4 Proven Chlorella Benefits Backed By Science
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but chlorella maybe even more powerful for improving your health.
15 March, 2019 by
4 Proven Chlorella Benefits Backed By Science
Brandi Black, RHN

Chlorella is a single-celled green alga that's often called "the amazing green superfood" based on the countless ways it has the ability to improve the health of your entire body.

When taken on a regular basis, chlorella is said to support healthier vision, natural weight loss, cognitive function, and younger-looking skin.

As an anti-inflammatory food, chlorella may also be helpful as natural joint support and for clearing up inflammatory skin conditions such as acne. In addition to these benefits, studies suggest chlorella is a powerful natural energizer, an effective immune system booster, and may be useful for removing heavy metals from the body.

Let's take a closer look at the science behind why chlorella may benefit the body this way, with these four proven chlorella benefits backed by science.

1. Chlorella May Help Speed Up Wound Healing 

You may have noticed that as you get older, it takes longer for your skin to heal from a cut, scrape, burn, bruise - or even from popping a zit. Just think back to when you were 15 years old and had a red mark on your skin from a breakout. Usually, it would be cleared up in a day or two, right? But as you get older, it can take your skin weeks and sometimes even months to fully heal a red mark from a blemish!  

While your skin's ability to heal quickly can greatly depend on your diet and genetics, there is a reason why everyone's skin stops repairing and regenerating as fast with age: a lack of RNA and DNA.  

You see, RNA and DNA are two nucleic acids your body produces that act as "blueprints" for your cells and tells them which functions to carry out, including skin cell repair and regeneration. But as we begin to age, our natural production of RNA and DNA declines. This is why it can take longer for our skin to heal as we get older. This is also why our skin begins to form lines and wrinkles. 

a woman looking a her face in a mirror

So- what does all of this have to do with chlorella?  Chlorella contains a nutrient called Chlorella Growth Factor, or CGF, which is rich in nucleic acids, RNA and DNA. This means that even when your body's natural production of RNA and DNA declines, taking chlorella may offer your skin the exact nutrients it needs to be able to repair and regenerate.  

In fact, studies have shown that taking chlorella each day for 2-3 months was a sufficient length of time to show a noticeable difference in quicker wound healing.

In addition to nucleic acids, chlorella also contains several amino acids, which further renew healthy skin cells. 

2. Chlorella May Help Boost Energy Levels

Most of us automatically think of green fresh pressed juices or green smoothies as Mother Nature's energy drinks. 

The reason why leafy greens, green vegetables, and algae, such as chlorella, are so efficient for energizing us is because they contain a nutrient called chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the pigment that gives plants their green color and allows plants to convert sunlight into energy. 

Research shows that chlorophyll also benefits the human body. You see, chlorophyll has been shown to accelerate the energy production process that takes place in our cells when ingested. Therefore, when we eat chlorophyll-rich foods, we'll have more energy as a result. As dark green algae, chlorella is an excellent source of chlorophyll. 

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Chlorella may also help boost our energy levels based on the vitamins and minerals it contains - particularly B12. 

Studies show that chlorella is one of the rare plant sources to contain a highly absorbable form of vitamin B12, which is a nutrient our body depends on to produce energy. In fact, B12 deficiency is said to be a common cause of low energy and fatigue.

Lastly, chlorella also energizes us by helping our bodies conserve energy. As mentioned above, Chlorella Growth Factor (or CGF) is a nutrient entirely unique to chlorella, which contains nucleic acids, RNA, and DNA. 

Since one of your body's many functions is to produce RNA and DNA, receiving nucleic acids from a dietary source such as chlorella gives your body one less job to do - which helps conserve your body's energy naturally. 

3. Chlorella Can Help Build up Your Immune System 

Taking fewer sick days may be possible this year simply by adding chlorella to your diet. 

Chlorella helps support the immune system because it's rich in minerals, such as zinc, which is crucial for strengthening the immune system and the function of natural killer cells. Various studies have shown that taking chlorella may help increase killer cell activity and, therefore, promote a healthier immune response against illness.

4. Chlorella Can Naturally Detoxify the Body

Chlorella has been shown to detoxify the body in many different ways naturally. First off, chlorella is rich in the antioxidant vitamin A, beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is one of the most powerful antioxidant vitamins that helps promote body detoxification by "disarming" the toxins and free radicals that destroy healthy cells. 
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Another unique health benefit of chlorella is that it's been studied as a natural chelator. This means that chlorella has the unique ability to bind to toxins such as heavy metals and safely remove them from the body. This is a remarkable health benefit for a food to have because heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury can get stored deep in our tissues and become very difficult to eliminate. 

