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I know Cloella has been up before - but I tried to search for something about side effects to it. I know several of you use it.

I have started 2 weeks ago to take them - thought it was agood idea - before winter sets in- and my stomach problems was gone.....
BUT BUT  I seem to get air and loose stools almost diarea from them.( pale green

The box says that is common the first 2 weeks- and it shows that they work effiecient ? I didn start at the high dose 12 pills pr day- but started with 2x 4 pills last week and this week 2 x 5 pills.

BUt has any one else tried that ? thought about it ? should I stop  or ?

News from danish newspapers:
A group of norweigan pregnant mothers had their levels of dioxin measured before labour. Half of the group was put on clorella during preganancy
and when they measured the level of dioxin in that groups breastmilk - it was only 50 % of the " no clorella group" - so It sounds as it is very efficient
- but I don´t really like the side effects.


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perhaps you are detoxing considerably......
try half the dose and see if your body tolerates it better
the ANTI-VIRAL PROTOCOLS  lists it for Bs, so that s a good thing.


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When my Dr. has prescribed me to take chlorella the does was only 3 tablets every other day.


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Lola I think you are right - that I am detoxing

Don how big are your tablets ?
mine are very small


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Mine are very small too.


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I checked some of the other companies and all had 10- 15 small pills pr day  

I felt no pain today just a lot of gas- so maybe I am adjusting.
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I take the small tabs, as well.  I was taking 10 to 15 per day, as the bottle recommended; however, like Don, when I started going to the ND...she told me to only take 2 small tabs a day.  She said that they bottle's recommendation was way too high.


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I took some Chlorella capsuls recommended and purchased at Mercola.com. Mercola recommended to start off very slowly - one capsule every other day or so - and then up the dose gradually over a week or two, depending on your reactions.

I didn't feel a thing and ended up taking the max dose (8 capsules daily) after a week. But when I think of it, I had been on a 3-week-detox/cleanse-thingy with homeopathic tinctures just before I started the Chlorella, so I guess I was pretty "cleaned out" already. Maybe that's why I didn't feel a thing...


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I would also advise starting off very slowly and build up later.  After taking it for 4 years, I no longer have any negative symptoms at any dose, but initially, I think I felt digestive distress.



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You may want to be careful with taking Chlorella until after all your metal fillings are out.    Chlorella is so strong that it actually will  pull and redistribute more mercury out of your fillings into your bloodstream.    

I would take Algin- (sodium alginate) for now.  It sponges up stray mercury without redistributing it to other parts of the body.  Drink enough liquids or juices when taking algin- so that it can push any mercury it sponges out into your bowel movements/urine.

I would not give up on Chlorella AFTER you get all of your metal fillings replaced however.  I would take it along with Algin at that point.   Both work wonders together.   Just be careful when taking Chlorella when you still have metal fillings remaining.

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yup here I agree with our new member , welcome ...and or you might use kelp instead, until you've removed all your fillings
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maintaining
good levels of methylcobalmin (B12)
so that the mercury atom will not find a place to reside is also important.


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Quoted from boldyloxx
You may want to be careful with taking Chlorella until after all your metal fillings are out.    Chlorella is so strong that it actually will  pull and redistribute more mercury out of your fillings into your bloodstream.    

I would not give up on Chlorella AFTER you get all of your metal fillings replaced however.  I would take it along with Algin at that point.   Both work wonders together.   Just be careful when taking Chlorella when you still have metal fillings remaining.

Boldyloxx


Hi Boldy and Welcome to the forum.

I'm particularly interested in the statement above. Would you post any references you may have access to supporting this statement for me to read? Thank you. Heretonow, I have understood just the opposite about chlorella---that is, that it binds systemic mercury and excretes it through the bowel. One reference I read specifically names an agent that is absolutely contraindicated for use in people with amalgams still in place while advising the use of chlorella to aid its elimination.

Very, very interested in getting the accurate understanding concerning this issue.

TIA for any light you can shed on this subject.


