It goes without saying, that we, beauty addicts are simply fascinated by beautifying ingredients so intense and saturated in color, that deliver their outstanding powers in a rather stylish manner.. Think of turmeric’s technicolor, astaxanthin’s hot pink tint, inky-black charcoal and last but not least the vivid blue spirulina.. Today we are adding our most favored intense-green, extraordinary superfood to the color spectrum and rumor has it it is by far the hottest amongst all… chlorella..
This single-cell green micro algae has been around for three billion years, apparently a superfood to existence that has so many extraordinary goodness, which explains both its survival and importance to humanity now.. Definitely not one of those buzzy ingredients of the moment, or another trending beauty element that tends to fade rapidly. Today we will be exploring the multitude of gains one can be rewarded with upon incorporating chlorella -powder or pills- in their lifestyle..
1 || A Great Source Of Protein
Chlorella has a higher protein content by weight than almost any other food—it is 60% protein by mass, whereas most other foods that we consider high protein–such as meat, eggs, and beans, are typically 20% or 40%. Chlorella is a complete protein, which means that it contains all the essential amino acids the body needs in order to produce feel-good neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin), and build strong, healthy muscle.
2 || Heavy Metal Detox
Chlorella counteracts harmful toxins and pollutants in the body. Known as one of the most effective detoxifiers of chemicals, heavy metals, and radiation. The chlorophyll content in chlorella binds to toxins in the gastrointestinal tract and prevents them from being absorbed into the body’s tissue.We have previously delved into heavy metals, the silent culprit to many unexplainable bodily symptoms if present in big build ups. Chlorella will release the excess heavy metals causing poisoning from the body.
3 || A Spectacular Antioxidant
Chlorella’s stand-out substance is chlorophyll. This puts its major antioxidant powers to work in the body by fighting free radicals from pollution and carcinogenic material, both from the world around us and from the things we put in our body every day. Chlorella has the most chlorophyll out of the plant world and also has a significant amount of betacarotene and lutein, as well as many minerals. It also boasts significant levels of vitamins A, B, C and E as well as iron and zinc.
4 || Repairs and Strengthens Your DNA
One of the most fascinating things about Chlorella is how fast it grows: every 20 to 24 hours it quadruples its numbers. In order to do that, it needs huge quantities of raw biological materials to manufacture new cells. Enter Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF). Chlorella Growth Factor is a special compound only found in Chlorella that is a mix of bioavailable nucleotides and peptides, which are the raw materials used in nature to build out new DNA and cell components across almost all life forms, including humans. Your cells can also use it to protect, repair and regenerate DNA and RNA, among other things.
5 || Anti-Aging and Longevity
Chlorella exerts a protective effect against free radical and oxidative stress damage, which are known to cause aging; and in older or already damaged cells, it exhibits bioremedial effects, meaning that it works to repair telomeres and damaged parts of the cellular DNA from the inside out. Theoretically speaking, this means that chlorella should extend lifespan when taken regularly.
6 || Naturally Increases Probiotics
Another fascinating, health benefit of Chlorella is that it is also rich in prebiotic fiber. This is a special kind of fiber that is indigestible, which is a good thing because this allows it to act as food and fuel for the good probiotic bacteria in your gut, causing them to multiply rapidly and exponentially. Supplementation with it on an empty stomach effectively tripled probiotic bacteria concentrations in the gut within a very short period of time. Wow!
7 || Strengthens The Immunity System
Due to Chlorella’s high concentrations of zinc, the previously mentioned CGF and other essential vitamins and minerals, Chlorella nutrition has been observed to have a strengthening and protective effect on the immune system in both animals and humans. It boosts the proper functioning of the immune system and certain protective activities such as fighting viruses and tumors.
What to Look for in a Quality Chlorella Supplement
- Go for organic options.
- Look for broken cell membrane chlorella. The cell wall must be broken or cracked to release the nutrients within the Chlorella algal cells and give you the full benefit of the superfood.
- Your source should preferably be from Taiwan, Korea, India, Japan and the U.S.
Lastly, Powder or Tablets?
Chlorella usually comes in either tablet/pill or powder form. As long as the Chlorella pills, tablets and powders are not adulterated with any additives whatsoever and only contain 100% Chlorella and nothing else, there is little to no difference between the two—it simply comes down to convenience and how you intend to use it.