Tuesday, January 26, 2010
According to a recent article published on NaturalNews.com, a “superfood” known as Chlorella can improve symptoms of metabolic syndrome, such as high blood pressure, digestive issue and diabetes.
What is Chlorella?
Chlorella is a single-celled alga, found in fresh rivers and ponds throughout East Asia. The algae is harvested, dried and broken down into a powdered form. The powder is then tightly packed into a tablet and sold as a dietary supplement.
What is metabolic syndrome?
Metabolic syndrome or “syndrome X” is defined as a constellation of symptoms often linked to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and obesity.
How Chlorella can help:
Studies have revealed that Chlorella effectively reduces blood pressure, blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels. In addition, Chlorella promoted the growth of “good bacteria,” to fight off harmful bacteria and toxins within the body. Chlorella also helps ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia. Chlorella advocates also tout the psychological benefits of the algae, stating that supplementation can help improve symptoms of depression and even increase energy levels.