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Hello Anto41,

Thank you for your post. Perhaps Dr. Pickart when he is able will comment. Chlorella is known as a super food. Spirulina is also.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorella

If you do a search on the forum, you will find that several of our members use Chorella and like it. To search, click on "find" on the tool bar on the upper left. The history is very interesting.

Best Wishes
~The SkinBio Team
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From Wikipedia

Chlorella is a genus of single-celled green algae, belonging to the phylum Chlorophyta. It is spherical in shape, about 2 to 10 μm in diameter, and is without flagella. Chlorella contains the green photosynthetic pigments chlorophyll-a and -b in its chloroplast. Through photosynthesis it multiplies rapidly requiring only carbon dioxide, water, sunlight, and a small amount of minerals to reproduce.

Many people believed Chlorella could serve as a potential source of food and energy because its photosynthetic efficiency can, in theory, reach 8%, comparable with other highly efficient crops such as sugar cane. It is also an attractive food source because it is high in protein and other essential nutrients; when dried, it is about 45% protein, 20% fat, 20% carbohydrate, 5% fiber, and 10% minerals and vitamins. However, because it is a single-celled alga, harvest posed practical difficulties for its large-scale use as a food source. Mass-production methods are now being used to cultivate it in large artificial circular ponds.


The United Nations World Food Conference in 1974 lauded spirulina as the 'best food for the future'. Recognizing the inherent potential of spirulina in the sustainable development agenda, several Member States of the United Nations came together to form an intergovernmental organization named the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition (IIMSAM).

However, it is still a food of the future. And anti-aging effects are minimal.
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Hi Anto41 Smiler,

I am one of those members who takes chlorella every day & have for yrs. My Beagle also takes a small tab each day along with his ImmuPet vitamin.

I take it for overall health benefits which directly/indirectly aides in anti-aging.
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Originally posted by stoney:
Hi Anto41 Smiler,

I am one of those members who takes chlorella every day & have for yrs. My Beagle also takes a small tab each day along with his ImmuPet vitamin.

I take it for overall health benefits which directly/indirectly aides in anti-aging.


Stoney,
What brand and what amount/strength chlorella do you take?
I have read that its important to take broken cell wall chlorella otherwise its useless. And then I've read that our stomach acid is strong enough to open the cells. WHICH IS THE TRUTH? Confused
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Sage, Right now I am taking Physician Formulas Chlorella – 500 mg 2 - 3 times a day.

The only other brand that I use is Sun Chlorella. That is what I give my Beagle. Both are high grade with the cell wall broken down for better absorption. I think that is important...but who know for sure?... Confused?...
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Just want to add: for those having a hard time consuming chlorella, you can use it with shakes and other recipes too. I get mine from http://products.mercola.com/chlorella/ BTW.
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