Chlorella: All Natural Body Detox Product

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The truth is, that no matter how healthy and clean we try to eat, toxins absorb into our bodies as we ingest or inhale. When breastfeeding, you have to be very careful about body cleansing.

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For nursing mothers, a regular detox is not recommended mostly because of these two reasons:

  • it limits calories and essential food groups, which could decrease your milk supply. Remember: Your body needs nutrients and calories to sustain a healthy milk supply!
  • it causes your body to release toxins that have been kept in your cells back into your blood. This means you could easily pass them onto your baby through breastmilk.

Okay okay. Not recommended. Got it.

But what if you still do feel this “urge” to cleanse your body? Is there any all natural body detox product that can help you cleanse your body without endangering your breastmilk?

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How to detox safely while breastfeeding

As a new mom, you probably try your best to consume healthy foods and nourish your body so the little one gets all the “goodness” through your breastmilk.

With me, the reason behind my “detox” was not quite this straightforward. I wasn’t initially thinking about cleansing my body.

What motivated me was my newborn son and his skin condition. He suffered from dreadful eczema breakouts all over his little body and nothing seemed to help. The doctors kept saying that he will just “grow out of it” and gave me a steroid cream.

A couple of months went by and I finally refused to pat his skin with chemicals and hormones. I desperately started searching for something natural, that would improve his skin.

A friend of mine recommended a natural remedy specialist, that has already helped her kids with similar skin problems. So I gave it a shot. She explained that eczema is just one of many ways how our bodies try to eliminate toxin burden.

I needed to detoxify my body for two reasons:

  • to eliminate passing toxins onto my little one through breastmilk
  • to boost the detoxifying process in my son’s body through my breastmilk

That is how I came across this wonderful, miraculous plant: CHLORELLA. The superfood. 

And because I’ve tried and tested this all natural body detox product (and I still take it) with some great results, in this post I want to share with you my experience. Because even though “detox” as such is not the best choice for nursing moms, there is a way how to safely cleanse your body.

Chlorella - top body detox cleansing product

What is Chlorella?

Chlorella is a freshwater algae with powerful detoxifying properties. It has an impressive nutritional profile, containing highly concentrated amounts of protein, vitamins A, B2, B3, iron, magnesium, and zinc.

This nutrient-packed “superfood” has been receiving a lot of buzz recently for a huge amount of health benefits. Chlorophyll and antioxidants such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, lycopene, and lutein aren’t considered as compounds that effectively help to remove toxins and fight against many chronic diseases.

And it gets even better:

Not only it cleanses your body gently while breastfeeding, but it was also reported that Chlorella can actually improve the quality of your breastmilk! 

Taking chlorella supplements during pregnancy may decrease dioxin content and increase the concentration of some carotenes and immunoglobulin A in breastmilk.

How does it detoxify your body?

Chlorella is high in chlorophyll, which is the substance that makes plants green and photosynthesis possible – the process of converting the sunlight energy into chemical energy that is later used as a fuel.

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Similar to hemoglobin in human blood, chlorophyll improves blood oxygenation and this way helps to cleanse the body.

Apart from oxygen, it also has an amazing ability to bind and remove heavy metals from the body. There are several studies that show Chlorella’s ability to bind and remove heavy metals and other harmful compounds from the body.

Finding Quality Chlorella

Not all Chlorella products have the same benefits. In fact, some low-quality supplements can be even dangerous or absolutely useless for the body. Look for the purest form of organic Chlorella, cultivated in a controlled environment to ensure its purity.

The highest quality Chlorella is made by a special method of “breaking the cell wall” which preserves all the nutrients and makes it easier for the body to digest and absorb.

Green Foods Organic Chlorella

Organic tablet supplement (200 mg tabs) produced with a special low-light, a low-temperature method of breaking the cell wall which delivers maximum nutrient availability. Made from 100% organic Chlorella Vulgaris.

Chlorenergy Chlorella Tablets

200mg tabs made from pure Chlorella Vulgaris with naturally occurring Chlorella Vulgaris extract (CVE). 100% natural with no binders or excipients of any kind. Chloenergy claims that their supplement is Japan’s No.1) as well as the world’s leader in chlorella culture/production.

Prairie Naturals Organic Chlorella VCapsules

500mg capsules from pure, organic and fair trade Chlorella Vulgaris with the broken cell wall. Without any binders, fillers, excipients or carriers.

How much and when?

Depending on the form of Chlorella supplement, it is recommended for adults to take 2-5 grams per day, ideally divided into two or three doses throughout the day rather than all at once. For me, the most convenient way is to take tablets, which is easily measurable.

Chlorella superfood or hypeFor the start, it is best to take 1-2 chlorella tablets per day. You can progressively increase your daily dose within 10 days until you reach the recommended daily intake of 10-15 tablets

Always take chlorella before meals, and at least 1 hour before any other medication. Wash it down with pure water. Tea is not suitable as it could inhibit the absorption of iron.

