Yaeyama Chlorella is a subspecies of Chlorella vulgaris, a single-celled, fresh water algae. Yaeyama Chlorella is grown in the environmentally pristine coral reef region of Japan's Ishigaki Island using mountain spring water, tropical sunshine and food grade nutrients. Yaeyama Chlorella cell walls are broken by high impact jet-spray drying that pulverizes the algae wall for increased absorption of its vital nutrients. Yaeyama Chlorella offers rich amounts of chlorophyll, Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF is high in RNA/DNA), proteins, and is a source of naturally occurring beta carotene, B vitamins and minerals. The phytonutrients in Yaeyama Chlorella support healthy cell growth & development and promote detoxification, especially heavy metal excretion. "Yaeyama" means richer, more flavorful and more nutritious chlorella.