Chlorella Helps To Detox From BPA and PFAs

Chlorella Helps To Detox From BPA and PFAs

Exposure to toxins is an inevitable part of life. There are toxins present in many foods, hygiene and beauty products, clothing items, household materials, water, and even in the atmosphere (Crinnion 20001). While this may seem disheartening, there are many ways of minimizing exposure to, as well as assisting the body with removing many common toxins. As is often stated, the dose indeed makes the poison, but the primary concern with certain toxins is how pervasive they are. Long-term low-dose exposure may still have ill health effects, particularly with substances that accumulate in the body (Crinnion 20001). Two of the most pervasive household toxins are BPAs (bisphenol A), and PFAs (per- and polyfluorinated substances) (Kalloo, 20202). One option for addressing concerns around these two particular groups of toxins is consuming chlorella. Chlorella is an algae with an impressive number of health benefits, including the ability to help remove both of these common toxins from the body (Hirooka, 20093).

 

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What Is BPA? Should I Be Worried About It?

 

BPA is a chemical often used in plastics, most concerningly in food packaging and containers. It frequently lines the insides of cans, paper coffee cups, or is in plastic items like water bottles and plastic wrap (Huang, 20124). When in contact with food or liquids for an extended period of time, it leaches out into the food (Ma 20195). This process is accelerated when heated or exposed to acidic substances. This means something as simple as tomato sauce from a can, a hot drink in a paper cup, or food heated in a plastic container could contaminate the foods with undesirable levels of the toxin.

 

Common BPA Sources - And How To Avoid Them

 

The health effects that can arise from extensive BPA exposure can negatively impact fertility, and have links to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease (Ma 20195). It's what is known as an "endocrine disruptor", meaning it can have a negative impact on hormones (Huang, 20124). Concerns about BPA exposure can largely be addressed through very cautious selection of household foods, substances, and products, although this is a very involved and time-consuming task. An alternative or additional option for detoxing from harmful levels of BPAs is consuming chlorella. Studies have shown that chlorella is able to biodegrade BPA and reduce its harmful impacts (Hirooka 20056). This may be a helpful strategy to complement what is perhaps an impossible goal of completely removing exposure.

 

The Facts About Bisphenol A (BPA)

 

The second group of chemicals of concern that chlorella may be able to help with detoxification of are PFAs. PFAs are colloquially known as "forever chemicals" because they are extremely resistant to breakdown (Pelch, 20197). PFAs are known to be used as a water and oil repellent ingredient. They're commonly used in fast food packaging, non-stick cookware, waterproof clothing and makeup, but can contaminate several other items as well (Pelch, 20197). PFAs can be found in many food and water sources, making it nearly impossible to completely avoid.

 

PFAS: What To Know About 'Forever Chemical'

 

PFA chemicals are one of the most well studied classes of toxins, making concerns about their exposure clearly founded from a large body of evidence. Risks from overexposure to PFAs can include higher incidence of cancer, decreased fertility, liver damage, and thyroid disease among many others (Fenton, 20208). Many scientists believe that government regulations don't recommend a sufficiently low exposure limit, meaning that the current level of risk may be underestimated by the general public (Abunada, 20209).

 

A List Of Common PFAS Chemical To Avoid At All Costs

 

While the dangers of PFAs are clearly known, there is unfortunately little research on substances or methods that may improve bodily elimination of the toxins. Some research has begun on chlorella's ability to assist with detoxification of PFAs with good success. Treatment with chlorella has shown to increase levels of PFAs in stool samples, pointing to their ability to improve gastrointestinal elimination (Genuis, 201310).

 

3 Chlorella Benefits To Support Healthy Detoxification

 

Chlorella has continuously shown impressive results in assisting the body with detoxification from a number of harmful substances. Since this research in these areas is still limited, chlorella may have even more protective effects against toxic substances not yet known. The phenomenon of detoxifying multiple toxins from the body is a rare and valuable feature from a single plant. Chlorella serves as a promising detox method to combat the harmful effects of unavoidable daily toxin exposure, as well as a good support to overall health. 

 

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References

 

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