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  Chlorella Beijerinck, 1890
 
Scientific Name  Chlorella Beijerinck, 1890
Family Name  Oocystaceae
Common Name 
Photo link  http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/webb/BOT311/BOT311-00/FiveKings/Chlorella.jpg
Studies on Diabetes  Streptozotocin induced diabetic rats compared with controls fed a 7.3% powder of chlorella showed a significantly decreased Hemoglobin A1c and serum cholesterol levels, as well as but serum glucose concentrations were not significantly changed (Shibata 2003).
Other Uses  Investigative uses include immunostimulation in patients receiving chemtherapy and radiation, fibromyalgia, and protection from toxic metals (NMCD accessed 4/17/04).
Formulations used by  Informants  Commercially prepared cold infusion (Nature¬ís Sunshine pH GreenZone powder).
Phytochemistry  Chlorophyll, protein, lipids, carbohydrates, fiber, nucleic acid, and minerals (NMCD accessed 4/17/04).
Potential Adverse  Effects  Diarrhea, cramping, flatus, nausea, fatigue, green discoloration of feces, allergic reactions, photosensitivity, and infection (NMCD accessed 4/17/04).
Potential Medication  Interactions  May interact with anticoagulants as chlorella contains significant amounts of vitamin K (NMCD accessed 4/17/04).
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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