Chlorenergy is a dietary supplement of 100%, pure Chlorella vulgaris algae of the Chikugo strain. Chlorella is a tiny, single-celled blue-green freshwater alga that has survived on this planet, remaining relatively unchanged, genetically, for over 2.5 billion years [Safi et al 2014]. The Chikugo strain is unique in that its cell walls are thinner and more easily digestible than other C. vulgaris products. Chlorenergy contains abundant chlorophyll and Chlorella vulgaris extract (CVE) that naturally occurs within the Chlorella algae.
Chlorella gets its name from chlorophyll, the green pigment responsible for photosynthesis in the plant kingdom. Chlorella contains larger quantities of chlorophyll within its tiny cells, than any other plant known. Alfalfa was long thought to be the richest source of chlorophyll, but Chlorella has 20-30 times the amount found in alfalfa [Burlew 1953]. Spirulina is another popular source of chlorophyll, but Chlorella has an average of 4-5 times more than Spirulina, and includes two different forms of the pigment, a and b, while Spirulina has only the a form. Chlorella’s high chlorophyll content accounts for its super efficiency in utilizing the sun’s energy to grow, and is responsible for many of the alga’s health benefits to humans.
Chlorella was first consumed as a food by the ancient Aztecs and Mesoamericans, and then later rediscovered by German scientists. Japan is now the world leader in production and consumption of Chlorella as a food source for humans and livestock, and for medical purposes, as well [Kang et al 2012; Safi et al 2014]. Chlorenergy is the world’s first mass-produced Chlorella product and has undergone more research than any other Chlorella available.
Chlorella is a complete superfood, rich in protein, vitamins and minerals, plus it contains all 8 of the essential amino acids. Each daily serving of Chlorenergy contains 3 grams of Chlorella, and provides 16 vitamins and 14 minerals, including 333 IU of Vitamin A, and close to the full amount of the recommended daily value of Vitamin K and B-12. Chlorella is also high in Vitamin B-6, riboflavin, and niacin, and is especially rich in the minerals iron and zinc [nutritiondata website; Mason 2001].
Of particular interest is Chlorella’s ability to chelate with heavy metals [Cho et al 1994; Sears 2013] such as lead [Queiroz et al 2003], mercury, and cadmium [Shim et al 2009].
There are numerous bioactive compounds in Chlorella such as omega-3 fatty acids, carotenoids, polysaccharides, and peptides, each capable of supporting our immune system and general health in various ways [Kwak et al 2012; Lordan et al 2011; Tanaka et al 2001].* Experiments with Chlorella have demonstrated immune and microbiome support [Pratt et al 1945]. C. vulgaris stimulated the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system of chickens [Janczyk et al 2009] and encouraged recovery of healthy colon function in rat models [Kerem et al 2008]. C. vulgaris also helped regulate lipid metabolism in experiments with rats [Lee et al 2008].
Oxidation is a major mechanism contributing to the pathogenesis of many health concerns in the nervous, cardiovascular, and digestive systems [Djordjević et al 2008; Uttara et al 2009]. Chlorella can help reduce oxidative stress and damage to cells throughout the human body.* Panahi et al 2013 showed that C. vulgaris lowered lipid peroxidation among chronic smokers.* Nakashima et al 2009 saw a slowing in the progression of cognitive decline in mice fed with Chlorella.*
BioPure Healing Products is proud to offer Chlorenergy — a 100% pure, natural, and highly digestible source of Chlorella.* The algae spends part of its growth cycle in man-made fresh water ponds, ensuring it is free of any contaminants or pollutants, while exposure to natural sunlight encourages high chlorophyll content. Chlorenergy is produced in a location that is approximately 1200 kilometers away from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant damaged in the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake. Even though this is well beyond the 30 km evacuation zone, each batch of Chlorenergy is still routinely tested and certified to ensure the product is pure, safe, and free of any trace of radioactivity.
BioPure sells two different species of Chlorella, C. vulgaris and C. pyrenoidosa, each offering unique properties, and available in various forms including liquid extract, loose powder, tablets, and capsules. Please visit our website for more information and consult your healthcare provider about which form would be best for you.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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