Chlorella algae are microscopic small water plants that began about 2.5 billion years ago. Through sunlight photosynthesis, they produce oxygen which enriches our atmosphere the same as our green forests. Chlorella is quite small with a diameter of about 5 ěm (5,000,000 of a meter); comparable in size to red blood cells. The reproduction rate of Chlorella is especially interesting, for it is one of the highest of all known plants. One mother cell can divide into 4 daughter cells in 16 – 20 hours, and then divide again in the next 16 – 20 hours. Considering its unique nutrition and health properties it is easy to understand the world wide interest (i.e. China) in the cultivation of chlorella even in parts of the world which are not traditionally known for a high interest in supplements.
Chlorella contains up to 4 % chlorophyll, which ranks it the highest of all plants. E-Lyte Chlorella contains: 46 % proteins / 12 % fats / 10 % minerals / 2 % chlorophyll / and 7 % misc. ingredients. Calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus are the predominate minerals, as well as trace elements such as selenium and zinc. Tryptophan is of special interest (about 0.3 % of wgt.), which is the precursor for serotonin. Alpha-Linolenic acid, C18:3w3, is an important omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) in chlorella.
Chlorella contains a broad spectrum of vitamins, A, B1, B6, B12 and E which are present in high concentrations. For example, 3 g of E-Lyte Chlorella contains sufficient vitamin B12 for the recommended daily intake (RDA); very interesting for vegetarians.
The production of E-Lyte Chlorella uses a patented technique developed in Germany. This completely new technology uses glass tubes in a unique innovative manufacturing system. More than 500 km (1666 feet) of glass tubes are arranged in frames. The frames are joined into 20 individual units. Each of these 20 units are operated independently. The total volume of the glass tubes amounts to about 600 m3 or 22,200 ft3. The cultivating solution containing the culture of Chlorella is continuously pumped through the glass tubes with food grade ingredients added in precisely.
Many parameters such as temperature must be tightly controlled for the optimal growth of Chlorella. The 20 units are held in racks in an all glass green house of 12,000 m2 (130,000 sq. ft.), complete with total heating and cooling facilities. Only sunlight is used for the photosynthetic growth of E-Lyte Chlorella. Even in winter, there is enough daylight for modest growth.
For the last 30 years many different suppliers market algae in various forms of pills, tablets, or capsules as food additives. They are almost exclusively imported, principally from Asia, and are all cultivated in open ponds.
The medical literature reports about the positive effects of Chlorella for the growth of nails and hair and the improved state of the skin. Cosmetic studios and beauty salons are applying Chlorella powder for the preparation of skin masks. We also receive some interesting cosmetic feedback on the stimulating activities of bathing in Chlorella preparations and the positive effects on the skin.
Chlorella is endowed with unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants which protect against coronary disease, as well as an impressive array of health supporting nutrients, however, the protecting effects of chlorella are not just due to its content of vitamins, fats and amino acids. Its health effects seem to be too unique to come exclusively from its nutrient content. This may be why that much of the research in the last few years has focused on the identification of physiological effective components. The main attention has been to identify a mixture of nucleic acids, peptides and enzymes, obtained by the extraction of Chlorella cells by hot or cold water. This mixture in the medical literature is also designated as the “Chlorella Growth Factor”. The mixture or extract, as well as some of the single components isolated from the extract, show distinct health modulating effects mostly regarding the immune system.
Viral Cold Resistance:
Japan in the middle sixties, organized the first systematic research done on viral cold resistance. A field study with a group of approximately 1000 Japanese marine soldiers over a period of 95 days showed the surprising result that the soldiers in the trial group, which got 2 g Chlorella each day, had a significant lower risk (25 % ) of catching a cold. (KASHIWA et al. 1966 ).
TANAKA et al. (1986) observed that the resistance against E-coli inoculated into mice was enhanced by intravenous or subcutaneous injection of an extract of Chlorella (CVE). With doses about 2 mg / kg there was an enhancing effect when the doses were administered 1,4, or 7 days before the infection . Oral administration of CVE (CVB as tablets) showed similar effects. HASEGAWA et al. fed male fisher rats with 1000 mg CVE / kg for 14 days. The rats were inoculated with E-coli. The bacteria numbers decreased to an undetectable level within 24 h. However, in the CVE administered group, the numbers of viable bacteria in each organ (spleen, liver, peritoneal cavity and blood) were remarkably lower than those in the control group. Also, the leukocyte numbers, maintained higher levels in the CVE administered group  which suggests an improved immune response.
Oral administration of Chlorella (CVE) in mice (20 mg / mouse, 10 consecutive days) improved the resistance against an infection with Listeria. FCM analysis revealed that spleen cells from CVE administered mice increased more prominently in number at the early stage on day 3 or 5 after infection as compared with those in control mice. The results suggest that the administration of CVE effectively augment cell-mediated immunity against Listeria through the spleen cells in the early phase and enhance the increment of spleen cells in the late phase of listerial infection (HASEGAWA et al. ).
TANAKA et al. showed that the described glycoprotein exhibits the anti-tumour effect against both spontaneous and experimentally induced metastasis in mice. The anti–metastatic immunopotentiation was observed in euthymic mice, but not in athymic nude mice. This fact is also an indication for a T–cell mediated mechanism. It seems to be that the glycoprotein extract induces T-cell activation in peripheral lymph nodes in tumour bearing mice .
Serving Size: 10 tablets (300 mg each)
Servings per Container: 30
Amount per Serving
Chlorella 3 g
Ingredients: Chlorella vulgaris powder (an algae), magnesium stearate (anti-clumping agent), silicic acid.
SUGGESTED USE: For your well-being take 10 tablets daily.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. If you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product. Keep tightly Closed In A Cool Dry Place.