How a Daily Supplement of Chlorella Helps Increase Immune System Function
Chlorella as a supplement has so many benefits, that it sometimes helps to focus on the individual benefits in order to really understand how they can enhance and maximize your life and training. In this day and age, one thing that seems uppermost in everyone's mind is their immune system and how to keep it optimized.
To begin, it's important to understand how your immune system works. It's a complex system made up of multiple mechanisms and cells that get into gear when an invader enters your body. A low immune response means that you body becomes susceptible to infections or viruses. Chlorella helps boost your immune system to prevent this from happening in a number of ways.
What makes Chlorella such a good immune booster? One reason is a special nucleic acid complex found in the plant called chlorella growth factor or CGF. This unique feature allows Chlorella to grow fast and can be passed on to your own cell. CGF delivers key nutrients for healthy cellular regeneration and repair. We'll be doing a separate blog article specifically about CGF in the near future.
Another way that Chlorella enhances the immune system is that it acts as an antioxidant. Chlorella contains several antioxidant compounds , including chlorophyll, vitamin C, beta-carotene, lycopene and lutein. These antioxidants with their anti-inflammation properties can also help with respiratory health.
For athletes in particular, there are a number of benefits. A small preliminary study found that heavy exercise may decrease salivary SIgA secretion, an important component in maintaining immune health. But athletes who take Chlorella, can prevent this decrease, helping them to continue exercising when they normally would need to stop.
Energy is one of the big benefits that Chlorella offers athletes. All that high quality nutrition means that chlorella can support your cells and help you stay energized.