Nutricology KingChlorella 600 Chewable Tablets
Nutricology KingChlorella combines pure, high quality chlorella with immunobiotic cell wall fragments (Russian Choice Immune), to provide nutritional support for detoxification processes and for the immune response in the gut and overall. Chlorella is a green unicellular freshwater algae, rich in protein, chlorophyll, nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), and carotenoids such as canthaxanthin, astaxanthin, flavoxanthin, neoxanthin and violaxanthin, as well as vitamins and minerals. Chlorella has been utilized as a food since its discovery in the late 1800s by a Dutch biologist, and according to Dr. Bernard Jensen, modern chlorella is one of the world’s healthiest foods.
Chlorella detoxifies, stimulates the immune system, supports healthy bowel function, and enhances tissue repair. The cholorophyll in chlorella helps detoxify the liver, bloodstream and bowels, and promotes the absorption of iron. Animal studies suggest chlorella can potentially help protect against gamma-radiation, drugs and various toxic chemicals. For example, in one rat study, chlorella was shown to help prevent gastrointestinal absorption of dioxin, and to enhance the excretion of dioxin already present in tissues.
Researchers at Kyushu University Medical College in Japan report that chlorella may promote wound healing. Other Japanese researchers have shown that chlorella supports the health of the gastrointestinal tract, including the epithelial lining.
Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), which occurs naturally in KingChlorella, is a special chlorella extract, derived mostly from the cell nucleus, which contains high concentrations of RNA and DNA. Japanese studies with children have shown that CGF supports healthy growth of children.
Nutricology's chlorella is grown in a strictly controlled environment using clean, filtered mineral water and open-sky ponds that receive maximum sunshine. The culturing species is pure Chlorella pyrenoidosa, known for its tough cell walls, which are thought to have increased capacity to bind with and excrete toxins. These chlorella cell walls undergo a fracturing process that makes them very fragile, so that they fall apart once ingested, insuring both preservation of the nutrients contained in the cells before ingestion, and their digestion after ingestion. During the drying process, high-speed fans crash the chlorella cells against each other and against the walls of the drying tanks, and high-frequency sound vibrates the chlorella cells, causing the cell walls to crack but not to collapse. Unlike the usual milling process, which grinds chlorella into small pieces and dissipates many important nutrients, the sound-cracking process creates cells like eggs with cracks on their shells, preserving the nutrients inside the cell walls before consumption, while also making the chlorella fragile enough to fall apart in water.
The chlorella in KingChlorella is tested by independent laboratories both in Canada and in the USA to insure it is free of heavy metals and other impurities. Only the highest quality chlorella makes the final grade for human consumption. The final tablets are 100% pure, with no fillers, binding agents, excipients, chemicals or additives, so they are fine to chew to enhance digestion.
KingChlorella also contains Russian Choice Immune, cell wall fragments from a specific strain of Lactobacillus rhamnosus, identified by independent DNA testing. Such probiotic bacteria are known to stimulate both the innate and adaptive immune systems, and recently some scientists have begun calling them ‘immunobiotics’.
The cell walls of these immunobiotic lactobacilli are broken apart, or lysed, which frees the immune-active proteins that are usually sequestered inside the cells to have unimpeded access to trigger: to be much more powerful immune system stimulators. They will not directly supplement the local live gut flora, but they may promote a healthy gut environment, downregulate mucosal secretions and activate the local immune response. Because they can drive mucosal immune mechanisms, immunobiotic cell wall fragments may have effects beyond the gut. They may activate and regulate the common mucosal immune apparatus and help restore mucosal T cell balance, which can poten-tially enhance immunomodulation at distant mucosal sites. The possible mechanisms of action include activating Peyer’s patch T cells, potentially stimulating the circulating pool of T lymphocytes and macrophage phagocytosis; and changing the cytokine balance, inducing TH1 cell-dependent activation of neutrophils, increasing INF-ã and decreasing IL-4, and enabling both TH1 and TH2 cytokine response.
Quality and Innovation – The NutriCology Tradition
For more than thirty years, NutriCology has been known for the highest quality, most hypoallergenic, and most cutting-edge nutritional supplements available. Physicians and healthcare practitioners around the world depend on NutriCology for their patients’ nutritional support. Originating with the ground-breaking oxidant/antioxidant work of Stephen Levine, Ph.D., NutriCology was one of the first to introduce truly hypoallergenic products to the market.
Superior Quality Control
Since 1979, NutriCology has used only the purest raw materials available, and has implemented strict quality control procedures in every stage of production, including inspection of raw materials, manufacturing, packaging, and storing. NutriCology is licensed by the California Department of Health Services, Food and Drug Branch, registration number 0021150.
Nutricology products are manufactured under the recognized principles of current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), brought into final form by the FDA in June 2007. The GMP standards are applied to a wide variety of procedures associated with the manufacturing of dietary supplements, including receiving, testing, and approval of raw materials, production, and process controls, laboratory testing of labeled and packaged finished product, distribution control and accountability, and shelf life expiration testing to ensure freshness and potency.
For many years they have used the same manufacturers to produce their powder formulas, capsules, tablets, softgels, gels, and liquid products to ensure consistency. All of Nutricology's certified manufacturers meet or exceed cGMP requirements established by the FDA, as well as state and local regulations. In their facility in Alameda, California, highly trained staff bottle, label, and ship finished products. Their newly installed automatic bottling line has multiple built-in quality checks, such as weight verification and metal detection, to ensure all finished packaged products have the pre-determined physical count and are contaminant-free.
Unsurpassed Ingredient Quality
NutriCology uses only the purest and highest quality raw materials available. For example, they use only Nattokinase NSK-SD, the first nattokinase introduced into the US market, which has established standardization and quality levels for all other nattokinase. Their MicroChitosan contains small-size chitosan oligosaccharide, and Prima Uña de Gato contains TOA-free Cat’s Claw.
Taber’s Medical Dictionary defines “hypoallergenic” as: “Diminished potential for causing an allergic reaction”. Nutricology defines hypoallergenic as “free of all common allergens”, specifically, wheat, corn, soy, gluten, yeast, dairy, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, and peanuts. Many very sensitive individuals who react to supplements in general are able to tolerate NutriCology products.
Since their inception in 1979, Nutricology has used only the purest, and whenever possible, the lowest allergy potential natural ingredients. And while many of the nutrients in their formulas are synthesized from natural plant substances, which as a whole may contain antigens, the synthesizing process removes the molecules of the desired nutrient from the original substance, and in the processing, a great percentage of the antigens and allergens are left behind. The final material then has extremely low allergy potential. This is not to say that no one will react to any of these hypoallergenic formulas, as some extremely sensitive people may. However, the potential for an allergic reaction is low, and the feedback from many extremely allergic and sensitive customers is that NutriCology supplements are often the only products they are able to tolerate.
The FDA requires manufacturers to identify the presence of eight major food allergens on all product labels: milk, egg, fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans, as well as any ingredient derived from those foods. When an ingredient may have been derived from a common allergen, we are required by law to list that allergen on the label as a source of the ingredient, even if it does not contain any of the actual substance. For example, 100%-pure glucosamine sulfate does not contain any actual shellfish, but we are required to indicate the source material (shrimp, crab, lobster) on the label. NutriCology fully discloses all ingredients, both active and inactive on every product label, so doctors can make fully informed choices for their patients’ nutritional support.