Warning: Some Chlorella Contains Aluminium! The Cleanest Source Revealed

I. What is chlorella?
II. Chlorella uses;
III. The cleanest source for chlorella;

I. Chlorella is a single-celled fresh water micro-algae that is naturally occurring. It is often referred to as a near-perfect food, with a wide range of health benefits, and is believed to have been around for billions of years.

II. Chlorella is often used along side Spirulina, which is another micro-algae, and both regarded as “superfoods”. They are used as food supplements and for removing heavy metals (especially mercury) from one’s body.

Health benefits — “though not supported by the FDA, in many studies it has proven to be effective for:

Chlorella tablets

– The prevention of cancer
– Mitigating the side effects of radiation treatment
– Stimulating the immune system
– Increasing white blood cell levels
– Preventing common infections
– Slowing or reversing the aging process
– Treatment of ulcers
– Treatment of constipation
– Ridding one of halitosis
– Reducing high blood pressure
– Reducing high cholesterol
– Treatment of fatigue
– Relieving of PMS
– Reducing the occurrence of asthma attacks
– Possible relief from symptoms fibromyalgia

This is just a small sample of the many conditions that have shown positive signs when consuming Chlorella. It is also a great resource for protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals so it is truly a great food source.” [1]

According to Dr. Mercola [2], “heavy metal toxicity, just like chemical toxicity, has become one of the most pressing health hazards of our day. Whether you recognize it or not, your body is assailed by chemicals and heavy metals on a daily basis. The two primary sources of mercury exposure are:

– Seafood;
– Dental fillings (mercury amalgams, better known as ‘silver fillings’);

The average individual has eight amalgam fillings, from which they could absorb up to 120 micrograms of mercury per day. For comparison, estimates of the daily absorption of mercury from fish and seafood are 2.3 micrograms, and from all other foods, air, and water is 0.3 micrograms per day. (…)

Chlorella’s effectiveness was demonstrated in a study last year (Journal Toxicological Sciences), where mice given chlorella along with methylmercury excreted approximately twice the amount of methylmercury in their urine and feces, compared to mice not treated with chlorella.”

III. Natural News published the metals contamination test results for world’s most famous superfood

By Mike Adams — “I had heard rumors of chlorella from some sources being contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides and even pharmaceutical residues. I began asking around and quickly discovered that no one had done laboratory tests on a broad selection of chlorella to determine contamination levels of chlorella from different countries and sources. This surprised me, and I decided to take on the task myself. (…)

Organic certification does not require testing for heavy metals, by the way. A product can be heavily contaminated with aluminum, lead and even mercury and still be certified “organic” by the USDA.”

You can read the entire article here [3], but I will skip to the results.

The tests Mike ordered for each sample were: 

•Aluminum (1.0 ppm detection limit) 
•Arsenic (0.20 ppm detection limit) 
•Cadmium (0.05 ppm detection limit) 
•Lead (0.10 ppm detection limit) 
•Mercury (0.05 ppm detection limit) 

The 17 sources of chlorella boiled down to just 10 unique sources, as some of the different brands turned out to be from the same source. Those unique sources had the following countries of origin: 

•3 sources from China 
•3 sources from Taiwan 
•3 sources from Japan 
•1 source from Korea 

Results:

– There is no detectable mercury contamination in any chlorella;

– Most of the brands sold in USA are contaminated with Aluminium and were cut with cheap filters;

– Chlorella from China was the most contaminated. Even “organic” chlorella from China was far more contaminated than non-organic chlorella from other countries;

– Japan is not the cleanest source of chlorella. Lab tests showed Japanese-grown chlorella to be more contaminated than chlorella grown in Taiwan, but less contaminated than chlorella grown in China;

– The cleanest chlorella from Taiwan is hardly sold by anyone in the USA because it’s too expensive;

According to Mike, “the Korean chlorella is grown indoors, and comparing Korean chlorella to the others is a bit like apples and oranges.”

Conclusion:

Natural News lab testing showed that the cleanest source for outdoor-grown chlorella is Taiwan, and they’ve now made it available in their online store.

Good Health and much Love to all! 🙂

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