Can Chlorella Cleanse the Body of Heavy Metals


What specialists have to say about chlorella against heavy metals intoxication?

We are going through some strange times in terms of health and lifespan… we are surrounded by toxic, lethal substances and there is nothing we can actually do about it. Let’s take mercury as an example: it’s present in our food (especially seafood), it is a compound of vaccines and in the dental filings we all hate but need. More and more specialists and people worried about their health realize how toxic this heavy metal is, ho it manages its way in our bodies, but they also worried about how to get rid of mercury after this has accumulated in our bodies. Scientists have conducted many researches and they came up with one answer: chlorella.

What Is A Chlorella SuperFood

If you Google Chlorella is listed as superfoood and it’s an alga that has the ability to bind to mercury and safely remove it from the body, in the most natural ways. “Chlorella is a single-cell, fresh water algae that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, chlorella growth factor, and other beneficial substances. It is about the size of a human erythrocyte (red blood cell) or about 2-8 microns in diameter.” Disease Prevention and Treatment by The Life Extension Editorial Staff. The same study says about chlorella that “Chlorella is high in chlorophyll, giving it a rich green color. For many years, chlorella has been accepted as a detoxifier, and it is commonly used in colon cleansing regimes. Chlorella appears to bind to heavy metals as well as other toxic substances in the bowel and help with the detoxification process.”

The most utilized forms of chlorella are Chlorella vulgaris and Chlorella pyrenoidosa. These are the commonly used and most rich in protein forms of chlorella, and also the most used in nutritional supplements. “In addition, it is rich in chlorophyll, carotenoids, such as astaxanthin, canthaxanthin, flavoxanthin, loraxanthin, neoxanthin and violaxanthin. Chlorella also contains the xanthophyll, echinenone” (PDR for Nutritional Supplements by Sheldon Saul Hendler and David Rorvik). The same publication explains: “In rats, chlorella was found to promote the excretion of dioxin in the feces. The mechanism of this action is unknown. A chlorella extract has demonstrated anti-tumor and anti-metastic effects in animal experiments. Chlorella has shown some experimental anti-atherogenic activity and some radioprotective and chemo-detoxifying effects.”

The Transdermal Magnesium Therapy by Mark Sircus continues and manages to explain us more: “Once the mercury burden is lowered from the intestines, mercury from other body tissues will more readily migrate into the intestines where chlorella will effectively remove it.”

“In a report to the General Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan on an early study in animals, Ichimura (1973) reported that chlorella (8 grams daily) increased elimination of cadmium: threefold in feces and sevenfold in urine. Other researchers from Japan showed that “chlorella” helped detoxify uranium and lead (Horikoshi et al. 1979). Chlorella has detoxification potential for similar compounds, such as dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls. (PCBs are chemical compounds used in plastics, insulation, and flame retardants, with potential to cause cancer and liver damage.)” – Disease Prevention and Treatment by The Life Extension Editorial Staff

Chlorella Studies

These are only a few publications behind some rough studies conducted by specialists whose only purpose in their career was to find a worthy ally in the fight against heavy metals diseases. There are hundreds and studies and publications on this subject and they all prove us, once again, how nature has its own ways to take care of us. Anti-Aging Manual: The Encyclopedia of Natural Health by Joseph E. Mario, The New Detox Diet: The Complete Guide for Lifelong Vitality With Recipes, Menus, and Detox Plans by Elson M. Haas, M.D., Prescription for Natural Cures: A Self-Care Guide for Treating Health Problems with Natural Remedies Including Diet and Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Bodywork, and More by James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D., The New Detox Diet: The Complete Guide for Lifelong Vitality With Recipes, Menus, and Detox Plans by Elson M. Haas, M.D., Defeat Cancer by Gregory, A. Gore, The Natural Physician’s Healing Therapies by Mark Stengler, N.D. are only a few of the publications on chlorella. We tried to mention the most important ones in this article, but we promise to keep you up to date on everything that’s new and relevant on chlorella subject.

Make Chlorella A Part Of The Everyday Diet


One of the most imposing superfoods discovered by us until now is chlorella. Chlorella is actually a green aglae that contains huge quantities of chlorophyll inside it cells’ walls, walls that are indigestible and forces the producers to break them so that the substance is readily available for our bodies, after being ingested. Furthermore, besides being the plant with the highest concentration of chlorophyll, chlorella is also very recognized for containing vast amounts of plan protein (58 grams of protein/ 100 grams). It is amazing to study a simple plant that brings so much life and health, especially for the human body. The most circulated health benefits of chlorella are: pain relief, hypertension regulation, boost for the immune system and great detoxification of heavy metals. Let’s have a closer look at the most important health improvements chlorella brings us…

Chlorella As A Pain Reliever

A pilot study on chlorella was introduced in 2000. This study was conducted on patients suffering from fybromalgia. The patients ingested 10g of a commercially available chlorella tablet and 100mL of chlorella in liquid form. Of course, the symptoms of the patients were measured before, during and after the test. The results tho… are much more interesting: in just two months of using chlorella daily, the patients registered a reduction of 22% in pain and tenderness. The doctors in this study clearly mentioned that a full double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was warranted.

Chlorella normalizes the blood pressure levels to that point where no medication is longer needed.

Another medical study, this time on patients suffering from high blood pressure levels, was conducted in order to determine what concrete effects this plant is able to trigger with high blood pressure levels. The patients were taken out of all their medication for the disease and given 10 grams of chlorella tablets and 100 ml chlorella extract, every day for two months. ¼ of all the patients in the study were examined and they had normal blood pressure levels. The rest of ¾ did not suffered an increase in their blood pressure levels, even though they haven’t had taken their medication for 2 months.

Chlorella Is The Immune System’s Best Helper

A medical study on patients who had their flu shots was conducted in 2003. They were given the algae while the doctors were studying changes in their immune systems. The patients were all over 50 years old. They used either a placebo or chlorella for 3 weeks right before getting their flu vaccine. At one week and three weeks after receiving the flu shots, patients between the ages of 5- and 55 who had been taking “chlorella” had two to four times more antibodies than the placebo group. Results were not relevant for older adults in the study.

Chlorella As A Great Heavy Metals Cleanser

The study proving chlorella’s amazing chelation benefits has been conducted on rats and revealed the power of chlorella to counteract metal intoxication in the human body. Male rats were filled up with cadmium chloride (dangerous heavy metal that is also used in photocopying and dye). Other rats were given chlorella and others were given nothing so that a control group could exist. Cadmium was found in the bloodstream, liver, kidneys, and small intestines of the rats. However, there was a remarkable increase in cadmium in the urine and feces of the chlorella-fed rats, tissue damage being much reduced in the chlorella group. The research group concluded that chlorella is a perfect opponents for heavy metals intoxication.