Chlorella the Super Food

At over 3 billion years old, Chlorella is one of the oldest known living foods on the planet, and yet, ironically, it is in many ways the perfect superfood for the modern world we live in. What does chlorella do for your body? Studies have shown that chlorella benefits the entire body by supporting healthy hormonal function, promoting cardiovascular health, helping to negate the effects of chemotherapy and radiation, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and aiding in the detoxification of our bodies.

Chlorella has also been used to try to treat or prevent the following:

  • Asthma attacks
  • Bad breath
  • Fibromyalgia
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Low B12 levels
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Trichomoniasis

Some people also take chlorella to try to:

  • Boost energy energy levels
  • Detox the body
  • Improve mental function

    Chlorella is one of the most nutrient-dense superfoods in the world. Three tablets of chlorella contain about

    10 calories
    2 grams protein
    0 grams fat
    1 gram carbohydrate
    0 milligrams sodium
    78 milligrams vitamin C (87 percent DV)
    3000 international units vitamin A (60 percent DV)
    6.3 milligrams iron (35 percent DV)

    In addition, chlorella nutrition contains a good amount of vitamin K, vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and phosphorus. Chlorella powder and other chlorella supplements can cause side effects in some individuals.

    Some of the Chlorella side effects include:

    • swelling of the face or tongue sensitivity to sunlight
    • digestive upset
    • acne
    • fatigue
    • lethargy
    • headaches
    • vertigo
    • shaking

    The majority of these chlorella side effects and symptoms are typical to any detoxification program. Chlorella may also cause green-colored stools. Other chlorella dangers include potential allergic reactions. Seek emergency medical attention if you experience severe breathing problems or a life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis after taking chlorella. Chlorella supplements often contain iodine so individuals that are allergic to iodine or are watching their iodine intake should beware. People that are being treated for a medical condition or are currently taking any type of medication should check with their doctor before taking chlorella. Chlorella is known to interact with immunosuppressant drugs as well as blood thinners like warfarin (Coumadin) Experts have different opinions on the safety of this algae during pregnancy so pregnant and nursing women should talk to their healthcare provider before taking chlorella supplements.

    Happy healing!!