Dr. Gianluca Ghilardi, Nutritionist Biologist, graduated in Biology applied to the Sciences of Nutrition at the University of Milan illustrates the properties of chlorella and how to perform a good chelation.


Chlorella , a unicellular green alga from the Far East, rich in chlorophyll, containing essential amino acids, proteins (55%), minerals and vitamins ; is a very popular dietary supplement with a number of alleged benefits:

  • rid the body of toxic heavy metals
  • increase immunity
  • act on hypertension and even fight cancer

In fact, in one study, Chlorella vulgaris , the species most commonly used in supplements, was shown to be capable of killing cancer cells in the liver of rats. The higher the dosage, the greater the effect, thus demonstrating that Chlorella had a "specific chemo-preventive effect". The researchers reported that the algae acted by inducing apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the mechanism that removes the system's "bad cells" and damaged as the silymarins of the milk thistle do.

In addition to liver cancer, chlorella may also be useful for colon cancer. A recent study found that extracts from two types of C-algae. vulgaris and C. ellipsoidea- inhibit the growth of human cancer cells in the laboratory. Again, the higher the dose, the greater the effect. Scientists attributed the effects to "bioactive xanthophylls" - yellow pigments belonging to the carotenoid family - found in chlorella and which, they concluded, "could be a useful functional supplement in the prevention of human cancers."

Although these studies suggest a potential role for Chlorella in cancer treatment and / or prevention, the results have yet to be replicated in clinical trials as they have been studied in animals or in the laboratory.

The most frequent use of Chlorella is as a detoxifying agent for heavy metals . This is possible thanks to the cell wall of these Algae which retains heavy metals such as Cadmium, Lead and Mercury, preventing their intestinal absorption.

Chlorella seaweed


Coriander , a Chinese herb used as a flavoring for soups or sauces, also has this magnificent property. In addition to the effect of chelating heavy metals, some studies have shown how chlorella can increase the excretion of toxic substances such as dioxins in laboratory mice. Again, clinical studies are needed to validate its efficacy.

Coriander or Chinese parsley is an aromatic herb known for its antiseptic, digestive and purifying properties.

The great advantage of coriander is that it is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, unlike the chlorella alga, thanks to the presence of mercaptan among its components. This makes it suitable for the chelation of the nervous system and to act as its tonic against fatigue and asthenia.


The combination of chlorella algae and coriander is perfect for the chelation of the whole organism.

Continued and prolonged use of algae in general can reduce the absorption of iron and other minerals.