Chlorella: Usage, Dosage, and Benefits
How to Take Chlorella

Two bowls of chlorella

Updated April 23, 2020     

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Chlorella contains beneficial vitamins, minerals, and components [like vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin D, active B12, and iron], Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), and is one of the most abundant sources of chlorophyll. Chlorella is the freshwater green algae taking the world by storm as the newest superfood. Grown primarily in Japan and Taiwan, chlorella has a myriad of health and wellness benefits to take advantage of. Due to its tough cell wall, chlorella as a whole, can’t be digested by humans. The algae must be processed to gain access to its remarkable benefits. 

Chlorella Benefits

Chlorella supports your immune system function and the natural waste elimination process of your body*. Overall Chlorella provides many nutrients needed for your daily life. 


Vitamin D: Chlorella provides Vitamin D for your body to use in many ways. Vitamin D is known to be important for bone strength and health, as it aids the body's absorption of calcium*.   

Iron: Chlorella is a good source of Iron, which can support cell renewal within the body. Iron boosts hemoglobin and has also been shown to reduce fatigue if your body is deficient. Adding more iron to your diet through your chlorella supplement will benefit multiple facets of your body.* 


Active B12: Chlorella is an excellent source of Vitamin B12. This vitamin is commonly associated with hair, skin, and nail health, but can also boost mood and energy.* Chlorella is one of the only known plant sources to contain bioavailable B12, also known as Active B12, making it the perfect supplement for vegans and vegetarians.  

Chlorophyll: Chlorophyll is found in all plants, but is especially high in chlorella. In fact, chlorella has more chlorophyll per serving than any most other plants. One serving of chlorella contains an equivalent amount of chlorophyll as about 2-2.5 cups of spinach or kale. Chlorophyll can aid the body’s natural purification process as well as assist immune system functions. Adding this nutrient to your diet can help support internal processes.* 

How to Take Chlorella

Now that you know the incredible benefits, it’s time to learn how to get chlorella into your everyday diet. Because the freshwater green algae has a hard cell wall that can’t be digested by humans, all chlorella should undergo processing to get through the cell wall so the benefits can be absorbed. Chlorella is then provided through supplements for human intake.  


Sun Chlorella uses a unique process called DYNO®-Mill to pulverize the cell wall and ensure maximum digestibility. Sun Chlorella is one of the most digestible chlorellas on the market and comes in tablets and powder. So, you can choose the type of supplement that works best for you and reap the benefits of chlorella.


Tablets: A common way to take many vitamins and supplements, Sun Chlorella provides the advantages of the chlorella plant in convenient tablets. These can be swallowed with water or a beverage of your choice. While not required, they can also be taken with meals.   


Powder: Another common way chlorella is provided is through powder. This form allows for versatility in consumption and full control of volume. The powder can be added into spaghetti sauce, blended into fruit smoothies, or sprinkled over avocado toast. Many enjoy chlorella powder mixed with orange juice as chlorella pleasantly enhances the flavor.  You can choose exactly how much powder to mix into your foods and how often, letting you take advantage of adaptability. 


Other: Along with the main supplement forms, Sun Chlorella provides alternate products that can be added to, or rotated with, your chlorella supplement intake. Check out Chlorella Udon Noodles. Add them to your favorite recipes or make a new meal based around the nutritious pasta. For more concentrated Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), a unique nucleotide-peptide complex that may help support cellular repair and renewal*, check out the liquid Sun Wakasa Gold Plus® or if you’d like to hone in on immune defenses, look to Well Well Wow!

How Much Chlorella Should You Take?

Regular intake of your chlorella supplement will provide the most substantial results. Serving amount and frequency will vary based on many personal factors, such as age or stage of life. Keep in mind that each body will have different absorption capabilities, physiological reactions, and starting health levels that will affect the results of chlorella supplement use. As usual, when starting any new health supplement, all health history and personal concerns should be addressed with a primary care physician prior to use. 


But how much should you take? Chlorella is typically measured in milligrams or grams. Tablets usually come in 200mg or 500mg,  and powders in 6 gram packs. Most adults take between 3 and 6 grams of chlorella every day, while children take an individual amount. Between the ages of 2 and 15, children should take the number of 200mg tablets that corresponds to their age. For example, you should give a 3-year old 3 (200mg) Sun Chlorella Tablets. However, we encourage you to consult with your pediatrician for infants below the age of 2 before adding any natural vitamins or supplements to their diets. For children and adults alike, it is always a good idea to talk with your doctor about their recommendations for supplements based on your health history and current medical conditions. 


When beginning chlorella supplements, start with a small amount to give your body time to adjust to the extra nutrients and internal-process aides. Every couple of days you can increase your intake until you are at your desired serving. Adding the amazing benefits of Sun Chlorella to your body slowly will allow for the greatest internal harmony and easiest system regulation. 


As you continue to take in the marvelous benefits of chlorella supplements, you can improve your overall health and wellness. Your body can achieve a supported immune system and natural waste elimination process, and increased nutrients to aid in other body processes*. Chlorella is the superfood your body needs, and Sun Chlorella can provide the supplements you want. 


Author: Marisela Corrado 

Chlorella: Usage, Dosage, and Benefits
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