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Sun Chlorella Review
Organic Chlorella powder is one of the healthy compounds a person could ever eat. For those of you who haven’t heard of it before, Chlorella is a single celled algae that’s power packed with nutrients, though accessing those nutrients is sometimes a challenge. That’s why Chlorella algae need to undergo a special process that cracks their cell walls, allowing the body to access the nutrients locked within. Without that process, the human digestive tract would be unable to penetrate the cell wall and utilize the nutrients within.
For this reason, and because of the fact that contamination can happen with Chlorella in many of the different stages of production, it’s really important to find a quality brand of Chlorella and not just go with the cheapest you can find. For more information on that, I’ve written another article in this category about possible Chlorella side effects. I’ve personally tried many different forms of Chlorella, and the one that I’ve found to be the best is the brand Sun Chlorella, pictured at the top.
As you can see, even though Chlorella is a single compound, and not a green powder combination, I still gave it a high rating on completeness, 4 out of 5 stars. The reason why is because Chlorella is a nutrient dense superfood. Here are some of the nutrients you get from taking Chlorella:
- Rich natural source of chlorophyll (20 times richer than alfalfa grass)
- More than 20 different vitamins and minerals
- 18 out of the 21 essential amino acids
- All of the essential fatty acids
- And many more
The process for harvesting Chlorella and rendering its nutrients useful to humans by cracking the cell wall is getting better every year. Still, it’s not quite there yet. That’s why we rated Chlorella 4 out of 5 stars for bio-availability, because some of the nutrients locked up inside the Chlorella cell still aren’t going to be utilized and absorbed. Most of the nutrients will, making it still very bio-available, but not as much as other green powders.
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Chlorella is an amazing green powder absolutely rife with positive health benefits. For one thing, Chlorella is the richest source of chlorophyll on the planet, which is a huge benefit to people eating a standard modern diet. But Chlorella can sometimes come with a few unwanted side effects. The first is actually something interesting. It’s a side effect that’s both a benefit and a side effect at the same time. You’ll see what I mean.
Detoxification Side Effects
Because of the fact that Chlorella is so chalked full of chlorophyll, detoxification happens on a widespread scale throughout the body. Chlorophyll is considered one of the most powerful detoxifiers on the planet, removing heavy metals and other unwanted dangers from throughout the body. But what happens is that as a person begins to detox, the release of so many harsh chemicals into the bloodstream to be filtered out, they start to feel just plain lousy. A person can exhibit nausea, aching, fever, and more because of the detoxification process. This leads some people to believe that they’re allergic to Chlorella when in fact, they’re the ones who need it the most. If you buy Chlorella and this happens to you, it just means that it’s doing its job. It’s a Chlorella side effect you’ll just have to live with. Now in some cases, a person might actually have a legitimate allergy to algae. So if the side effects continue and even intensify, you might want to try out a different green powder.
Contamination Side Effects
One of the concerns that has arisen many times about Chlorella is concern for how it’s harvested. Chlorella is produced largely in Japan, in Okinawa, inside of very large culture pools that can be up to 175 feet in diameter. The reason why most Chlorella is made in Okinawa is due to the ideal climate that promotes rapid growth of Chlorella. Once the Chlorella algae are grown, they’re harvested and undergo a drying process that renders it into powder form. Contamination can happen at various stages of this process. And since Chlorella is a single celled algae, the growing conditions for Chlorella are similar to other single celled organisms, things like bacteria and germs that can also contaminate the powder.
Another issue with the creation of Chlorella is that it has a very hard outer shell that must be “cracked” in order for the Chlorella to be digested by the human digestive tract. If you’ve ever purchased Chlorella, you’ve probably seen that somewhere on the label says “cracked cell wall” or something similar. Contamination has been known to happen through this process as well because of how difficult a process it is to crack each and every cell wall inside the Chlorella. Because of the methods for growing, harvesting, and cracking the cell wall of Chlorella, contamination is difficult to avoid. Though safety measures are obviously very strict, you need to make sure you purchase a quality brand of Chlorella. We’ve tried to find the best one for you in terms of safety, cost, and bio-availability, which we’ll review in our next article.