Superfood Spotlight: The Health Benefits of Chlorella

Chlorella is well known in Japan for its ability to detoxify the body of heavy metals and pesticides. It is a green algae that acts as a drawing formula that will gather heavy metals and mercury in the bloodstream and digestive tract. It is almost next to impossible to take too much of chlorella as it is very much a food. Clean blood insures that metabolic wastes are efficiently carried away from the tissues.

Chlorella contains more chlorophyll per gram than any other plant. Chlorophyll is similar in structure to hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells. Therefore it is excellent at fighting anemia and building more red blood cells. Additionally, chlorella is excellent at combating bad breath since it’s rich chlorophyll content assists in digestion.
Good tips when choosing chlorella include choosing non-pasteurized brands which have not been freeze-dried.  This will ensure that you don’t lose the chlorophyllase and pepsin, two amazing digestive enzymes naturally occurring in chlorella. Finally, pick broken cell walled chlorella as it allows for easier assimilation of active nutrients.
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  1. SO NICE 😉

    Phoebe Tonkin | 02.25.2012 | Reply
  2. can you recommend some good brands?

    Katie | 03.13.2012 | Reply
  3. Yaeyama is an excellent brand!

    Kiel | 03.13.2012 | Reply
    • I think your blog is quite informative but also a bit cnunosifg as to which product would be best. I lean towards wheatgrass since I am battling generic high cholesterol but also love the benefits of the digestive enzymes for my skin. I never buy anything if I can’t see the ingredients. Is there a way to get a listing of the ingredients in your products?

      Geleta | 05.22.2012 | Reply
  4. I love the superfood spotlights Kiel! I’ve been taking chlorella for two years and its worked wonders on my acne-prone skin. I started purchasing a commercial brand at a nutrition store, then switched to Purella Chlorella, and the quality of the product was far superior. It’s JONA certified organic, raw chlorella pyrenoidosa. It has no fillers and the cell walls are broken through a pressure release process, which keeps the nutrients intact. It much more potent than a bottle that’s been sitting on a health store shelf for a decade. Hope this helps!

    Jessica Moore | 09.26.2013 | Reply
    • Love this comment, Jessica – thank you for the info!

      The Chalkboard | 09.26.2013 | Reply
  5. I use Sun Potion Chlorella which I love. I also want to purchase some tablets. Unfortunately, SP doesn’t sell them. What brand do you recommend? Thanks

    Kimberlykeno | 08.24.2021 | Reply

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