- Seaweed & Algae
Chlorella is a round green algae with a cracked cell wall. Chlorella is a versatile and ancient organism with a rapid growth rate, high chlorophyll content, and ability to produce all essential amino acids.
Chlorella's suitability as a sustainable food source for long-duration space missions is being investigated due to its high nutrient content and ability to grow in controlled environments.
Chlorella, a green algae, has been studied for its potential effects on various aspects of health. It is believed to aid in detoxification processes by binding to heavy metals and facilitating their elimination from the body. Additionally, chlorella has been suggested to support the immune system by stimulating the production of white blood cells and enhancing immune function. Some studies have indicated that chlorella consumption may help lower blood pressure levels in individuals with hypertension. Moreover, it has shown promise in managing hyperlipidemia by potentially reducing total cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
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