PlantPills Chlorella Tablets

The perfect whole food, packed with nutrients needed by every human body, in near-perfect ratios.

All about PlantPills Chlorella Tablets...


Chlorella is a tiny single-celled green alga that lives in fresh water. It's a plant that is about the same size as a human red blood cell, and has existed on earth for over 3 billion years. Strong sunlight, pure water and clean air enable chlorella to multiply at an incredible rate, and the entire reproduction cycle is complete within 24 hours.

PlantPills chlorella is grown in vast mineral rich fresh water cultivation ponds by the largest and oldest chlorella producer in the world, Taiwan Chlorella, who produce over 400 tons a year, and are acknowledged to be among the very best producers of chlorella in the world.

PlantPills chlorella is the best chlorella in the world, renowned not only for it's high content of chlorophyll, chlorella extract and RNA/DNA, but crucially it is highly digestible and truly rich in vitamins, minerals and protein.

PlantPills chlorella is an extremely nutritious whole food, and is packed with vitamins, minerals, omega 3/6/9 fatty acids, RNA, DNA, CGF and chlorophyll, amongst others.
Chlorella contains the highest amount of any known food for several of these, such as chlorophyll (6 times that of wheatgrass), vitamin D (4 times that of herring), and lutein (6 times that of kale).

Gram for gram...
  • 9 times the beta-carotene of carrots
  • 5 times the iron of duck liver
  • 2 times the protein of beef
  • 2 times the vitamin K of kale
  • 2 times the calcium of whole milk
  • 8 times the RNA of sardines

PlantPills chlorella has extremely high levels of EAAs (essential amino acids) that we must obtain from food, and BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids), which are absorbed directly into the circulatory system, allowing rapid protein synthesis profiles, far superior to other whole foods. BCAAs are often used to improve exercise performance and recovery, and to reduce muscle breakdown.

PlantPills chlorella has a particularly high omega 3/6/9 essential fatty acid content, in amounts comparable to purpose built supplements that use extracts and isolates, and yet chlorella is a vegetarian whole food.

NASA has studied using chlorella as one of the first whole foods in space on the international space station.

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About PlantPills chlorella tablets

PlantPills Chlorella comes from Taiwan Chlorella Manufacturing Company, who have been making premium grade chlorella for nearly 60 years. They are the world's largest, oldest, and most technically advanced producer of chlorella, and are considered to be among the very top producers in the world in terms of purity and bioavailability.

The cell wall of chlorella must be cracked or broken to enable humans to digest it. To crack the cell wall of PlantPills chlorella, the pressure is raised in the holding tank where the chlorella is stored, and then the pressure is suddenly released.

This advanced pressure method is patented, and much superior to older, cheaper methods such as milling, which often result in problems with lower digestibility and reduced nutritional value.

PlantPills chlorella (cracked cell wall, strain: Chlorella Pyrenoidosa) comes in 250 mg tablets, significantly smaller and easier to take than the larger 500mg supplied by the majority of producers.

Pack sizes are 250 grams, 500 grams, 1 kilogram, 2 kilograms and 10 kilograms (selectable in the basket).

PlantPills Chlorella COA

Independent third party Analysis Certificates

ISO 9001:2008
GMP Certificate
U K A S
Certified Halal
Certified Kosher

It is imperative that chlorella is transported and stored in an oxygen-free environment, even after opening. If chlorella is exposed to oxygen, the nutritional value quickly starts to diminish, because vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants are particularly sensitive to oxygen.

PlantPills chlorella is supplied in our unique PillFresh™ packaging, which keeps the chlorella sealed in an environment with an oxygen content of less than 0.1%. After you open your PlantPills chlorella, just seal it back up, and incredibly, our unique PillFresh™ packaging will again reduce the oxygen content to less than 0.1%, continuing to keep the chlorella fresh.

This packaging will continue to do this time and time again, for 40 openings.

Other vendors package chlorella tablets in plastic tubs, or "vacuum sealed" aluminium pouches. Plastic tubs are permeable to oxygen, so are no use for keeping chlorella fresh. Tablets in aluminium pouches are difficult to vacuum seal, and this type of vacuum sealing typically contains at least 2% oxygen. This is enough oxygen to start diminishing the nutritional value, and considering mould can grow in air with a 0.3% oxygen content, this really isn't acceptable.

It is therefore pretty certain that a significant amount of nutrition is lost before a typical package of chlorella is even opened by the consumer. Then, after opening, the exposure to oxygen quickly starts to diminish the nutritional value further. While our PillFresh packaging maintains 100% (or very close to 100%) of the nutrients, typical packaging will result in a 37% loss in beta carotene content after four weeks, and an 85% loss in chlorophyll content after 8 weeks.