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I tried Dr. Mercola’s recommended brand of Chlorella but I went back to Sun Chlorella.  Sun Chlorella is a pressed tablet of nothing but chlorella.  Its process of breaking down the cell wall aids in digestion and assimilation.  I used top take 12 small tablets a day now I take 6 large (500 mg).  I’ve never had any problems with it.  My son takes it when he is coming down with a cold.  He swears by it.  Says it makes him feel better.  So even with his infrequent usage, no side effects.

I increase the dosage after a dental visit.  This is the 1st time I’ve heard about it pulling and redistributing more mercury out of the fillings into the bloodstream. It’s a good thing I started taking NAP Methl12 Plus when it was on sale.  Since Lola recommends maintaining good levels of it, I’ll continue to use it.  Thanks for the new info.


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Thanks for all your info
1) I have only got 1 filling - and I plan to have that changed at some stage.
2) I stayed at the level with 12 pills pr day for 2 weeks- and then I suddenly felt well.
3) I have cut down to 6 pr day - and was wondering if I would take a break untill summer- John ( resting ) suggests that clorella is mainly a summer/autumn supplement - any thoughts?

4) Quote from Luhu
"I have understood just the opposite about chlorella---that is, that it binds systemic mercury and excretes it through the bowel"

So did I - and I think that was the conclusion from the Norwegian test/research as well:

A group of norwegian pregnant mothers had their levels of dioxin measured before labour. Half of the group was put on clorella during preganancy
and when they measured the level of dioxin in that groups breastmilk - it was only 50 % of the " no clorella group"

SO were did it go? - not in the breastmilk ????!


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Henriette -

from what I've read, the chlorophyll loosens mercury but it's the chlorella cell walls that provide the binding power to eliminate .... I do not know if the fiber is enough to bind all the mercury loosened.  You folks are in a league different than mine ... I was taking 60+ tabs each day (for months) and still couldn't notice much!

John


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Quoted from lola
maintaining
good levels of methylcobalmin (B12)
so that the mercury atom will not find a place to reside is also important.


Here is an opposing view about the use of B12 in a mercury environment.
Quoted from Huggins' FAQ - 8. Why is vitamin B-12 as a supplement or additive dangerous?
http://hugginsappliedhealing.com/faqs.html
Many Universities have published articles on the ability of Vitamin B-12 to convert mercury vapor into the much more deadly “Methyl mercury”.  Methyl mercury knows no barriers, and creates far more havoc than other mercury chemicals, because of its ability to travel anywhere in the body without inhibitions.  Sometimes the effects of high doses of Vitamin B-12 (over 50 micrograms) take months to correct.


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Here is a PubMed reference that seems to support the above quote.
Quoted from A relationship between vitamin B12, folic acid, ascorbic acid, and mercury uptake and methylation.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/en.....;itool=pubmed_docsum
The addition of vitamin C in the diet, particularly in combination with B12 (brain) or folic acid (muscle) resulted in increased methylmercury levels in these tissues and percent methylmercury values with B12 in the muscle and brain tissue.


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AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Guess I'll just die with no intervention attempted then. Conflicting info EVERYWHERE you look.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!

So unbelievably frustrating!


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Quoted from John_McDonell_O+
 You folks are in a league different than mine ... I was taking 60+ tabs each day (for months) and still couldn't notice much!

John


WOW
Well maybe I was just sensitive after a BAD stomach bug ?
Thanks


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LuHu,

I really here your frustration ... especially on a limited budget ... Other possibilities do hold another way of fixing the problem ... the best one is homeopathy if removal is not in near-plans another might be the alginate (boldyloxx as above); yet another is the removal plan at http://www.shokos.com if the mercury is removed.

these days the biggest culprit to additional mercury is the dissolving effects of having different metals in the mouth at the same time .... for me it was the clips on my partial + the amalgam fillings.  The culprit in all this is the mercury ion [Hg++].  The mercury[Hg] in amalgams is the metal and pretty much inert ... this does change to the ion form under stresses like too much acid ... vitamin C; or 'methylization' a very common/necessary reaction ... methylcobalmin [Methy-B12]; or, different metals creating a small electric current in the mouth; or etc, etc.

