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    Green Microalgae Extract

    Chlorella Vulgaris

    Green Microalgae Extract

    What is it?

    An extract of algae. It comes in the form of a green liquid. Also goes by the trademark name Dermochlorella.

    Key Information

    • Anti-aging: Green Microalgae is a rich source of carotenoids- a family of nutrients that, when ingested, deposit into the skin and protect it from the harmful effects of UV rays (i.e. pigmentation, sunburn, cancer.

    More Information

    It's also worth mentioning that chlorella vulgaris extract is loaded with amino acids such as lysine, proline, glycine, and alanine, all of which are the essential building blocks of proteins and constitute each individual collagen unit. Its large amino acid component leads many to believe that it has the ability to restructure and smooth out the surface of the skin, particularly with scarred or aging skin. Furthermore, chlorella vulgaris extract is an excellent source of methyl-cobolamine, the most absorbable form of vitamin B12. The poryphirins contained in the extract possess a metal binding effect that may help detoxify the body, and recent in-vivo studies demonstrate how it can induce the rapid removal of lead from toxic lab animals.


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