Long acclaimed for its health properties, chlorella is highly regarded throughout Japan. Here, if you"re not already a consumer, you"re still are sure to have heard of it. Chlorella is a marine algae that first came to light along with the first microscope studies. Over 100 years ago, Professor M. W. Beijerinck of the Netherlands was the first to culture chlorella in his laboratory. Chlorella takes its name from "chlor" for green and "ella" for small. Of course, chlorella existed on earth long, long before it was known to Man. The many schools of thought on how chlorella came into existence include several suggesting it appeared in the oceans at about the same time the earth was born. Since, it has survived through eras of changes. Certainly, we can say chlorella is the "granddaddy" of all health foods.Chlorella is actually a well-balanced package of essential nutrients. Along with its rich stores of protein, one of the three most important nutrients, chlorella also provides carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, chlorophyll and its own unique Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF). The nutrient amalgam contained in Chlorella fulfills all the requirements for a superior health food. Working to maintain bodily health, prevent disease, and enhance recuperation, Chlorella can be thought of as a complete health supplement. It is truly the ultimate health food.