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Chlorella is a type of algae that grows in fresh water. The plant is used for nutritional and medicinal purposes. It is available in tablet and liquid forms that contain “chlorella growth factor,” which contains amino acids, proteins, sugars and peptides.

Benefits of taking Chlorella

  • Chlorella boosts the body’s immune system and prepares the body to fight infections and illnesses
  • Research has shown that chlorella is helpful in fighting a kind of brain tumor called the gilioma. It gives the body the strength to tolerate chemotherapy and radiation therapies.  Although, no research has actually shown its use in actually curing cancer
  • Chlorella is used as a remedy to treat Crohns disease, ulcers, colitis because it increases the good bacteria in the body
  • Further, chlorella is known for its properties of treating constipation, high blood pressure, and also manages cholesterol level in the body
  • It helps in balancing the body’s hormone levels because of presence of high amount of fatty acids
  • It is also a great tool for purification and detoxification of the body. Research conducted on rat shows that it is a tool to detoxify the body from metals
  • Studies have revealed its importance in treating a variety of other diseases and it has proven to make patients suffering from fibromyalgia feel better, although, there is no definite proof of this

Natural Sources of Chlorella
It is a plant that is harvested and can be supplemented with food as an additive in form of pill or powder. As a food supplement, the Chlorella is rich in Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals, Fat, Carbohydrate, and Fibers.

When should you take Chlorella?
One of the main reasons for people to add chlorella to their diets has been detoxification. It has also gained importance among cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy among other things.

When should you avoid Chlorella?
Due to lack of evidence, it is advised to avoid its intake during pregnancy. Also, chlorella contains iodine. Therefore, people sensitive to iodine are advised to avoid its intake. People with weak immune systems should also not consume chlorella for the threat of “bad bacteria” entering the body.

Quantity to be taken
Although, there is insufficient to determine the right amount of dosage, it is considered safe if it is taken in limited quantities depending on factors such as age and health conditions. High dosage could cause a variety of problems like diarrhea, cramps, allergic reactions, etc.

Expert Tips/Precautions

  • Dosage should be taken a great care and it should be taken as prescribed by the physician
  • You must consult your physician before you add this to your diet
  • You should rather go to a trained professional, who can exactly tell you that what dosage is suitable for you