The Benefits of Chlorella
Every part of your body can benefit from chlorella— an algae that rejuvenates from the inside out.
Chlorella is packed with nutrition often lacking in our modern diet. A genuine superfood, chlorella has protein, essential fatty acids, fiber, chlorophyll, minerals, vitamins, and more.
Every aspect of our health depends on good nutrition, including our skin. Chlorella supports skin health by giving your body the nutrients it needs to thrive.
Chlorella contains chlorella growth factor which aids in cellular health to help maintain a health skin.
Taken internally, chlorella can support overall health, including skin health. Chlorella supports our body’s natural detoxification process and it is thought that this helps promote the overall healthy appearance of the skin.
Chlorella with its antioxidant properties helps fight oxidative stress and supports to balance inflammation response. It is thought that the unique nutritional profile of chlorella can help with DNA and RNA repair and build new cells.
What is Chlorella?
Chlorella can have a big effect on our health, despite the chlorella plant’s rather small. This tiny single-celled algae grows in mineral-rich pools under direct sunlight.
These growing conditions give chlorella a higher chlorophyll content. Chlorophyll is what gives plants their green color, and the deep green of chlorella is why this alga is the most concentrated source of chlorophyll known.
Plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into energy, but only if we can find a good chlorella source.
Which Kind of Chlorella Supplement is Most Bioavailable?
Chlorella has a lot to offer, but you want to make sure you buy a chlorella supplement that is most digestible. All the good stuff contained within this super-nutritious algae is surrounded by a tough cell wall that our digestive system has difficulty digesting.
Supplement makers have three basic methods to choose from for tapping into chlorella’s tough cell wall: cracking it, fermenting it, or pulverizing it.
A cracked cell wall gives our digestion a window of opportunity to get at chlorella’s nutrition. But some health experts believe cracking ultimately leaves chlorella vulnerable to oxidation and mold.
Fermenting softens the cell wall, so it’s easier to penetrate, but it typically results in less nutritious algae.
Since fermented chlorella is grown in a sealed fermentation tank, it doesn’t get the direct sunlight that it needs to make the large amounts of nutrient-rich chlorophyll. Instead, fermented chlorella gets its nutrients from a mixture of acetic acid and glucose – that’s right, sugar!
Also, fermented chlorella has to be heated to kill off any harmful bacteria that might result. Unfortunately, this heating process may destroy much of the algae’s important/amazing nutrition.
Since the goal of a good chlorella supplement is one that gives our bodies the most access to the most nutrition, thus the more health benefits, the pulverizing method, it the way to go.
Instead of softening, or cracking the cell wall, a pulverized chlorella cell wall method allows your body access to chlorella’s amazing nutrition. Pulverized chlorella provides the highest digestibility of any kind of chlorella. Whether you take chlorella in a powder, tablet or granule form, make sure it is a pulverized cell wall chlorella for maximum absorption.
Sun Chlorella has been the leading chlorella brand for nearly 50 years and for good reason. We pioneered the pulverized chlorella cell wall method. The pulverization process is very similar to milling wheat. Which leaves all the nutrients available at peak levels for maximum digestion. Still to this day, Sun Chlorella is the most digestible chlorella on the market.
How Much Should I Take?
In Japan, where most of the world’s chlorella is produced, chlorella can be found in foods like noodles. However, more convenient methods of chlorella consumption include a powder (to add to smoothies) or tablets.
Most adults are recommended to take between three- and six- grams of chlorella per day. For smoothie makers, this is about ½- to 1 heaping teaspoon of powder. Chlorella is also safe for kids, as always, before starting any new supplement its best to first consult with your doctor.
If you are not used to having greens in your diet and if you are just starting to take chlorella, start small and work your way up to a full serving size. This gives your body time to adjust to the nutrients chlorella offers. Chlorella can either be taken with food or on an empty stomach.