plankton soup

June 13th, 2013 § 0 comments

I work with and around a lot of toxic materials. This week I went on a detox bender, searching for anything I could do to help rid myself of cooties that might attach to me from Newtown Creek, exposure to marine paints and solvents, 13 years living in Greenpoint, USA, etc.

In addition to an infrared sauna I found two blocks from home and a special “detox blend” they make in-house up at Chopin Chemist, one of the fantastic polska aptekas here,  I came across a product made of green algae that is supposed to work wonders.

Chlorella is a genus of single-cell green algae, belonging to the phylum Chlorophyta. It is spherical in shape, about 2 to 10 μm in diameter, and is without flagella. Chlorella contains the green photosynthetic pigments chlorophyll-a and -b in its chloroplast. Through photosynthesis, it multiplies rapidly, requiring only carbon dioxide, water, sunlight, and a small amount of minerals to reproduce. ~Wikipedia

chlorella and friend

Even a small amount of Chlorella makes an opaque beverage, compared here to lemon and cayenne (with magic Polish detox drops) on the right.

Apparently, at one point in the 40s and 50s, Chlorella was predicted to become the answer to global hunger issues, a perfect superfood to sustain all of humanity. Everyone from the Rockefellers to the Carnegies were wading through ponds of Chlorella, hoping to divine her secret powers and save the world. Those grand plans have fizzled, but it is still widely considered to be a great source of protein and vitamins. It is also suspected that Chlorella can bind with heavy metals in the human body and draw them out via digestion.

Here’s hoping.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

What's this?

You are currently reading plankton soup at plankton every day.