Ingredients: 100% chlorella algae*
*= from a Certified Organic Source
Certified by: Biokontroll Hungária Nonprofit Kft. HU-ÖKO-01
Chlorella is a single-cell sweet-water algae. Its name is of Greek origin and is a combination of the words chloros, green and ella, or small, which approximates small green. German biochemist Otto Heinrich Warburg, who received a Noble Prize for cell respiration, amongst other things, examined the photosynthesis of chlorella along with Melvin Calvin who received a Noble Prize in Chemistry for his research in the carbon dioxide assimilation of chlorella.
Chlorella is the plant with the highest chlorophyll content, which means it can turn carbon dioxide, water and minerals into a useful nutrient with great efficiency with the power of the Sun. Due to its highly effective photosynthesis, chlorella gained the attention of numerous researchers, not just because of its possible health benefits.
As opposed to spirulina, chlorella algae cells are surrounded by a strong, indigestible cell wall, therefore, the chlorella has to be crushed during its processing in order to break up the cell wall and gain access to the valuable nutrients it contains.
Spirulina is a superfood, which means it is rich in nutrients and minerals. As a dietary supplement, it is more often used for its high vitamin and mineral content rather than its favorable protein or fat composition (as our body requires far more of these substances than can be provided by powders or tablets).
Chlorella contains significant levels of carotenoid, which is a precursor substance to Vitamin A, yet they are still examining how the human body can utilize this substance. The same is true for the Vitamin B12 content of chlorella.
The process isn’t fully understood, however, chlorella supports liver functions, detoxification, secretion and supports the immune system and can also help stabilize blood pressure.
This small amount of algae contains a substance known as the Chlorella growth factor, which helps it grow at a rapid rate, increasing its size fourfold every twenty hours. Numerous researches are currently underway to determine the substance’s effect on the human body as it can have an impact on our regenerative faculties.
Tang, G. et al.: Vitamin A, nutrition, and health values of algae: Spirulina, Chlorella, and Dunaliella (2011)
Russ Mason, M.S. et al.: Chlorella and Spirulina - Green Supplements for Balancing the Body (2001)
Byoung - Ki An et al.: Effect of dried Chlorella vulgaris and Chlorella growth factor on growth performance, meat qualities and humoral immune responses in broiler chickens (2016)
Chlorella powder is usually mixed with water or other liquids and can be added to any beverages or foodstuffs. For example, it can be used in shakes, smoothies, chia pudding, oatmeal, energy bars or balls. Recommended daily intake is 2x2 g before or during meals, with sufficient liquid.
Don’t exceed the recommended daily allowance!
Dietary supplements cannot replace a mixed diet.
Keep out of reach of children!
Nutritional information (per 100 g):
||1370 kJ / 326 kcal
|- of which saturates:
|- of which sugar:
Vitamin and mineral content (in 4 g):
|| 80 %
|| 29 %
*=Reference intake value for an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal)
Storage: Keep in a cold, dry place, protected from exposure to light!
Country of origin: China