Chlorella is an algae type that is found in freshwater. It is basically used to make medicines as well as supplements for nutrition. From the freshwater, Chlorella is taken, processed, and then made into liquid extracts and tablets. Japan and Taiwan are rich in Chlorella and is exported to the US.
What is Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF)?
The liquid extracts have a substance called Chlorella Growth Factor(CGF). It is a unique complex that is seen in the Chlorella cell nucleus. Being a water-soluble extract from Chlorella, CGF has peptide, amino acids, sugars, vitamins, proteins, and nucleic acids.
Based on the chlorella cultivation, the products differ from one another. This means, “the crop” that is used to cultivate, harvest, and process decide the chlorella product type. Chlorella that is made in a dried form has 6-38% carbohydrate, 7-75% fat, and 7-78% protein.
Benefits of Chlorella Growth Factor
CGF helps to provide immune defenses, improves growth, and heals the body. They are beneficial in:
- Fighting with anemia
Those who have low levels of iron, taking CGF supplements might reduce the risk of anemia.
- Immune system stimulation
By stimulating the interferon production, T and B lymphocytes are being protected. These T and B cells are the body’s infection controllers thus bringing immunity to fight with the diseases.
- Anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and purifying
Tue chlorophyll present in the Chlorella is good for the antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and purifying properties.
- Eliminating liver toxins
CGF has a substance called Glutathione that is capable of binding with heavy metals, pesticides, etc, and converts to a form that is excreted through urine. It also helps to fight with bodily free radicals that help in eliminating the toxins from the liver.
- Probiotic in nature
CGF is capable of growing bacteria that is good for health thereby maintaining the intestinal flora to its line.
- Prevents allergies
Those who have allergies can use CGF as it fights against allergies like baseline allergy which is caused by milk.
- Good for athletes
It’s truly good energy for athletes and so can be used before performing any sports.
- Repairs tissue
GCF has life activating and healing properties as it heals the damaged tissue with any cell proliferation that usually occurs in malignant tumors.
- Fights depression
Taking chlorella extract tablets for 2 months is good for fighting with anxiety and depression.
CGF can be used by:
- Senior adults who want to regain energy
- Teenagers in full growth
- For better supporting the treatment in patients
- Patients who need healing easily or need recovery from treatments like chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, etc.
Side Effects of CGF
Chlorella is safe to use for a short term of up to 30 weeks. The common side-effects of using CGF as a supplement are green colored stools, stomach cramping, nausea, diarrhea, gastric issues, allergies, etc. With the usage of chlorella, the skins become sensitive to the sun. So, never forget to use a sunscreen when going outside and when you are under chlorella treatment.
Many studies show that Chlorella is good for health as a nutritional supplement as it has Chlorella Growth Factor which is good for the body.
Note: This article is a transcribe and should not be considered as medical advice. You must consult a doctor for any health-related issues.