Chlorella & Spirulina Boost Immune Function

About 200 clinical studies on the health effects of GLA have been conducted, with impressive results. The Gamma Linolenic Acid in Spirulina not only regulates blood sugar and furnishes crucial nutrients to the brain; it also demonstrates powerful immune-enhancing properties.

GLA among other things has beneficial effects on Cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure, in part by lowering cholesterol; arthritis due to anti-inflammatory properties; skin disorders like exzema, acne, psoriasis, dermatitis; allergies; multiple sclerosis and nerve disorders.

GLA has proven to be effective in the treatment of many serious diseases. Double-blind, placebo-controlled studies for atopic eczema demonstrate that GLA improves skin conditions, relieves itching, and reduces the amount of steroid medication required. In a large, placebo-controlled trial at Bristol University in England, both adults and children showed substantial improvements. In clinical trials for diabetes, GLA has reversed neurological damage and lowered plasma cholesterol and triglycerides. [GLA] has also been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of Sjogren’s Syndrome.
– Innocent Casualties: The FDA’s War Against Humanity by Elaine Feuerer

Chlorella has a cell wall construction that bestows added immune-enhancing properties. It is made of complex polysaccharides which increase interferon production and display substantial cancer fighting properties. The outer wall of the chlorella cell likewise is comprised of compounds that safeguard the body from genetic mutations and enhances immunity.

Chlorella Growth Factor exhibits significant therapeutic characteristics:

Chlorella Growth Factor promotes normal growth but does not stimulate the growth of disease processes such as tumors. Because its chlorophyll content is one of the highest of any food, chlorella is useful for the many conditions which benefit from chlorophyll’s purification, renewal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Treatment of viruses and fungi which sap energy, such as candida-overgrowth, Epstein-Barr virus, chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome (CFIDS), and AIDS, is advanced by the immune-enhancing qualities of CGF as well as the antiviral effect of chlorophyll.– Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

Another immune-boosting substance found in chlorella is called chlorellan. It, too, has been clinically shown to enhance immune system function:

Chlorella has been shown to improve immune function in people undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Chlorella increases macrophage activity, activates both T-cells and B-cells, and has shown antitumor effects. In addition, chlorellan, a substance found in chlorella, stimulates interferon production.
– Herbal Medicine, Healing & Cancer by Donald R. Yance

RNA and DNA are nucleic acids critical for health and longevity:

The nucleic acid in the human body (RNA/DNA) is responsible for directing cellular renewal, growth, and repair. The amount of nucleic acid in the body decreases with age; in fact, insufficient nucleic acid causes premature aging as well as weakened immunity. Nucleic acid is depleted by lack of exercise, stress, pollution, and poor diet. Replenishing RNA/DNA is therefore important to every aspect of bodily health and longevity. Since chlorella has a true nucleus, it is a more evolved organism than the other common green micro-algae and therefore may offer superior-quality RNA/DNA. This particular aspect of its RNA/DNA, measured by the CGF, strengthens immunity by improving the activity of T- and B-cells, which defend against viruses and other invading microorganisms, and macrophages, which destroy cancer and cellular debris in general.
– Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

The mycopolysaccharides in the cell wall of chlorella also strengthen overall cardiovascular health.

Mucopolysaccharides (MPs) are credited with strengthening body tissues, especially the connective tissues, while making them more elastic and resilient. They also are strongly anti-inflammatory. All these attributes are most important for those who are very active physically and for older people as well. Because of the high incidence of heart disease in the West, MPs are sometimes used to reinforce the tissues of the heart and guard against artery deterioration. They further protect the vascular system by lowering blood fat.

Chlorella contains a greater quantity of fatty acids than either spirulina or wild blue-green. About 20% of these fatty acids are the artery-cleansing, omega-3, alpha-linolenic variety; perhaps this is one reason chlorella has been shown to be so effective in reducing cholesterol in the body and preventing atherosclerosis.
– Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

Mucopolysaccharides also cleanse and purify the blood by binding with environmental toxins such as heavy metals, PCBs, and pesticides and eliminating them from the body.

Many reports have come from Japanese research studies that followed the nuclear catastrophe resulting from atomic bombs that were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. In a report to the General Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan on an early study in animals, Ichimura (1973) reported that chlorella (8 grams daily) increased elimination of cadmium: threefold in feces and sevenfold in urine. Other researchers from Japan showed that chlorella helped detoxify uranium and lead (Horikoshi et al. 1979). Chlorella has detoxification potential for similar compounds, such as dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls. (PCBs are chemical compounds used in plastics, insulation, and flame retardants, with potential to cause cancer and liver damage.) Other research indicates that chlorella is useful in detoxification of high levels of mercury in the body caused by removal of mercury amalgam. Some dentists recommend chlorella to patients who are having mercury amalgams replaced (as well as to themselves and staff who can incur accidental exposure from day-to-day exposure to amalgam filling procedures).
Disease Prevention and Treatment, the Life Extension Foundation

There is evidence to suggest that heavy metals in the body such as aluminum from deodorant lead to diseases such as Alzheimer’s, and

Spirulina may help ADHD by removing aluminum, carbon tetrachloride, and other toxins from the body (Torres-Duran et al. 1998; Vadiraja et al. 1998).
– Herbal Medicine, Healing & Cancer by Donald R. Yance

Chlorophyll cleans the liver, kidneys and blood of toxins and metabolic impurities.