Chlorella Growth Factor
Chlorella provides a wide array of vitamins, minerals and amino
acids, as well as being the highest-known source of chlorophyll. While
these are all beneficial, the greatest value of chlorella lies in a
fascinating ingredient called Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF).
CGF is a nucleotide-peptide complex derived from a warm water extract of
chlorella. It is made mostly of nucleic acid derivatives. Researchers
have discovered that CGF is produced during the intense photosynthesis
that enables chlorella to grow so fast. Each cell multiplies into four
new cells about every 20 hours, and CGF promotes this rapid rate of
Experiments with microorganisms, animals and children have shown that
CGF promotes faster than normal growth without adverse side effects, and
in adults, it appears to enhance RNA/DNA functions responsible for
production of proteins, enzymes and energy at the cellular level,
stimulating tissue repair and protecting cells against some toxic
Dr. Benjamin Frank, author of The No-Aging Diet, suggests that
human RNA/DNA production slows down progressively as people age,
resulting in lower levels of vitality and increased vulnerability to
various diseases. Before chlorella was known to be a remarkable source
of nucleic acids, Dr. Frank recommended a diet rich in nucleic acids to
counter this "aging" process.
Dr. Minchinori Kimura of Japan found levels of 10% RNA and 3% DNA in
chlorella, which would make chlorella the highest known food substance
in nucleic acids. Used regularly, chlorella would assist in the repair
of damaged genetic material in human cells, protecting health and
slowing down the aging process.
Nucleic acids in digestion and assimilation are broken down and combined
with other nutrients such as vitamin B-12, peptides and
polysaccharides. That means that the DNA and RNA we eat do not directly
replace human cellular DNA and RNA, but their amino acid combinations
after digestion and assimilation immediately provide the "building
blocks" for repair of our genetic material.
As people age, cell processes slow down. The cell wall, which regulates
fluids, intake of nutrients and expulsion of wastes, becomes less
functional. Nutrient intake is less efficient and more toxic wastes
remain in the cells. This leads to an increasing acidic condition in the
body that favors many kinds of chronic and degenerative diseases. When
we have a sufficient intake of foods rich in DNA and RNA to protect our
own cellular nucleic acids, the cell wall continues to function
efficiently, keeping the cell clean and well nourished.
When our RNA and DNA are in good repair and able to function most
efficiently, our bodies are able to use nutrients more effectively, get
rid of toxins and avoid disease. Cells are able to repair themselves and
the energy level and vitality of the whole body is raised.