The Ultimate Superfood for Gut Health + Immune Support + Detoxification
Chlorella pyrenoidosa is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet: Gram for gram, the green algae packs more protein and chlorophyll than any other food out there. It’s also rich in beneficial vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Chlorella isn’t stimulating, a concern with some blue-green algae like Spirulina.
The unique qualities and essential nutrients in chlorella contribute to its power to support digestion, detoxification, a balanced gut microbiome, the immune system, and healthy aging. And it all comes from a single-ingredient, single-celled organism—pure and simple.
Key Powerhouse Nutrients
This pigment is responsible for chlorella’s intense green hue, but it’s more than just a pretty color: Chlorophyll supports natural detoxification. Clinical trials show that chlorophyll binds with toxins and potentially interferes with their absorption in tissue1. It’s also a potent antioxidant and acts as an internal deodorant2,3.
Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF)
Chlorella’s unique complex of amino acids, peptides, proteins, vitamins, and sugars—the combination of which has been dubbed Chlorella Growth Factor—is thought to support the growth of healthy cells. CGF works in tandem with dietary fiber and chlorophyll to nourish the cells of the GI tract, contributing to the growth of beneficial intestinal flora for a more balanced gut microbiome.
Another type of pigment, carotenoids play an important antioxidant role. For instance, the carotenoids alpha- and beta-carotene support normal cholesterol levels4, and they convert to vitamin A, a nutrient that promotes healthy skin. And lutein and zeaxanthin are abundant in chlorella, both of which are associated with eye health.
Omega-3 fatty acids
These healthy fats help support heart and brain health and may contribute to a balanced mood5. In particular, chlorella is a good source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential omega-3 that must be obtained through diet because the body can’t produce it on its own.
Chlorella is protein-dense, containing more than 60% protein—a key player in cell repair and growth. And it’s a complete or whole protein, meaning it contains all nine of the essential amino acids we need in our diet—a rare find in vegetarian food.
There are many types of enzymes in chlorella, including pepsin, one of the main digestive enzymes for breaking down protein in the gut, that help support healthy digestion.
The Pure Chlorella Advantage
Chlorella’s valuable nutrients are protected by strong cell walls that can’t be broken down by our digestive process. If the cell walls aren’t broken, the benefits of eating chlorella are lost. Pure Chlorella uses pressure release to crack open cell walls, an effective process that preserves all of the nutritional benefits of the algae. (Other methods like grinding or exposure to high heat or chemicals may result in loss or damage to nutrients.)
Pure Chlorella is also sunlight grown in nutrient-enriched freshwater pools, so it produces chlorophyll and other nutrients naturally. Compare that to the fermented chlorella commonly found in other supplements: It’s cultivated in sealed tanks, treated with a solution of glucose and acetic acid to trigger chlorophyll production, and as a result, lower in dietary fiber and other nutrients.
Pure Chlorella is sourced in Taiwan from one of the world’s most experienced chlorella cultivators, with a track record of quality dating back over 50 years. At peak maturity, the algae is filtered, pressure released, dehydrated, and pressed into tablets at a pristine, state-of-the-art facility.
There are no binders, fillers, animal products, gluten, or soy in Pure Chlorella. It is certified organic, and undergoes rigorous third-party testing to ensure its purity and quality. Each batch of Pure Chlorella is evaluated for contaminants and verified pure by a Certificate of Analysis.
As with any new food or supplement, start slowly and gradually increase the dosage to find the best amount for you. The typical maintenance dose for Pure Chlorella is 10-15 tablets, twice a day. For additional support, we suggest taking 20 tablets, twice a day. Pure Chlorella can be taken any time of day. For best results, take with food.
At Vital Plan, we pride ourselves in using clear, honest labeling for each product. Every batch of chlorella tablets is quality-tested multiple times throughout the manufacturing process, and then sent to third-party labs for verification of ingredient purity and label claims.