A freshwater algae.
Consistently taking Chlorella does wonders for healing an irritated stomach and restoring digestive function. Chlorella causes loose stools in some individuals; back off on the dose if loose stools occur.
It can be found as powder (to add to smoothies), tablets, and capsules. (Avoid products that also contain spirulina; spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that potentially contains toxins.)
Suggested dosage: As with any new food or supplement, start slowly and gradually increase the dosage to find the best amount for you. The typical maintenance dose for chlorella is 5 to 7.5g total a day. For additional support, we suggest 10g total a day. Chlorella can be taken any time of day. For best results, take with food.