We are always looking for new ways to boost our energy and get rid of toxins from our body. Of course, there are many supplements that can help us get rid of all the problems in our body, but the thing is, they are made of chemicals. These can have massive side-effects and on top of that, they may not be as effective as they claim to be. However, there are natural products that are wonderful for our body with zero side-effects.
Chlorella is one such product. It is a single-celled green alga which is like food but has several necessary nutrients and is also rich with Vitamin A. Plus, it has omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, fiber, the anti-oxidant beta carotene, and calcium. One of the best things about this product is the CGF (Chlorella Growth Factor).
What is the Chlorella Growth Factor?
The Chlorella Growth Factor acts like a growth hormone which helps chlorella to multiply rapidly by almost 4 times after every 20 hours. This helps in regenerating our cells. Also, it has nucleic acids like DNA and RNA which help strengthen the instructions present in our DNA and thus, help in repairing and regeneration. The higher the rate of regeneration, the more youthful will you appear. While our body produces nucleic acid, the production naturally diminishes with age. But with Chlorella, your production is again strengthened. Plus, this product contains beta-glucan, an antioxidant, which destroys cancer cells and helps our immune system.
Other than these, there are several other reasons why this superfood is great for our body:
We are always in contact with heavy metals which are absorbed by our body and causes neurological damage and memory loss. However, chlorella can bind and remove heavy metals easily from the body by a process called chelation. Thus, it detoxifies your body.
- Acts As an Alkalizer
Chlorella is an alkaline-based food and thus, it will help to alkalize your blood. If your blood becomes too acidic, it will cause a problem as our body has to maintain a specific pH level. Even when you work out a lot, your body starts producing lactic acid, which gets stored and causes lactic acidosis. To counter this process, you should go for alkaline substances like chlorella.
- Youthful Skin
Due to the nucleic acids present in chlorella, it can boost your cell repair processes and help in the process of regeneration. So, with the CFG, your wounds will heal faster and old age will not cause wrinkles to appear on your skin that easily.
- Losing Weight
Due to obesity, there is an increased risk of heart disease. However, chlorella not only lowers your blood-glucose levels, but it also reduces cholesterol and maintains a good body-fat percentage. It is not like a weight-loss drug, but it helps by increasing your metabolism too.
- Recovering Muscles
Generally, we go for animal products for tissue repair. But chlorella has a special type of protein which contains all the 8 necessary amino acids in it. This will help in recovering your muscles faster and more efficiently than any other plant product.
- Energy Booster
Chlorella, being a plant, has chlorophyll which helps in the synthesis of food and absorption of energy from it. Plus, chlorophyll, when consumed, can promote synthesis of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) which is the energy powerhouse of our body. It will help to reduce chronic fatigue.
- Better Digestion
Chlorella has a lot of fiber which helps to interact with your digestive system and sweeps away every toxin that is present in your body. It helps by relaxing your muscles and also by relieving any constipation issues or digestive issues due to the presence of magnesium.
- Immune System Booster
Due to the presence of beta-glucans, CGF can help boost our immune system. Plus, it has Vitamin C and zinc present in it, which helps to tackle any kind of diseases that might attack your body.
- As a Deodorizer
Since CGF has the ability to detox your body and keep your pH level under control and balanced, it helps your body in producing a sweet, natural odor. As a result, chlorella is like a natural deodorizer.
Not Every Chlorella Is the Same
However, not all chlorella is the same. This substance has an extremely hard wall which first needs to be broken before consumption. So, you should check for the label and see if ‘broken cell wall’ or ‘cracked cell wall’ is present. The high quality once processed, but not under high temperature, will reduce its nutritional value. Chlorella generally comes from China, Japan, and Taiwan. It is formed in the freshwater pools present in Japan but due to the presence of radioactive materials in water sources of Japan, it is best if the product is tested properly before being bought or consumed.
How To Have It?
You can have chlorella as a powder or a capsule or even as a tablet. If you find the taste to be too strong for your palate, you can mix it with a smoothie too. You can add it with banana, coconut water, pineapple, spinach, or avocado smoothie for awesome results.
Have a healthy life with this wonderful superfood!