Antioxidants help combat free radical-driven oxidative stress, and chlorella is rich in antioxidant vitamins and minerals. “Chlorella, with its bright green color, is a source of antioxidants including vitamin K, vitamin C, and phytochemicals such as lutein,” explains Julie Stefanski, RDN, registered dietitian and Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
But that’s just the beginning. Chlorella is also loaded with B vitamins which can often be difficult to get on a plant-based diet. “It also has high mineral content in iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, and low levels of copper and zinc,” adds Leah Johansen, M.D., staff physician at Lifeforce.