There’s a new super food in town and its name is Chlorella

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Chlorella is a single celled freshwater algae that is now considered a nutrient powerhouse

Although a centuries-old food supplement for many Asian countries, Chlorella is now being researched for its benefits in helping a wide array of human ailments.

This nutrient-dense green algae has been used in Chinese herbology for centuries and recently it’s receiving attention for its legendary health benefits.

Researchers are now finding that as a supplement, Chlorella has shown promise in improving cholesterol levels and ridding the body of toxins.

What is Chlorella?
Chlorella is a single-celled, green freshwater algae – sounds simple enough right?

It might not win any beauty contests, but Chlorella is becoming known as a “superfood”

Well, there are over 30 different species of this algae, but two types — Chlorella vulgaris and Chlorella pyrenoidosa — are most commonly investigated in current nutrient research

Now gaining attention as a “super food” chlorella packs many beneficial nutrients including:

Protein: Chlorella is 50–60% protein. It’s a comprehensive protein source containing all nine essential amino acids.

Iron and vitamin C: Chlorella can be a good source of iron. Depending on the supplement, it can provide from 6–40% of your daily requirement. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps you absorb iron.

Other antioxidants: These tiny green cells provide a wide range of antioxidants (compounds produced in your body and found in foods. They help defend your cells from damage caused by potentially harmful molecules known as free radicals.

  • Other vitamins and minerals: Chlorella is also known to provide small amounts of magnesium, zinc, copper, potassium, calcium, folic acid and other B vitamins.
  • Omega-3s: Similar to other algae-based supplements, chlorella contains omega-3s. A small amount (3 grams) of chlorella can deliver 100 mg of omega-3s.

Time to Detox
Chlorella has received recent notoriety for its ability to help the body “detox.” We are surrounded today by all kinds of pollution: food, air and just living in our environment. Animal studies indicate chlorella is effective at helping remove heavy metals and other harmful compounds from the body. There is mounting evidence it seems, that chlorella could help enhance your body’s natural ability to clear toxins and help increase your immune system’s activity.

Want fries with that burger? We love to eat high cholesterol food.
Nutrients found in chlorella, including niacin, fiber, carotenoids, and antioxidants, may help you lower your cholesterol levels. Add some daily exercise and eating more veggies wouldn’t hurt either!

Chlorella may help improve blood lipid levels: Chlorella may help improve blood lipid levels:

Fiber: A cholesterol-lowering agent
Carotenoids: Have been shown to naturally lower cholesterol
Antioxidants: Help prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which is known to contribute to heart disease
Niacin: A B vitamin known to lower cholesterol

Chlorella is “generally recognized as safe” by the FDA and there’s more research underway to determine if there are other benefits of chlorella such as:

  • blood pressure-lowering effect. Many of its nutrients have been shown to prevent arteries from hardening
  • antioxidant protection against chronic disease
  • lower blood sugar levels and increases to insulin sensitivity
  • antioxidants in chlorella may have anti-inflammatory effects, which can possibly improve asthma and other respiratory diseases.

Try Chlorella
Chlorella is a type of algae that packs a big nutrient punch, and is a good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Emerging research shows that it could help shuttle toxins out of your body, improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels, among other health benefits.

Most people take chlorella as a nutraceutical supplement in a powder or tablet form to enjoy its benefits. Our Royal Botanical product line currently offers chlorella in a powder form.

Speak with your doctor or nutritionist about the best specific dosage of Chlorella supplements for you or use our recommended dosage and enjoy the significant overall wellness it brings to the quality of your life.

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