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Gaining Health With The Benefits of Chlorella

Updated on March 23, 2013

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Chlorella Has It All!

I have just learned about chlorella, and I have to say, I am impressed.  It seems to be just what I am looking for to simplify my daily supplements and meet my nutritional needs.

Chlorella is a fresh water blue-green algae. It is made up of a tough, indigestible outer shell that protects an extremely nutrient rich inner cytoplasm. The outer shell comprises about twenty percent of the organism. When broken down, this outer shell provides tremendous cleansing benefits to the human body. When the shell is broken, the inner cytoplasm becomes bioavailable - or usable - by the body. There has been a lot of research worldwide into the benefits of chlorella. Studies in Japan have focused intensively on the detoxifying properties of chlorella. It seems that this single celled algae is simply packed with chlorophyll. Because of the fiber provided by the outer shell and it’s high chlorophyll content, broken shell chlorella is a tremendous detoxifying, purifying agent.

Chlorella also provides a number of nutritional benefits. It is extremely high in vitamins, minerals and proteins. Even though it is a plant, it provides a great deal of nutrition that is usually associated with meat and dairy products, most notably, vitamin B-12, iron, and protein. Additionally, studies have shown that chlorella has the ability to neutralize toxins such as lead, cadmium, mercury, PCB, and DDT (all in abundance in the modern diet) and remove them from your system.

Broken Shell Chlorella Provides A Natural Cleanse

One excellent book on the subject of chlorella is David Steenblock’s, Chlorella: Natural Medicinal Algae. In this book, Dr. Steenblock explains that chlorella’s strong cell wall prevented it’s value from being known until fairly recently. In 1977 a method was perfected to break down the cell walls and make the benefits of chlorella more readily available. Among those benefits are lowered blood pressure, relief from the pain of arthritis, and an enhanced immune system.

The fibrous outer cell wall that used to make the benefits of chlorella unavailable now has it’s advantages. Broken down, it provides an excellent source of fiber. It helps keep your digestive tract healthy and strong. The outer shell is the portion that binds with the pesticides and heavy metals that accumulate in our systems as a result of modern living. Chlorella detoxifies by binding with toxins like those found in pesticides (commonly used on produce) and with heavy metals (commonly found in fish and sometimes in your fillings). When it comes to the elimination of mercury, chlorella is particularly effective by carrying the mercury out of the intestines through elimination. Keeping your digestion and elimination regular prevents toxins from building up in your system and causing illness.

By keeping your elimination channels clean, chlorella helps keep your bloodstream clean. In short, when you keep regular, it has a good effect on your entire system. When your blood is clean, it is better able to do it’s job of oxygenating your tissues and keeping your organs running smoothly and cleanly.

Chlorophyll Keeps Your System Clean & Oxygenated

Most green foods contain very little chlorophyll when compared with chlorella. Alfalfa, for example, contains the most chlorophyll of any land plant. Yet it’s extracts contain only about two-tenths of a percent of chlorophyll. Blue-green algae is one of the best sources of chlorophyll, and chlorella is by far the best of the best. It contains three to five percent natural chlorophyll. Chlorella possesses the highest amount of chlorophyll of any plant or supplement. Chlorophyll is tremendous for keeping the bowel and elimination systems like the liver and blood clean.

Chlorella is chock full of chlorophyll. This essential ingredient in plants is very much like our own blood. The main difference is that it’s central component is magnesium. In human blood, the central component is iron. The high chlorophyll content of chlorella is great for improving your digestion and fighting constipation. It also has a beneficial effect on problems like bad breath and body odor.

Chlorophyll is excellent for neutralizing pollutants and toxins. It helps to oxygenate blood and helps the blood flow freely and smoothly throughout the body. Oxygen is a natural enemy of cancer. When the body is fully oxygenated, cancer cells simply can’t live.

Chlorophyll also helps the body to detoxify heavy metals. It helps wounds heal naturally. It interferes with carcinogens’ binding with the DNA of your major organs. It protects against the toxins in pharmaceutical drugs by preventing cell mutation.

Enzymes & Beneficial Bacteria Aid Digestion

The enzymes in chlorella are extremely helpful with digestion. Enzymes like pepsin and chlorophyllase also help with many other bodily functions. Chlorella contains beneficial bacteria such as lactobacillus in very high amounts. By increasing these good bacteria, you increase your ability to absorb nutrients and improve your digestion generally. These two elements are key to vibrant health.

Additionally, increasing beneficial flora as well as fiber in the intestinal tract, constipation and bad breath can be a thing of the past. These results will happen very quickly. Be sure not to buy chlorella that has been pasteurized or freeze dried, because these processes interfere with the enzymes.

Chlorella’s Alkaline Properties Help Fight Disease

Chlorella can help provide a steady pH balance. The ideal pH balance of the body is between 7.2 and 7.4. This is neutral. Unfortunately, processed foods, fast food, junk food and soft drinks all have about a 2.7 pH. This is very acidic and causes a tremendous pH imbalance for the human body.

