TORRANCE, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A Japanese study found women
who took Chlorella pyrenoidosa supplements during pregnancy had
significantly higher IgA antibody concentrations in their breast milk(1).
The higher levels of IgA resulted in a reduced risk of infection in nursing
The study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food (March 1, 2007,
Volume 10, Number 1), analyzed the breast milk in 35 Japanese women.
Eighteen of the 35 study participants took Chlorella pyrenoidosa
supplements during their pregnancy. Results suggest that Chlorella
supplementation may be beneficial for nursing infants because it increases
IgA antibody levels in the mother's breast milk.
Antibodies (also called Immunoglobulins) are made by the body's immune
system in an attempt to protect it from harmful substances such as
bacteria, viruses, fungus, or animal dander. The antibodies work by
attaching to these substances so that the immune system can destroy
There are five major types of antibodies: IgA, IgG, IgM, IgE, and IgD.
All are found in breast milk. IgA antibodies protect body surfaces that are
exposed to outside foreign substances. They are found primarily in the
nose, breathing passages, digestive tract, ears, eyes, vagina, saliva and
tears. This makes IgA particularly important for babies who are always
putting things in their mouths.
Chlorella pyrenoidosa is a fresh water, green alga. It contains more
protein and chlorophyll (potent antioxidants) than other plants; is high in
vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and nucleic acids; and the protein in
pyrenoidosa includes all the essential amino acids.
Make sure you look for chlorella that is pulverized (through
Dyno(R)-Mill) for optimal digestion and absorption.
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Wakasa Gold, Wakasa Honey, Sun Eleuthero Extract, Sunergize, Sun Chlorella
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(1) Shiro Nakano, Hideo Takekoshi, Masuo Nakano, Chlorella (Chlorella
pyrenoidosa) Supplementation Decreases Dioxin and Increases Immunoglobulin
A Concentrations in Breast Milk, Journal of Medicinal Food, March 1, 2007,
10(1): 134-142. doi:10.1089/jmf.2006.023.
(2) Jan Nissl, RN, BS, Immunoglobulins, WebMd, September 28, 2006.
SOURCE Sun Chlorella USA