Contraindications and side effects

Because Chlorella is rich in iron and vitamin K, it is not recommended for people who suffer from hemochromatosis (an iron disorder in which the body loads too much iron) and for those who are taking anticoagulants (blood thinners). Please always remember to consult your doctor if you are not sure!

Because Chlorella can stimulate intestinal activity, you can experience bloating or diarrhea the first days of taking it. This discomfort doesn’t last more than a few days.

Conclusion

Chlorella is one of the most ancient food plants on Earth. Speaking in terms of natural remedies and phytochemistry, it is definitely a gem. It is almost hard to believe that this tiny, fresh-water phytoplankton is stocked with so much goodness!

Although I was skeptical at first, after six months of taking Chlorella I’ve got to confess it has had surprising effects not only on my body but on my baby’s as well.

My son s skin condition has improved a lot. I mean, eczema has not vanished, it is still there. But it is definitely less severe than it was.

My skin has cleared up and my digestion is like clockwork. My milk supply has not changed or decreased. There were these funny moments after I increased the dose and my milk turned green for about a day or so. But I wouldn’t perceive this any negatively. According to this study, some green discoloration of breastmilk is normal.


What is your experience with Chlorella? Did it work for you? Looking forward to your comments below!

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16 thoughts on “Chlorella: All Natural Body Detox Product

  1. This post was very informative! New moms have so much to face right now! My 3 kids are adults now and we just didn’t seem to have as many allergies to foods back then. There wasn’t this kind of research out there either. This is great that you are looking into how to keep yourself healthy and your son also. Good luck!

    1. Thank you Tammy. Yes, it also seems to me that back then, kids didn’t seem to have so many health issues as now. Or maybe, people just didn’t know and talk about it that much.
      Best of luck to you!
      Eva

  2. This is a really cool article. I have twins and when they were breast feeding I was always concerned about their overall health. My son also had skin problems but at that time, this type of informationm was not available. My twins are now twenty years old but I do have a friend that are currently breast feeding and I know she wants to take supplements but is affraid of some of the results that you mentione above. I will let you know about this information. Thanks for the awesome post.

    1. Hello Julie,
      breastfeeding women should be very careful when it comes to using supplements. Not all natural supplements are suitable during this period. Chlorella and Aloe juice are the only supplements I take currently and from my point of view, they are absolutely safe for breast milk and baby.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Eva

  3. Ok, I have never heard of this but i’m going to look into it some more. Like you, my son is struggling with eczema on his skin and I have been trying to clear it up with Baby Eucerin but it doesn’t help. He has red dry spots and I feel bad because I never thought it could be my breastmilk that’s causing this. Like your doctor, mine said the same thing, to give it time and it will clear up. They didn’t give me cream though, they recommended baby Aveeno oatmeal wash and Eucerin and Baby Aquaphor ointment. But I’m going to look more into this and see if it will work for me. Thanks for sharing, I have been searching for something to help.

    1. Hi Jea,
      it seems we’ve been on a similar path. I also tried countless cosmetic products including lacto-urea creams, cannabis creams, oatmeal wash etc…Nothing seemed to work. I just ditched all of them away and use only natural shungite soap bar for washing and virgin coconut oil 2x a day to keep his skin moisturized. Together with taking chlorella and pure aloe juice, his condition improved a lot. We still have to be cautious about washing powders, swimming pools, wearing only cotton clothes and others but the most important is that he does not feel so uncomfortable anymore. Those itchy restless nights are hopefully over.
      wishing you all the best!
      Eva

  4. What a nice post you wrote! I really enjoyed reading it and I could not be silent about your post so I decided to leave my comment here and say Thank You! For sharing this quality post with others.
    Actually this is exactly the information that I was looking for about natural body detox and when I landed to your website and read this post, it answered all my questions in details.
    So I’m happy that you decided to write about this topic and share it with people. It’s very useful and can definitely be used as a great source for natural body detox.
    I will come back to your website again for sure and I’m looking forward to reading your new posts.)

    Thanks!

  5. Hi Eva, you sound like an amazing mum who really cares about the health of her baby, and chlorella is such an amazing food that it stands to reason it would be healthy for your baby too.

    I love a green superfood powder and take a shot of something every day. I work in a Herbal Apothecary so I am fortunate to be able to try and test all the new and best brands that come onto the market, and there are more all the time.

    My absolute favorite that works the best and makes you literally glow within half an hour is Dr. Schulzes green super food. OMG, if you haven’t tried it you should look into it, I gush about it a lot as I am a complete superfood nerd lol. But it’s great!!

  6. I agree with all of this! I also think the taking of food rich in detox, after reading your post and knowing its great benefit I’ll try to implement it sooner. Thank you!

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