3 Benefits of Chlorella Growth Factor
If you haven’t heard of Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) before, get ready to have your mind blown!
by Brandi Black, RHN
March 1, 2019 -- Known as the king of superfoods, chlorella is one of nature’s most nutrient dense superfoods, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and is also one of the highest-known sources of chlorophyll. With all these offerings, chlorella is a nutritional supplement you do not want to leave out of your diet.
But what really puts chlorella in the spotlight of health and wellness is a compnent within chlorella called Chlorella Growth Factor, or CGF. Chlorella Growth Factor is produced during photosynthesis and is the secret ingredient for why chlorella can multiply its cells by 4 every 20-24 hours. How’s that for super(food) powers?
Chlorella Growth Factor is unique for several other reasons, too.
Chlorella Growth Factor can only be found in the chlorella algae. This incredible ingredient is not available in any other micro-algae, including spirulina, meaning to reap these benefits, you need to add chlorella or specific CGF supplements to your life.
Chlorella Growth Factor is contained within the nucleus of each chlorella cell. CGF is made up of nucleic acids DNA and RNA, which are responsible for supporting cellular health and regeneration. As we get older, the body naturally produces less DNA and RNA. It is thought that when we receive RNA and DNA from our diets, we are providing health to our body at the cellular level, because that's where the nucleic acids are needed. Since every part of our body is made of cells, cellular health is crucial to our overall function, internal and external.
Now that you understand the origin of CGF, here are 3 notable benefits of Chlorella Growth Factor and how to get it.
3 Benefits of Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF)
Chlorella Growth Factor can benefit many facets of your body with its unique makeup. Learn about having more energy, aging in a healthy way, a supported immune system, and the aided tissue repair effects below.
CGF is a wonderful addition to your diet, for every stage of life! From teenage to old age, CGF is ready to support your overall wellness. As always, you should consult with a primary care physician before taking any new supplement, especially pregnant or nursing mothers, children, and those with high allergy sensitivities.
1. Increased Energy Levels
Scientifically, RNA and DNA are responsible or the production of proteins, enzymes and energy at the cellular level. CGF has the ability to increase energy levels because of its nucleic acid content. It is believed that this promotes an increase in energy because receiving and absorbing nucleic acid from an external food source reduces the amount of work your body must do internally to synthesize RNA and DNA. Using less work from your body leaves energy that can be used in other parts of your day.
Important note: In its natural form, chlorella has difficulty being digested by the human body and so chlorella should be processed to get through the tough cell wall. As a pioneer in the chlorella market, Sun Chlorella brand offers the most digestible chlorella in the market since 1982.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Author: Brandi Black, RHN
Sources:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17895634