Chlorella, which is widely known as a super food, boasts a variety of health benefits. It improves immune function, aids the body in detoxification, is great for liver health, and also shows anti-cancer properties.
But recent studies have discovered what may be one of the most exciting of those benefits yet.
An article from Natural News tells us that “diabetes 2 and prediabetic or metabolic disorder individuals can address those issues directly with chlorella while enjoying all the other benefits this centuries-old, fresh water, green microalgae can offer.”
There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. In Type 1, the body no longer produces insulin, whereas, in type 2, the body is simply insulin resistant.
There is still insulin being made, but the cells have difficulty utilizing it, which leads to hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar.
The health complications associated with high blood sugar are frightening and life altering, so finding natural ways to improve insulin sensitivity is incredibly important.
Three separate studies conducted in Korea, South Korea and Taiwan each showed the effectiveness of chlorella at lowering blood sugar and improving insulin sensitivity. In all of them, the higher the dose of chlorella, the more profound the effect was.