Chlorella is a type of algae that grows in fresh water. The whole plant is used to make nutritional supplements and medicine.
Chlorella is a powerful natural detoxification agent. It contains 2-7% chlorophyll, the highest of any known food. Chlorella can eliminate the harmful and unwanted chemical toxins that have accumulated in our body through pesticides in our food, heavy metals in air &water, and chemicals in drinking water. The property of detoxifying poisoning substances from the body is one of the important differences between chlorella and other nutritional supplements.
In addition, Chlorella is used as a potential food source because it is high in protein and other essential nutrients; when dried, it is about 45% protein, 20% fat, 20% carbohydrate, 5% fibre, and 10% minerals and vitamins. Various health benefits of Chlorella are discussed in the following pages: