Chlorella (Chlorella vulgaris) is a single-celled, edible species of green freshwater algae that is similar to its blue-green cousin, spirulina. Providing a great dosage of protein, vitamins and antioxidants, chlorella is an easy-to-take way to cover all of your nutritional bases. It naturally contains high levels of protein and various vitamins and minerals. Since it is grown in the sunlight, it contains high amounts of chlorophyll, which is known to rejuvenate and detoxify the body. It is grown in pristine mineral waters in Taiwan and tested for all heavy metals to ensure it is a safe and effective way to top up your diet’s nutrient profile.
Chlorella is known for its fantastic cleansing and detoxifying properties. It captures heavy metals like mercury, cadmium and aluminum, and supports various natural detoxification pathways. Between being highly alkaline due to high mineral content, and aiding to release acidifying toxins like heavy metals, chlorella is fantastic for bringing your body back to its optimal pH levels.
If you are looking to get rid of stubborn excess weight, chlorella can be quite helpful. Some of our environmental chemicals are stored in fat cells in the body, in order to protect vital organs from these toxins. Unless the chemicals are eliminated along with the fat cells, keeping this fat may be in our best interest. Chlorella helps to bind to these toxins, allowing for safe fat loss. Chlorella intake has also been correlated with a reduction in body fat percentage, serum total cholesterol and fasting blood glucose levels. It is believed that chlorella activates a number of genes at the cellular level that improve insulin sensitivity, encouraging a healthy balance. This superpower helps to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. Also great for overcoming and preventing sugar cravings!
Organika’s Chlorella Tablets can also be used for healing and recovery. It is commonly used amongst athletes to shorten their recovery period. Chlorella has a unique ability to boost healthy cell growth and regenerate tissues in the body. This is due to what is now called the chlorella growth factor (CGF). This CGF is what helps the plant grow faster than any other plant on earth. (It actually has the ability to quadruple in size in just 20 hours!) It results in rapid tissue growth, healing and repair.
Chlorella has a thick and unique cell wall, which locks most of this algae’s benefits away inside the cell. Organika’s Chlorella Tablets undergoes a unique process to break the algae’s cell wall, unlocking its nutrients for easy absorption by you.
MEDICINAL INGREDIENT – EACH TABLET CONTAINS:
Chlorella (Chorella vulgaris (Broken Cell)) 500 mg
Calcium Phosphate Dibasic Dihydrate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Croscarmellose Sodium, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate (Non-GMO Vegetable Source), Silica.
RECOMMENDED DOSE – ADULTS:
Take 1 tablet 3 times per day. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications or natural health products.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; or if you are taking blood thinners. Hypersensitivity / allergy can occur, in which case discontinue use and consult your health care practitioner.
Q: Do I have high levels of heavy metals? Where do they come from and what do they do to impede my health?
A: We are exposed to heavy metals through many of our everyday activities. Here are just a few: food, drink, drug and cigarette additives and preservatives; pesticides and other food production chemicals; personal care products and cosmetics (like aluminum in antiperspirants); air pollution (like from coal burning); water pollution and contaminated seafood; cookware; older paint and water pipes; dental work and tattoo ink. They can be pervasive in your life! Heavy metals can be stored in your tissues and organs like your brain and bones, cause damage to your cells and DNA, and interfere with enzyme and hormone reactions. Besides recognizing and decreasing exposures, supplementing with heavy metal chelators like chlorella or cilantro can aid in their removal from the body.
Q: I already take spirulina. Do I also need chlorella?
A: These are two fantastic algaes, and have a few different strengths. Spirulina is a higher density of protein and can help with digestion, while chlorella shines in detoxification, as an iron source, and for its anti-aging properties. So depending on your symptoms and goals, one or both of these algaes may be perfect for you!
Q: Is it better to take chlorella in powder or tablet form?
A: It’s a personal preference. In powder form, you can incorporate it into many types of food and beverages, and treat it a little more like a ‘functional food’. Chlorella though has a strong algae-like taste, so tablets are a way to get all the benefits and avoid the taste. It does take six tablets to get the same quantity as a 1 teaspoon serving of powder so that can be a factor for some. You can also chew the tablets to aid with dental detoxification and help reprogram over-sugared tastebuds. So really it’s up to you!
Q: I’ve heard chlorella is a ‘Superfood’. What is in it that makes it so ‘super’?
A: Here’s a breakdown of just a few of the nutrients found in chlorella:
Chlorophyll – ‘Plant blood’ that can improve cardiovascular health, deter the effects of radiation and aid our bodies’ detoxification systems. It helps to purify your blood and allows the body to utilize oxygen more efficiently, which naturally helps to fuel your cells and revitalize your body
Protein – Provides a complete amino acid profile. When dried, chlorella is about 50% protein. Makes it an excellent supplement to compliment a vegan diet.
Iron – Required to move oxygen throughout your body, and energy and DNA production.
Magnesium – Integral to the production of energy in the body. It also supports the brain and nervous system by protecting against toxic accumulation. This allows for more energy production, better focus and improved cognition.
B vitamins, including B12, Biotin and Folate – ‘Spark plugs’ to allow reaction to occur; cellular and DNA formation, hormone regulation, macronutrient metabolism, etc, etc, etc. B12 is primarily found in animal foods, so chlorella is an excellent top up to a vegan diet.
Antioxidants – Reduces oxidative stress and premature aging due to chlorella’s ability to naturally increase levels of vitamin A, vitamin C and glutathione in your body. These powerful antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals and protect your cells.
Carotenoids – A phytonutrient that supports healthy eyesight, skin, membranes, bones, teeth and immune function.
Q: How do I know your product is amongst the highest quality chlorella I can get?
A: We do everything we can to ensure the highest quality chlorella in our product. We have third party testing performed to ensure heavy metals are below the acceptable limits set by Health Canada. We also test for all algal toxins and other contaminants to ensure purity. Our product is Non-GMO and Non-Irradiated. It’s grown in purified mineral water pools, with natural sunlight exposure year-round. It is spray-dried instead of freeze-dried to deliver the most enzyme-rich and fresh algae. And then the hard-to-digest cell walls are ‘broken’ as to allow nutrients to flow out into your body upon consumption. Super nutrient-dense and super clean for your healing!