did you take chlorella when pregnant?
I take between 6-9 pills per day, depending on if I remember.
I wonder if a smaller dose would not yield such a strong detox?
I also noticed that spirulina is in the prenatal vitamin that I take...
You could start taking 1 per day for a week, then upping the dose by 1 pill per week and see how it goes. When I first started taking chlorella I got a bad headache for the first few days, so I know it was doing something. I'm just not sure I'd want to risk exposing my baby to heavy metal detox...
I, OTOH, didn't realize how unhealthy my body was AT ALL until after I had my baby - I got much sicker, allergies intensified, came down with severe chemical sensitivity, etc. -- Not at all related to the chlorella in any way, but I just totally didn't realize my liver was already so-so. I would just never have intentionally dumped more chemicals/metals into myself and my son had I known better. ymmv
I am 28 weeks pregnant and have just started taking liquid chlorophyll.
I took it on and off before I was pregnant and then a bit in my early second trimester.
My midwife raves about it's benefits for pregnant women. It helps maintain your iron levels and boosts your energy.
She has me taking a teaspoon a day in a pure 100% juice-as vitamin C aids in absorption of iron.
Lulu- is spirulina supposed to be a detox one too?? I was thinking about taking this but haven't yet, but wanted it for the omegas.
I thought that what makes chlorella such a great detoxer is that it has a very high concentration of chorophyll, which cleans the blood. Spirulina also contains chorophyll, just not as much as chlorella, I read that spirulina contains more protein. besides this difference chlorella and spirulina are nearly identical, right?
I worked part-time at a health food store during this pregnancy and the owner, who I adore, raved about these two algaes... saying they had everything the body loves!
thanks for all these replies ladies!
I had the same concerns as the previous poster about the detoxification effects of the metals "going through my baby". But this is not true.
Chlorella's detoxification effect does not go "through" the baby.
Chlorella is not that type of detoxification agent. The way it was explained to me by a naturopathic doctor is that there are different types of detoxification agents. Chlorella is one that does not take heavy metals out of your bloodstream and/or your fat cells and therefore possibly re-desitribute them to your baby as other detox chemicals might. Instead, chlorella BINDS (basically creates clumps) to these heavy metals in your intestines and gut from food that you have just eaten, and so you basically expell them in feces and urine as opposed to having them absorbed into your bloodstream, as they would normally.
Let me know if this doesn't make sense. Just wanted to help! You can research this for yourself online or ask your naturopathic doctor, or doctor or chinese medicine to confirm this fact. I made sure of this before I continued to take chlorella during my pregnancy.
I'm currently 21 weeks pregnant and my baby is growing BIG and is super healthy (maybe too big and I should lay off the Chlorella! lol).
I know that this is an old thread, but I was just given some free chlorella samples at Whole Foods the other day (Sun Chlorella brand) and I decided to do some research on them. I am still nursing my 23 month old DS and everything I've read is that chlorella actually helps to decrease toxins in breastmilk and make it "cleaner" for baby. It was also shown to increase IgA levels in milk which translated to less infections for baby. Here's what I came across:
Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) supplementation decreases dioxin and increases immunoglobulin a concentrations in breast milk.
Study Shows Chlorella Boost Breastfeeding Immunity Properties
All the reviews I read about it on both Amazon and Vitacost were also very favorable. I'll think I'll give it a try!
Yep! Chlorella binds with heavy metals actually keeping them AWAY from the baby! When you have any seafood, you should have some chlorella at the same meal (before) to keep any new heavy metals away from your blood stream! This prevents your body from absorbing the metals bc they bind with the chlorella and then are excreted out of your body.
Chlorella is a superfood- so many minerals, vitamins, protein, etc. I think it would be OK to have some here and there for your baby. Maybe just don't overdo it~~!