2 Surprising Ways Chlorella Helps Your Kids Stay Healthy

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It’s a constant struggle as a parent . . . how do you make sure your children are getting the nutrition they need? Some parents turn to supplements to help ensure their children are getting adequate nourishment. But then you wonder, “Are these supplements safe?”

Well, when it comes to offering your children nutritional insurance in a safe – and delicious – way, nothing beats the superfood chlorella!

Dr. Mark Drucker, MD started giving it to his children when they were only 8 months old. He sees their green grins and requests for more as an added bonus to the health benefits his kids get from the algae.

As Dr. Drucker cautions, this super green food can’t replace an overall approach to healthy eating.  But with its dense nutritional profile of protein, vitamin C, B vitamins, beta-carotene, iron, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, chlorophyll and nucleic acids, chlorella adds an outstanding nutritional punch to your children’s diet.

It can offset some of the bad . . . and complement all the good. Here are some specific, research-backed  – and somewhat surprising – reasons chlorella should be something you consider giving to your children as well:

Kids Nutrition #1: Chlorella Supports Healthy Growth

For a number of reasons, many children don’t get off to a great start at birth. And this sets them up not only for a tough first few years, but a lifetime of battling for their life.

Gaining weight may seem less of an issue in our overweight society.  But for babies and children healthy weight gain is critical. Research demonstrates a strong connection between low birth weight and increased risk in adulthood of developing diseases like hypertension, diabetes and obesity.[1]

Yet chlorella’s exceptional nutrition can reverse this early health deficit as well.

Researchers in Japan gave 22 boys and 18 girls 2 grams of chlorella for 112 days.  Fifteen girls and 22 boys did not take chlorella for comparison’s sake.

When the study ended, the boys who had taken the chlorella had grown twice as rapidly as the boys who didn’t take chlorella – beating them by ½ inch.  They had also gained 2.3 pounds versus the non-chlorella boys’ 1.6 pounds.

The girls experienced no significant difference in height gain. But the girls taking chlorella gained 4.2 pounds while the girls who did not take it gained only 2.7 pounds.

Lest you worry that chlorella will speed your children’s weight gain beyond a healthy level, know this:  Study after study documents that it helps with healthy weight gain, but nothing beyond that. In fact, many chlorella users attest that it cuts down on cravings and between-meal snacking.[2]

Chlorella supports healthy snacking in another important way as well . . .

Kids’ Nutrition #2: Chlorella May Help Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy

While nothing can substitute for regular brushing and flossing, Chlorella can help transform dreaded dental visits to moments of pride by helping your children keep their teeth healthy and strong.

Chlorella has more of the green plant pigment, chlorophyll, than any other plant. And chlorophyll seems to be a dentists’ best friend . . .

In a study at the Nebraskan orphanage, Boy’s Town, 589 boys took part in a “tooth brushing experiment”. One group of boys used regular toothpaste dyed green with food coloring while the other group brushed with toothpaste spiked with chlorophyll.

The group brushing with chlorophyll had 58-70% improvement in dental health. This contrasts dramatically with the 28% improvement experienced by the non-chlorophyll group.[3]

Chlorella Can Help Your Kids Grow Strong And Healthy

Remember, your children’s bodies are working overtime. Their bodies have to build extra muscle, bone, nerves and everything in between to keep their growth plan on schedule. They’re literally building their future as they grow.

When you add good nutrition into your children diet, you’re giving them a special gift that will stay with them for the rest of their life.

Eager to learn more about how chlorella can help your kids be healthy? Check out this article right here.

Sources:

[1] GC et al. Birth Weight and Adult Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, and Obesity in US Men Curhan, Circulation. 1996;94:3246-3250

[2] Drucker, M. Chlorella: The Key To Health, Vitality and Longevity. Health And Happiness Publishing. Greenville, NC: 2002. p. 30

[3] Jensen, B. Chlorella, Jewel of the Orient. Escondido, CA: Bernard Jensen, Publisher, 1987p. 27

About Mark Drucker, M.D.

Dr. Mark Drucker earned his Medical degree and Bachelor of Sciences degree from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Drucker began his medical career 23 years ago specializing in nutritional and natural medicine. Dr. Drucker is co-host of the popular radio talk show “Health Talk, A Second Opinion,” is a distinguished speaker on natural health topics, and is the co-founder and Medical Director of the Center for Advanced Medicine. He is a certified member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging medicine, the American Academy of General Physicians, and a Diplomat Candidate of the American Board of Chelation Therapy, as well as a fellow member of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine.

Michael Rosenbaum