PillFresh™ packaging is truly innovative, and exclusive to PlantPills.

Unfortunately, not all chlorella is the same. It is very important to know the source of the chlorella you eat, as it has a huge bearing on whether it is as nutritious as it should be, and if it is even safe to consume.

The best quality chlorella comes from reputable companies which have been producing chlorella for decades. Such companies have vast experience and knowledge of growing, harvesting and processing good quality chlorella. They will provide Certificate of Analysis' (COAs), completed by third party testing labs. This ensures the chlorella is of a high quality and is safe.

If the vendor or retailer of the chlorella for sale can not or will not provide you with the name of the producer, and a COA from a third party (a document from the testing lab, NOT the producer or vendor), do not buy the chlorella.

With no producer or valid COA (not just numbers typed into a website or an email from the vendor), you really don’t know what you are buying. It doesn’t matter if it’s even labelled as organic, from “pristine waters of Hainan, China”, or have impressive looking claims on their website, you really don’t know what you are buying.

Chlorella from China can be animal feed grade (not safe for humans), cut with fillers, roasted for a long time at very high temperatures in an attempt to kill harmful bacteria (the roasted, nutty smell is obvious), have high levels of heavy metals, or could even be contaminated.

An analysis of contaminated algae product for sale (by the FDA in America) found adult flies and adult fly fragments, maggots and maggot fragments, ants and ant fragments, cicada and cicada fragments, hundreds of other insect fragments, ticks, mites, ostracods, rat or mouse hairs, bird feathers, and water fleas.

In 2008, a Chinese milk scandal was exposed in which 6 babies died and hundreds of thousands of others became ill after melamine was added to raw milk to make it appear higher in protein. This further damaged China’s reputation for producing safe and reliable food products.

Chlorella from China is the cheapest available, and is often classified as organic. However, the "organic" classification has no relevance to nutritional content, purity, or contamination.

The fact is that without even knowing the producer, and without having regular nutritional and safety analysis from a reputable third party laboratory, chlorella from China (or anywhere else for that matter) is not a verifiable, reliable, good quality source of safe chlorella.

It is sensible for anyone who is new to taking chlorella, to take just half of one tablet and monitor themselves for any adverse reactions for 24 hours. If there is no reaction, increase the dose to one tablet the following day, and gradually build the dose up day after day.

Chlorella is a whole food, not a medicine, so there is no upper dose. Many people who supplement their diet with chlorella do not take enough for it to be effective.

In 2001 Dr. R. E. Merchant, professor of anatomy and neurosurgery at the Medical College of Virginia, stated in his study: "No toxic effects have ever been observed in laboratory animals or humans who have consumed chlorella, regardless of whether the cell wall was intact or broken."

Chlorella is a natural cleanser and helps to eliminate toxins from the body, especially when it is first taken. Some people may experience changes in their digestive systems for the first few days of taking chlorella. These changes are temporary, and things should be back to normal within a number of days.

Minimum maintenance dose should be around 5 grams (20 tablets) per day, though some may see effects at lower doses. Normal maintenance dose for a healthy, active adult can be 15-30 grams (60-120 tablets) per day, split at different times of the day.

Some people like to take chlorella in one go, and some like to split their dosage up between 2-3 times during the day.

Some people like to take chlorella before eating, some with their meals, and some between meals. It doesn't really matter; whichever is most convenient and effective.

It is common, and perfectly fine to take chlorella in combination with spirulina.

This food is very low in Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Calcium, Magnesium and Copper, and a very good source of Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Iron and Phosphorus. - nutritiondata.com

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 ounce (28g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112
Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fibre 3g 10%
Sugars 1g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A
96% •
Vitamin C
9%
Calcium
16% •
Iron
294%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Calorie information (values per 100g)

% Daily Value *
Calories 400 (1675 kj) 20%
From Carbohydrate 47.4 (198 kJ)
From Fat 113 (473 kJ)
From Protein 239 (1001 kJ)

Carbohydrates (values per 100g)

% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12.9 g 4%
Dietary Fibre 9.2 g 37%
Available Carbohydrate 3.6 g

Fats & Fatty Acids (values per 100g)

% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.2 g 19%
Saturated Fatty Acids 2.25 g 11%
Unsaturated Fatty Acids 6.94 g
Alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3 fatty acid) 1.14 g
Linolenic acid (omega 6 fatty acid) 2.65 g
Oleic acid (omega 9 fatty acid) 2.05 g

Protein & Amino Acids (values per 100g)

