Chlorella is a micro-algae that is found in water and is believed to have been around for billions of years. Often when Chlorella is mentioned or used it is used along side Spirulina, which is another micro-algae. Both products can be used alone or together as a dietary supplement, either in pill form or powder.
Protein – Chlorella is a complete source of vegetarian protein. About 5 grams of chlorella contain around 3.3 grams of protein.
Beta Carotene – Five grams of chlorella contain about 5,000 IU of beta carotene. Beta carotene is a safe form of vitamin A. Vitamin A is beneficial for the health of skin, bones and teeth. In addition, beta carotene is also very good for the eyes. This vitamin helps to prevent degeneration from age-related vision loss.
Niacin – Niacin is a very powerful B vitamin that helps strengthen the nervous system by providing valuable energy to our cells. Chlorella also contains adequate amounts of other B-vitamins, such as vitamin B12, B5, B6 and biotin.
Calcium – This highly powerful sea vegetable also contains a good daily dose of calcium. Our bodies need calcium to build healthy bones, teeth and skin. Calcium also plays a vital role in the health of the immune system, and absorption of other nutrients. Calcium is a must-have supplement in your diet, and calcium becomes increasingly important as we age.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Chlorella is also loaded with essential omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fats are good fats that are beneficial for the heart, brain and skin. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation in the body caused by aging, poor diet and other lifestyle factors.
Uses: Try adding chlorella to your smoothies, sprinkle onto cereals or salads, or take the tablets to supplement your diet.
Dr. Sal’s Thoughts
Chlorella is also very alkaline which is important given the highly acidic and unnatural nature of the typical American diet. I add about a half a teaspoon to my water bottle (24 oz) and drink that throughout the day. Yes, people do remark about my crazy green drink but I feel like it gives me a little more of a boost over just plain water.
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