A meta-analysis of chlorella supplementation, published in the journal Clinical Nutrition, reveals that chlorella helps support the cardiovascular system, as reported by NutraIngredients-USA.com.
Previous studies on chlorella had varied findings because of the differences in their study designs and subjects. Moreover, the findings were “not fully conclusive,” according to the researchers at Shahrekord University in Iran. Therefore, they evaluated the effectiveness of chlorella on cardiovascular risk factors.
The researchers analyzed 19 studies up to Jan. 2017 on chlorella supplementation and those that had sufficient data on changes of lipid profile, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and fasting blood glucose – all of which are common factors that influence risk of cardiovascular disease.