What in the world is Chlorella Extract you may be asking yourself? I know I did at first and in fact if it weren't for Ryan and his "I'm getting healthy" fascination I probably still would have no clue what this vitamin/supplement is. So, let me fill you guys in, just in case you are as clueless about this product as I was.
Chlorella has many different names, some such names include Bulgarian Green Algae, Freshwater Seaweed, Green Algae, Seaweed, and even Japanese Chlorella. But giving you names doesn't really tell you what it is or why you should be consuming it on a regular basis, does it?
Chlorella is a type of fresh water algae that is used to make supplements and medicine in many cultures around the world. Majority of the Chlorella we get in the US comes from Japan or Taiwan. The important ingredient in these Chlorella extract capsules is the "Chlorella growth factor" which contains chemicals including amino acids, peptides, proteins, vitamins, sugars and nucleic acids.
As far as the medicinal aspect goes Chlorella can and has been used in preventing cancer, reducing radiation treatment side effects, stimulating the immune system, increasing white blood cell counts, and protecting the body against toxic metals like lead and mercury. It has even been said this supplement can hep slow the aging process, and I know we all would enjoy that benefit. (This is all according to the WebMD website)
Like any supplement though the key is getting a high quality and pure supplement so that you can get the most benefit from it. This particular supplement is free from additives and fillers, it is also GMO free which as many of you know if of high importance to me and my family. In a world where 80-95% of all our "processed" foods are made with GMOs we are consuming a huge amount of toxic chemicals and things, so when I can avoid it I certainly do.
Ryan has been the lucky one to test this supplement out since I am pregnant and not so willing to try new things at the moment. He says the following about the supplement...
"It's a green capsule, and you take 1 capsule per day, I find my energy improving slightly, this supplement makes me feel "generally all around awesomeness." This is like a super food supplement that is easy to take with no after effects, like taste or what not."
Pick yourself up a bottle today from Amazon.
*Disclaimer: I received this product at no cost in order to facilitate this honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.*