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Chlorella

How does Chlorella work?

Chlorella is a good source of protein, fats, carbohydrates, fiber, chlorophyll, vitamins, and minerals. The cell wall of chlorella must be broken down before people can digest it.

Are there safety concerns?

Chlorella seems to be safe for most people when used as a food supplement. The most common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, gas (flatulence), green discoloration of the stools, and stomach cramping, especially in the first week it is used.

Chlorella has caused serious allergic reactions, including asthma and other dangerous breathing problems in some cases.

Chlorella can cause skin to become extra sensitive to the sun. Wear sunblock outside, especially if you are light-skinned.

Do not use chlorella if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are sensitive to iodine.
  • You have a weak immune system.
  • You have an immune system disorder such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other immune system conditions called "autoimmune disease."

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