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Chlorella - A Natural Wonder Food
Composition of Chlorella
Chlorella is a Whole Food
Chlorella is a unique single-celled fresh water green algae. Chlorella's single-cell structure is the key to its uniquely varied and concentrated supply of vitamins, minerals, protein and other nutrients. Because chlorella is a pure, whole food, these nutrients are in the form and balance that nature intended.
What Nutrients Are In Chlorella?
Chlorella contains amino acids (protein), enzymes (including pepsin for digestion), vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. It contains over 18% Chlorella Growth Factor, high in RNA and DNA, the building blocks of life. Up to 10% of chlorella can be RNA, while DNA levels can be as high as 3%.
Below is the basic nutrition information for the chlorella capsules I offer and most highly recommend.
Isn't Chlorella Just Another Form of Vitamins?
Chlorella is a whole-food, very much unlike most commercial vitamins. While it contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, chlorella is superior to vitamin supplements in many ways.
Chlorella is natural and the vitamins and minerals in it are bio-chelated, which means they are naturally wrapped in amino acids so the body will more readily take them in. Vitamins are nothing more than an amalgam of concentrates and extracts that have been artificially stitched together because on paper they look like they should provide balanced nutrition.
A whole-food such as chlorella provides the body with a stunning amount of nutrients that are naturally balanced, can NEVER accumulate in your body and become toxic and therefore are far superior to any man-made nutritional formula.
Chlorella Is High in Beta Carotene.
Natural beta-carotene is an antioxidant nutrient which is a precursor of vitamin A. There are literally thousands of scientific studies on the vitamin A and beta-carotene's role in the immune system and cancer prevention and treatment. People who develop cancer generally have lower levels of vitamin A in their blood.
Beta-carotene works synergistically with vitamin E as an antioxidant to eliminate cancer in its early stages. There is even some research from Harvard to suggest that algae extracts like chlorella were more effective than beta-carotene alone in anticancer activity. This makes perfect sense as one would expect superior results from whole food products.
How Much Protein Does Chlorella Have?
Chlorella is a complete vegetable source of all amino acids. 60% of Chlorella is protein, which is in the form of amino acids. Chlorella contains 18 of 22 known amino acids and is considered a complete protein, meaning that it has the essential 8 amino acids.
It is a far superior protein source to others such as meat, fish and eggs because these are secondary protein, meaning that the amino acids have already been formed into protein to become the flesh of an egg or another animal. When we eat a food such as meat, our bodies must first break down the protein into amino acids then reform them into the proteins that our body needs. This is inefficient and not nearly as effective as simply taking pure amino acids.
The human body wants to form long complex chains of amino acids into the tens of thousands of different protein structures the body needs to perform functions all over the body. However, if one amino acid is missing, then an incomplete protein will be formed which will not function as effectively as a complete protein.
There is no other natural source of protein available that provides such a complete and balanced array of amino acids than green algae like chlorella.
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