Support immune function with premium Vega Chlorella. Researched extensively in Japan for many of todayâs key health concerns, chlorella is microscopic, unicellular, fresh-water green algae, power-packed with nutrition and developed to deliver:
Vega Chlorella has earned its reputation as the ultimate green superfood supplement, and boasts the highest concentration of chlorophyll of any known plant.
Grown outdoors on pristine, subtropical Japanese coral islands, in rich, spring-fed freshwater ponds, Vega Chlorellaâs cell walls are high-pressure jet sprayed to achieve optimum digestibility.
What is Chlorella?
One of the oldest forms of plant life on earth, chlorella is a unicellular, microscopic, fresh-water green algae, power-packed with nutrition. Chlorella is 68% complete protein, and contains rich stores of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF).
Chlorella has been extensively researched in Japan in connection with many of today’s key health concerns. As one of the most popular nutritional supplements in Japan, chlorella has earned its reputation as the ultimate green superfood.
Boasting the highest concentration of chlorophyll of any known plant (3 times more per serving than spinach)2, chlorella contains many components essential to life. NASA has studied chlorella for use in space travel as a photosynthetic link and source of nourishment and oxygen in controlled ecological life support systems3.
Why Should I Use Vega Chlorella?
Vega Chlorella is a unique strain, the result of 35 years of research, developed to deliver Chlorella Growth Factor. Grown outdoors in rich, spring-fed freshwater ponds on pristine, subtropical Japanese coral islands, Vega Chlorella is processed in state-of-the-art facilities under the strictest of quality standards. Vega Chlorella’s cell walls are high-pressure jet sprayed to increase digestibility without compromising nutritional content or shelf life.
Taking 2,500 mg of Vega Chlorella daily can help:
What is Chlorella Growth Factor?
CGF is a water-soluble extract—unique to chlorella—containing a variety of substances including amino acids, peptides, proteins, vitamins, sugars and nucleic acids. Produced by chlorella during intense photosynthesis and enabling chlorella to multiply four times every 20 hours—making chlorella one of the fastest-growing organisms on the planet—CGF is believed to be the core of some of chlorella’s health benefits.
How Does Chlorella Work?
In addition to delivering CGF, 2,500mg of chlorella offers a full spectrum of essential amino acids and a wealth of important vitamins and minerals, including:
An antioxidant powerhouse, chlorella is a concentrated source of chlorophyll, shown to have antioxidant properties.10 Free radical scavenging and quenching carotenoids are also abundant in chlorella, specifically the provitamin beta-Carotene, and lutein—prized for its role in supporting eye health.
Chlorella and the Environment
Chlorella demonstrates powerful, heavy-metal-binding capacities in water,11 easily absorbing toxins like lead, cadmium and nickel. Chlorella’s fast-growing, photosynthetic properties give it strong potential as an environmental clean-up, biomass fuel, and CO2 mitigation resource.12
2Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University. Micronutrient Information: Chlorophyll and Chlorophyllin. Accessed on 14/03/2012 from http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/phytochemicals/chlorophylls/.
3S. Starikovich, A Month Alone With Chlorella (Translation of “Mesyats nayedine c khlorelloy tl in Khimiya i zhizn’, No. 5, 1974, pp. 58-63). National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1975.
7Lutein, Vitamin A
8Vitamin A, Chlorophyll, Beta Carotene, Lutein
9Vitamin D, A
10M.G. Ferruzzi, et al, Antioxidant and Antimutagenic Activity of Dietary Chlorophyll Derivatives Determined by Radical Scavenging and Bacterial Reverse Mutagenesis Assays. Journal Of Food Science Vol. 67, Nr. 7, 2002.
11M. Moustafa, G. Idris, Biological removal of heavy metals from wastewater. Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 42, No. 6, November 2003
12Chinnasamy, S., et al, Biomass Production Potential of a Wastewater Alga Chlorella vulgaris ARC 1 under Elevated Levels of CO2 and Temperature. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2009, 10, 518-532.
It's impressive resume of benefits includes cleansing the blood, detoxifying the body, helping with optimal blood pressure, and so forth.
I use a teaspoon daily in my smoothies. When I first tried it, I had an extremely noticeable digestive cleanse, very smooth, very natural, very refreshing (hope that is not 'too much information').
A good source of protein, Chlorellea is available in powder or pill form.
I can't say enough about Chlorella.
If you want to purchase right away, I would recommend the brand I use which is Source Naturals Chlorella in both pills and powder. Source Naturals uses the Yaeyama strain of Chlorella, supposedly prized for it's purity and high quality. If you can't find Source Naturals, then the companyJarrow uses the same Yaeyama Chlorella, is highly recommended also. I think these two are the best value for the money, if you will be using everyday in smoothies.
The best brand I think of them all is Sun Chlorella, but it is super expensive and doesn't come in powder, thus I can't use Sun Chlorella in my smoothies. Another very good brand is Chloressence, from a company called Vega that makes VERY high quality products. Quite expensive also. You are getting a good prouct with any of the ones I have mentioned on this page.
The way to evaluate quality Chlorella is check the ratio of Chloroyphill and Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), the active ingredients, per gram. Source Naturals is not as high as Sun or Chloressence, but has very good Chloryphill and CGF per gram numbers, and the price point is right because I use it every day. Be careful, because several brands that I initially tried were poor quality such as the Whole Food brand. The Whole Foods brand, upon inspection, is not that "deep deep" green color. As a general rule, the deeper the green, the better.~dw~