Green micro algae (Chlorella vulgaris)
The green eukaryotic micro algae, Chlorella vulgaris, has been present on earth since the Precambrian period. This unicellular algae was discovered in 1890 by Martinus Willem Beijerinck as the first microalgae with a well-defined nucleus. At the beginning of the 1990s, German scientists noticed the high protein content of Chlorella vulgaris and began to consider it as a new food source.
Chlorella Vulgaris has powerful anti-aging benefits. It 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. Korean researchers have discovered that when Lutein (a carotenoid) was extracted from Chlorella Vulgaris, it blocked the growth of human colon cancer cells.
Chlorella Vulgaris extract has the ability to prevent the breakdown of the skin’s collagen and elastin, as well as generate the production of more collagen. It increases skin firmness, significantly reduce the appearance of stretch marks and is particularly useful in treating any skin tissue suffering from physical aggression (i.e. pregnancy, sunbathing).
Chlorella Vulgaris extract has a large amino acid component such as lysine, proline, glycine, and alanine, all of which are the essential building blocks of proteins and constitute each individual collagen unit. That’s why 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.
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