Chlorella is a fresh water algae, it has numerous health benefits. It is available in tablets, capsules, extracts forms. The outer cell wall of chlorella is hard and humans cannot digest it so it is best consumed in supplemental form. There is some research on the health benefits of chlorella and science has found some amazing results.
This article lists down some of the amazing health benefits of Chlorella which are backed by science:
Rich in nutrients:
Chlorella is rich in nutrients because of its nutrient dense profile some call it a super food. Although the amount of nutrients in chlorella depends on the growing conditions, species and the way the supplements are processed, the basic nutrients in all species and every form of chlorella remain the same.
Chlorella contains the following nutrients:
Supports immune system:
Immune system is one very important part of the body. It helps fights off infections and protects the body from a number of diseases and health problems. It’s a complex system consisting of a number of mechanisms and cells that fight to kill harmful bacteria and viruses.
Chlorella helps enhance immune response and supports your immune system. One study found that men produced more antibodies when they took chlorella supplement compared to taking placebo. Another 8-week study found that healthy men who took chlorella supplements had markers of increased immune response.
But findings have been mixed, with some studies finding little to no response. One study found that chlorella supplements increased immune response in people under the age of 50 to 55 and not people over this age.
Improved blood cholesterol levels:
Chlorella can improve blood cholesterol levels according to some studies. Investigations show that 5-10 grams of chlorella supplements are especially helpful in lowering blood cholesterol levels especially LDL and people with slightly elevated blood cholesterol levels.
The following contents in chlorella may help in improving blood cholesterol levels:
Improves Blood pressure readings:
Chlorella supplements can improve blood pressure readings, according to studies. It improves heart and kidneys health, both of which improve blood pressure. In one study people with slightly high blood pressure were given about 4grams of chlorella supplements for 12 weeks, by the end of
The study, the participants had lower blood pressure then those who took the placebo. Another study found that chlorella supplements was related to less stiffening of the arteries, stiff arteries also has been linked to hypertension.
Chlorella also has some other benefits like:
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