Our chlorella is a unicellular algae with broken cell walls. It is “a small, one-celled blue-green algae containing a nucleus and a large amount of chlorophyll. Its protein content is approximately 58%, with the balance made up of carbohydrates, all the B vitamins, vitamins C and E, amino acids and valuable trace minerals. It has more B12 than liver and a substantial amount of beta carotene. It is virtually a complete food in itself. It acts as both a powerful nutrient and a detoxifying food.”*1
This ancient plant has “survived the ages with each cell being self-sufficient and capable of all life-sustaining functions.”2 In addition, this tiny algae has the “highest concentration of chlorophyll of any known plant.”*2
Chlorella may benefit anyone seeking the following:
Immune system support through increased phagocytes, T-cells, and B-cells*1
Easily assimilated protein*3
Supports for normal DNA repair*4
Increased red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and albumin*6
Support for a healthy gut flora*5
A Japanese study published in 1992 showed that chlorella has impressive effects on blood chemistry. It increases red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and albumin. Chlorella is truly an important supplement for anyone wanting to increase their blood chemistry.*5
Albumin acts as the body’s main transport system. It carries vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, hormones, and other essential substances throughout the body. It is also instrumental in carrying naturally occurring toxins from cells to the liver, where they are broken down and later excreted from the body.*
“Chlorella is a whole food rich in many phytochemicals, some of which have been identified but many of which are still unknown. A group of elements referred to as chlorella growth factor, or CGF, is believed to be one group of compounds in chlorella that give it health-promoting ability. Chlorella stimulates the growth of friendly bacteria, which in turn has the probiotic effect of strengthening healthy gut flora.”*5
Priority One's Chlorella product is cultivated in a closed, sterilized bio-reactor, in a top biotechnology microalgae center. The powder has been cultivated to be low in heavy metals and highly digestible. Its appearance is a green to deep blue color.
Why have we chosen this source? Due to ever changing circumstances, we continually test and monitor for the highest quality supplements available from the safest manufacturers. Because radiation levels related to the Fukushmia Daiichi nuclear disaster continue to be high in ocean harvested algae, our source is an environmentally safe and effective option.
Tierra, Michael, Dr., Treating Cancer with Herbs an Integrative Approach, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, WI, 2003, pg. 361.
Ritchason, Jack, Dr. The Little Herb Encyclopedia, Third Edition, Woodland Health Books, Pleasant Grove, UT, 1995, pg. 59-60.
Tierra, Treating Cancer with Herbs. pg. 268.
Tierra, Michael, Dr., The Way of Herbs, Pocket Books Publishing, Aug. 1998, pg. 309.
Yance, Donald R. Jr., Herbal Medicine, Healing & Cancer, Keats Publishing, Lincolnwood, IL, 1999, pg.230-1