% Daily Value *
Protein 59.8 g 120%
Tryptophan 1260 mg
Threonine 2730 mg
Isoleucine 2280 mg
Leucine 4830 mg
Lysine 3130 mg
Methionine 1300 mg
Cystine 630 mg
Phenylalanine 2820 mg
Tyrosine 1970 mg
Valine 3400 mg
Arginine 3380 mg
Histidine 1120 mg
Alanine 4540 mg
Aspartic acid 5130 mg
Glutamic acid 6070 mg
Glycine 3230 mg
Proline 2710 mg
Serine 2270 mg

Vitamins (values per 100g)

% Daily Value *
Vitamin A 17198 IU 344%
Retinol Activity Equivalent 5160 mcg
Alpha Carotene 11800 mcg
Beta Carotene 56000 mcg
Lutein (Xanthophyll) 197000 mcg
Vitamin C 19.0 mg 32%
Vitamin D 1080 IU 270%
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) 16.0 mg 80%
Vitamin K (Phylloquinone) 1700 mcg 2125%
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) 2.9 mg 194%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 4.6 mg 271%
Niacin (Vitamin B3) 46.2 mg 231%
Vitamin B6 1.9 mg 96%
Biotin (Vitamin B7) 245 mcg 490%
Folate
Folic Acid 1400 mcg
Vitamin B12 0.7 mcg 11%
Pantothenic Acid 3.5 mg 35%
Choline 0.1 mg

Minerals (values per 100g)

% Daily Value *
Calcium 588 mg 59%
Iron 189 mg 1050%
Magnesium 309 mg 77%
Phosphorus 1470 mg 147%
Potassium 764 mg 22%
Sodium 39.1 mg 2%
Zinc 2.91 mg 19%
Copper 1.4 mg 70%

Other (values per 100g)

% Daily Value *
Moisture 4.0 g
Ash 6.7 g
Chlorella extract (C.G.F.) 22.8%
Chlorophyll 2.91 g
RNA 3.46 g
DNA 0.66 g

All information relates to PlantPills chlorella only (not chlorella in general - other chlorella is generally far less nutritious). The testing and analysis has been independently carried out by Japan Food Research Laboratories, and the raw reports can be viewed in the Why PlantPills chlorella? section above.

To compare our chlorella to that from a different supplier or producer, a similarly detailed independent report would be required.

There are many very nutritious foods that due to climatic, environmental or other reasons, can't be produced locally.

Often, the most efficient way to distribute such produce is to make it into a powder form.

Consuming powdered food products is typically done by mixing or blending the powder with a liquid. This makes consumption more convenient, but can drastically reduce the nutritional value due to oxygenation. This also exposes the user to the taste of the product, which in time can put you off consuming it.

PlantPills tablets are 100% powder (never any excipients, anti-caking agents, binders or fillers), but are in a form that is easy and convenient to consume, preserving the nutritional value, with no bad taste.

Anyone who has a seafood allergy may be particularly sensitive to chlorella.

Most people will experience detox symptoms when first taking chlorella.

Individuals lacking the digestive enzyme cellulase may not be able to tolerate chlorella. In such cases it is advisable to take a digestive enzyme supplement that contains cellulase to help digest foods such as chlorella.

PlantPills chlorella is amongst the most nutritious in the world, so if you are switching from using a different brand of chlorella, it would be sensible to take half your normal dose to begin with and adjust the dosage from there.

Chlorella contains B vitamins which are linked to increased energy. Some people may experience difficulty in sleeping if taking a large dose of chlorella just before bed.

It is easier on the digestive system to take chlorella separately from milk or other dairy products such as yoghurt or cheese.

Persons taking the blood-thinning drug known as Coumadin (generic warfarin) are advised to completely avoid chlorella, or use caution and follow the advice of their healthcare professional because chlorella contains high amounts of vitamin K that may affect the inhibition of blood clots.

Chlorella may cause the immune system to become more active, and this could increase the symptoms of autoimmune diseases. If you have one of these conditions, it’s best to avoid using chlorella.

It is never advisable to start taking a new food supplement such as chlorella during pregnancy.

Superfoods For Optimum Health: Chlorella and Spirulina, Mike Adams

Changes induced by Chlorella on the Body Weight and incidence of Colds Among Naval Trainees. Midorf, 1, 1970.

Six-week supplementation with Chlorella has favourable impact on antioxidant status in Korean male smokers. Lee SH, Kang HJ, Lee HJ, Kang MH, Park YK

Preventive effects of Chlorella on cognitive decline in age-dependent dementia model mice. Yuya Nakashima, Ikuroh Ohsawa, Fumiko Konishi, Takashi Hasegawa, Shoichiro Kumamoto, Yoshihiko Suzuki, Shigeo Ohta

Effect of Chlorella vulgaris on Glucose Metabolism in Wistar Rats Fed High Fat Diet. Hee Sun Lee, Mi Kyung Kim

Clinical effect of chlorella vulgaris E-25 on young children with atopic dermatitis. Pasken Journal, 1997; 9-10:pp. 11-14.