I have heard Lola's explanation (from an 'expert' on mercury and methylcobalmin) ... he finds it interesting that so many of the symptoms of mercury poisoning and methyl-B12 deficiency, are identical ... he personally uses very high levels of methylcobalmin at the time of detox.  I do not know if he uses this while the mercury remains though.

MoDon"s warning comes to those that feel 'safe' with their amalgam fillings.  This is on the long list of 'to-do's-someday'.  Mercury removal is NOT to be sidelined, it is an imperative!

John


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LuHu,

I really here your frustration ... especially on a limited budget ... Other possibilities do hold another way of fixing the problem ... the best one is homeopathy if removal is not in near-plans another might be the alginate (boldyloxx as above); yet another is the removal plan at http://www.shokos.com if the mercury is removed.


John


Hi John,

Nice to have your input. I hope you are doing well. (We know that 'well' is in the relative sense as we can all be worse! but I like to use the term anyway . . . at least for myself!)

I have been doing the chlorella, aged garlic (MSM sometimes for same effect) and fresh cilantro in green drinks not the extract. (Not regularly with the cilantro.) On the shokos site, they say we can use this while amalgams are still present.  Is that your understanding? My only choice at this point in time (and, unfortunately, the foreseeable future) is to mitigate the damage while my amalgams remain. So, is it your understanding that with the garlic and cilantro the chlorella does minimize mercury toxicity with amalgams still in place? What I understood the cilantro does was actually free MORE mercury from brain, spinal cord and fatty tissue to be dumped for somethin ELSE to clean up and escort out.

I purposely have only taken the crypto  (Shokos) when I have vulgaris (Kyoto chlorella, Swanson Vitamins) or pyrenoidosa (Sun Chlorella) to go along with it b/c the crypto does NOT have the cell wall component of the other two that does the binding with the heavy metals. I consider the crypto a chlorella more suited to rebuilding/regenerating and the vulgaris and pyrenoidosa more chelating/detoxifying strains.

I know I FEEL lousy when I run out of the chlorella. I mean can't-stay-up-more-than-minutes-at-a-time lousy when I have lapses of a week or more without it. I feel I should trust what MY body is saying to ME, but I'm not so naive that I think that is ALL there is to knowing when something is harming me insidiously. Yep, John, frustrated to about 99%.  

Thank you for contributing.  

P.S. I can take as many of the tiny little chlorella pills with no ill feeling at all. Maybe more elimination which is fine. If my $$ are there, I have taken the 45 tablet dose routinely. I have never tried any other brands than the ones listed above.

I did read that about 30% of the population cannot and should not take chlorella because of an 'enzyme' issue that amounts to an allergic reaction to it. If anyone needs to pursue that advice just say so and I'll find and post where I read that.


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I don't know the answer to the chlorella question, but what I have read is that chlorella is one substance that cleans up free mercury, and does not liberate it if it is not already circulating.  But who knows??  There is so much conflicting opinion on everything.  

Anyway, I'm still taking it and still have a few fillings left.  I guess I just feel better when I take it than when I don't.



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Hi LuHu,

you are doing what you can .... wish I had your clarity of thought years ago ... you're doin' fine

Victoria, I don't know if there is any way to find out ... most biochemists make no distiction at all between the metallic form and the ionic form.  Every time someone writes of zinc. copper, calcium, sodium. potassium, etc ... and a reaction in the body, they are automatically talking about these minerals in their ionic form.  Even iron is in its ionic form (actually has two ionic forms) and is not at all like that piece of metal that makes a car.

Enter mercury amalgams ... as amalgams the mercury is the metal and almost inert.  However, when it becomes ionic-mercury it becomes very bio-available, especially to nerve tissue.  Most biologists assume that when you are talking about mercury removal, you are speaking of ionic-mercury.  When a person has some amalgam fillings, it acts like a readily available source of mercury to replace the ionic form.  If your chlorella is sufficient to stop the toxicity from really getting-out-of-hand, great!

Many people have observed an appreciable loss of symptoms only after removal ... however, there are no guarantees!  Many folks try very hard and a few don't give-in easily ..... LuHu is one!  [Gees, I luv her spunk!]

John


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