Chlorella is a green algae that grows in freshwater. Out of the many thousands of different species of algae, approximately 15 are edible. Chlorella is one of the most heavily researched algae in the world.
Where does it grow? This outstanding “green food” algae is grown in purified freshwater which contains all essential vitamins (except D), plus alpha-linolenic acid. Chlorella destined for human consumption is generally cultivated in large, fresh mineral water pools under direct sunlight.
Where does the name Chlorella came from? The name chlorella is derived from the Greek, chloros meaning “green” and ella meaning “small.”
Chlorella Nutrient Content: Chlorella contains a powerhouse of nutrients and is a significant source of chlorophyll, protein ( 3x the amount of steak), carbohydrates, lipids, fiber, nucleic acids, as well as vitamin C, beta carotene, lutein, thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), pyridoxine (B6), niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, biotin, choline, vitamin K, lipoic acid, inositol, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, iodine, magnesium, iron, copper, dietary fiber, and omega fatty acids.
Chlorophyll Content: Chlorella has the highest chlorophyll content (often ranging from 3% to 5% pure natural chlorophyll) of all the green algae.
Available Form: Chlorella is a whole food supplement available in tablet, capsule, powder, granules and liquid form.
Health Benefits of Chlorella:
- Good nutritional support to those undergoing conventional cancer treatments.
- Effective against anemia because it stimulates the production of red blood cells in the body. It also helps carry oxygen around the body and to the brain. This is why chlorella is often called a ‘Brain Food’.
- Great cleansing action on the bowel and helps keep the blood clean. Clean blood insures that metabolic wastes are efficiently removes from the tissues.
- Natural deodorant because it can help cure the root cause of body odor and bad breath.
- Cure chronic fatigue.
- Balance the body’s pH.
- Normalize blood sugar and blood pressure level.
- Stimulates the growth of valuable friendly bacteria in the stomach.
- Help remove heavy metals (mercury, cadmium, lead, etc) and other pesticides from the body.
- Help relieve constipation.
- Protects the body against ultraviolet radiation.
- Help increased cellular regeneration, which can slow aging process.
Tips when buying Chlorella Supplement:
- Buy all-natural without synthetic ingredients.
- Make sure it comes from a highly reputable company with the strictest quality control.
- Chlorella is a food. As such, it is almost impossible to take too much of it.
- It is essential that any chlorella you take is not freeze dried or pasteurized. If it is, then you have lost some of its nutrient content.
Chlorella Side Effects: Digestive upset can occur but normally this will diminish with a reduce dosage and time. A small percent of people may experience some initial fatigue, presumably due to detoxification occurring from the chlorella. Stools may be green from the chlorophyll content of chlorella.
“This post was originally published on January 11, 2012 @6:33”