Chlorella

Chlorella, Chlorella pyrenoidosa

Chlorella is a unicellular green algae. It multiplies rapidly through photosynthesis, which requires carbon dioxide, water, sunlight and small amounts of minerals to reproduce. Chlorella can serve as a source of energy due to its photosynthetic efficiency, which is comparable to other highly efficient crops such as sugar cane. It is composed by proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, fibers, vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidant and immunological agents.

Nutraceutic

  • Origin Plant Based
  • Source Itself
  • Type Vitamin, Mineral, Phytochemicals, Protein

Immunity

The immune system is made up of cells, tissues and organs that act in the organism's defense against the harmful effects of external microorganisms. The supplements indicated for immunity act as strengthening agents of this system, increasing the antibodies production and, consequently, its defense activity.
  • Preventive Immunity

    White blood cells - or leukocytes - are the body's defense cells that destroy foreign agents, for example, bacteria, viruses and toxic substances that attack our body and cause infections or other diseases. There are also enzymes that refer to the antioxidant defense system that plays the role of inhibiting and/or reducing the damage caused by the harmful action of free radicals or non-radical reactive species.
  • Age Range Children (0-12), Teenagers (13-19), Adults (20-59), Seniors (>60)
  • Toxicity May be toxic in high doses
  • Side effects Nausea, Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain, Allergy
  • Warnings Pregnancy, Chroninc Diseases

Why be Careful

Studies have reported that some individuals experienced side effects, such as nausea, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, and allergies, with chlorella supplementation over a long period of consumption. The use of chlorella for pregnant women and individuals with chronic diseases should be recommended by a doctor.

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