You know I love my greens. Kale, amazing grass and now sun chlorella. Whats next? Your guess as is good as mine….but I’ll try it.

I myself, was not really familiar with chlorella so I’ll fill you in a bit. Chlorella is a fresh-water strain of green algae. Appetizing, right? It is thought that sun chlorella can help to detoxify your body. The chemicals that we consume (through pesticides, etc.) bind to the algae and are then excreted from the body through sweat, urination, etc. I think this is very interesting and I’m a sucker for things like this!

It contains chlorophyll, vitamin C, pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene), chlorophyll, lutein, thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), pyridoxine (B6), niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, vitamin B12, biotin, choline, lipoic acid, and inositol; certain minerals including: phosphorus, calcium, zinc, magnesium,and iron; protein, dietary fiber, nucleic acids, and omega fatty acids. (from the website)

Like:

  • Small tablet size! So often supplements such as this one are HUGE
  • I feel like I’m doing something beneficial for my body (above and beyond the everyday type stuff!)
  • The testimonials on the website – love hearing stories from healthy, happy people (again, sucker!!)
  • Just like other green supplements, I love having a back-up if I’m traveling, etc. and not able to get as many vegetables, but still get the nutrients
  • They offer a pH Test Kit – pH balance in the body is something that I find very interesting – I’ve been wanting to find out what my pH levels are

Wish:

  • The serving size wasn’t so large, I don’t take 15 (recommended) tablets every day
  • The claims weren’t as…lofty…I’m a bit of a skeptic and then a believer all rolled into one!
  • It’s a bit pricey, but I’ve never really been one to put a price on my health

 

Do you like trying supplements like this? Are you a believer?

Disclaimer: Sun Chlorella was sent to me to review. The opinions are entirely my own.

15 Comments (Reply )

  1. thehealthyapron
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    I’m honestly not big on supplements but I’ve never heard of this one before…it sounds good but 15 tablets a day? Can you find it in algae form and just eat it normally?

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    • Emily
      Jun 07, 2011 @ 10:49 am

      I’ve never heard of eating algae, I’ve only seen it in supplement form. Not sure if you’d want to eat it either! :)

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  2. Maris (In Good Taste)
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    I have not heard of this and do find it interesting!

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  3. Alex @ IEatAsphalt
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    15 tablets a day!? Craziness.

    If you dont mind I’d be interesting to hear about the pH kit and your results. I’ve never done once before but have always wanted to.

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    • Emily
      Jun 07, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

      Definitely!

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  4. Emily @Cleanliness
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    How about that!! Never heard of this! Thanks so much for the information and review :)

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  5. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    I’ve heard about this product from a different blog (meals and moves I think) and it seems like such an interesting product! Not sure I’d want to take 15 tablets per day — I wonder why they didn’t just make the tablets bigger?

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  6. Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

    I don’t take supplements with the exception of a multivitamin on the days that I remember. I did take Whole Enzyme for a couple of weeks that I bought at WF. I was having some tummy troubles and it helped a little. Well I think it helped, but for all I know that was placebo effect. This one looks interesting, but I can’t imagine taking 15 pills a day! Jeez!

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  7. Susan
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    Hey Emily – Looks like you can purchase these on Amazon for a little cheaper.
    Anything helps :)

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  8. Cait's Plate
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    I’m a total believer! If only for the placebo affect of feeling like you’re doing something good :)

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  9. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    My sister gives my nephews supplements like this all the time (they call them their “green pills”) so she’s definitely a believer! That’s cool that they give you a pH test with it- I’ve been really curious about mine, too!

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  10. Mellissa
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

    These look very interesting, did you do the PH test?

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  11. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 10:20 pm

    I am like you – a skeptic who wants to be a believer. I keep hoping that there are miracle ingredients out there, but have a scientific background that makes me skeptical of overstated claims and promises.

    I’d be interested to read about the pH test.

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  12. kate
    Jun 08, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    i love your comment about the skeptic/beleiver. i am the same way. everyone beleives their product/diet is the next greatest thing. it is so easy to get wrapped up in their enthusiasm.

    Reply

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