Chlorella-as food and medicine.
is a single-celled fresh water green alga spherical in shape, about 2 to 10 mm in diameter, and is without cilia. Chlorella
contains the green photosynthetic pigments chlorophyll-a and –b.Chlorella
contains about 50% protein (on dry weight basis)and 20% each of carbohydrates and fats and 8-10 % ash.The protein of Chlorella
contains all the aminoacids which are essential for nutrition of human beings and animals .Hence this green alga was studied intensively during world war II, when the need for greater supplies of food arose.As Chlorella
can convert carbon dioxide in to oxygen,it serves as a source of food as well as oxygen.So a Chlorella
culturing tank is considered to be of much use to the astronauts as a source of food and oxygen in their space journeys.Industries are operating in Japan ,U.S.A Europe and Asia for supply of Chlorella
Green algae are the highest sources of chlorophyll; Chlorella
is the highest, often ranging from 3 to 5% chlorophyll. Chlorella
supplements helps cleansing of the bowel, bloodstream and liver. In addition, it speeds up the healing of any damaged tissue. Chlorella
lowers blood cholesterol and triglycerides as well.
Experiments have shown that chlorella
tends to normalize blood sugar. Proper levels of blood sugar are necessary for normal brain function, heart function and energy metabolism, all of which are essential for maintaining good health. The liver and pancreas regulates blood sugar in the body. So, chlorella
supports and controls blood sugar. Beta Carotene and vitamin-C present in Chlorella
blocks the free radicals, which may damage the cells.
Research at the Kitazato Institute indicated that chemical substances in chlorella
stimulated the production of interferon, a chemical natural to the body, which protects cells against viruses and which is believed to slow the growth rate of cancer cells.
On the whole to summarize, consumption of Chlorella
products, which are available in the market contributes to a strong natural defense system for the mankind. and it greatly increases healthy digestion and looks after the maintenance of digestive track