Monday, 9 April 2012

Review: Lifestream Chlorella

Lifestream Chlorella 120 tablets MYR 92.80

I am not much of a fan of taking supplements, mainly because I am quite sceptical amid their fancy marketing write ups. Now, how come I ended up taking this one? Well, I was visiting my local drugstore searching for a natural based deodorant and a kind pharmacist came and assist me. I told her I have tried most of the deos available at the store but delivered no results. She then suggested me to take chlorella as she explains that the odour may be due to my body being toxic. Was I offended? No. She wasn't pushy or anything and I think she was pretty reserved too to even take up the matter to me. She gave me some reading materials and I told her I need to get a good read first before I even consider to purchase.

After searching through the internet and did a quick background check on the company and brand, I returned to the drugstore get a bottle of chlorella.

Product Description

Much of the food we eat contains chemicals: preservatives, artificial colours, pesticide residues and flavourings. Food can also be loaded with saturated fats and refined carbohydrates. These artificial compounds differ greatly from foods in their natural state and as a consequence our digestion and health may be compromised.  
Symptoms that the bowel may not be functioning to it’s optimum level and signs of sensitivity to artificial compounds are generally seen as feeling sluggish and tired, low energy, irritability, bad breath, body odour, skin problems, headaches, loss of appetite, flatulence, infrequent bowel motions and often just a feeling of being unwell.   
As research is now proving, it is being discovered that many health conditions can be traced to poor bowel health. If your body is not able to get rid of the toxins or waste in your bowel, you may not have the ability to function at your optimum level. This is why detoxifying the body regularly is so important.

Lifestream Chlorella helps to cleanse and detoxify the body

§ Flushes out stored waste and pollutants

§ Helps eliminate toxins and heavy metals
§ Acts as an internal cleanse
§ Refreshes the bowel and breath
§ Helps to reduce body odour
§ Contains chlorophyll which has antioxidant and neutralising properties

The benefits of being 'clean' inside

§ A healthy, regular bowel

§ Clear, vibrant skin
§ Fresh, pleasant breath
§ Feeling clear-headed and focused

 Lifestream Chlorella

Chlorella is the top selling health food supplement in Japan and it is estimated that over 10 million people around the world take chlorella everyday as part of their natural health regime. It has many benefits and with its bountiful yield of rare plant nutrients it can be used as a natural daily multi-vitamin with the added benefit of being a gentle internal ‘cleanse’ for the body. Chlorella has also been used to detoxify overexposure to pesticides and insecticides. Lifestream Chlorella is highly abundant in unique phytonutrients and antioxidants that can offerprotection against free radicals, toxins and pollutants in our air, water and food supply.

My Experience

I started taking this supplement mid-January, beginning with 1 tablet in the morning before meal. The pharmacist did warn me that I may feel nausea in the first few intake but will gradually be fine. True, I did experience a little headache but was fine by night. After 3 days, I increase to 2 tablets. During the time, I did not see improvements in my bowel movements nor my body odour. Probably it's too early to see the results.

After 10 days, I increase to 4 tablets a day. Since then, I see some tiny improvements in my bowel movement and managing to go on alternate days. I also noticed that the stool do have a pungent smell and was dark green. I read that it is normal because it is a process of toxic elimination.

After completing the whole bottle, I must say that I didn't see vast changes. Externally, my odour is still there, though it did not smell as pungent as before. Internally, I see a HUGE improvement in my bowel movement! I can manage to go 5-6 times a week! This is a record for me. A point I must note is that I started to embark on eating healthily after I finished the detox programme. I drank a lot of homemade Chinese soups, increase my vegetable intake and cut down on carbs. Probably, my bowel movement improved a whole lot too by adding this regime to my diet. I will share about this soon.


Though this supplement did not really help me in my initial plan to rid my BO, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise that it improve my bowel movement. To date, I am enjoying every bit of my time in the loo..seriously. I feel joy when I have regular and healthy bowel

Now, some of you may ask, any improvements for skin? I am glad to report that I did not experience any new breakouts during that time. 

Note: Because Chlorella is a liver cleansing and a detoxification agent, it is advisable to embark on this only once a year or max 2 times a year.

This item was purchased by me for my personal purposes. This review is based on my honest and personal experience with this product and is not influenced by any parties.


  1. I'm taking Chlorella for constipation. I'm not regular at all even with loads of veggies. Weird system I have and I think is also due to stress. Taking Chlorella alone makes me quite regular but adding prune juice is even better! I taking 6 tabs a day - 2 with each meal. THe first week I noticed a stronger body odour but it slowly diminishing. I'm sure my body is super duper toxic!

    1. Hi Dawn! Initially, I had the same problem as well. No amount of veggies, prunes and even seeing a chinese practitioner helped all at. Though taking this helps, I think changing my diet helped even more.

  2. I take 10 tablets a day but because I've been lazy, I can't remember the last time I popped them. I'm not sure whether it helped me with my bowel movement 'cause as long as I take veggies and sleep during regular hours (and not get stressed out), I can go to the toilet every morning. But this schedule is MUST case because once I missed my schedule, it'll be messed up for the rest of the week. That's why I hate it when I travel because it messes up my routine.

    You will definitely feel dizzy and probably have upset tummy in the beginning 'cause the body is not used to it and detox can actually cause migraine. For best effect, I take this during the afternoon when I'm already a bit hungry. I don't like taking it in the morning as I've read somewhere that this may possibly cause sun sensitivity.

    1. Hi Vivi! I absolutely agree with you that its hard to go when being stressed out. Same as you, if I missed the morning timing, I won't be able to go for the rest of the day! Like I shared with Dawn above, changing my eating habits helped me a lot too.

  3. Probiotics help me with my bowels. I used to constipate and now it's daily. Very happy indeed so can understand how you feel. :)

    1. Hi Sesame!:) Agree, probiotics does help and had been taking it almost daily too. Yes, one would also feel less irritated and healthier when we are able to go daily.

  4. just a Q, in your last sentence of 'embarking this once a year or max 2x a year', does it mean we can only eat a bottle or 2 a year? and it's not a daily supplement?

    1. Hi Xin! Because Chlorella is a body cleanser and a detoxification agent, it is recommended by the pharmacist that we should take max 2 bottles per year, means you can take a bottle, which last roughly about 1.5 mths if taken 4 tabs daily. After that, take a break and you may resume another bottle again after 4 mths.

  5. thanks for clarifying. i went to look in guardian just now but i could not find it. may i know where is it available?

    1. Hi Xin! If you are looking for the same brand, then it is available only at Vitacare. I bought mine at Giza, Kota D'sara actually. Honestly, I think I can only trust the supplements carried at Vitacare because I feel it is more superior.:)


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