Chlorella is a fresh water algae, an energy-producing food it is mainly used to boost the immune system, reducing the chances of infection. High chlorophyll levels make it a good supplement for those with anaemia as chlorophyll aids the production of red blood cells. Highly regarded for its detoxifying properties, chlorella's benefits are also said to include the strengthening of the immune system, the stimulation of growth and tissue repair and the enhancing of digestive and bowel functions. It is comprised of 60% protein and contains all the essential amino acids. This chlorella vulgaris is cracked wall so as to offer maximum nutritive assimilation.
Chlorella provides most of the amino acids needed by the body (needed to build and repair cells in the body) including all of the essential amino acids and is a good source of essential fatty acids (EFAs). It contains vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B5, B6, B12, E and K and its minerals include calcium, potassium, zinc, magnesium and phosphorus.
Chlorella can be taken in tablet and powder form, where it can be mixed into juices, shakes and smoothies. Individuals with a sensitive stomach should only take about ¼ teaspoon a day as it has a very high fibre content and this can shock some stomachs. The average person will probably need about ½ teaspoon per day, taken with food.