Wheatgrass or chlorella? We all want a powerful immune system, full of energy. There are several herbs that improve body’s functions, detoxify the body and provide energy. But how can we choose the right one according to our needs?
It is the seed of the wheat and it has high nutritional value. Rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements, it supplies the body with minerals like vitamin A, K and E, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. It also contains a significant amount of enzymes and chlorophyll, thus it has a green color. Unlike wheat seed, it does not contain gluten, making it even suitable for people with celiac disease.
It is a seaweed that grows in fresh water. It has a very rich composition as it contains fibers, amino acids, vitamins and trace elements that shield body. In particular, it contains 19 amino acids, vitamins C, E and K, vitamins of B complex and minerals like phosphorus, b-carotene, lutein and xanthophylls. It stands out for the concentration of vitamin B12 as well as omega 3 fatty acids. Its intense green color is due to high concentration of chlorophyll.
Actions & Benefits
Wheatgrass is mainly used for its detoxifying properties as it can bind heavy metals and toxins from the body. In addition, due to certain enzymes, wheatgrass increases haemoglobin levels and offers anti-inflammatory effects. Thanks to this property, it improves athletic performance while increases the oxygenation of tissues. Because of its antioxidant action, it helps t treat problems of the urinary tract system, such as nephrolithiasis as well as to reduce the prevalence of dermatological conditions such as eczema and acne. Finally, many studies highlight its potential anti-cancer protection due to the enzymes and amino acids it contains.
Chlorella is considered the natural solution to detoxify cells, liver and intestine from toxins, alcohol and heavy metals. There is a high concentration of chlorophyll, thus chlorella has antioxidant and cytoprotective properties. It increases body’s energy levels due to the high concentration of nutrients. Some studies have shown that chlorella is involved in the metabolism of fat and glucose, helping treat metabolic syndrome. Suitable for those who want to lose weight as it reduces the feeling of hunger and the tendency to snatch. Finally, many studies have shown that chlorella contributes to digestion and absorption of nutrients as it improves intestinal flora and reduces the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and constipation.
|Actions and properties||
|Detoxification heavy metals||✔||✔|
|Detoxification, heavy metals||✔||✔|
|Appetite – Metabolis||✗||✔|
|Dermatological conditions (eczema, acne)||✔||✗|
|Slimming, weight loss||✗||✔|
|Usual daily dose||5-10 gr/d||3-5 gr/d|
Rather hard to distinguish which one is more beneficial to our health, as their actions complement each other or are identical. Whatever you choose, you will stimulate and detoxify your body!