Melcalin® VPROTEIN

Pack: 280 tablets of 200 mg
Net Weight: 560 g

Melcalin VProtein is a food supplement containing Chlorella pyrenoidosa that helps the body’s natural defences and depurative functions and also has an antioxidant action.

Description:

Many studies suggest that a food supplement containing Chlorella pyrenoidosa can be helpful in keeping the health preserving as effective your immune system; the seaweed in fact is able to lead to the modulation of the immune response1,7,8 through the activation of monocytes 2,3,4,5,6.
Chlorella is to be considered a good agent for chelating heavy metals such as nickel, copper, cadmium, chromium and mercury15,16,17,18,19,20,21; it is also a source of vitamins, minerals12, protein and amino acids, some of which are essential as lysine, threonine13, leucine, and other such as alanine, arginine, serine and glutamic acid14 and, given the high concentration of carotenoids, also a good antioxidant9,10,11.

Nutritional info:

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Ingredients:

  • Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa chick, thallus).

Indications:

  • It improves the immune system.
  • It provides an adequate supply of amino acids of vegetable origin.
  • It acts as a protein carrier in vegetarian or vegan diets.
  • It has a chelating action in respect of heavy metals.
  • It has an antioxidant effect.

Method of administration:

5 tablets a day with a little water before meals

Storage instructions:

Store cool and dry place, away from heat or direct sunlight. The expiry date indicated refers to the product correctly stored in its undamaged package.

Important information:

Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and should be taken within a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Keep out of sight and reach of children under 3 years of age. Dispose of container in accordance with regulation.

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  2. Pugh N, Ross SA, ElSohly HN, ElSohly MA, Pasco DS. Isolation of three high molecular weight polysaccharide preparations with potent immunostimulatory activity from Spirulina platensis, aphanizomenon flos-aquae and Chlorella pyrenoidosa. Planta Med. 2001 Nov;67(8):737-42.
  3. Miyazawa Y, Murayama T, Ooya N, Wang LF, Tung YC, Yamaguchi N. Immunomodulation by a unicellular green algae (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) in tumorbearing mice. Ethnopharmacol. 1988 Dec;24(2-3):135-46.
  4. Neveu PJ, Morin O, Miègeville M, Le Mevel BP, Vermeil C. Modulation of antibody synthesis by an anti-tumour alga. Experientia. 1978 Dec 15;34(12):1644-5.
  5. Vermeil C, Morin O. [Experimental role of the unicellular algae Prototheca and Chlorella (Chlorellaceae) in anti-cancer immunogenesis (murine BP8 sarcoma)]. C R Seances Soc Biol Fil. 1976 Oct;170(3):646-9.
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  7. Suárez ER, Kralovec JA, Noseda MD, Ewart HS, Barrow CJ, Lumsden MD, Grindley TB. Isolation, characterization and structural determination of a unique type of arabinogalactan from an immunostimulatory extract of Chlorella pyrenoidosa. Carbohydr Res. 2005 Jun 13;340(8):1489-98.
  8. Reyes Suárez E, Bugden SM, Kai FB, Kralovec JA, Noseda MD, Barrow CJ, Grindley TB First isolation and structural determination of cyclic beta- (1–>2)-glucans from an alga, Chlorella pyrenoidosa. Carbohydr Res. 2008 Oct 13;343(15):2623-33. Epub 2008 Jul 23.
  9. Qiuhui Hu , a, , Bishu Pana, Juan Xua, Jianchun Shenga and Ying Shia Effects of supercritical carbon dioxide extraction conditions on yields and antioxidant activity of Chlorella pyrenoidosa. PR China Received 6 May 2005; revised 26 June 2006; accepted 26 June 2006. Available online 1 September 2006.
  10. Inbaraj BS, Chien JT, Chen BH. Improved high performance liquid chromatographic method for determination of carotenoids in the microalgaChlorella pyrenoidosa. J Chromatogr A. 2006 Jan 13;1102(1-2):193-9. Epub 2005 Nov 18.
  11. Bedirli A, Kerem M, Ofluoglu E, Salman B, Katircioglu H, Bedirli N, Yilmazer D, Alper M, Pasaoglu H Administration of Chlorella sp. microalgae reduces endotoxemia, intestinal oxidative stress and bacterial translocation in experimental biliary obstruction. Clin Nutr. 2009 Dec;28(6):674-8. Epub 2009 Jul 8.
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