Chlorella vulgaris Beij.
Plant Family: Chlorophyceae
Chlorella is a single celled algae that some scientists believe may be among the Earth's oldest living organisms, but it was only in the 1960's that Japanese scientists began to study chlorella as a tool of good health. Natural health enthusiasts know chlorella well as an excellent source of general nutrition. The Chlorella offered by Mountain Rose Herbs has a cracked outer cell wall which is broken by a high impact cryogenic jet-spray process that pulverizes the algae wall for enhanced digestibility. It is grown in outdoor secluded ponds in one of Japan's two primary reef areas and is fully protected from industrial pollutants.
Constituents (per 100 g)
Protein- 68.3 g
Total lipid (fat)- 11%
Chlorophyll- 3,420 mg
Calcium- 190 mg
Iron- 139 mg
Magnesium- 308 mg
Phosphorus- 895 mg
Potassium- 864 mg
Vitamin A- 40,200 iu
Vitamin E- 17.2 mg
Vitamin C- 91 mg
and over 18 beneficial amino acids
The entire plant, dried. The cell wall is practically impenetrable and indigestible in most regards. When purchasing Chlorella, make sure the outer cell wall has either been cracked or opened.
The powder can be added to drinks and smoothies, or may also be made into capsules or extracts.
Specific: Not for use during pregnancy or if breastfeeding except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Some individuals experience nausea or stomach discomfort, discontinue use and consult your healthcare practitioner.
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