||Chlorella Beijerinck, 1890
|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).
||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 (Natures Sunshine pH GreenZone powder).
||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).