Knowledge Base:  
Knowledge Base > The health benefits of Pure Chlorella Extract --> Knowledge Base > The health benefits of Pure Chlorella Extract
The Health Benefits of Pure Chlorella Extract
Last Updated: 05/30/2016

Chlorella is a fresh water, single-celled algae that grows in fresh water that emerged over 2 billion years ago, and was the first form of a plant with a well-defined nucleus. Because Chlorella is a microscopic organism, it was not discovered until the late 19th century, deriving its name from the Greek, "chloros" meaning green and "ella" meaning small. In fact that chlorella contains the highest amount of chlorophyll of any known plant.

Chlorella has been considered a “superfood” on the rise whose benefits are too many and too strong to ignore. It contains vitamins like Vitamin C and amino acids and has also been shown to be a natural source of B-complex vitamins and iron. It contains a high concentration of compounds that help block free radicals, which are defined as unstable molecules that can hurt and damage cells.

Chlorella has been used to help support treatments of multiple health conditions, such as ulcers, hypertension, Crohn’s disease, and even a help in the reduction of cholesterol. As it is also a great source of magnesium, it has been used and shown great results in boosting energy, detoxifying the body, and promoting a balanced mood.

It is important to note that Chlorella’s tough exterior cellular walls are difficult to digest. It took many years of research, study, trial, and error to find a way for the human body to effectively digest it. The substance in these walls is believed to be what surrounds heavy metals, pesticides, and other toxins and helps to remove them from the human body. So when purchasing a Chlorella supplement make sure to buy “cracked cell wall Chlorella” as it is a quality-type which is highly absorbable by the body.

It’s easy to see why Chlorella is ranked one of the top 10 health foods in the world when you look at its’ nutrient density score. In fact, per gram it is way more nutrient dense than other greens including kale, spinach and broccoli!

Chlorella to boost your overall health and immune system

Chlorella Extract has been shown to increase the good bacteria in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which helps to treat ulcers, colitis, diverticulosis and Crohn's disease. It is also used to treat constipation, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
It has also been used to protect the body from the effects of cancer radiation treatments.

Chlorella as a source of Vitamins, Minerals (Iron), and Amino Acids

Chlorella is considered a nutrient-dense superfood that contains 60% protein, 18 amino acids (including all the essential amino acids), and various vitamins and minerals. One of its unique properties is a phytonutrient called CGF (Chlorella Growth Factor) which supports cell regeneration.

Chlorella provides all of the dietary-essential amino acids in excellent ratios. It is also a reliable source of essential fatty acids that are required for many important biochemical functions, including hormone balance. Chlorella also contains high levels of chlorophyll, beta-carotene and RNA/DNA. More than 20 vitamins and minerals are found in chlorella, including iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, pro-vitamin A, vitamins C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, E and K, biotin, inositol, folic acid, plus vitamins C, E and K, zinc

Chlorella as a source of amino acid protein

Chlorella is also a great source of complete amino acid protein, and is made up of 50-60 percent protein. So vegans and vegetarians taking Chlorella Extract can benefit from both the detoxification properties of chlorella, and enhance their B vitamin and protein intake. Chlorella particularly contains large concentrations of Iron and can provide support in iron deficient diets.

Chlorella for weight loss and weight management

Chlorella can also benefit the body by helping to regulate hormones and metabolism levels as well as by improving circulation, and promoting higher levels of energy. It may also helps to reduce weight and body fat, as well as flush out toxins as the weight is lost.

Chlorella to maintain healthy sugar and cholesterol level in the blood

In a study published by the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers found that doses of 8,000 mg of Chlorella per day (divided into 2 doses), helps lower cholesterol and blood glucose levels.

Researchers observed first a decline in cholesterol levels, and then the improvement in blood glucose. They believe that Chlorella activates a number of genes at the cellular level that improve insulin sensitivity encouraging a healthy balance.

Chlorella as an antioxidant

Research is also showing that Chlorella may slow the aging process. A study published in the journal Clinical Laboratory revealed that Chlorella greatly reduces oxidative stress that can be caused from pollution, stress and a poor diet.

