First discovered in the 19th century Chlorella is a single-celled, green freshwater algae packed with nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, not to mention it is an incredible detoxifier.
Each pouch contains 200g
High in Protein
Chlorella consists of 50–60% protein. What's more, it's a complete protein source, meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids (See below).
Amino Acid complete:
The problem? The human body cannot synthesize 9 of the 20 amino acids from other compounds in the body, therefore the body must look externally to obtain the 9 essential amino acids. Furthermore most plant foods are deficient in one or more essential amino acids, making this a difficult task (especially if you’re vegan).
You’re Answer, Chlorella! Being a complete plant protein means it contains all 9 essential amino acids. For other great protein sources see Moringa & Wheatgrass as well.
Detox of Note
Unknown to most, the current environmental contamination has had an impact on the farming of our food. How you might ask, well specifically in an increase in the consumption of toxic heavy metals.
That being said some elements are essential in small amounts, such as iron and copper, but these and other heavy metals like cadmium, lead, arsenic, mercury are toxic in even small amounts.
This problem is exacerbated as a result of industrial exposure, air or water pollution, medicines, improperly coated food containers, or the ingestion of lead-based paints.
Chlorella to the rescue. Chlorella has the wonderful effect of both mobilizing and binding to toxins. The cell wall of Chlorella is a mucopolysaccharide ion exchange resin that forms both ionic and double bonds with toxic heavy metals, chemicals, and pesticides and escorts them out of the body.
Rich in Chlorophyll
Chlorella contains several compounds that are considered antioxidants, including chlorophyll, vitamin C, beta-carotene, lycopene and lutein.
In one of the animals and lab studies, Chlorella actually interfered with the way genes age. #Mindblowing
Furthermore chlorophyll helps with blood detoxification, wound healing, gut health, energy & immune system support. In fact in one study Chlorella supplements increased the antioxidant levels in chronic cigarette smokers, a population at a higher risk of oxidative damage.
Blood Pressure Management
Chlorella supplements could help promote heart and kidney health, which is essential for normal blood pressure.
In one study, people with mildly high blood pressure took four grams of Chlorella daily for 12 weeks. By the end, these people had lower blood pressure readings than participants who took the placebo.
Blood Sugar Management
Some research shows that Chlorella may help lower blood sugar levels. A study found that taking Chlorella for 12 weeks lowered fasting blood sugar levels in both healthy individuals and those at high risk of lifestyle-related diseases.
Other studies have shown that supplementing with Chlorella improves blood sugar control and increases insulin sensitivity in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
High in Vitamin B12
Chlorella is high in Vitamin B12 and is thus a great addition to your diet to fight fatigue and tiredness. Vitamin B12 helps to prevent a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia that makes people tired and weak.
Enhances Aerobic Endurance
Researchers gave a group of young adult’s six grams of Chlorella or a placebo daily for four weeks. At the end of the study, the Chlorella group showed a significantly improved ability to saturate their lungs with oxygen, which is a measure of endurance. The placebo group did not experience any changes in endurance.
This effect may be due to Chlorella's branched-chain amino acid content.
Branched-chain amino acids are a collection of three amino acids that have been found to improve aerobic performance in various studies.