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Immunity Boosting Healthy Holidays WITH RED MARINE ALGAE AND CHLORELLA Fall has arrived, and with it the usual suspect sive research and, not surprisingly, high popular- in most runny noses, coughs, chest colds, and ity among consumers. Two of the most promising are red marine flu: viruses. Indeed, the avian flu virus is raising algae (gigartina and dumontacea) and cracked- new concerns as millions of fowl are destroyed and cell chlorella. Both are relative newcomers to the public health experts worry over whether it will mutate immune health group but deserve every consider- into a human form of the flu, presenting the real specter ation from consumers. of a pandemic. Those of us unfortunate enough to suffer from cold sores, caused by the herpes virus, often have out- RED MARINE ALGAE: THE ANTIVIRAL ALGAE breaks at this time of year, triggered by falling temperatures. You’ve probably heard of other forms of algae by Melissa L. Block used as food and medicine: blue-green algae, spiraling, and, of course, chlorella. You may not IRUSES ARE TOUGH, hard to kill. A virus con- yet know about red marine algae, but it has been V sists of a genome (genetic material) and enzymes encased in a capsule of protein, sometimes with a lipid (fat) coating on the outside researched for over three decades due to the promising early test tube results showing antiviral properties of this sea plant. of the capsule. They cannot reproduce on their In 2004, Argentinean researchers published own, so they literally hijack our living cells in order the results of a series of studies on red marine to have a place to replicate and spread their prog- algae polysaccharides, a type of complex carbo- eny into more of our cells to do the same. hydrate. These researchers, at the University of Don’t go ask your doctor for an antibiotic, either. Buenos Aires, repeatedly found significant antivi- Most antibiotics are not effective in fighting viruses. ral actions from red marine algae in mice infected The effectiveness of specially targeted antiviral with the herpes virus (HSV-II, the variant usually drugs that are used to treat most common viruses associated with genital herpes but that can also is also spotty. cause oral cold sores). The other studies further Vaccines to prevent viral diseases, such as supported the use of red marine algae as an Healthy Living’s smallpox, that once decimated significant numbers antiviral agent against HSV strains I and II. Recommended of people have been hugely effective at prevention, Other studies show that red marine algae Red Marine Algae/ Chlorella Supplements but a vaccine won’t help you once you’ve caught inhibits replication of flu viruses and has general the virus. And it’s just not practical or safe to give immune-stimulating properties, enhancing antibody Pure Planet Red Marine Algae every person vaccines against every possible viral production. Heavy metal toxicity is an important fac- Plus is especially unique because infection. The safety of giving multiple vaccines is tor in viral replication because it provides greater it contains a combination of two uncertain, and we can only vaccinate against spe- opportunity for the virus to proliferate. Red marine extensively researched strains, cific strains of a virus. (This is why you can still catch algae’s cell wall binds with toxic heavy metals in the gigartina and dumontacea. Their the flu, even if you’ve had the flu vaccine; it doesn’t body, helping to increase the immune system’s Chlorella tablets are also organic protect you from strains that are not in the vaccine.) effectiveness at giving viruses the boot. Using and, as the name of the company Some of the illnesses against which most chlorella as a compliment to red marine algae fur- suggests, among the purest you children are vaccinated are re-emerging, even in ther increases the effectiveness of the immune sys- will find. You can find them at those who have had the vaccines right on sched- tem, thanks to chlorella’s chelating abilities. most health food retailers, thanks ule—most notably, whooping cough (pertussis). to their growing popularity. Because mainstream drug-based medicine CHLORELLA: ALL-PURPOSE has fallen so short in finding ways to treat viral HEALTH ENHANCER diseases, natural remedies that bolster the Chlorella is well known in the world of nutrition, body’s health defenses are the subject of inten- thanks largely to the pioneering efforts of a group 24 The Doctors’ Prescription for Healthy Living / Volume 9, Number 11 of green food scientists in Japan. There, cracked- killer cell activity has also been found to improve cell chlorella supplements are wildly popular. with chlorella supplementation—a suggestion that RESOURCES Chlorella is rich in chlorophyll and research has this algae could protect against the secondary Pure Planet products are avail- shown that chlorophyll renews damaged tissue, bacterial infections that often occur in the wake of able nationwide from health counteracts the damaging effects of radiation, colds and flu. Supplements of a high-molecular- food stores and natural health knocks out harmful bacteria, facilitates wound weight fraction of Chlorella pyrenoidosa were centers. 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The sion and growth, which occurs with amazing tough cell wall of chlorella binds naturally to heavy rapidity, increasing its biomass four times every metals, such as cadmium, lead, and mercury, 20 to 24 hours. Lab mice fed CGF enjoy increases facilitating their removal from the body. Animal in life span of over 30 percent. Chlorella is the studies indicate that chlorella also accelerates the fastest-replicating single-cell organism and CGF removal of chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides protects cells when they are most vulnerable to from the body. mutation, during replication. Chlorella has been found to enhance immu- According to researchers, viruses like the nity, increasing production of the antiviral, anti- avian flu present unique health challenges. While cancer immune factor, interferon, as well as the we do not want to cause a panic, it is vitally impor- activity of T cells and macrophages against viral tant to take proper precautions. Studies have invaders and cancer cells. 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