The free-radical theory of aging states that organisms age because cells accumulate free radical damage over time.

By ensuring our bodies are sufficiently nourished with all the micronutrients and vitamins they require, we can give ourselves the best possible protection from the cell damage caused by the free radicals that cause aging. Chlorella is a supreme detoxifier, and provides almost all of the body’s nutritional requirements.

The elderly are at particular risk from malnutrition, with as many as one in four being affected.
As we age our sense of taste and smell can radically diminish, making foods seem bland and unappealing, in addition sometimes chewing is difficult, because of missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures, and medications making food taste bitter, let alone the the difficulties in preparing, cooking and cleaning up after a meal.

The result of constant under-nourishment can be a serious erosion of health. Chronic ailments take root and serious disease can flourish. Thus starts the vicious circle, the weaker you grow, the less you eat and the more undernourished you become. Without sufficient nutrients to help the body protect and repair itself, free-radicals attack the weakening cells.

Furthermore, as the body ages, its abilities to utilize nutrients declines as does the production of RNA/DNA.

“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. He recommended a diet rich in nucleic acids to counter this “aging” process.

Current levels by laboratory analysis shows 3% RNA and 0.3% DNA in Chlorella which would make it one of the highest known food substances in nucleic acids.

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. Dr Frank had thought that brewer’s yeast was the highest RNA food but then he found out sardines were 10 times higher (with 343mg per 100 grams).

Chlorella is 10 times higher than sardines with 3g RNA per 100 grams. Eating foods high in nucleic acids provides the material for the repair and production of human nucleic acids, and it is the breakdown of DNA and RNA in the cells that is believed to be one of the main factors in aging and degenerative diseases.”

Chlorella, Jewel of the Far East” by Dr Bernard Jensen,D.O.,Ph.D.

“Since Chlorella Growth Factor is so effective in stimulating growth in human beings and beefing up the immune system to fight off various diseases, Dr Bernard Jensen and other researchers have wondered whether or not Dr Frank’s pioneering work on aging might apply to Chlorella.

Dr Frank found that his treatment actually did help his patients regain energy and a more youthful appearance. In addition, long-standing problems with arthritis, memory loss and depression began to abate.”

Chlorella – The sun-powered supernutrient and its beneficial properties” by William H. Lee, R. Ph., Ph.D. and Michael Rosenbaum, M.D.