ProChlorella has a ratio of 74.8% protein digestibility.
A genus of freshwater unicellular green algae, spherical with a cup shaped chloroplast, this important source of vegetable proteins is rich in chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Chlorella also has important properties as an antibiotic, immune system stimulator, toxic metal and chemical cleanser, and it has a growth inhibiting substance (chlorellin) it synthesizes that prevents bacterial growth.
At 2% by weight, Chlorella is nature’s highest known source of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll helps iron be more easily absorbed, cleanses the intestinal tract, and nurtures good intestinal flora; it has odor masking qualities and body detoxifying benefits (ie. Aiding removal of cadmium, mercury, copper, uranium, lead and P.C.B.)
Beta Cortene is the precursor to vitamin A, which is an outstanding antioxidant. “Studies over the last twenty years have shown that antioxidants can protect against cancer, heart disease, arthritis, cataracts and allergies, and at the same time slow the aging process. Antioxidants are compounds that sacrifice themselves to oxygen, thus preventing it from reacting with other compounds. Antioxidant compounds have chemistries that allow them to react readily with oxygen; this ease of reaction enables antioxidant compounds to interact with free-radical generators and quench free-radical production. The antioxidants do more than protect; they also stimulate the immune response to help fight already existing disease, and they normalize the balance of hormone-like chemicals in the body that control pain, inflammation and fever.
Chlorella contains 19 of 22 amino acids, and these include all 8 of the essential amino acids.
Rich in B Complex Vitamins, Chlorella is an excellent source of Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Pantothenic Acids, Folic Acid, Biotin, PABA, Inositol, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper as well as Vitamin B12.
- Chlorella supports the immune system.
- Iron is a factor in the maintenance of good health; helps to form red blood cells and helps in their proper function.