Chlorella is a naturally occurring fresh water single-celled algae similar to spirulina. Dried chlorella powder can contain a high amount of protein, fat and carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
Omega 3 & 6 Vitamin B12
Vitamin B6 Folate
Vitamin K Iron
There are many different ways to supplement chlorella. Arguably the best way is to supplement chlorella that is ‘Broken cell wall chlorella’. This is because chlorella has a tough cell wall and so will not exert it’s benefits as well. Broken cell wall chlorella has more absorbance and is more able to bind to toxicants such as lead, cadmium, mercury, uranium and pesticides. Chlorella consumption is beneficial in these ways because it can also act as a preventative measure to ensure that these toxicants don’t accumulate in tissue to begin with.
Side effects can occur from supplementing chlorella in high doses, for example, fatigue, digestive upset, headaches, acne and constipation. It is advised to start with a small dose and build up to avoid these effects.
Studies have shown that chlorella has been successful in lowering cholesterol, triglycerides.
Heavy Metal Binding
Chlorella is mainly known as a detoxifying tool in nutrition. Most famously, chlorella is popular as a heavy metal binder. Mercury has been shown in studies to be lowered from the blood and brain after using chlorella. Metal toxicity can occur through dental fillings, vaccinations and high consumption of fish.
Protects against radiation
Chlorella has been used to protect from sun radiation and cancer treatments such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Chlorella helps anti-inflammatory processes in the body helping the body to fight off infections. It has also been observed in some studies to eliminate cancer cells.
Chlorella supports beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract and boosting enzyme activity therefore boosting gut flora.