Chlorella is a type of algae that grows in fresh water. The whole plant is used to make nutritional supplements and medicine.
Chlorella is a good source of protein, fats, carbohydrates, fiber, chlorophyll, vitamins, and minerals. The cell wall of chlorella must be broken down before people can digest it.
Chlorella is also used to increase “good” bacteria in the intestine, and detoxify the body.