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Do Sun Chlorella supplements help with diabetes?

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There is insufficient evidence to prove that chlorella effectively treats medical disorders as of 2015, according to WebMD. A study on rats finds that chlorella may improve insulin sensitivity in Type 2 diabetes, but glucose-stimulated insulin secretion is not affected by the intake of chlorella, reports PubMed Central.

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Sun Cholera USA is a company that manufactures chlorella supplements, according to its website. Chlorella is a type of algae that grows in fresh water and is made into nutritional supplements. Chlorella is a good source of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, reports WebMD. It also contains fiber, vitamins and minerals. The content of chlorella supplements varies depending on the plant and manufacturer. Some uses of chlorella include increasing good bacteria in the intestine to improve digestion and stimulating the immune system.

Chlorella is possibly safe when consumed by mouth, according to WebMD. Side effects include diarrhea, nausea and stomach cramping. This supplement can cause skin to become particularly sensitive to the sun. It also causes extreme allergic reactions in some people, especially those allergic to mold or with sensitivity to iodine. People with autoimmune disorders should avoid chlorella because it may cause an increase in immune system activity, which can make autoimmune disease symptoms worse.

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