Chlorella is a popular superfood in some Asian countries, such as Korea, China and Japan. Initial studies suggest that taking chlorella for fibromyalgia can help relieve symptoms.
What is Chlorella?
Chlorella is a kind of micro algae believed to help with fibromyalgia. It is a single cell organism obtained in an aquatic environment. Despite having a single cell structure, the microorganism is considered a rich source of protein, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. The oil extracted from chlorella is rich in pigments, fatty acids and antioxidants.
Proteins constitute almost 60 percent of the dry biomass of chlorella. The quality of protein obtained from the algae is much better than the usual standard prescribed by World Health Organization (WHO) for human nutrition. This is because it comprises of both essential as well as nonessential amino acids.
Clinical trials have shown that these micro algae can help in lowering cholesterol level. It also boosts the immune system and has antioxidant properties.