Yaeyama Chlorella PowderSKU001 £14.90
What is Chlorella?
Chlorella is a single-cell green alga, about the size of a human red blood cell, which is cultivated in large man-made freshwater ponds under artificially-controlled conditions. It has been grown in the Pacific Rim for over 25 years. This single-celled organism is densely packed with nutrients.
Whats in Chlorella
It contains an astonishing 60% protein, including all essential amino acids, as well as high levels of vitamins B1, C, E and K and the carotenoids beta-carotene and lutein. Beta-carotene is a precursor of Vitamin A – essential for good vision, healthy immune function and skin health. Lutein is an antioxidant concentrated in the macula (a small area of the retina responsible for central vision). Research shows a high intake of Lutein is likely to be associated with a lower risk of age-related macular degeneration – a leading cause of blindness in older adults. Our Yaeyama strain of Chlorella Vulgaris contains 50 times as much lutein as spinach. Chlorella has the highest known concentration of chlorophyll in any edible plant (2-3%). Chlorophyll inhibits dioxin absorption (dioxins are environmental pollutants, which enter the population almost exclusively from the ingestion of food).
Dioxins are likely carcinogens and also threaten reproductive health, immune defences and sexual development. What nutrients does Chlorella contain? Alpha Carotene, Beta Carotene, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B6, Niacin. Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Copper, Zinc, Iodine, Cobalt, Calcium, Iron. It also contains the following amino acids (protein): Arginine, Lysine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Leucine, Isoleucine, Methionine, Valine, Alanine, Glycine, Proline, Glutamic Acid, Serine, Threonine, Aspartic acid, Tryptophan and Cystine. It also contains all digestive enzymes including chlorophyllase, pepsin and lipoic acid. Why Choose Yaeyama Chlorella? There are two species of Chlorella that are most commonly used in food supplements: Chlorella Vulgaris and Chlorella Pyrenoidosa. Yaeyama is a strain of Vulgaris. Vulgaris and Pyrenoidosa are similarly packed full of essential nutrients. In fact, a recent research paper discussing the two species concluded that “according to the latest findings, there are no species “Chlorella pyrenoidosa” - rather this is an outdated term under which species and strains of various algal groups were recorded. It seems that the Pyrenoidosa species were actually part of the Vulgaris family.
We have chosen to sell the Yaeyama strain for several reasons. Yaeyama Chlorella strain is cultivated in the sun-drenched sub-tropical climate of Ishigaki Island, located at the southern tip of the Japanese archipelago. It is cultivated in huge outdoor pools using only the suns natural energy. Chlorella that is produced indoors contains much lower levels of chlorophyll and CGF, (CGF is a nutrient dense liquid extract from the algae cell). The strain was chosen for its high quality. It has high photosynthesis and multiplication potential and is especially abundant in chlorophyll and carotenoids, whilst being lower in pheophorbides, said to cause skin allergies in some people. We, like many others, believe it to be the most nutritious and fresh tasting Chlorella on the market. Suggested useChlorella tablets (250mg): Take 6 tablets, twice daily, with water or other fluid.Chlorella powder: Take one or two teaspoons in water, milk or yoghurt and stir well (one spoonful = 2.0g to 3.0g). If you find this unpalatable try mixing with a little warm water and drowning in one shot. Chlorella can also be used as a poultice, a dressing on a wound or ulcer or mixed with cream.