Chlorella is one of the most nutrient dense superfoods in the world. This simple celled algae packs a nutritional punch better then anything else out there.
A one ounce serving of Chlorella contains:
- Vitamin A—287% RDA
- Vitamin B2—71% RDA
- Vitamin B3—33% RDA
- Iron—202% RDA
- Magnesium—22% RDA
- Zinc—133% RDA
In addition to that it also contains a healthy amount of phosphorus and B vitamins.
As if that wasn’t enough for this tiny plant, the one thing that I like it for is it’s high amount of chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll is what makes plants green…you probably knew that…. and it’s also how the plants make their own food from sunlight. You probably knew that too….
But what most people don’t know is that chlorophyll is basically identical to our own hemoglobin, or red blood cells. The structure is EXACTLY the same. The only difference is the nucleus of chlorophyll is magnesium where by the nucleus of hemoglobin is iron. This is the ONLY difference.
It’s for this reason that getting enough chlorophyll in your diet is like giving yourself a plant based blood transfusion. There is no better builder of clean blood cells then chlorophyll.
It detoxifies Heavy Metals:
If you have fillings in your teeth, eat fish regularly or have been vaccinated, you may have heavy metals lurking in your body. Heavy metals can create havoc inside of your system and should be flushed from your system as much as possible. Chlorella has the ability to wrap itself around stubborn toxins hiding in your body and stop heavy metals from being reabsorbed. If taken on a regular enough basis, it can stop them from being absorbed in the first place.
Detoxifies Radiation and Chemotherapy:
Chlorella’s high levels of chlorophyll have been shown to protect the body against ultraviolet radiation treatments while removing radioactive particles from the body.
According to researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College, “Cellular components and functions of the immune system remain at or near normal levels and are less adversely affected when patients are undergoing chemotherapy and/or taking immunosuppressive medications such as steroids.”
The university’s two-year study allowed researchers to observe that glioma-positive patients have fewer respiratory infections and flu-like illnesses when taking chlorella
Supports your Immune system:
Researchers from the Yonsei University in Seoul Korea studied healthy individuals and their immune system’s response to chlorella supplements.
The results showed that chlorella supports a healthy immune system response and helps “natural killer” cell activity.
Lowers Blood Sugar and Cholesterol:
Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol are two of the serious chronic conditions facing many Americans today. Years of improper eating, stress and a lack of sleep have led many to one or both of these diagnoses.
In a study published the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers found that doses of 8,000 mg of chlorella per day (divided into 2 doses), helps lower cholesterol and blood glucose levels.
Researchers observed first a decline in cholesterol levels, and then the improvement in blood glucose. They believe that chlorella activates a number of genes at the cellular level that improve insulin sensitivity, encouraging a healthy balance.
All of these benefits come pressed into nice, dry, little pills that you can throw back without much taste. While there is some taste, it’s very minimal.
The other one I take is a cousin of Chlorella. It’s called Spirulina.