Spirulina, Chlorella, Algae and their effects on radiation
Spirulina, Chlorella, Algae and Their Effects on Radiation
by Darren Craddock
In the mid 1990’s a Russian patent was granted for the use of spirulina as a specific immune enhancer in the treatment of Children affected by the Chernobyl disaster. The studies conducted showed that close to 300 children in highly radioactive areas, developed chronic radiation sickness and raised levels of Immunoglobulin E (IgE). A group of some 30 plus children were given 20 Spirulina tablets per day (about 5 grams) for 45 days. This lowered the levels of IgE in the blood, which in turn, normalized allergic sensitivities in the body.
Doctors in the Chernobyl area, where radiation levels in Ukraine have been very high since the accident, have shown that daily spirulina consumption in 20 days lead to a 50% reduction in measurements of radiation in patients’ urine. Testing done in 1990 in Belarus concluded that spirulina consumption promotes the evacuation of radioactive nucleotides from the body. Further studies showed that the consumption of spirulina also reduced the radiation load of radioactive nucleotides, strontium and cesium ingested in contaminated foods.
One of the main detrimental effects of radiation exposure is the destruction of the immune system. Both chlorella and spirulina seem to counteract these effects and rebuild the immune system. Chlorella has been shown in Japanese studies to also have anti tumor effects. When we consider that one of the prime effects of radiation exposure in the onset of cancer this is a very important piece of information.
When you also note the fact that the Enerfood formula is almost 50% composed of Spirulina, Chlorella, Kelp and Dulse, it becomes apparent why this formula will help not only nourish and cleanse you but also help protect you from radiation and help your body detox itself from the same. Japanese doctors noticed in studies how the consumption of chlorella helps increase the production of interferon, which itself slows the growth of cancer cells.
Enerfood also contains several milligrams of naturally occurring iodine, which is very important in the event of radiation exposure to protect the thyroid gland and other endocrine and breast tissue.