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.
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.
Chlorella supplementation has been shown to improve immune response. Studies have observed that chlorella consumption can increase antibodies production and improve the body’s immune activity. Supplementation may enhance immune function by increasing the activity of various areas of the immune system.
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.
Studies have shown that 6-week chlorella supplementation increased serum vitamin C bioavailability.
There is evidence that chlorella supplementation may increase serum bioavailability of vitamin E.