Chlorella Plus by Douglas Laboratories, supplies chlorella and spirulina algae as phytonutrients for antioxidant support.
Chlorella and Spirulina are microalgae from green algae plants that contain substantial amounts of fatty acids (particularly polyunsaturated fatty acids), protein, chlorophyll, carotenoids, vitamins, including vitamin B12 and vitamin K, minerals, and unique pigments. Algae has been used by millions of people in Asia for hundreds of years. Many athletes, Olympians, and NASA astronauts have relied on algae as a way to get a lot nutrients into a very small volume of food.
Research shows daily dietary supplementation with chlorella supports normal blood pressure, serum cholesterol levels, wound healing, and immune functions. Microalgae may play a role in detoxification. One study showed microalgae supplemented in an enteral diet had significant protective effects on the intestinal mucosal barrier. Another clinical study suggests that fat metabolism and insulin signaling pathways could be physiologically supported by chlorella intake.
Chorella and spirulina contain huge amounts of Chlorophyll, which has a chemical structure very similar to hemoglobin, and there is recent research that shows that a combination of chlorophyll in your bloodstream and exposure to sunlight can allow you to produce ATP without actually eating any calories.
Compared to other commercial sources of chlorophyll like wheat grass, barley, and alfalfa (all popular ingredients in “greens” supplements), chlorella has five times more chlorophyll than wheat grass, twelve times more than barley and nearly ten times more than alfalfa.