Health Benefits: Green superfood, enzymes, phytonutrients, carotene, B12, iron.
Chlorella is a single-celled algae that naturally occurs in freshwater rivers and ponds in East Asia, tinting those bodies of water green. It is gathered from these natural sources, dried, crushed into a powder, and then packaged. Chlorella derives its name from the Greek words for "green" and "small" and is named as such due to its high content of chlorophyll.
Chlorella is a genus of single-cell green algae, belonging to the phylum Chlorophyta. It is spherical in shape, about 2 to 10 μm in diameter, and is without flagella. Through photosynthesis, it multiplies rapidly, requiring only carbon dioxide, water, sunlight, and a small amount of minerals to reproduce. Organic chlorella contains the green photosynthetic pigments chlorophyll a and b in its chloroplast.
Because of its unique ability to bind with mercury, lead, and cadmium, organic chlorella has become increasing popular as a heavy metal "detoxifier". Studies indicate that it demonstrate a superior ability to (safely) draw these toxic metals from the gut and intestinal tract, where they tend to accumulate. Additional studies have found Chlorella supplements to reduce blood pressure , as well as significantly reduce body fat, blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Chlorella is considered to be one of the most powerful superfoods known to man. It contains vast amounts of chlorophyll within its cell walls. It has twice the protein density of spinach, 38 times that of soy beans and 55 times that of rice, providing nine essential amino acids along with a number of vitamins and minerals.
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