BIO+ CHLORELLA® SUGGESTED DOSAGE :
Since Bio+ Chlorella® is one the purest and most potent foods, one can take as much as desired. A person could never take too much chlorella (beside cases of allergy to chlorella). Being perfectly safe, chlorella can never accumulate in the body or become toxic.
No negative effects have ever been associated with the consumption of chlorella.
However, since chlorella is a food and because of its initial cleansing reactions, every person has to find his or her own comfort level. This will depend on the individual's health condition, on the reactions of their system and on the results desired. We suggest to start slowly and increase dosage progressively.
In general we suggest the following:
- You may start with 3-6 chlorella tablets a day for the first few days and gradually increase the dosage during the next two to three weeks until the initial reactions, if any, subside. For people who are prone to bloating and constipation, we strongly suggest to start with 3-4 chlorella tablets for the first couple of days as Bio+ Chlorella® is very pure and could induce immediate detoxifying reactions. If bowel movements are eased, then progressively increase the dosage over the next several weeks until the desired results (one to three daily bowel movements). However if constipation worsens, which could indicate that the cleansing reactions are too rapid, reduce dosage until movements are regular before increasing the dosage again.
- For general prevention and maintenance about 15 chlorella tablets a day are recommended, which represent about 3-4 grams.
- If you are aiming at a particular symptom, then taking 5-6 grams per day (25 to 30 chlorella tablets) has been reported to be quite common. Over time, significant changes in digestion, energy, bowel movements, overall health and general well-being may be experienced. Some people with a serious condition have been reported to take, under medical supervision, up to 60 or 100 chlorella tablets per day for a little while, and later decreasing their dosage. Adjusting the dosage mainly depends on the responses you obtain.
- To optimize the chlorella detoxification properties it is best to take Bio+ Chlorella® on an empty stomach with purified water or vegetable juice (rather than fruit juice, because of the sugar content). But it can also be taken with, after or between meals, preferably in divided doses or all at once. We strongly suggest chewing the chlorella tablets to accelerate their digestion and assimilation. Any residue remaining on the teeth and gums will protect and heal those tissues. Due to their flushing effects on nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, caffeine or soft drinks are not recommended within one to two hours before or after taking Bio+ Chlorella®. Drink lots of fluids, preferably purified water.
- If you are taking Bio+ Chlorella® in powder form, one teaspoon is equivalent to about 3 grams.
- Chlorella mixed with water may be used as a paste and applied over a cut, wound or rash to accelerate the healing of tissues.
- In a cleansing, rejuvenation or immune stimulation program, a short regimen of fasting with chlorella may be followed (please consult your health practioner first).
- Please store Bio+ Chlorella® away from light, as exposure to light can decrease its potency. Do not store Bio+ Chlorella® in your refrigerator, please!
- For children the dosage should be from a half to a quarter of the adult dose.
POSSIBLE REACTIONS TO EXPECT
When people start taking chlorella for the first time they may go through detoxification and positive healing reactions which are the signs of overload elimination. They usually involve the return of previous symptoms and unwanted reactions. Healing reactions are short-lived, ranging usually from a few days to (rarely) several months at the most, depending on the level of internal pollution.
This indicates a positive shift towards health, greater strength and dynamism. Since our whole physiological, mental and emotional histories are enclosed in the body, detoxifying reactions can also be expressed through unwanted emotional and/or mental reactions, such as anger, impatience, and sadness, or feelings of depression, aggressivity, etc. The strength of the reactions is usually proportional to the level of toxins, obstructions and pain that have accumulated in the body. Remember, however, that when there is no pain (healing reactions), there is no gain or cure!
Physiological detoxifying reactions may be caused by :
- an initial excessive dosage of detoxifying agents resulting in a too rapid detoxification process.
- sluggish, weak organs of elimination
- a lack of vital force caused by malnutrition, internal pollution, malabsorption etc.
The most common detoxifying symptoms are headaches, fatigue or exhaustion, a sensation of being hot or cold, intestinal gases, bloating, constipation, black feces, diarrhea, foul gases and stools, pimples, nasal and vaginal discharge, skin rashes, eczema, and muscle or joint pain. Nausea or vomiting may occur initially.
Healing reactions are desirable. They mean that the chlorella has triggered the body to regain its natural internal balance and that it is working to expel toxic wastes.
The excess chlorophyll will be expelled through bowel movements (possibly making stools greenish) but it doesn't mean that too much chlorella is being taken.
While detoxifying, it is best to assist the body by increasing the intake of other cleansing foods, in order to ease the process. Eating less meat, fatty and refined products, and sugar, while increasing the level of green vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes in the diet, will further enhance positive healing reactions.
It is not recommended for pregnant women to change their diets dramatically by starting a detoxifying program while being pregnant, because the sudden release of toxins may harm the fetus; however starting to take chlorella before and while being pregnant is desirable for both the future mother and the baby.
Be persistent, as the annoying detoxification reactions will gradually disappear, while rewarding results - such as increased stamina, cleaner breath, decreased body odors, better digestion, regular bowel movements, smoother skin, stronger gums and teeth, more rapid healing of cuts or wounds, subsiding of sugar cravings, decreased appetite, etc. - will become gradually more evident. As everybody is different, the results are individual.
Unless you are showing an allergic reaction (in which case, it is best to stop taking chlorella altogether), you can safely increase the dosage as healing crisis symptoms decrease. Always drink plenty of purified water to maximize detoxification.
Since reactions to chlorella are individual, there are people who may not feel anything. However, it is sometimes that the healing process, being gradual, goes unnoticed. After having taken chlorella for a little while, try to remember what symptoms have disappeared or improved.
The absence of symptoms could also be the case of healthy people, or of sick people, who are not taking enough chlorella. If you are healthy and have been taking chlorella for six months, and you are still not feeling its benefits, you might want to stop taking it for a while to experience the difference in sensations. Also, as with taking any other food, you do not want take it for too long a period with no break in between.
However, aside from these occasional breaks, chlorella can be taken every day to help remove the accumulated and daily ingested harmful materials from the body before they lead to damage and diseases. Chlorella taken daily may supply the body with nutrients necessary to its proper functioning, such as protein, enzymes, chlorophyll, dietary fiber and a full spectrum of vitamins, amino acids and minerals, without any possibility of toxic build-up. By receiving an abundant range of "live" and highly effective nutrients, the body becomes energized from within. It changes its internal environment, allowing the intelligence of our system to jump-start into a self-regulating and healing mode.
The removal of heavy metals from the bloodstream could take approximately 3 to 6 months to begin, depending on the dosage taken.
Overall chlorella can, as a holistic food, provide long term and continuous benefits of detoxification, immunostimulation, hormonal and blood sugar and pH normalization, lower cholesterol, healing and rejuvenating without any damaging side effects.
As stated above, chlorella, unlike a chemical drug, does far more than just suppress the symptoms. It reaches the sources of the condition and unlocks the body's natural healing powers.
But as chlorella is a nutriceutical food and not a prescription medicine, its actions require time and dedication to attain. The results achieved from natural supplements may take up to 90 days before people begin to reach their long-term goals. However, many people may experience benefits within just a few days (Please refer to our Testimonials section). In any case, the longer the period that chlorella is taken, the deeper are the benefits to be experienced.
In studies, chlorella has also shown great potential in assisting serious diseases such as cancer, AIDS, Epstein- Barr virus, arteriosclerosis diseases and degenerative diseases associated with the aging process. As a perfect food, chlorella has no peers.