Organic certification is a certification for the production process, not for the final product. The manufacturer may follow the standards for an organic production process, but if they grow chlorella next to, for instance, a chemical plant, some of the pollution may find its way into the earth, air or water used to grow chlorella. Such chlorella may be marked with a 100% organic certification, while being more contaminated with heavy metals than chlorella that is non-organic. In addition, organic certification does not require testing for heavy metals. The product may be heavily contaminated with aluminum, lead or even mercury and still be certified „organic”.
• China = 29 ppm
• Japan = 16 ppm
• Taiwan = 7.6 ppm
• Korea = 0 ppm*
* Korean chlorella is grown indoors.
Research shows that some fairly well-known brands of dietary supplements adulterate chlorella with cheap fillers, so that it appears that there is more product for the same price.
On the market one can find 500 mg chlorella tablets which are a combination of chlorella and cheap calcium filler. The most popular filler is calcium carbonate – cheap calcium „mineral”, white in colour. When mixed with chlorella it turns it a dirty-ish white-green colour.
Research unequivocally shows that chlorella grown in South Korea is the purest form of this freshwater algae. This is due to the fact that their chlorella is grown in regularly monitored and sterile ponds with an elevated safety standard.
Chlorella cells are densely packed with vitamins and minerals. The results of spectral analysis published on the „Self” magazine’s website „NutritionData” show that the portion of 28 g (1 ounce) of dried chlorella contains 202% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of iron, 287% RDI of vitamin A, 133% RDI of zinc, 33% of protein and large amounts of B-group vitamins, magnesium and phosphorus. In lesser amounts, the algae also contains calcium and vitamins C and E. Many of these vitamins and minerals are counted among antioxidants that protect our organisms against the cell-damaging properties of free radicals, which, in turn, safeguards us against degenerative diseases. Chlorella’s high protein content makes it a popular supplement among bodybuilders, and especially vegetarian bodybuilders.
In her book „Natural Healing Wisdom & Know How” Amy Rost notes that chlorella, due to its high RNA and DNA count, might prove beneficial to our adrenal glands. These two types of nucleic acids, combined with the significant levels of amino acids, fiber and chlorophyll in chlorella, could help rejuvenate adrenal glands and cleanse them of toxins. What is more, according to dr. Bernard Jensen, who studies chlorella, foods containing a lot of nucleic acids may stimulate longevity: „Foods with high contents of nucleic acids show protective properties towards body cells, which could extend life. The organism can absorb and directly use elements of nucleic acids, which saves energy that would normally be spent on their synthesis.”
Source: Natural Healing Wisdom & Know How”
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