Chlorella (1000 mg)

by Vitabase

  • Highest source of chlorophyll in a food substance
  • May help boost immune system
  • May provide benefit for fibromyalgia
  • High levels of RNA and DNA
  • Significant source of protein, iron, Beta Carotene, Vitamin B12 and nineteen amino acids

Chlorella is small green algae that are cultivated in fresh water. Discovered in the 19th century, it became the center of great interest for its potential food value after World War II. Called by some a “complete” food, its use as a food source never panned out, but it has become a popular food supplement particularly in Japan and now increasingly in the United States.

Chlorella contains the highest levels of chlorophyll found in a plant source. Chlorella also contains significant amounts of protein, iron, vitamin B12, beta carotene and nineteen amino acids. It is the food substance with the highest known levels of RNA and DNA. This may have implications for repairing the cell’s genetic material. Chlorella has the potential to benefit in several areas. In animal studies chlorella significantly lowered blood pressure. In at least one human study published in 2003 a noteworthy portion of participants saw a decline in blood pressure levels. Further studies of this sort are needed before concrete benefits can be established.

Chlorella enhances the immune system function. Scientists believe chlorella increases T-cell activity and increases macrophages. These large cells protect against infection by removing waste products, harmful microorganisms, and toxins from the blood stream. With the increase in T-cells and macrophage comes an increase in interferon. 

In a 2000 study, patients with fibromyalgia experienced significant benefits after taking chlorella for two months. Further studies are needed before concrete benefits can be established. Chlorella has a strong cell wall which cannot be adequately broken down by the human digestive system. In order to facilitate maximum absorption and benefit, the cell wall must be broken before consumption. The cell wall of Vitabase Chlorella has been broken down mechanically to aid digestibility.

Label Information and Ingredients

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 3 tablets daily, preferably with meals.

Supplemental Facts
Serving Size: 3 Tablet(s)

IngredientsPer Serving% DV
Calories 10   *
Protein 2 g   4%
Vitamin A (100% as Beta-Carotene) 3000 iu   60%
Vitamin B12 3 mcg   50%
Iron 3 mg   17%
Zinc 2 mg   13%
Chlorella 3 g   *
Chlorophyll 60 mg   *
RNA 89 mg   *
DNA 8.3 mg   *
* Daily Value Not Established

Notes: The cell wall in this high quality Chlorella has been broken down mechanically to aid digestibility. Do Not Eat Freshness Packet. Keep in Bottle. Store in a cool, dry place. Please Recycle.

Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).