The health benefits of Chlorella
What is Chlorella?
Chlorella is an emerald-green microalgae with high therapeutic potential in human health from cholesterol lowering properties, detoxifying action, antioxidant activity and immune supporting effects, and when you think you have learned everything you could about chlorella, here are some unbelievable insights about this nutrient-dense ingredient and its mechanism of action at cellular level.
Chlorella: Proven benefits
Mounting scientific evidence of the health benefits of Chlorella has been studied. The reported pharmacological activities have been connected to high content of lutein, chlorophyll, phenolic compounds, beta-glucans, terpenoids, alkaloids, vitamins, and minerals.
Did you know that chlorella is the richest known source of chlorophyll? Chlorophyll is a green pigment known as a powerful antioxidant compound and excellent natural binder in the context of body detoxification process.
In terms of structure, the cell walls of Chlorella have three layers, of which the thicker middle layer contains cellulose microfibrils and the outer layer a polymerized carotenoid material. It is this outer cellular material that most likely gives Chlorella its detoxifying activity. After digestion fragments of this material bind heavy metals, pesticides, and toxins and then carry these substances out of the body. Interestingly, these wall fragments possess a unique ability to discriminate non-essential heavy metals (mercury, aluminium, lead, etc) from the essential ones.
In powder or tablets, Chlorella contains substantial amounts of vitamins D and B12, and this is an asset because both are otherwise almost exclusively found in animal foods. The single exception in plant is …. Chlorella! Following this nutritional aspect, Chlorella might be a great strategy in vegan and plant-based diets where these vitamins tend to be rather low or completely missing.
Chlorella in your supplement routine
In this battle for the best nutritional title, Chlorella takes the upper position as the ingredient with larger amounts of folate and iron than any other plant-derived foods. Its iron level is impressive and truly helpful: the recommended dose of Chlorella in powder is no more than a few grams per day.
After this review, the goal is clear, include Chlorella in your daily supplement routine in order to support optimal health and the full potential of your cells and tissues.
Clinique La Prairie’s Holistic Health supplement PURITY is your ally to detox, and does contain (of course!) Chlorella.