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Chlorella research

Chlorella extract (CGF) to treat patients whose immune systems were suppressed as a result of having brain tumours which were treated with surgery, radiation or Chemotherapy. Result showed that patients' immune systems remained at near normal levels and were less adversely affected by the Immunosuppressive treatments when chlorella was administered. (Merchant, Rice & Young from the Medical College of Virginia, 1990 study.) A study showed that mice treated with 10mg of Chlorella extract prior to introduction of Cytomegalovirus (A virus that cause many diseases, and cause serious illness in patients being treated with drugs that slow down the immune system.), have survived lethal infection, the chlorella increased the activity of interferon and saving the mice from death. (Natural Immunology Cell Growth Regulation, Miyazaki Med. College, Dept. of Microbiology.) CGF stimulates the production of interferon, which is believed to slow the growth rate of cancer cells. (Research at Kitazato Institute. ) Chlorella can stimulate the macrophages and T-cells of the immune system, resulting in an antitumour effect, probably due to the protection or restoration of macrophage activity, which is usually retarded in the body by the time tumors start to grow. Chlorella also decreased the side effects of chemotherapy --- there was far less damage to the immune system. ( A combined report of Kanazawa Medical University of Japan and Taipei Medical University at the Third International Congress at Reims, France in 1985.) An extract of Chlorella showed remarkable life prolongation effects in mice bearing Sarcoma 180 (cancer cells) with a broad optimal dose range. The extract was said to be " A potent modifier of some biological response " , such as the cancer-killing ability of macrophage cells. ( A research by Dr. Kanki Komiyamas of Japan.) The stimulation of tumoricidal peritoneal macrophages can be directly induced by peritoneal implantation of unicellular algae in humans. ( By Vermeil, C.; Morin, O.; Le-Bolic, L. of Arch Inst. Pasteur Tunis. Mar-Jun 62 (1-2): 91-94.) Chlorella enhanced the growth of Lactobacillus in the human colon by fourfold in a standard growth medium. It evident that Chlorella promotes human colon health. ( A report by Dr. Takechi Y. Gakushu Kenku-sha, Tokyo, Japan. Nov. 30, 1970.) Popular use of foods containing chlorophyll shows it helps cleanse the bloodstream, deodorize bad breath and body odour, deactivate carcinogenic substances and halt tooth decay. In addition, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and stomach ulcers respond well to algae supplementation. ("Healing with Whole Foods" by Paul Pitchford. (North Atlantic Books ) Human RNA/DNA production slows down progressively as people age, resulting in low levels of vitality and increased vulnerability to various diseases. When our RNA and DNA are in good repair and able to function most efficiently, our bodies are able to use nutrients more effectively, get rid of toxins and avoid disease. Cells are able to repair themselves and the energy level and vitality of the whole body is raised? Dr. Benjamin Frank is recommended a diet rich in nucleic acids to counter this "aging" process. Current laboratory analysis shows 3% RNA and 0.3% DNA in Chlorella which would make it one of the highest known food substances in nucleic acids. (" The No-Aging Diet " by Dr. Benjamin Frank.)

