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How do I Choose the Best Chlorella Tablets?

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Chlorella tablets, which are taken as a dietary supplement, are packed with essential nutrients, including protein; vitamins A, B1, C, E and K; beta carotene; and lutein. To choose the best chlorella tablets, look for those that are manufactured without the use of binding agents or additives. Companies with good reputations will usually advertise that their tablets are free from pesticides and herbicides, and they also will hand-sieve and hand-package their chlorella tablets to prevent breakage and minimize dust residue. Also, look for the strain of Yaeyama chlorella, which is a superior strain of chlorella because of its high content of chlorophyll and carotenoids.

Similar in size to a human red blood cell, chlorella is a freshwater single-cell green algae that is among the most ancient life forms on Earth. In order for chlorella to be digestible, the tough exterior cell walls need to be broken down without compromising its nutrients. In selecting the best chlorella tablets, look for manufacturers that use sound vibrations to crack the walls of the algae. This technology is superior to that of milling or grinding the cell walls, which destroys nutrients by smashing the cell open.

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Chlorella tablets help promote good vision, healthy skin and a strong immune system. Lutein, which is found naturally in chlorella, is an antioxidant. It is associated with a lower risk of age-related macular degeneration which is attributed as a leading cause of blindness in older adults. Also boasting the highest concentration of chlorophyll in any edible plant, chlorella helps to inhibit environmental pollutants that can threaten reproductive health, immune defenses and sexual development. It literally binds to toxins like a sponge in order to cleanse the digestive tract.

It is recommended to introduce chlorella tablets into your diet gradually while monitoring your stool. Mild diarrhea may be experienced as chlorella is introduced into your diet over the course of a few weeks. A typical starting dosage is about 0.1-0.2 ounces (2-5 g) a day, slowly increasing to 0.35 ounces (10 g) a day over time.

Tablets should be taken with meals or snacks. To use chlorella tablets for detoxification, take them about 30 minutes prior to a meal so that they can activate prior to activating stomach bile. For appetite suppression, tablets should be ingested an hour before a meal to help make you feel full. To help your body's regeneration cycle, take the tablets before bedtime.

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