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30.06.2021


More muscle strength, less fat mass due to a few grams of chlorella per day, animal study

If you take a few grams of chlorella every day, you will become stronger and your fat mass will decrease. That is, if you react as well to chlorella as the lab rats with which the Malaysian biochemist Nurhazirah Zainul Azlan experimented.


More muscle strength, less fat mass due to a few grams of chlorella per day, animal study


Study
The researchers divided a group of very young teenage rats of 3 months and a group of elderly rats of 21 months each into 3 subgroups. One subgroup received a placebo every day for 90 days, a second subgroup received 150 milligrams of chlorella per kilogram of body weight every day, and a third subgroup received 300 milligrams of chlorella per kilogram of body weight every day.

If the rats had been adult humans, they would have received 1700-3500 milligrams of chlorella daily.

The researchers didn't use a commercial product, but a chlorella powder that came from fellow researchers. The were not paid by a producer of chlorella supplements, but by their university and the Malaysian government.

Results
Before and after the supplementation period, the researchers measured the grip strength in the rats' forelegs. Chlorella increased muscle strength in both the young and the older laboratory animals.


More muscle strength, less fat mass due to a few grams of chlorella per day, animal study


More muscle strength, less fat mass due to a few grams of chlorella per day, animal study


Chlorella supplementation had no appreciable positive effect on the lean body mass of the experimental animals, but it reduced the fat mass in both the young and old rats.


More muscle strength, less fat mass due to a few grams of chlorella per day, animal study


The researchers were unable to determine how exactly chlorella made the rats stronger and slimmer. They did discover that supplementation with micro-algae reduced the concentration of creatine kinase. This indicates a decrease in muscle damage.


If you take a few grams of chlorella every day, you will become stronger and your fat mass will decrease. That is, if you react as well to chlorella as the lab rats with which the Malaysian biochemist Nurhazirah Zainul Azlan experimented.


If you take a few grams of chlorella every day, you will become stronger and your fat mass will decrease. That is, if you react as well to chlorella as the lab rats with which the Malaysian biochemist Nurhazirah Zainul Azlan experimented.


If you take a few grams of chlorella every day, you will become stronger and your fat mass will decrease. That is, if you react as well to chlorella as the lab rats with which the Malaysian biochemist Nurhazirah Zainul Azlan experimented.


Chlorella reduced the production of inflammatory factors such as isoprostane, just like the concentration of MDA. The latter strongly suggests an antioxidant effect.

Conclusions
"Chorella vulgaris supplementation is beneficial as an anti-ageing agent in young and old rats due to its effect in promoting muscle function, thus enhancing muscle performance", write the researchers.

"These effects could be due to its antioxidant properties and its ability to ameliorate oxidative stress."

"This finding may indicate its potential in reducing the severity of sarcopenia and may also be beneficial for other age-related muscular atrophy conditions and other muscular diseases."

Source:
Nutrients. 2020 Dec 7;12(12):3752.

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Chlorella increases the effect of interval training 04.09.2018
Weight loss with chlorella 14.12.2009

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