Dr. Bernard Jensen and other researchers have proved that " The reports of treatment with Chlorella by Dr. Frank to his patients have regain energy and a more youthful appearance. In addition , long-standing problems with arthritis, memory loss and depression begin to abate." ("Chlorella - the sun-powered supernutrient and its beneficial properties" by William H. Lee, R. Ph., Ph.D. and Michael Rosenbaum, M.D.) The Chlorella Growth Factors (CGF) contain richest sources of nucleic acids, which researchers believed that eating foods rich in nucleic acids will slow down the aging process. Experiments with laboratory mice have shown their life span can be extended by over 30% !, after fed with Chlorella. (" Chlorella: Natural Medicinal Algae " by Dr. David Steenblock. ) Life Extending Effect of Chlorella --- a report showed that the life span of both diabetic and normal mice have increased 30%, after given Chlorella for feeding. ( Medical College of Kanazawa, Japan.) Because Chlorophyll absorbs and inactivates toxic materials, people have traditionally taken algae for their high chlorophyll content. ( Ron Klatz, D.O., president of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine in Colorado Springs.) In Japan, interest in chlorella has focused largely on its detoxifying properties - its ability to neutralize or remove poisonous substances from the body, including Cadmium, mercury-caused disease, dixon, PCBs, X-rays and other radiations. "Effect of Chlorella on the levels of glycogen, triglyceride and cholesterol in ethionine treated rats." by Want, L.F. Lin, Y. C. Tung, J. Formosan Medical Assoc., 79 (1), 1-10, 1980. "A new Chlorella polysaccharide and its accelerating effect on the phagocytic activity of the reticulo endothelial system. " by Kojima, M.; Kasajima, T.; Imai, Y., et al: Recent Adv. Res., 13, 11, 1973. "Clinical Applications of Chlorella Pills." by Saito, Tatsumi, Saito Taku, Oka, T., Medical Examinations and New Drugs. 3.3 pp. 61-64, 1966. "The effects of Chlorella on the levels of cholesterol in serum and liver. " by Okuda; Hasegawa, J.; Sonoda, M.; Okabe, t.; Tanaka, Y. of Japan Journal of Nutrition. 1975.) "The effect of Chlorella as a prophylactic means against bronchopneumonia. " by Terziev V.; Plansk, b.; Encheva, Y. of Veterinary Science, XX (1), 36-39, 1983. "Therapy for peptic ulcer by Chlorella. " by Yamaguchi, Y.; toikawu, M.; Suzuki, R.; Hara, T.; Warita, Y. of Nippon Iji shinpa No. 1990, pp. 25-27, 1967. "The Administration of Chlorella Extract and the Physique and Physical Fitness of Elementary School Pupils." by Dept. of Hygiene, Nagasaki University Medical School. Science Report on Chlorella in Japan, Silpaque Pub. Kyoto, Japan. Pp 53-55, 1992. A Report by Scottist in 1986 and report from Japan showed that increase absorption of Cadmium by Chlorella and increased excretion of Cadmium by threefold after intake of Chlorella from animal testing. Chlorella can also detoxify Uranium, Lead, Copper, PCB. ("A good Health Guide: Chlorella" by William H Lee. R. Ph.D. and Michael Rosenbaum, M.D.)

Chlorella exhibited radioprotective action against Gamma-ray induced Chromosomal damage in mice. The Anti-mutagenic activity of chlorophyll and beta-carotene present in vegetable extracts is now well established. (The Japan Radiation Research Society in 1993.) Guinea pigs on a diet rich in chlorophyll showed increased resistance to lethal X-rays. (U.S. Army report in 1950 .) Chlorella has the unique property of picking up toxic substances and eliminating them out of the body. Chlorella cell walls absorb and hang onto lead. (Report by Drs. D. Lorch and A. Weber) Detoxifying of very harmful Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Insecticide, has been shown to be removed more than twice as fast from the body when chlorella is taken by mouth. (Dr. S. Pore, of the School of Medicine, West Virginia University, 1984.) Reports of " Effects of Chlorella on Levels of Cholesterol in Serum and Liver " showed that 16 patients were given 20 tablets of Chlorella daily for three months, without any anti-cholesterol drugs, their cholesterol levels had been significantly lowered. (Research of Wakahisa Hospital of Fukuoka, Japan.) Chlorella contains protein of " astonishingly high quality ", could prevent liver gangrene and suggested that people suffering from Kwashiorkor should be given protein made from Chlorella instead of protein from milk. (Report of Hermann Fink of University of Cologne and Bonn in West Germany. Physiol Chem. 182-191, 1956)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Improving glycogenesis in Streptozocin (STZ) diabetic mice after administration of green algae Chlorella. Cherng JY, Shih MF. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, National Chung-Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan, ROC. Chlorella, a type of unicellular fresh water algae, has been a popular foodstuff in Japan and Taiwan. Studies have shown the hypoglycemic effects of Chlorella in alloxan-induced and Streptozocin (STZ)induced diabetic animals. However, the mechanisms by which Chlorella treatment affects blood glucose homeostasis have not been studied. Diabetes in ICR mice was induced by injection of STZ. Lipogenesis in vivo was measured by incorporating (3)H-H(2)O into lipids in brown and white adipose tissues. Glucose uptake in the liver and soleus muscles was measured by assaying 2-deoxy-d-[1,2(3)H] glucose levels. The effects of Chlorella on serum non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) were measured with commercial assay kits. Insulin-stimulated lipogenic rates in brown and white adipose tissues were unaffected by Chlorella. However, Chlorella increased 2-deoxyglucose uptake in the livers and soleus muscles in normal and STZ mice compared to that in their respective controls (p<0.01). In addition, fasting NEFA levels were lower in Chlorella-treated STZ mice compared to H(2)O-treated STZ mice (p<0.005). The current results suggest that the hypoglycemic effects of Chlorella are due to an enhancement of glucose uptake in the liver and in soleus muscles. The improved insulin sensitivity after Chlorella treatment could be also due to lower NEFA levels, since insulin sensitivity is usually blunted by elevated NEFA in diabetes.