You’ve heard about toxins – but what are they and are they really that harmful?
Toxins are poisonous agents that can cause health issues when absorbed by the body. Toxins – of varying levels of toxicity – are found everywhere. From the products we use to the air we breathe, we’re exposed to thousands of chemicals each day in what’s been labelled a ‘toxic avalanche’.
In fact, the World Health Organisation estimates that 12.6 million people die every year from diseases caused by exposure to chemicals, pollution and radiation, all of which are caused by human activity.
Toxins are also present in the food we eat. The media often features product recalls due to the detection of toxins or contaminants in everyday products such as seafood and baby formula. Another common toxin that is concerning is Bisphenol-A (BPA) – a chemical found in plastic food packaging that has been shown to disrupt hormones.Signs of toxic overload
While our gut, kidneys, liver and skin all work together to eliminate toxins from our body, our system can sometimes be overwhelmed by the amount of toxins it needs to process. Symptoms of toxic overload include:
- Digestive issues
- Headaches and migraines
- Joint pain
- Fatigue and insomnia
- Sinus congestion
- Skin conditions (such as eczema and psoriasis).
Chlorophyll to the rescue
Chlorophyll – the naturally occurring green plant pigment – is known for its ability to detoxify the body of chemicals and heavy metals. It does this in two main ways:
1. During digestion, blood passes through the liver. The liver uses enzymes to convert toxic substances into less toxic substances that can be eliminated by the body more easily. Chlorophyll has been shown to help facilitate this process, as well as regenerate damaged liver cells.
2. Chlorophyll is almost identical at a molecular level to haemoglobin – the protein in our blood that carries oxygen. Chlorophyll oxygenates our bodies by enabling oxygen to be taken up more efficiently by our red blood cells. Without sufficient oxygen, our energy levels and metabolism decrease, leading to the inability to eliminate toxins effectively.
Adding chlorophyll to your day
One of the best sources of chlorophyll is Chlorella - a single-celled, freshwater algae. Chlorella contains more chlorophyll per gram than any other plant. Chlorella also has a unique ability to bind to heavy metals and radioactive particles and flush them from the body. That’s why it’s often used to help people recover from radiation exposure and chemotherapy.
Because Chlorella absorbs toxins so easily, it’s important to choose a product which is grown to the highest standards in clean water and air. Otherwise, the Chlorella could easily contain toxins such as mould, heavy metal and bacteria, which could then be absorbed by the body and lead to health problems.
The BioGenesis difference
BioGenesis Chlorella is TGA and FDA-approved to be 100% toxin free. This means our Chlorella is completely free of any chemicals and heavy metals. We know this because throughout the day, we take samples from the algae ponds as well as each harvest to ensure purity levels are maintained.
Getting your daily dose of Chlorella is easy. BioGenesis Natural Chlorella is available in both tablet and powder form, making it a simple addition to your daily routine. It’s also packed full of nutrients such as magnesium, Omega 3/6, zinc, B12 and dietary fibre. Our Chlorella is ‘clean and green’, with a rich fresh aroma and flavour, and a vibrant green appearance.
How to detox naturally
1. Take 3 – 6 BioGenesis Natural Chlorella tablets twice a day, or add 2 teaspoons of powdered BioGenesis Natural Chlorella to water, juice or a smoothie. We recommend starting with half the daily dose for the first week, so that your body can adjust.
2. Drink plenty of water throughout the day.