A message from Paul Pitchford regarding Chlorella and The Prime Chlorella Company
As more people from all corners of the world discover each day, the ultra-green supplement known as chlorella is proving itself to be an invaluable, whole-food dietary supplement.
A single-celled fresh water algae, chlorella is among the most ancient life forms on the earth, and is virtually unchanged in over 2 billion years of existence. Thus it harbors the spark that characterized the original creative energy of the planet.
One of the richest foods in protein, beta carotene, and nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), chlorella contains more chlorophyll than any other food. The following are special features of chlorella:
- Assimilates almost instantly as its massive protein and beneficial fats are predigested by the alga. Users often feel more energy in their lives.
- Boosts immunity, partly as a result of its rich store of acid polysaccharides.
- Cleanses environmental toxins from the body including radiation residues, pesticides, herbicides, and most toxic "heavy" metals including mercury.
- Builds the "Yin" of the body according to ancient Chinese healing tradition, meaning that it helps overcome stress, inflammation, and mental irritation.
Of all the supplements I have seen in 30 years of clinical practice in nutrition, chlorella fosters a greater sense of well-being-for more people-than any other supplement. More effective than the mere sum of its nutrients, chlorella is a whole food whose potency results from the perfect integration of all its nutrient dimensions.
Usage Suggestions: I find that one of the best ways to use chlorella is in the form of tablets: chew them up at the end of meals with a little food. This reduces the desire to eat sweets later. Tablets also go well at other times of the day to quell blood sugar rushes and the associated cravings-chew them thoroughly, either alone or, with a snack such as roasted pumpkin seeds or celery sticks. (Chlorella tablets must be chewed up or they will not digest fully.) Any residue on the teeth or gums will protect and heal those tissues of the mouth. Chlorella is also available as powder for mixing with water or other drinks.
A number of companies market chlorella products, some of which contain substantial quantities of contaminants such as mercury and aluminum. In contrast, chlorella from Prime ChlorellaTM is virtually devoid of toxic metal contamination. From my perspective based on clinical experience – I feel that the products from Prime ChlorellaTM Company are unsurpassed for purity and effectiveness.
Paul Pitchford, M.S., is the author of the landmark nutrition book: Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition [North Atlantic Books; 780 pages, 2002]. He directs the Wellness Center and the Asian Healing Arts & Integrative Nutrition Programs at Heartwood Institute near Garberville, California. [www.heartwoodinstitute.com]