
- Has the highest amount of chlorophyll in any known plant
- Possesses all the nutrients needed to sustain life: chlorophyll, proteins, dietary fibre, beta-carotene, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, vitamin C, D, E, K, folic acid, biotin, and all the vitamins B - B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, RNA/DNA, CGF(Chlorella Growth Factor).
How Popular Is it?
Widespread Use of Chlorella in Japan
- Chlorella a super food in everyday life in Japan
Millions of Japanese consume this super food daily. During the early years, the Japanese added chlorella to drinks, biscuits, and dried milk powder, and distributed them to all Japanese schools and to the National Defence troops.
- Chlorella added to foods to boost good intestinal bacteria
The use of chlorella in drinks was inspired by the first medical studies on chlorella, which showed that chlorella stimulated the growth of lactobacilli, a type of good bacteria that aids digestion. People who regularly consumed foods containing chlorella also reported beneficial effects on their health.
These observations in turn, led to further medical experiments.
- Chlorella treated gastric and duodenal ulcers in Japan
Well aware that chlorophyll stimulates wound healing and that chlorella contains the most chlorophyll among all plants, Japanese doctors tested chlorella on patients suffering from gastric and duodenal ulcers. Chlorella has been used traditionally as a health food or health supplement to treat ulcers in Japan.
- Chlorella an effective health supplement against common colds
In 1966, a study was carried out over three months on 1,000 people on a ship belonging to the Japanese navy. Results showed that by consuming just 2g of chlorella every day, the frequency of colds and flu decreased by 37%. In Japan, chlorella is taken as a health food or health supplement to boost one’s immune system against common colds.
- Chlorella given to chemotherapy patients in Japan
Back in 1966, Japanese doctors started giving chlorella to patients undergoing chemotherapy after surgical ablation of cancerous tumours. Experiments showed that the consumption of chlorella stopped the white blood cell count from dropping which often happens after chemotherapy.
As a result of these experiments, trials on chlorella started in France and America.
What are the health benefits?
Benefits of Chlorella
Many people who consume chlorella as a complete health food or health supplement have experienced the healing properties of this nutrient-rich super food.
Vegans and vegetarians may suffer from deficiencies in iron, protein, and vitamin B12. However, they can make up for the lack by taking chlorella which is high in protein and packed with a complete range of B-vitamins as well as minerals essential for life.
Health benefits of consuming chlorella:
- Improves liver function
- Contains anti-ulcer properties
- Prevents cataract formation
- Balances body’s pH levels
- Improves digestive system
- Promotes healthy heart
- Contains detoxifying properties
- Strengthens the body’s defence system against disease
- Have anti-tumour properties
How is Chlorella Cultivated?
Chlorella is cultivated either outdoors in fresh water ponds or indoors under strictly controlled conditions using the Heterotrophic Tank Cultivation system developed in 1964 by Dr Minoru Shirota, founder of Yakult Japan.
Indoor cultivated chlorella tastes and digests better
Indoor cultivated chlorella tastes better and is more digestible than outdoor-cultivated chlorella.
Chlorella grown outdoors in open ponds is subject to harsh weather elements and environmental contaminants.
Abeille d’Or Chlorella grown using the Heterotrophic Tank Cultivation method is pollution and contaminant-free because it is cultivated inside a sterilized sealed tank. Replacing sunlight are acetic acid and glucose solution which the green super food needs for photosynthesis. Temperature is maintained at about 35 degrees Celsius and pH level at 6 to 7, ideal conditions for perfect growth of this super food.
Abeille d’Or Chlorella – Scientifically Researched and Tested
Abeille d’Or Chlorella belongs to a special Chlorella Regularis strain. Ten years of scientific research has gone into producing this superior quality product.
This remarkable super food provides excellent well balanced nutrition for anyone who cares for their health. It is …
- Safe to eat, being free from pollutants and contaminants
- Pleasantly tasty
- High in chlorophyll and nutritional value
- Easily digestible because of its softer cell walls
- Ideal supplement for vegans and vegetarians