The reason Chlorella is so effective at limiting the production of free radicals in the body, is because it naturally increases levels of vitamin A, vitamin C and glutathione in your body which eliminates free-radicals and protects your cells.

The CGF (Chlorella Growth Factor) supplies your body with more nucleic acid materials per ounce than any other food on the planet. Furthermore, a good supply of these special blueprint materials can save your body a lot of work.

As chlorella researcher and pioneer nutritionist, Dr. Bernard Jensen, Ph D. explained, "Foods rich in nucleic acids provide cell-protective effects which help ensure long life. The body can absorb and use nucleic acid components directly, which saves the energy that would normally be used in synthesizing them." When you have enough of the nucleic acids that make up DNA and RNA, you protect our own cellular nucleic acids and your cell can function efficiently. When you're strong and healthy at the cellular level, you are strong and healthy as a whole.”

Chlorella for detoxification

Chlorella is widely known for its natural detoxification abilities. When chlorella is taken into your body, its natural action will bind it to lingering heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides found in your digestive tract which is your body's pathway to your bloodstream where these harmful toxins are delivered and deposited into your body's cells.

Chlorella is uniquely designed to not bind to the minerals your body naturally needs to function optimally. It does not bind to beneficial minerals like calcium, magnesium, or zinc. It's almost as if chlorella knows which metals belong in your body and which chemicals need to be removed.

Chlorella for anxiety and mood disorders

A pilot exploratory trial involving Chlorella has shown some positive effects in improving physical and cognitive symptoms of depression as well as anxiety symptoms in patients who are receiving standard antidepressant therapy.

How? Chlorella is abundant in a variety of vitamin, amino acids and minerals, and contains proteins that stimulate growth hormone and brain neurotransmitters.

Chlorella for preemptive cancer prevention and support during cancer treatments

It is believed that all human bodies at some time develop cancer cells. Properly functioning immune systems have the ability to attack and destroy these cells, before they have the chance to take hold and create cancer. A recent medical study found that Chlorella helps fight cancer in several ways.

First, when taken pre-emptively, it strengthens the immune system, so our bodies respond properly. Second, because it removes heavy metals and toxins from our body, we are less likely to get environmentally based cancers. Lastly, studies have shown that individuals once diagnosed with cancer, Chlorella enhances the action of T cells helping to fight new abnormal cells.

And, as mentioned above, if cancer is diagnosed, and chemotherapy or radiation therapy is used, Chlorella can help to fight the side effects and be used in addition to natural cancer treatments.

Chlorella is now used as an adjunct supplement during radiation treatment for cancer. Its abundance of chlorophyll is known to protect the body against ultraviolet radiation , while removing radioactive particles from the body.

According to researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College,“cellular components and functions of the immune system remain at or near normal levels and are less adversely affected when patients are undergoing chemotherapy and/or taking immunosuppressive medications such as steroids.”

Safety Information:

Women who are pregnant or nursing, children under the age of 18, and individuals with a known medical condition or who are taking a daily medication should consult with a physician before beginning this, or any other supplementation program. Do not exceed the recommended dosage for this product unless directed to do so by your doctor.

This supplement should be stored in a cool, dry environment. Keep out of the reach of children. If the safety seal is broken, missing, or damaged, do not consume this product.

Chlorella may cause side effects in some individuals. If taken in large doses Chlorella may cause swelling of the face or tongue, sensitivity to sunlight, digestive upset, acne, fatigue, lethargy, headaches, vertigo, and shaking. Consult a physician before taking a Chlorella supplement, if you are allergic iodine; a physician should be consulted before taking any supplement.


This supplement contains 600 mg of Chlorella extract per 1 veggie capsule (cellulose)


This product is intended for use as a daily dietary supplement for individuals who want to maintain an overall healthy lifestyle and support the body’s natural immune functions. For this purpose take 1 vegetable capsule two times daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional. the capsule 20 to 30 minutes before eating with a full glass of water, or as otherwise directed by your doctor

The Chlorella Extract Ingenium Naturals Product is 100% natural, and contains no fillers and no binders, no artificial colors nor artificial flavors.

For best results all supplements should be accompanied by a healthy lifestyle

Please read our disclaimer before using any Ingenium Naturals product.

Was this article helpful?