- Helps maintain normal intestinal function.
- Supports the liver, immune system and red blood cell production.
- Recommended for detoxification.
- Exceptionally rich in proteins, iron and vitamin A.
Chlorella vulgaris is a single-cell green algae found in suspension in many freshwater areas across the world (1).
First identified in 1890 by a Dutch biologist, Martinus Willem Beijerinck, it has been the subject of numerous studies, with scientists particularly interested in its nutrient-rich composition. Indeed, it is still the most chlorophyll-rich nutrient known.
Supports detoxification. Several in vitro studies have shown chlorella’s ability to accumulate environmental metals such as arsenic, mercury and hexavalent chromium. It can therefore act as a decontaminant of polluted environments (3-4).
Source of vitamin B12. Chlorella is a plant source, and likely bioavailable source, of vitamin B12 (5), unlike spirulina. It thus represents an alternative source of B12 for those who do not eat animal-source products (vegans and some vegetarians).
Boosts the immune system. A number of in vitro
Antioxidant benefits. Chlorella’s antioxidant content was shown to raise serum levels of vitamins C and E, as well as of catalase and superoxide dismutase, two endogenous antioxidants (10).
To benefit from chlorella’s detoxifying properties, start by taking 5 tables a day, preferably on an empty stomach, gradually increasing the dose to a maximum of 20 tablets. You’ll find chlorella tablets much more convenient to take than powdered chlorella.
Chlorella is one of the safest supplements on the market. However, as with all active substances, side-effects can occur, particularly in certain groups of people.
Chlorella and spirulina (a type of cyanobacteria) both have good levels of bioavailable iron. They are extremely rich in nutrients while being very low in calories, and have similar properties, although chlorella has a stronger detoxifying effect than spirulina. It’s therefore completely fine to take chlorella tablets alongside spirulina supplements.
The chlorella used in our supplement is produced in a controlled environment on the coral island of Ishigaki in Japan. It is not genetically manipulated. Below is its nutritional profile per 100g (the variations are related to seasonality):
|Nutritional profile per 100g|
As you can see, Chlorella has an exceptional nutritional profile. It is also very rich in flavonoids, carotenoids (lutein, zeaxanthin in particular) and produces its own antioxidant, glutathione.
It contains the highest known concentration of chlorophyll of all plants, being 60% protein, including all the essential amino acids (2). All its compounds are present in their natural form.
This product should not be used to replace a varied, balanced diet or healthy lifestyle. Follow the advice on use, the recommended daily dose and the use-by date. Not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for children under 15. Keep out of young children’s reach. Store in a cool, dry place.
|Daily serving: 20 capsules
Number of servings per bottle: 25
|Quantity per serving|
|Yaeyama Chlorella extract providing :
|4 000 mg|
Crédits Image : chlorella-info.eu
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