Diseases like an acidic environment. Cancer thrives quite nicely in an acidic environment. The typical American diet has caused an alarming rise in cancer in the past few decades. If you are over 40, you may remember that cancer was at one time, unheard of in children. Now, with our steady alkaline diet, cancer has become quite common in children. In fact, juvenile oncology is a thriving specialty. While it may not be possible to shield our children entirely from the typical American diet, reducing it as much as possible and adding chlorella to the diet may go a long way toward balancing pH and preventing cancer and other diseases in our children.

A Winning Combination To Keep Your Immune System Strong

A strong immune system can keep you safe from many problems. Your immune system is your own natural defense against trivial maladies like colds and major catastrophes like cancer. It always helps to strengthen your immune system. Even if you are already ill, you can boost your immune system in a number of ways to help you fight your illness. Chlorella is just one of those ways. It helps stimulate your immune system to produce interferon. This is a tremendous natural defense against cancer. When interferon production is stimulated, so is production of T-Cells, macrophages, and other immune system soldiers that fight the bad guys (environmental chemicals, bacteria, and viruses) to keep your system strong and healthy.

All This & Nutrition Too!

Chlorella is full of natural vitamins and minerals, especially K, A, E, and C. It is also an excellent whole food source of D vitamins. Additionally, it contains all of B vitamins, boasting more B12 than liver. Disease fighting elements like carotenoids, lutein and beta carotene are in rich supply in chlorella.

The vegetable protein in chlorella is almost sixty percent digestible. It is a complete protein. You will also find polysaccharides, GLA (gamma linolenic acid), K (potassium), magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, and trace elements in chlorella. These naturally combined nutrients are effortlessly balanced to suit your needs. They are readily available for use by your body. For this reason, simple chlorella is a tremendous choice as your sole supplement.

It’s natural, easily usable combination of essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fatty acids, and more will be far more beneficial to you than collection of mass produced products that may or may not be measured out properly, completely, or appropriately available for your body. Simply put, using chlorella, may enable you to greatly simplify your supplement regimen.

Chlorella Enhances the Quality & Safety of Breast Milk

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But Wait! There’s More!

  • Chlorella can turn back the clock on aging because it contains a lot of the benefits found in human growth hormone. About ten percent of chlorella is RNA. About three percent is DNA.
  • Chlorella is also very helpful in reducing inflammation, thereby reducing pain.
  • Chlorella helps with blood circulation and reduces the incidence of thrombosis, blood clots, and heart disease.
  • Increased blood circulation has positive effects on the brain. Chlorella can enhance your memory, clear your mind and help you focus. People using chlorella report feeling less anxious and stressed.
  • Chlorella has been found to reduce body fat and serum cholesterol levels as well as fasting blood glucose levels. It seems that chlorella has a positive effect on the genes that influence insulin signaling pathways and metabolism.
  • Chlorella can also be beneficial when breast feeding. It reduces the amounts of dioxin found in the bloodstream and breast milk of nursing mothers.
  • Chlorella helps balance hormones, stabilize of blood sugar levels, and regulate cholesterol.
  • Chlorella’s high protein content strengthens and beautifies your nails, skin and hair.


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  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago from Texas

    Thanks to you both! I think my uncle was taking one 300 mg capsule daily. I guess it took about 6 weeks for his color to grow in. It wasn't really his original color. He used to have sort of reddish hair, and now it is dark brown. Looks good, though! :D

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    Indian Chef 

    5 years ago from New Delhi India

    This is amazing. I have never heard about this algae and looks like it is powerhouse. I do not know if it is available in India, but if it is then I would definitely present it to my uncle who is in old age. voting up and sharing.

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    Peggy Woods 

    5 years ago from Houston, Texas

    Wow! That got my attention since I have gray hair. What strength did he take and how long before his hair color was restored to its former color? I wonder if it has the same effect on everyone?

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago from Texas

    Many thanks! :) One benefit I did not mention here and have never heard of before is that it restores color to gray hair. My uncle started taking it, and his gray hair darkened right up! He also looked and felt better than he had in a long time very quickly! :)

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    Abdus Salam 

    5 years ago from Bangladesh

    very informative and useful hub. Thanks for sharing...

  • Peggy W profile image

    Peggy Woods 

    5 years ago from Houston, Texas

    What an interesting article Suzanne. This sounds like it packs so many health benefits into one small easily taken pill form of powder. Will consider purchasing some of this chlorella. Up and interesting votes and will share.

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Texas

    Thanks JayB! :)

  • jayb23 profile image


    9 years ago from India

    awesome hub suszanne. Thanks for shairng this info. Keep up da good work and enlighting us. Cheers

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Texas

    Thanks, Violet! I am getting mine from It is the first link at the top in the gray box. :)

  • VioletSun profile image


    9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

    Wow!!! This sounds healthy, and will give me the option to reduce my intake of the various supplements I take. I too want to simplify without sacrificing the support of my health. And if there were studies in Japan, I trust it. Will check into purchasing a bottle.

    Thank you for this very well written and informative hub!

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Texas

    Thanks, prasetio! :)

  • prasetio30 profile image


    9 years ago from malang-indonesia

    I know the benefit of Chlorella’s for a long time ago. I think we have concern about this. With many benefit from Chlorella’s . This is totally natural remedies. nice information.


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