Chlorella: The Single Most Studied Food in History

by Bob McCauley, CNC, MH

One of the most ridiculous comments I have ever heard Dr. Andrew Weil made is “They are good sources of chlorophyll, but there is little to no research supporting the claims made about the algae.” I wrote a rebuttal to his remarks.

Chlorella and Spirulina are the two most studied foods in history.  The studies come from countries all over the world and they never stop coming.  There are literally thousands of them.  We have compiled a few of them here.  At the bottom of the list of studies here is a compilation of studies on spirulina that was complied by Cyanotech.

Here is the link to the Chlorella Studies page:

Here is a list of the studies: 
Algae assisting in Amalgam Detoxification

Antigenotoxic activity of natural chloryphylls

Chlorella and Spirulina – Isolation of 3 High Molecular Weight Polysaccharide Preparations with Potent Immunostimulatory Activity

Chlorella extract inhibits IL5 production by mast cells

Chlorella extract reduces body weight

Chlorella for Fibromyalgia patients

Chlorella in the treatment of Fibromyalgia, Hypertension and Ulcerative Colitis

Detoxification by Freshwater Algae

Effect of Chlorella Pyrenoidosa on Fecal Excretion

Effect of Dietary Chlorophyll Derivatives on Mutagenesis of Tumor Cell Growth

Effects of Chlorella on Activities of Protein

Heavy Metal Detoxification Program

Immunoenhancing effect of a Chlorella Derived Dietary Supplement (Double Blind Trial)

Immunostimulatory Bioactivity of Algae Polysaccharides from Chlorella

Immunostimulatory Polysaccharides from Chlorella Pyrenoidosa

Immunostimulatory Principles from Chlorella Pyrenoidosa

Improving Glycogenesis in STZ diabetic mice with Chlorella

Isolation Characterization and Structural determination of a unique type of arabinog alactan from an immunostimulatory extract of Chlorella Pyrenoidosa

Potential Hypoglycemic effects of Chlorella

Preventing dyslipidemia by Chlorella in rats and hamsters after chronic high fat diet treatment

Purification and Characterization of Corrinoid Compound from Chlorella Tablets as an Algae health food

Supression of liver Cancer in rats by Chlorella

The Discovery of a unique natural heavy metal chelator

Spirulina Studies: 
Scientific Studies on Spirulina Platensis
from Cyanotech

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About Bob McCauley

Bob McCauley, ND (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He is a naturopathic doctor, Master Herbalist and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health (2005), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water, Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honoring the Temple of God (2008). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. (Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1953) they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering in less than 2 years, one of the shortest doctoral studies in the history of MIT. He taught civil, sanitary and environmental engineering at Michigan State University for 18 years before retiring to run Wolverine Engineers & Surveyors of Mason, Michigan, for 17 years. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary. Bob worked for his father's company for 12 years learning the water business, which dealt primarily with municipalities, including water quality and sanitary sewer issues. After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral – Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone else in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol . Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).
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3 Responses to Chlorella: The Single Most Studied Food in History


    I am in good health and have been investigating Chlorella. How does one start taking this supplement,; what dose and how often? does chlorella interact with other supplements?

    thank you

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