What Is Chlorella Good For? Look To Its History!


Two and a half billion years ago – long before dinosaurs roamed the planet – tiny algae like chlorella ruled the world. These ancient plants pioneered photosynthesis, transforming the power of the sun into food.

Over time, some scientists estimate the early forms of algae have multiplied into as many as 100,000 different species of algae. From the arctic to boiling hot springs, they’ve colonized the most extreme environments. Producing an estimated third of all the oxygen produced in the world, these simple plants cover every corner of the Earth.

Chlorella survived numerous dramatic shifts in climate as the Earth went through ice ages and tropical lulls.  It has survived shifts in tectonic plates. It’s seen the arrival and disappearance of thousands of animal and plant species. And it’s witnessed the tides of human history over the last dozen or so millennia.

Tough, self-reliant and nutrient-rich, chlorella has survived it all. And after all this upheaval – a full two and a half billion years later – chlorella and its algal cousins still reign supreme.

Its simple – yet effective – structure has stood the test of time.

  • Chlorella is a single-celled organism, with a very simple structure overall. It embodies the genius of simplicity.
  • Chlorella’s chloroplasts turn out to be one of the most concentrated sources of the pigment, chlorophyll, on the planet. This makes it a very effective producer of stored energy through photosynthesis.
  • A cell nucleus stockpiled with nucleic acids. Chlorella researcher Dr. Minchinori Kimura found chlorella is 10% RNA and 3% DNA. This makes it the highest known food source of nucleic acids.[1]
  • A unique growth hormone, called chlorella growth factor (CGF). CGF allows chlorella to reproduce extremely rapidly.
  • A rich supply of nutrients including B vitamins, vitamin A, lutein, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin C, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus and iodine. Chlorella also has more protein per ounce than most other organisms and contains a good supply of healthy fats.
  • A tough cell wall that protects chlorella’s interior contents like a fortress.

These characteristics have allowed chlorella to survive on this planet longer than most other organisms.

Chlorella’s History Of Survival Has Made It A Powerful Superfood

Interestingly enough, these traits also have imbued chlorella with the kind of nutrition that makes chlorella a super food among super foods . . .

  • Its simple structure allows chlorella to be cultivated and processed easily with minimal destruction to its nutrition;
  • Chlorella’s rich supply of chlorophyll makes it a powerful internal cleanser. Used for wound-care and dental products, chlorophyll has a long track record as one of nature’s best purifiers.
  • Nucleic acids have been associated with speeding tissue recovery and fighting aging. Chlorella’s rich supply of nucleic acid may be a factor in how it supports cellular regeneration.
  • CGF seems to not only help chlorella cells reproduce efficiently, it also seems to help our human cells renew.
  • Chlorella’s rich supply of nutrients feeds your body what it needs to perform optimally. It’s one of the few plant sources of the kind of vitamin B12 our bodies can use.[2] Close to 60% protein, chlorella gives you more protein ounce per ounce than steak. It also supplies the body with healthy Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in addition to the super healthy oleic acid, found also in olive oil.
  • In order to be digestible, chlorella’s cell wall needs to be broken down. Yet the sturdy fibers in chlorella’s cell wall still serve us. These fibers seem to help your body speed toxins – like lead, cadmium, nickel and dioxin – out of the body.

Chlorella Feeds Your Body The Powerful Nutrition Of Survival

Clearly this tiny little algae packs a powerful punch when it comes to nutrition. And as you can see, the nutrition that enabled it to survive is the same nutrition that works together inside of you to bring a feeling of rejuvenation and vitality.

While modern medicine offers many wonders, perhaps the most amazing health benefits come from the most ancient sources. Like chlorella.


[1] Jensen B. Chlorella: Gem Of The Orient. Self-published, 1987. p. 81

[2] Watanabe F et al. Characterization and bioavailability of vitamin B12-compounds from edible algae. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2002 Oct;48(5):325-31.

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About Michael E. Rosenbaum, MD
Dr. Rosenbaum is a 30-year veteran and widely recognized pioneer in the field of nutritional medicine, alternative healthcare and medical acupuncture. As one of America’s most respected experts in natural health and healing, Dr. Rosenbaum has been a frequent lecturer to professional medical groups and has participated in numerous television and radio talk shows. He is also an esteemed member of the Sun Chlorella Advisory Board, which helps guide the medical innovation behind Sun Chlorella products.


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