This is the Greenz review of Synergy Natural Chlorella! We’re going to delve into what chlorella is, why it is good for you, and find out if Synergy’s 100% Organic chlorella measures up to the hype.
Chlorella is a Superfood Algae
Chlorella is a type of single-celled green algae that grows in fresh water. It is packed with nutrients and is considered a superfood. It is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and is also a source of omega-3 fatty acids. Chlorella has been studied for its potential health benefits, including improving cholesterol levels, reducing blood pressure, supporting immune function, and detoxifying the body by binding to heavy metals and other toxins.
Synergy Chlorella comes in both powder and tablet form.
The Evidence for Chlorella’s Health Benefits
Chlorella has been studied by scientists investigating its potential health benefits. The conclusion seems to be that chlorella has several key benefits, as evidenced by the publications linked below the video:
- A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food in 2009 found that chlorella supplementation improved the immune response in healthy individuals.
- Another study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food in 2012 found that chlorella supplementation improved markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in patients with fibromyalgia.
- A study published in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition in 2013 found that chlorella supplementation improved cholesterol and blood glucose levels in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
- A review article published in the journal Nutrients in 2018 concluded that chlorella supplementation may have a beneficial effect on blood glucose control, blood lipid levels, and immune function.
Chlorella is Close to being a Complete Food
Whilst no single food can be responsibly called “complete” (as in you could live healthily long term by eating enough of just that food), chlorella comes close. It ticks just about every essential nutrient box, including protein.
Take methionine for example. this essential amino acid must be obtained through the diet and chlorella has more of it than lean beef does! 100 grams of chlorella contains approximately 1040 mg of methionine, while 100 grams of lean beef contains approximately 1340 mg of methionine. This means that lean beef contains about 29% more methionine than chlorella per 100 grams.
However, you’re still going to need to eat meat or some other macro-protein sources if you supplement with chlorella because chlorella is often consumed in smaller quantities than lean beef, as it is a concentrated source of nutrients.
The Difference between Chlorella and Spirulina
Our Greenz audience has lots of questions about spirulina and chlorella. People want to know the difference between these two superfood algae, so here goes:
Chlorella and spirulina are both types of freshwater algae and are commonly consumed as dietary supplements.
- Both are considered “superfoods” due to their dense nutrient content.
- They are both good sources of protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.
- Both have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- They are both available in various forms, including powder, tablets, and capsules.
- Chlorella has a hard cell wall that needs to be broken down to release its nutrients, while spirulina has a soft cell wall that is easily digestible.
- Chlorella is higher in chlorophyll content compared to spirulina.
- Chlorella is a good source of vitamin B12, while spirulina is not.
- Chlorella has a distinctive taste and odor, while spirulina has a milder taste and is often used as a natural food coloring.
At the end of the day, both chlorella and spirulina are highly nutritious and have many health benefits. The choice between them often comes down to your personal preference and individual nutritional needs. The only way to see which of the two works best for you is to try them both for a month (one at a time!).
Synergy Chlorella Ingredients
Now that we’ve found out what chlorella is, we can take a look at what’s actually in the Synergy Natural Chlorella tub. The full ingredients list is: chlorella, and chlorella. That’s right, this product is 100% Organic chlorella, grown outside in natural sunlight.
The product is 100% pure and premium quality Chlorella, and the fact that the Chlorella is grown outdoors and processed by cracking the cell walls shows that it is a high-quality product that has been produced with care. No fillers or additives have been used in the product, which is beneficial for those who want a pure and natural supplement.
Furthermore, that the nutrient and enzyme content is preserved by nitrogen flushing is also reassuring, as it shows that Synergy has taken steps to ensure the product’s quality. We can confidently say that Synergy Natural Chlorella is a high-quality product that is pure, natural, and carefully produced to preserve its nutrient content.
Let’s talk about CGF
Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) is a nutrient-rich compound found in chlorella that contains nucleic acids, amino acids, peptides, vitamins, and minerals. CGF has been found to support normal cell growth and the immune system, as well as have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Synergy Natural’s chlorella powder contains over 20% CGF, which is significantly more that the average chlorella product which typically contains between 10-15% CGF. However, it’s important to note that the amount of CGF in a product does not necessarily indicate its effectiveness or superiority, as other factors such as overall nutrient content, purity, and processing methods can also affect the quality and health benefits of a product.
How to Use Synergy Chlorella
Synergy Natural Chlorella in powder and tablet form’s recommended consumption can vary depending on an individual’s activity level, health status, and age. For the first week or two, it is recommended to take two portions or tablets per day during the start-up phase. After the start-up phase, it is recommended to take six portions or tablets per day during the maintenance phase. For optimum benefits, it is recommended to take six portions or tablets three times daily or 18 portions or tablets total per day.
It is also recommended to take the chlorella with plenty of fluid, preferably pure water, to assist with the removal of toxins. The instructions suggest that individuals can take chlorella with every meal or once a day.
Note that chlorella may initially result in mild bowel movement changes for some individuals, so it is recommended to introduce it slowly and only increase the amount after these changes disappear.
About Synergy Natural Products
Synergy Natural Products is an Australian distributor of green superfoods in various sizes and varieties. They have been selling their Synergy Spirulina brand since 1993, which is available in supermarkets, health food stores, and pharmacies throughout Australia, as well as exported to the UK, Republic of Ireland, and New Zealand. The company’s mission is to provide affordable, high-quality, whole-food nutritional supplements that promote true health and wellbeing based on both ancient and modern knowledge. They are an ethical and philosophical company that prioritizes quality, good health, humanity, and compassion.