Many people are not aware of it, but heavy metals – such as mercury, lead, cadmium and aluminum – are more a part of everyday life than they should be. Exposure can come from many sources – public drinking water, air pollution, residues of pesticides or herbicides from conventionally raised foods. And what is worse, they can accumulate slowly in the body without people realizing it and cause serious health problems.
Fortunately, there are natural methods of chelation therapy than can help to remove heavy metals safely from the body before they can cause long-term damage. And two of the best chelating agents are cilantro and chlorella, especially when they are used together.
What is a Chelating Agent?
The terming “chelation” or “chelating agent” is thrown around a lot, but people don’t necessarily understand what it means! A chelating agent is something with binds with the heavy metals in the body and helps them to safely excreted, usually through the digestive or urinary tract. Chelation therapy is the process by which these agents are used to detoxify the body. Let’s look at why chlorella and cilantro are such great chelating agents.
Benefits of Chlorella
Chlorella has many impressive properties that make it so effective for chelation. These include the ability to:
- Fight against bacteria and viruses
- Support the body’s own natural detoxifying mechanisms
- Bind to a wide variety of toxins, including heavy metals
- Nourish healthy intestinal flora
- Provide readily available amino acids and B vitamins
- Help repair neurons damaged by heavy metal exposure
Benefits of Cilantro
Cilantro brings its own benefits to the table in regards to helping to remove heavy metals from the body. These benefits include the capacity to:
- Reduce inflammation
- Bind easily to heavy metals and excrete them from the body
- Fight off bacteria and other microbesImprove digestion
- Reduce sharp hormonal fluctuationsPromote liver health and function
- Provide important minerals to the body
From many studies done, it appears that cilantro and chlorella, when taken together, are even more effective than if either is used on its own. Together, these two agents are able to increase the mobility of more heavy metals and other toxins – in other words, move them out of the cells and into the blood stream, where they can be bound with the chelating agents and be eliminated from the body. In fact, this combination has been shown to be able to remove 91% of mercury, 87% of lead and 74% of aluminum within 42 days of the start of therapy!
In short, those who are worried that they might have been exposed to heavy metals would do well to think about a chelation therapy regimen which combines chlorella and cilantro together. These agents are much effective, taken in conjunction with each other, at removing heavy metals from the body and helping to restore it to long-term health.
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