Organic Chlorella Algae: The Telegraph reports that chlorella is an underutilized healthy superfood. Chlorella contains 9 essential amino acids, as well as vitamins, minerals, and is packed with protein. Further, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University has done research confirming chlorella's ability to help boost immune systems. Sources: Lambert, Victoria. "Chlorella: the superfood that helps fight disease." The Telegraph. Bladderwrack: Antioxidant effects, laxative effects, and the ability to improve skin elasticity have all been associated with bladderwrack in an Overview of Research sponsored by Gaia Herbs. The overview emphasized bladderwrack's applications in thyroid health and function and lipid metabolism specifically. Sources: Bove, N.D. Mary. "Bladderwrack: An overview of research." Gaia Herbs. Red Clover Extract: Red clover is rich in isoflavones, chemicals found in plants that have similar properties to estrogen. Studies have thus shown that red clover is supportive for menopausal women. Red clover has also been used in traditional medicine to purify the blood and cleanse the body. Alpha Lipoic Acid: Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a compound in the body that protects the body from oxidative stress and keeps the body cells functioning properly. Studies have shown ALA to be a vital antioxidant that protects the body's cells and aids in energy production. Source: Odabasoglu F, et al. Lipoic acid has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties: an experimental study in rats with carrageenan-induced acute and cotton pellet-induced chronic inflammations." Br J Nutr. 2011 Jan;105(1). NCBI. NLM. NIH. Milk Thistle: Research has looked into silymarin, a key extract of milk thistle, as a potent antioxidant. Antioxidants are compounds that block the action of activated oxygen molecules called free radicals, which can damage cells.