What is Chlorella?
Chlorella, a genus of single-celled microalgae, was first seen as a promising primary food source following the uncontrollable population growth of the late 1940s and early 1950s – but was too difficult to be produced in mass quantities. Today, chlorella is considered a superfood, and is the most popularly used health supplement in Japan, where it is used even more commonly than vitamin C is in western culture.
Benefits of Chlorella
Chlorella has amazing detoxifying properties and helps eliminate heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides from the digestive tract, as well as purifying the blood. It is extremely high in protein, and boasts a range of healthy vitamins and minerals, including chlorophyll, vitamin A, phosphorus, magnesium and iron, which give it a variety of health benefits:
- Helps increase concentration
- Strengthens the immune system
- Improves digestion
- Helps reduce body fat
- Normalizes blood sugar