Chlorella     Chlorella is not often thought of as part of a weight loss protocol but with its powerful green nutrients, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and more, cholorella in fact can help with metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes.

Chlorella for fat burning?  Mizoguchi et al. (2008) concluded in their study, Nutrigenomic studies of effects of chlorella on subjects with high-risk factors for lifestyle-related disease, that chlorella intake resulted in noticeable reductions in body fat percentage, serum total cholesterol, and fasting blood glucose levels.

The researchers conducted Chlorella ingestion tests on 17 subjects with high risk factors for lifestyle-related diseases and 17 healthy subjects over a 16-week period including a 4-week post-observation period.

They utilized standard blood biochemical tests and also nutrigenomic analyses: analyzing gene expression profiles in whole blood cells in the peripheral blood before and after Chlorella intake.

Chlorella influences a myriad of metabolic pathways.  These included genes involved in fat metabolism and insulin signaling pathways.  There were clear variations in the expression profiles of genes directly related to uptake of glucose resulting from Chlorella intake, indicating that the activation of insulin signaling pathways could be the reason for the hypoglycemic effects of Chlorella.

The results of Mizoguchi et al. research as well as other studies showed that Chlorella intake brings about improvements in both fat and glucose metabolism.