Chlorella – A Nutrient-Dense Single-Celled Microalgae

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Chlorella is a single celled microalgae that is loaded with nutrients needed for many body functions. This is one of the very first super foods I ever purchased!

Detoxification of Heavy Metals

hlorella contains chlorophyll; a green-pigment molecule that gives plants power to absorb energy from the sun. Chlorophyll is the foundation for photosynthesis and also called the first product of light.

Chlorophyll, which is an excellent detoxifier and cleanser, actually binds to unnecessary material in the body (heavy metals, toxins, etc.) and removes them.

Cardiovascular System

Current statistics say that 600,000 people die from heart disease in America every year. According to John Hopkins Medical Center, cardiovascular disease is at the top of the list of the country’s most serious health problems each year.

Daily consumption of chlorella has been linked to lowered risk of cardiovascular disease.

“High level of serum cholesterol is considered to be a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease…Daily consumption of Chlorella supplements provided the potential of health benefits reducing serum lipid risk factors, mainly triglycerides and total cholesterol, in mildly hypercholesterolemic subjects.”

Breast Milk

Studies have shown that daily intake of chlorella may help to improve the quality of breast milk during early lactation. This is due in part to its high concentration of vitamin A, which is important for the health of newborn infants.

“Breast milk carotenoids provide neonates with a source of vitamin A and potentially, oxidative stress protection and other health benefits. Chlorella, which has high levels of carotenoids such as lutein, zeaxanthin and β-carotene, is an effective dietary source of carotenoids for humans…Our study shows that Chlorella intake during pregnancy is effective in improving the carotenoid status of breast milk at early lactation.”

Protects Cells Against Radiation

In a study done by the United States Army, Guinea pigs who ate chlorophyll-rich diets were exposed to lethal doses of radiation. These guinea pigs experienced half the mortality rate than those guinea pigs who were given a non-chlorophyll rich diet .

Fibromyalgia

Some evidence shows that chlorella, which is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals, may help to relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia and other similar disorders like hypertension and ulcerative colitis.

“It has been suggested that the consumption of natural “whole foods” rich in macronutrients has many healthful benefits for those who otherwise ingest a normal, non vegetarian diet. One example is dietary supplements derived from Chlorella pyrenoidosa, a unicellular freshwater green alga rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals….Daily dietary supplementation with chlorella may reduce high blood pressure, lower serum cholesterol levels, accelerate wound healing, and enhance immune functions.”

Antioxidant

Chlorella is a rich source of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that protects cells from free radicals.

Vitamin C in humans must be ingested for survival…Antioxidant effects of vitamin C have been demonstrated in many experiments in vitro. Human diseases such as atherosclerosis and cancer might occur in part from oxidant damage to tissues.”

Vitamin C is also required for synthesis of collagen, carnitine, and neurotransmitters. These help the body build tissue, enhance brain function, influence your mood, and produce energy.

Supports the Liver

Current research suggests that chlorella may prevent liver toxicity.

Other Benefits

Studies have shown that chlorophyll helps to control hunger cravings, body odor, relieve swelling and redness from infections, promote cleansing and healing in the body and even protect DNA against fried foods.

How to enjoy the benefits of Chlorella

Chlorella comes in powder, capsule, and tablet form. Throw it in your smoothies and juices! You can also sprinkle the powder onto cereal, yogurts and salads.

Chlorella is one of the main ingredients in Organifi Green Superfood powder.

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Drew Canole

Nutrition and Transformation Specialist at Fitlife.tv
Drew Canole is a Nutrition Specialist, Transformation Specialist and National Spokesperson for the benefits of juicing vegetables for health and vitality. He is the founder of Fitlife.TV where he shares "Educational, Inspirational and Entertaining" videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity.

Growing up in Michigan, Drew saw first hand how processed food overtook America and his own waistline. After an encounter with a friend and a fresh pressed green juice, he felt the powers of using real nutrition as fuel and began his mission to be a role model for others to help them discover the possibilities of true health and happiness. After making a resolution to help change the world, on January 1, 2012, Fitlife.tv was born.

Drew Canole's transformation clients include celebrities, entrepreneurs, CEO's, authors and personal development gurus, such as Jay Kordich, Suzy Cohen, Joe Cross and MindBodyGreen.

The success of his first book on Juicing Recipes vaulted him to national attention as a first time author and has garnered media and television attention in the form of book deals, TV talk show hosting and national endorsements from some of the leading national companies focused on health, wellness and athletics.

Some of his books include: 10 Day Smoothie Challenge, Why-Dentity, A Juicers Practical Approach to Common Autoimmune Conditions, The Dream Hackers Guide to Higher Consciousness, with many more in the works.