Dosage: start with 1 gram ( =
4 tab.) 3–4 times/day. This is the standard maintenance dosage for
grown ups for the 6–24 months of active detox. During the more active
phase of the detox (every 2–4 weeks for 1 week), whenever cilantro
(Chineese parsley) is given, the dose can be increased to 3 grams 3–4
times per day (1 week on, 2–4 weeks back down to the maintenance dosage).
Chlorella should be taken 30 minutes before the main meals and at bedtime.
This is so that chlorella is exactly in that portion of the small intestine
where the bile enters into the gut at the beginning of the meal, carrying
with it toxic metals and other toxic waste. These metals are bound by the
chlorella cell wall and carried out via the digestive tract.
When amalgam fillings are removed, the higher dose should be given for 2 days before and 2–5 days after the procedure (the more fillings are removed, the longer the higher dose should be given). No cilantro should be given around the time of dental work. During this time we do not want to mobilize deeply stored metals in addition to the expected new exposure.
If you take Vitamin C during your detox program, take it as far away from Chlorella as possible (best after meals).
Side effects: most side effects reflect the toxic effect of the mobilized metals. This problem is instantly avoided by significantly increasing the chlorella dosage, not by reducing it, which would worsen the problem (small chlorella doses mobilize more metals than are bound in the gut, large chlorella doses bind more toxins than are mobilized). Some people have problems digesting the cell membrane of chlorella. The enzyme cellulase resolves this problem.
Cellulase is available in many health food stores in digestive enzyme products. Taking chlorella together with food also helps in some cases, even though it is less effective that way. C. Vulgaris has a thinner cell wall and is better tolerated by people with digestive problems. Some manufactures have created cell wall free chlorella extracts (NDF, PCA), which are very expensive, less effective — but easily absorbed.