Chlorella - A Pregnancy Superfood

Chlorella - A Pregnancy Superfood

Chlorella is a type of green algae that's known for being a pregnancy superfood!

It contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and protein that are essential for both the mother and the developing baby during pregnancy. 

It's a whole food which means it's not processed or refined, retaining most of its natural nutrients, enzymes and fiber.

Chlorella has been shown to help remove toxins from the body, improve digestion and regularity, support the immune system, and provide essential nutrients during pregnancy.

 Some of the key nutrients found in Chlorella include:

  • Folate: Chlorella is a good source of folate, which is important for the healthy development of the nervous system. Folate is important during pregnancy as it helps to prevent birth defects in the brain and spine of the baby.

  • Vitamin B12: Chlorella is one of the few plant-based sources of vitamin B12, which is essential for the health of the nervous system and the formation of red blood cells. Vitamin B12 is important during pregnancy as it helps to prevent birth defects, and also helps to keep the mother's nervous system healthy.

  • Iron: Chlorella is a good source of iron, which is essential for the formation of red blood cells and the transport of oxygen throughout the body. There is an increased demand for iron during pregnancy due to increased blood volume, growth of the baby, and growth of the placenta.

  • Vitamin C: Chlorella is a good source of vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the body's cells from damage. Vitamin C helps to form collagen, a protein that's important for the growth and development of the baby, and also supporting lubrication of the joints, tendons and ligaments, the integrity of skin, tissue repair and muscle growth in the mother.

  • Chlorophyll: Chlorella is a rich source of chlorophyll, which is the green pigment that gives it its colour. Chlorophyll has been shown to have several benefits during pregnancy, including antioxidant properties, ant-inflammatory properties, promoting healthy digestion and supporting the immune system.

  • Protein: Chlorella is a good source of protein, containing about 60% protein by weight - meaning that 60% of the total weight of chlorella is made up of protein! Protein is essential for the growth and development of the baby, and it also helps to build and repair tissues in the body.
    **Chlorella isn't considered a complete protein source as it doesn't contain all of the essential amino acids that the body needs. Animal protein is the best source of complete protein during pregnancy.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids: Chlorella contains several omega-3 fatty acids, including ALA, EPA and DHA. DHA is the most important omega-3 fatty acid for the proper development of the baby's brain and eyes during pregnancy.

If you're pregnant and looking for a way to give your body a little extra boost, Chlorella may just be the perfect addition to your diet. It's all natural, packed with nutrients, and easy to add to your daily routine.

Maia Wellness Female Nourish Blend has a beautiful dose of Chlorella, along with other nourishing ingredients such as Kelp, Acerola Cherry, Sea Buckthorn, Shiitake Mushrooms and Cacao.