Three Cheers for Chlorella!

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Want a supplement that’ll really give you a boost? Try chlorella on for size! This green, single-celled, freshwater algae that grows naturally in lakes and ponds is packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

Chlorella is a true superfood, with 10 times the amazingly healthy chlorophyll that’s found in similar green dietary supplements, such as wheatgrass and alfalfa. It’s also a complete protein. Our powder contains at least 60 percent crude protein. In fact, 10 grams (just a little less than 0.4 oz.) of our chlorella powder contains 5.8 grams of protein.

In addition to being a protein powerhouse, chlorella is a fantastic source of iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamins A, B-12, C and E. Maybe that’s why many believe it’s a fantastic supplement to cleanse and detoxify your system. Natural medicine specialists think this potent powder binds with heavy metals, synthetic chemicals and other toxins, helping to expel them from the body.

Chlorella has been shown to aid a variety of health issues. Japanese medicine lauds chlorella’s ability to relieve hypertension, boost the immune system, fight infections, reduce the occurrence of asthma attacks and lower blood cholesterol levels.

Our chlorella powder is the Vulgaris variety grown in Gunsan, South Korea. It is produced in heterotrophic tanks and has a thinner cell wall than chlorella grown in outdoor ponds. This thin cell wall splits naturally during the heating and cooling process the algae undergoes at the facility. This releases the nutrients needed for digestion, allowing you to get more of the good stuff from the supplement.

To get started with your chlorella detox, simply work 1 to 2 tsp. of chlorella powder per day into your diet. Though the chlorophyll in chlorella gives it a strong flavor, this flavor is easily masked in sweet or herbal concoctions. Simply add your chlorella supplement to juice, a smoothie, pasta sauce or any other food or liquid. Some of our favorite chlorella recipes include the chlorella pineapple smoothie, chlorella salad dressing and chlorella pesto.

Have you ever tried supplementing your diet with chlorella? What are some of your favorite recipes or ways that you’ve worked it into your diet?

 

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