FAQ : Organic Raw Chlorella

Is it safe to take chlorella everyday?

Chlorella can be taken every day, year-round. Alternatively, it can be taken in treatments of 3-4 months. These treatments should occur twice a year, once in spring and once in autumn.

Are there any side effects from taking chlorella?

No negative effects and toxicity have ever been associated with the consumption of chlorella.  On the other hand, people suffering from hemochromatosis (excess of iron) must not consume chlorella since it contains rich bio-assimilable iron.  Furthermore, those who take high doses of anticoagulants should consult their physician due to its high content in vitamin K1.

However, since chlorella is considered a food and because of its initial detoxifying reactions, every person has to find his or her own comfort level. This will depend on the individual’s health condition, on the reactions of their system and on the desired results. We suggest to start slowly and to progressively increase the dosage.

In some rare cases, chlorella can cause side effects in some individuals. Most of these side effects are typical to any detoxification program.  The most common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, sensitivity to sunlight, gas (flatulence), green discoloration of the stools, stomach cramping, headaches, vertigo, and shaking. These are more likely to happen especially in the first week of use.

Those with auto-immune diseases and hepatic weakness should consult their doctor first as chlorella can increase immune function and may make these conditions worse.

Individuals that are allergic to iodine should consult with their doctors as well, prior to using chlorella.

Take only the recommended dosage listed on the label.

Does chlorella improve skin health?

Chlorella stimulates collagen synthesis in the skin and helps fight signs of aging such as wrinkles. Chlorella also contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can help fight skin inflammation. The use of chlorella has also shown positive effects on skin lesions.

How should I store chlorella?

When storing chlorella, keep in mind that chlorella is sensitive to direct sunlight and moisture. It’s recommended to keep it in a cool, dry and dark area. Do not store in the refrigerator.

Can children take Gandalf Organic Raw Chlorella?

Yes, chlorella supplements are good for children especially during their growth stages or puberty. It helps regenerate and repair cells, thus chlorella helps to stimulate tissue and genetic material repair, making it highly essential for a child’s growth.

Is chlorella safe during pregnancy?

Chlorella increases IgA levels in breast milk while reducing dioxins. It also reduces risk of anemia, proteinuria and edema in pregnant women. Consult a health care practitioner before use in pregnancy.