Chlorella

Chlorella is a single celled green algae and is classified as a whole food due to its complete and diverse nutrient content. Chlorella contains seven of the eight essential amino acids that cannot be made in the body, making it a good alternative source of protein for Vegans. It is also a significant source of omega-3 fatty acids which help to lower LDL cholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol) levels in the blood, and contains more vitamin A than is found in carrots. Chlorella is rich in Vitamin B12 along with other B vitamins, vitamins E, A and C, all of which help to maintain a healthy immune system.

 

Nutritional Benefits

Omega-3
  • Help to lower the levels of LDL cholesterol
  • Helps to maintain heart health and lowers risk of heart disease
Iron
  • Contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism
  • Aids in the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Contributes to red blood cell and haemoglobin formation and the transport of oxygen around the body
  • Contributes to normal immune system function
  • Helps maintain normal cognitive function
    Vitamin E
    • Prevention of cell damage by oxidative stress
    • Helps strengthen immune system
    • Maintains healthy skin and hair
    Vitamin A
    • Maintains immune system health
    • Helps maintain healthy skin
    • Helps maintain eye health and vision in dim light
    • Contributes to iron metabolism
    Vitamin C
    • Prevention of cells damage by oxidative stress.
    • Aids in the absorption of iron in the body
    • Aids in the utilisation of iron

     Vitamin B12

    • Maintains health of the nervous system
    • Contributes to normal red blood cell formation

    Other B group vitamins

    • Contributes to normal immune system health
    • Maintains healthy skin and hair

     

    Risks and Side Effects

    Chlorella has no notable risks or side effects

     

    Uses

    Chlorella should be consumed as part of a balanced diet.
    Chlorella can be added to drinks and smoothies.

       

      Chlorella products we have available can be found here.

      Recipes using chlorella can be found here.

       

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