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With Cathy Schram

Chlorella: The World’s Most Nutrient-Rich Food

Q: What is Chlorella and can it be taken daily?

A: Chlorella is quite possibly the world’s most nutrient-rich food. It contains more than 20 different vitamins and minerals and provides an abundance of naturally occurring beta carotene. It is also one of the highest natural sources of chlorophyll, and is rich in lysine. Chlorella contains more Vitamin B-12 than beef liver, plus it contains iron, iodine and zinc.

So, what is Chlorella? Chlorella is a green, single-cell fresh-water algae. Each cell is a self-sufficient organism with all of the plant’s life functions taking place inside the cell. The result is an unusually high concentration of important nutrients in the chlorella plant. It is classified as a green algae but because of its abundant chlorophyll and unique cell wall, the health benefits are far greater.

Chlorella contains up to 10 times more chlorophyll and 12 times more iron than spirulina. Iron is essential to the formation of the red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of the body and is naturally associated with vitality and a healthy looking complexion Chlorella is a whole food and is easily digestible.

Taking chlorella regularly can help you fight fatigue and stress and make you more energetic. It helps rid your body of waste and toxins, an important key to a clean and healthy colon. It helps restore natural balance to your body so that you may achieve your ideal weight. It can help make you feel younger and healthier.

When purchasing chlorella, make sure that the cell walls have been cracked to ensure maximum nutrient absorption. You also want a product that has been grown in fresh water and has been purified so that it contains no harmful contaminants.
Good health can only be achieved and maintained through personal dedication and daily effort. Make chlorella part of your daily routine. It is very effective not only in strengthening your body’s natural healing powers; but it also helps to stimulate your defenses.

This herb information is for health education purposes only. It is not intended to replace the services of licensed health practitioners. Consult with a physician for any condition that requires professional care.

Do you have questions about herbs or vitamins? Send them to Cathy Schram, CNHP and Certified Herbalist. Write to: Herbs & More, 16021 Manchester Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011.