After graduation, the Moldova Academy of Sciences put Kiriac to work on several research projects in the region, and also encouraged him to pursue his own research while continuing his studies.

As part of his research, he attended lectures on then current Japanese scientific research and studied papers describing positive results with Chlorella. It was then that he decided to begin his research efforts with this micro-alga.  See the text box “What are micro-algae?”.

Today algae are being used by millions of humans and animals around the world.  They are known to boost health, effectively avoiding the need for antibiotics to combat infections.

During his early research, hundreds of trials and tests using the Chlorella alga showed good results in reduction of cancers in cattle, sheep, and goats, but not in chickens, rabbits, pigs, or horses.  This led to an important realization that the latter species could not digest Chlorella properly due to its cell membrane being made of cellulose, which requires the enzyme cellulase for proper digestion.

After two years of research with the Chlorella alga, he began investigating hundreds of other algae with strong emphasis placed on several different strains of the Spirulina algae, which at the time had shown promising results.

Directed research techniques were applied allowing him to accomplish hundreds of precise tests with conclusive results.  For example, at times he and his researchers worked with more than 250 test groups of 30 – 40 animals per group.

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