4 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 reviewed-- Known as the king of superfoods, chlorella is one of nature’s most nutrient dense superfoods, containing all 9 essential amino acids, chlorophyll, antioxidants vitamins and minerals. With all these offerings, chlorella is a superfood and 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 nutrient within chlorella called Chlorella Growth Factor or CGF. Chlorella Growth Factor is produced during photosynthesis and is the reason why chlorella can multiply 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 is contained within the nucleus of each chlorella cell, made up of nucleic acids DNA and RNA, which are responsible for supporting cellular health. As we get older, the body 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 a cellular level. Cellular health is crucial to the overall functioning of our body.
Now that you understand the origin of CGF, here are 4 notable benefits of Chlorella Growth Factor and how to get it.
4 Benefits of Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF)
1. Increased Energy Levels
CGF has the ability to increase energy levels because of its nucleic acid content, which is absorbed at the cellular level. 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.
3. Immune Health Support
Important note: In its natural form, chlorella has difficultly 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.
Brandi Wagner is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist from Vancouver, B.C. Experiencing her own health challenges at a young age led her to become passionate about educating on the healing properties of food, and how to achieve hormone balance, clear skin and sustainable weight loss naturally. In her spare time, you'll find Brandi writing in her blog and hanging out with her teacup chihuahua, Coconut.
Sources:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17895634