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Alternative Names

Algue Verte d'Eau Douce, Bulgarian Green Algae, Bulgarian Chlorella, Chlorella Algae, Clorela, Chinese Chlorella, Chlorelle, Freshwater Seaweed, Freshwater Green Algae, Green Algae, Green Alga, Japanese Chlorella, Seaweed, Yaeyama Chlorella

Scientific Name

Chlorella Pyrenoidosa

Why Do People Use Chlorella?

The oral preparations of Chlorella vulgaris (Chlorella), like chlorella powder, are used as food supplements as chlorella is extremely rich in nutrients like nucleic acids, minerals, vitamins, proteins and fiber. Following are the main uses for oral preparations of chlorella: • It is used as an immune stimulant and is believed to increase the count of protective white blood cells in patients with AIDS and cancer • Chlorella powder is also used to protect the body for side effects of flu vaccine and as a treatment for cold • Use of chlorella vulgaris is also believed to protect the body against the harmful effects of radiations as in patients with cancer undergoing radiation therapy • Chlorella is also used to protect the body against the harmful effects of heavy metals such as mercury and lead • It is also believed to slow down the aging process • Use of chlorella powder can benefit the flora of gastrointestinal tract and can also serve as a treatment for several gut ailments like colitis, diverticulosis, ulcers and Chron’s disease • Additionally, a number of gut conditions are treated by the use of chlorella vulgaris such as bad breath, constipation and stress related ulcers • Hypotension is also treated by its use • It has got a strong anti-oxidant potential • Serum cholesterol shows significant reduction with the use of chlorella • Its use is associated with increase in energy • It has also got detoxification potential • Since it is a good source of magnesium, so it is used to improve mental health • Females with premenstrual syndrome use chlorella powder • Chlorella vulgaris is also used for the treatment of asthmatic attacks • It is sometimes used for the treatment and management of fibromyalgia The topical preparations of chlorella are used for the treatment of: • Post-irradiation dermatitis • Trichomoniasis • Ulcers • Vulval leukopenia

Is It Safe To Use?

No data is available to rate the effectiveness of chlorella vulgaris for following conditions: • Glioma • Fibromyalgia

How Effective Is Chlorella?

Not known.

How Chlorella Works?

Chlorella, also known as seaweed, is a single celled algae commonly found in freshwater. The whole organism is processed for different medicinal purposes and is quite rich in chlorophyll. Chlorella powder is quite rich in nutrients like minerals, proteins, vitamins, lipids, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and fibers. Some evidence suggest that use of chlorella vulgaris might increase the serum concentration of vitamin B12 but this vitamin B12 is of little value. The results of studies conducted on animals have shown that certain constituents of chlorella might acts as antibacterial, antiviral, antitumor and antifungal agents. Chlorella has also shown to possess promising immune stimulating potential.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Chlorella?

Following are the adverse reactions that might follow the oral consumption of chlorella powder: • Use of chlorella vulgaris might cause gastrointestinal side effects including flatulence, diarrhea, nausea and pain in the abdomen, especially during the first week of use. Feces might also undergo green discoloration • Some cases of fatigue have also been reported • People might develop sensitivity to certain constituents of chlorella vulgaris and may present as asthmatic attack and anaphylaxis • Rarely, use of chlorella powder might cause infections in humans • People might also develop photosensitivity reactions

How Chlorella Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Chlorella Interacts With Drugs?

Following is how chlorella powder interacts with different drugs: Immunosuppressant Drugs - The concomitant use of chlorella vulgaris and immunosuppressant drugs pose an interaction of moderate degree, which might require careful use. Chlorella, being an immune stimulating agent, might result in the suppression of function of immunosuppressant drugs. Some researchers have also shown concern that use of chlorella powder might result in colonization of pathogens in humans. Therefore, patients on immunosuppressant therapy should never use chlorella vulgaris without the recommendation of their doctor. Some immunosuppressant drugs include corticosteroids (glucocorticoids), azathioprine (Imuran), muromonab-CD3 (OKT3, Orthoclone OKT3), prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone), basiliximab (Simulect), sirolimus (Rapamune), cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), tacrolimus (FK506, Prograf) and daclizumab (Zenapax). Warfarin (Coumadin) - This is another moderate interaction of chlorella with drugs. Caution is advised. Vitamin K is an important component of coagulation cascade. Due to its high content of vitamin K, concomitant use of chlorella and warfarin might decrease the anticoagulant action of warfarin.

How Chlorella Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Chlorella Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Chlorella Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Following is how chlorella powder interacts with different diseases or conditions: Autoimmune Diseases - Chlorella vulgaris has shown potential to stimulate the function of immune system. This way use of chlorella might increase the intensity of autoimmune diseases. Therefore, patients with autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis (RA), multiple sclerosis (MS) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) should be advised to use chlorella powder with extreme caution. Immunodeficiency - There is concern that chlorella might cause pathogenic colonization in some patients who are immunocompromised. Use with caution or avoid in these patients. Iodine Sensitivity - People showing sensitivity to iodine should not use chlorella because it is naturally very high in iodine content.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Chlorella?

• 10 grams chlorella tablets along with 100 ml Wakasa Gold (liquid extrac) should be used daily for the treatment of fibromyalgia. • 20 grams chlorella tablets along with 150 ml liquid extract should be used daily for increasing tolerability to radiotherapy and chemotherapy in patients undergoing treatment for brain tumors. • No specific dose for topical use.


Since chlorella is an organism that occurs in nature; therefore difference in processing, growing and harvesting can alter the nutrients in it. By changing the conditions of its growth, the protein content can be changed from 7% to 88%; carbohydrate content can be increase from 6% to 38%; and fats can be elevated from 7% to 75%. Japan and Taiwan are the major producers of chlorella used in the US. Commercially available products are either tablets or liquid extracts. The chlorella extracts contain a compound known as the chlorella growth factors.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Chlorella Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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