Chlorella is a type of algae known for its high content of Omega 3, iron and vitamins B9 and B12. Its main properties are antioxidant and detoxifying.
- Its antioxidant properties can cope with oxidative stress
- Stimulates optimal liver function
- Helps the immune system function
- Protects cognitive functioning
- Helps detoxify the body
Chlorella-based powder or tablets
It is common to consume chlorella powder, adding the ingredient to different preparations, such as juices, smoothies, soups, and even desserts. Tablets with concentrated content are also available.
- By helping to lower triglycerides, chlorella becomes a protective agent for cardiovascular health.
- Its high concentration of vitamin B9 helps the formation of new cells, so that different organs and tissues of our body can benefit.
- Its antioxidant effect confronts the normal processes of damage in our body. Likewise, it becomes a protective agent of our health.
People with hyperthyroidism should avoid consuming chlorella, as it is high in iodine.
Some people may have an upset stomach when consuming it, and should consult a professional in such a case.
- Chlorella is one of the plants with the highest concentration of chlorophyll known today.
- This is a particularly relevant food for people seeking to replace animal proteins with vegetable ones, since chlorella is rich in protein.
- After World War II, a number of scientists studied chlorella as a source to eradicate hunger, due to its high protein content and relatively easy cultivation. Chlorella can be found in both fresh and salt water.