CHLORELLA MAY ASSIST WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS, TENDON AND MUSCULAR PAIN

CHLORELLA MAY ASSIST WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS, TENDON AND MUSCULAR PAIN

Nature could have the answer to your osteoarthritis, tendon, and muscular pain in the form of a single-cell algae ‘Chlorella’. The green microalga from aquatic origins brings together a range of beneficial nutrients and phytochemicals for supporting healthy joints and relieving pain associated with tendons, joints, and muscles (Bito, 2020).

Is rich in minerals:

Chlorella is popular as a superfood and is known to be brimming with nutrients including good content of minerals like iron, potassium, copper, calcium, magnesium, and zinc (Panahi, 2016). These minerals are needed for preventing and reducing osteoarthritis symptoms. If you are taking a diet lacking in essential minerals, you could be prone to osteoarthritis, tendon, and muscular pain (Frestedt 2008Li 2021).

The combination of nutrients within chlorella is the main reason why researchers worldwide are actively involved in finding out therapeutic applications for this aquatic-based superfood. The role of minerals in managing osteoarthritis symptoms is one such proven and powerful healing benefit of chlorella. 

Balances pH levels:

Chlorella has the potential to balance the body and its’s pH levels (Mason, 2001). It works well for reducing acidity in the body. Acidity is one of the main factors considered for worsening joint pain (Asaki, 2017). Balancing the levels of the body’s pH by making it more alkaline can assist in relieving osteoarthritis pain (Van Velden, 2015). 

Role of Glucosamine:

The outer wall of chlorella has been reported to contain 17% of glucosamine which helps restores connective tissue like ligaments, tendons, and cartilage (Weber, 2022). This nutrient tremendously supports joint health (Reginster, 2012). 

Positive content of Chlorophyll:

Chlorella is a green photosynthetic microalga. It has remarkable reserves of natural chlorophyll that give it this bright green hue and the ability to use sunlight for making energy (Lev 2003Bazarnova 2021Basak 2021). Chlorophyll is a fabulous agent to battle inflammation linked with osteoarthritis, tendon, and muscular pain (Subramonian 2012Carvalho 2020). Anti-inflammatory foods such as chlorella are ideal for naturally fighting osteoarthritis symptoms. 

Detoxification:

Joint pain can worsen if toxic substances are present in the body (Joo, 2019). The purifying properties of chlorella may assist in relieving you from osteoarthritis. Chlorella is a powerful binding agent and capable of detoxifying the body by binding and eliminating a variety of toxic chemicals like pesticides and other heavy metals including mercury, strontium, lead, aluminium, and cadmium (Merino 2019). This exceptional ability of chlorella to bind with toxins and usher them out of your body may help with fighting osteoarthritis, tendon, and muscular pain by detoxifying the body’s cells and tissues. 

An interesting fact here is that this single-celled microalga has a specific molecular structure that allows it to make the bond with metals, harmful chemicals, and some pesticides but not with minerals your body needs like calcium, zinc, and magnesium for healthy bones and joints. 

Growth of beneficial gut bacteria:

Some specialized components of chlorella may boost the growth of beneficial gut bacteria which enhances your gut health (Jin, 2021). A healthy gut is crucial for a healthy immune response (Wu, 2012). Osteoarthritis is usually linked with an overactive immune response. Balancing gut flora may help the body relieve osteoarthritis, tendon, and muscular pain by stabilizing the immune response and inflammation throughout the body (Fortuna, 2021).

CONCLUSION:

Chlorella is one of the world’s healthiest whole foods, It may assist with osteoarthritis, tendon, and muscular pain. The remarkable nutrient profile with essential minerals, rich chlorophyll content, pH balancing quality, detoxifying nature, enhancement in the growth of gut-friendly bacteria, immunity boost, and glucosamine may all play their role in supporting chlorella for assisting with osteoarthritis, tendon and muscular pain.

Disclaimer:

The information given here is general and not a substitute for a medical opinion. If pregnant, breastfeeding or taking medications always consult your healthcare practitioner first.

 

BioGenesis Chlorella is organically grown in the pristine Great Barrier Reef region of northern Australia. Bathed in golden sunshine the Chlorella thrive in the fresh spring water ponds. We have developed an innovative advanced energy efficient hydrodynamic growth system that replicates a natural river flow. When harvested we apply an advanced biodynamic technology to gently crack the hard outer cell wall making the nutrients fully available.

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