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Chlorella may help your immune system work better. Some evidence suggests chlorella may:

Chlorella may also increase the amount of healthy bacteria in your intestines. Healthy bacteria help prevent stomach upset, diarrhea, and other symptoms.

  • Help people with certain tumors better tolerate chemotherapy and radiation.
  • Raise white blood cell count in people with HIV or cancer, which helps your body fight infections.
  • Protect against cell damage from radiation and toxic metals, such as lead.

From: Chlorella WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society web site: "Chlorella."

Shimada, M. , June 1, 2009; vol. 31: pp 342-354. Clinical and Experimental Hypertension

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database monograph: "Chlorella."

Kwak, J.H. , July 31, 2012; vol 11: p 53. Nutrition Journal

Natural Standard web site.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 11, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society web site: "Chlorella."

Shimada, M. , June 1, 2009; vol. 31: pp 342-354. Clinical and Experimental Hypertension

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database monograph: "Chlorella."

Kwak, J.H. , July 31, 2012; vol 11: p 53. Nutrition Journal

Natural Standard web site.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 11, 2017

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