Now, of course, heavy metals may not seem like something that easily ends up in your diet, but they're found in pollution in the air we breathe, in our food supply, and in our tap water. If you smoke cigarettes, cigarette smoke can also contain lead and cadmium. 

Since heavy metals are toxic to our nervous system (you may remember the "Mad" Hatter from Alice and Wonderland, who went mad from mercury poisoning), it's important to take whole food detox supplements, such as chlorella, regularly. 

With so many health benefits found in one food, you may be wondering if chlorella contains all of the nutrition your body's been asking for. But before adding a nutritional supplement to your routine, there are a few important things to considerâ- even when it comes to a nutrient as powerful as chlorella.

What You Need To Know About Choosing Nutritional Supplements 

Let's be honest: when you choose to add a nutritional supplement to your diet, you're looking for results. This is why it's important to ensure there's research to support the claims that a supplement is beneficial to your health. 

In addition to research, it should also be mentioned that not all supplements are created equal. A nutritional supplement is not good for your body. It may even be downright harmful if it's contaminated with chemicals, cannot be properly absorbed, or contains toxic additives, binders, and fillers. 

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For this reason, it's important to consider not only the scientific research behind a supplement's claims but also the following additional factors when choosing a beneficial supplement: 

—Are toxic additives, binders, or fillers added to the supplement? If so, the supplement should be avoided. 

—Is the supplement sensitive to heat, light, or oxygen? If so, is it packaged in a way that prevents these factors from damaging the nutrients in the supplement? 

—Is the supplement GMP certified? GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practices and indicates a supplement has been tested for potency and purity. This is one of the easiest ways to determine if a supplement is of high quality. 

—Can the supplement negatively interact with medication, or is there a risk of toxicity if other health conditions are present? Knowing how to choose a high-quality supplement can be overwhelming and confusing.

This is why we've created a post that discusses exactly what to look for, what to avoid, and why when it comes to choosing a quality nutritional supplement. 
You can find the guidelines for choosing a quality supplement in our blog post by Dr. Mark DruckerLearn How to Choose Supplements. 

When it comes to choosing a chlorella supplement, we have ensured that our chlorella supplements allow you to receive all of the life-giving benefits chlorellae can provide. 

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Sun Chlorella® tablets are formulated using a superior strain of chlorella called chlorella pyrenoidosa. Since chlorella grows in freshwater pools in Taiwan, Sun Chlorella always goes through routine heavy metal testing to ensure that no environmental pollutants and contaminants are present in Sun Chlorella's nutritional supplements. 

Now, there's one other factor to consider when it comes to chlorella supplements. 

You see, in its natural form, chlorella contains a tough outer shell, or "cell wall," that houses all of its beneficial nutrients. However, this cell wall is impossible for the human body to digest and break down. This is why certain chlorella supplements are processed using chemicals, extremely high temperatures, and solvents to extract the nutrition beyond chlorella's cell wall. 

Unfortunately, these processing methods destroy chlorella's delicate nutrients, leaving you with a less nutritious (and potentially contaminated) nutritional supplement. This is why it's important to learn about how the chlorella is processed when choosing a chlorella supplement.

The Sun Chlorella Difference: How Sun Chlorella Tablets and Granules are Processed 

It's our top priority that your body only receives pure, plant-based nutrition from our chlorella supplements. 

This is why Sun Chlorella is processed and formulated using a method called DYNO-Mill® Processing. DYNO-Mill Processing only uses pressure to crack open chlorella's cell wall, which safely preserves all of chlorella's delicate nutrients without the use of light, chemicals, or heat.

Without the use of binders, preservatives, or fillers, Sun Chlorella tablets provide the pure, concentrated nutrition that your body needs to improve your health and wellness right away. 

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About Brandi Black, RHN 
Brandi Black is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist from Vancouver, B.C. Experiencing her own health challenges at a young age led her to become passionate about educating on the healing properties of food and how to achieve hormone balance, clear skin, and sustainable weight loss naturally. In her spare time, you'll find Brandi writing on her blog and hanging out with her teacup chihuahua, Coconut.

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