Organic Chlorella powder

POWDER Nothing But Plants®

60 mcg of vitamin B12 per 100 g of product

PRINCIPAL INDICATIONS:

Deficiencies (hemoglobin), Digestion (liver), Energy, Immune (strengthen the body's defense).

15,90 €

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Health claims accepted by the following organisations:

Vitamin B12 contributes to the normal function of the immune system.

Vitamin B12 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Vitamin B12 contributes to normal red blood cell formation.

Description

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Chlorella

DESCRIPTION

Chlorella (Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck) is a single-cell green algae rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, pigments, amino acids and fibre. It's the perfect food supplement!

The cell wall of our chlorella is broken using a technique that allows it to keep all of its nutritional properties intact, facilitating the assimilation of nutrients during digestion.

Our broken cell wall organic chlorella contains 60 μg of vitamin B12 per 100 g of product! One 4 gram dose of our chlorella therefore provides 96% NRVs* of vitamin B12.

*NRVs: Nutrient Reference Values.

ORIGIN

Chlorella (Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck) is a single-cell green algae (chlorophyta). Its green colour comes from the chlorophyll a and b it contains. To grow, it only requires only water, light, carbon dioxide and a small amount of minerals (1).

Chlorella

HISTORY

Chlorella has high nutritional value. Its properties are so well known that in the last century, during his space mission the astronaut Yuri Viktorovich Romanenko conducted experiments with chlorella algae in order to use it as food on lengthy space missions (1).

Chlorella is now consumed as a food supplement and also has numerous technical applications such as water purification and biodiesel production.

COMPOSITION

Chlorella contains a wide range of nutrients, including carotenoids, minerals, vitamins, chlorophyll and long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. It also contains phytochelatins, molecules able to bind to heavy metals (2) and which give chlorella its detoxifying properties.

Chlorella contains vitamin B12, an essential vitamin for numerous metabolic processes. One study examining its bioavailability concluded that the form of vitamin B12 present in chlorella is physiologically active, which means it offers an alternative natural source of this vitamin for vegans and vegetarians (3).

  • OUR PRODUCT
  • Product Name: Chlorella algae powder (from organic aquaculture)
  • Scientific name: Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck
  • Part used: Algae (broken cell wall)

BENEFITS

Chlorella has high nutritional value. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, fibre and amino acids (2). Its antioxidant (4) and immunostimulant properties (1-2) and detoxifying action (1) is well documented, and it is also effective for dyslipidemia (change in blood lipid levels) and high blood pressure (5).

USE, DIRECTIONS

We recommend mixing 4 g of chlorella powder with water, juice, shakes or milk. Chlorella powder can also be sprinkled on meals and salads.

4 g of chlorella powder with water, juice, shakes or milk

STUDIES

The antioxidant properties of chlorella have been proven in various studies. In one study in which chlorella extract was administrated to 38 smokers for a period of 6 weeks concluded that consuming chlorella improved antioxidant status and reduced lipid peroxidation in chronic smokers (4). A pilot study (6) also observed an improvement in physical and cognitive symptoms in patients with depression and anxiety when administration of antidepressants was combined with Chlorella vulgaris extract. This improvement was also associated with chlorella's antioxidant capacity.

Finally, chlorella also has heart-healthy and hepatoprotective properties. One study found that consuming chlorella helped to reduce hardening of the arteries in young people (7), and that consuming it as an adjuvant improved transaminase, triglyceride and glucose levels in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (5, 8).

Bibliography

  1. Nicoletti (2016) Microalgae nutraceuticals. Foods 5(3): 54.
  2. Queiroz et al. (2011) Chlorella vulgaris restores bone marrow cellularity and cytokine production in lead-exposed mice. Food Chem Toxicol 49: 2934-2941.
  3. Merchant et al. (2015) Nutritional supplementation with Chlorella pyrenoidosa lowers serum methylmalonic acid in vegans and vegetarians with a suspected vitamin B12 deficiency. J Med Food 18(12):1357-62.
  4. Panahi et al. (2013) Investigation of the effects of Chlorella vulgaris supplementation on the modulation of oxidative stress in apparently healthy smokers. Clin Lab 59 (5-6): 579-87.
  5. Ebrahimi-Mameghani et al. (2016) Glucose homeostasis, insulin resistance and inflammatory biomarkers in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Beneficial effects of supplementation with microalgae Chlorella vulgaris: A double-blind placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial. Clin Nutr http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2016.07.004.
  6. Panahi et al. (2015) A randomized controlled trial of 6-week Chlorella vulgaris supplementation in patients with major depressive disorder. Complement Ther Med 23(4): 598-602.
  7. Otsuki et al. (2013) Multicomponent supplement containing Chlorella decreases arterial stiffness in healthy young men. J Clin Biochem Nutr 53(3): 166–169.
  8. Panahi et al. (2012) Investigation of the effects of Chlorella vulgaris supplementation in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a randomized clinical trial. Hepatogastroenterology 59(119): 2099-2103.

Composition

INGREDIENTS:

Per daily dose: 4 g chlorella algae powder (from organic aquaculture) (Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck).

ALLERGENS:

This product does not contain allergens (in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011) nor genetically modified organisms.

FABRICATION AND GUARANTEE:

This food supplement is manufactured by a GMP-compliant laboratory (GMPs are the good manufacturing practice guidelines for the European pharmaceutical industry).

Their active principle content is guaranteed through regular tests, which can be viewed online.

Nutritional information

NUTRITION DECLARATION
per 100 g
per serving (4 g)
ENERGY
1668 kJ/ 398 kcal
67 kJ/ 16 kcal
FAT
13 g
0.5 g
      OF WHICH SATURATES
0.9 g
<0.1 g
CARBOHYDRATE
5.2 g
<0.5 g
      OF WHICH SUGARS
1.2 g
<0.5 g
FIBRE
12 g
0.5 g
PROTEIN
59 g
2.3 g
SALT
0.13 g
<0.01 g
VITAMIN B12
60 µg
2.4 µg (96%*)
IRON
101 mg
4 mg (28%)
IODINE
1000 µg
40 µg (26%)

*NRVs: Nutrient Reference Values.

Use

DIRECTIONS:

1 serving (4 g) per day. Mix 4 g (1 measuring spoon) with water, juice, smoothies or milk. Chlorella powder can also be used on meals and salads.

WARNINGS:

Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.

ADVICES:

Does not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are undergoing medical treatment, seek your therapist's advice. For adult use only. Keep out of reach of young children.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.

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