Why Chlorella is Believed to Help Prevent Cancer
Many studies have been carried out in the USA and Europe, and elsewhere in the world, on the effects of chlorella on cancer. The American Cancer Society states that there is no proof that chlorella can help cure cancer or has any effect on it whatsoever, and that a few successful studies carried out on mice is not relevant evidence. However, there are some arguments why chlorella is believed to help prevent cancer, if not cure a cancer already present.
First, chlorella is a known anti-toxin and can help purify the blood from heavy metal toxins, such as mercury, cadmium and arsenic, and also from the organic toxins metabolized from pesticide residues on or in food. It has also been established that rates of cancer are growing in the USA along with the rising consumption of processed foods and 'junk food'.
Not only does chlorella purify your digestive system and blood from toxins that can lead to cancer, but also helps to maintain a slightly alkaline environment within your body, rather than the acidity that processed and junk foods can promote. Agents that cause disease thrive in acidic conditions.
That is not all. Chlorella is believed to increase the levels of interferon within the body. This is a substance believed to stimulate macrophage production and levels of tumor necrosis factor. Interferon is one of the treatments used to combat cancer.
There may not be enough evidence to prove that chlorella has any effect on cancer, either before or after the development of tumors. However, there is the theory and evidence to suggest that it may do so, and, since chlorella is harmless, taking it is good insurance. Considering all the other health benefits that have been established for it, it would appear to be a sensible thing to do. But do not substitute chlorella for any other treatment, and let your doctor know.