Chlorella is a common alga, especially in freshwater rivers, and lakes in Equatorial Africa, and Asia. This aquatic plant has some truly therapeutic properties: many of them thanks to chlorophyll, which detoxifies and purifies our body, improves intestinal function, but also strengthens and protects the liver and the immune system. Chlorella has antioxidant properties and, according to some studies, can protect us against many illnesses.
Chlorella is a single-cell organism, and its walls make digestion difficult. In powder form, its cell walls are broken down, making chlorella 100 % absorbable by our body.
Chlorella is a single-cell micro-alga, and has the highest chlorophyll content of any plant. Chlorophyll is very similar to hemoglobin and helps:
- Cleanse, moisturize, and oxygenate the blood
- Collect and expel heavy metals and toxins from the body
- Alkalize the body
- Clean vital organs, such as the intestines.
- Increase red blood cell count.
- Restore and stimulate the immune system.
Chlorella has CGF nucleic acids, which promote the production of healthy cells without increasing the number of other cells, such as cancer cells. CGFs stimulate the proliferation of good bacteria, and have antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. They also release vitamins, minerals, protein, and essential fatty acids. Each Chlorella plant is self-sufficient and contains within itself all the essential compounds it needs to stay alive. With its high concentration of chlorophyll, Chlorella reproduces rapidly through photosynthesis, requiring only carbon dioxide, water, sun, and a minimal amount of mineral nutrients.
Growth factors (CGF) and ageing: Chlorella has a high protein content (50 %) and, thanks to the presence of nucleic acids, is an important support for those who practice sports or wish to increase muscle mass. All essential amino acids are present in Chlorella.
From the age of twenty, the production of RNA decreases and, consequently, cells regeneration also slows down. Foods rich in nucleic acids help replenish damaged cells in tissues such as muscles, skin, hair, and vital organs. For this reason, Chlorella is a great ally against cellular ageing and the prevention of illnesses.
Detoxification: We live in an increasingly toxic and polluted world. Air and water are contaminated with pesticides and heavy metals, such as mercury and cadmium, which find their way into the food cycle. These poisons are the main factors behind the formation of free radicals, which often trigger certain diseases.
Chlorella is very detoxifying; it purifies our blood and vital organs, especially the liver and the intestines. Chlorella contains a wide range of nutrients, such as B vitamins (including the rare B12!), vitamin C, and vitamin K, as well as minerals, and essential fatty acids.
Chlorella is also rich in Omega-3, which cleans the arteries, lowers cholesterol, and blood pressure, invigorates the nervous system, prevents cardiovascular illness, and strengthens joints.
Simply add about 1 tablespoon of Chlorella powder into a cup or bowl. Little by little, pour in some natural pineapple juice. Mix it well, and add a pinch of grated ginger powder for some extra spice. Chlorella is particularly effective when combined with Spirulina.