Chlorophyll... could “[neutralize] bad breath, body odor, menstrual odors, and foul-smelling urine and stools”. Dr. Westcott, July 1950 Time Magazine

School Children's Growth and the Value of Chlorella. Yamada, Yoshio, et al., Nihon III shimpo, No. 2196, 1988.

Effects on long-term administration of chlorella preparations on the advancement of aging in humans and laboratory animals. Scientific Reports on Chlorella in Japan, 1992; Silpaque publishing, Inc. Kyoto, Japan.

Influence of Chlorella powder intake during swimming stress in mice. Mizoguchi T, Arakawa Y, Kobayashi M, Fujishima M., 2011 Jan 7

Association of Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acid Levels With Telomeric Aging in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease . Ramin Farzaneh-Far, MD; Jue Lin, PhD; Elissa S. Epel, PhD; William S. Harris, PhD; Elizabeth H. Blackburn, PhD; Mary A. Whooley, MD, Jan 20 2010, JAMA


Chlorella: the emerald food. P24 Dhyana Bewicke, Beverly A. Potter

Chlorella, The Ultimate Green Food: Nature's Richest Source of Chlorophyll, DNA and RNA. Lev, Beth M. (2003)

Chlorella (Keats Good Health Guides). William C. Y. Lee

Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible. Earl Mindell and Hester Mundis

Healing with Whole Foods. Paul Pitchford

A-to-Z Guide To Supplements. James F. Balch M.D.

Herbal Medicine, Healing & Cancer. Dr. Donald R. Yance, Jr.

Chlorella, Jewel of the Far East. Dr Bernard Jensen, D.O., Ph.D.

4-5 grams of chlorella prevents hangover 96% of the time. Dr Shiro Fukui, Shapporo Medical University


The Incredible Edible “Anti-Aging” Miracle, Joyce Johnson

Chlorella as a powerful defense against cancer, Dani Veracity

Chlorella Vulgaris - Medicinal Food, Dr. Frank Liebke

Use This Superfood to Help Remove Mercury From Your Tissues in Weeks, Dr. Joseph M. Mercola

Learn How Chlorella Relieves Arthritis and Joint Pain, Elizabeth Walling

The Little Emerald Wonder - CHLORELLA, Carmen Schurt

David Haye reveals a Japanese algae is behind his incredible physique, The Daily Mail (UK), 2012

Train like an Olympian, feat. Ruben Tabares

Chlorella Reduces Body Fat, Total Cholesterol, and Blood Glucose Levels, Barbara L. Minton

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Science.NaturalNews

PubMed*

Google Scholar*

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* Works best when you enter other keywords too (such as an illness or activity); typing chlorella swimming into PubMed will return the study performed which doubled swimming time in mice fed chlorella in 14 days.

Reviews and testimonials

  • I've been taking chlorella as well as spirulina for about 3 years,
    and I recommend it to anyone who will listen. I've seen dramatic
    improvements in my skin tone, as well as increased energy and
    finding that I need less sleep.
    In addition, I've been able to maintain muscle tone and strength
    during periods of inactivity, and have a higher tolerance to alcohol
    without a hangover.
    Jamie P. (Sussex, UK)
  • I feel really great after starting these, a subtle difference but I
    can tell I feel better. Also great for curbing sugar/carb cravings.
    When I take a few of these right before a meal I no longer have any
    desire for my usual bowl of organic ice cream for dessert. amazing!
    E.B., (USA)
  • As a vegetarian I find it sometimes hard to get all that I need
    nutritionally some days and these chlorella tabs really seem to help
    in terms of my overall energy levels and stamina. Highly recommended!
    D.M., (USA)
  • I take chlorella as advised by my nutritionist. She feels that taking
    chlorella is one of the most important nutritional pieces.
    J.S., (USA)
  • This is one of the best, high-quality chlorella out there. The pills
    are hard and well made. No additives other than chlorella itself,
    which is what I like the most about it. Additionally, it detoxifies
    your system, leaving you feeling cleaner, younger and energised.
    E.K., (USA)

Please note that reviews and testimonials are the opinion of the user, not PlantPills.

These are anecdotal accounts, and spirulina can affect different people in different ways.

We are always keen to learn about experiences from our customers. In submitting your testimonial, you can help us spread the word by providing people with a genuine third person account about our spirulina.

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250 grams

£17.99(1,000 x 250mg tablets)

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500 grams

£33.99(2,000 x 250mg tablets)

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1 kilogram

£63.99(4,000 x 250mg tablets)

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2 kilograms

£116.99(8,000 x 250mg tablets)

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