There are thousands of different kinds of algae that have been living in our rivers, lakes and oceans for millions of years. They are a rich source of nutritional goodness and form the basis for all marine food chains. In recent years, the cultivation and use of micro-algae as nutritional supplements has been focused mainly on chlorella and spirulina. These two species are extremely rich in chlorophyll, proteins, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. In addition, they also contribute to the body’s natural resistance and vitality.
The properties of chlorella
Chlorella is a bright green freshwater alga with high concentrations of proteins and essential fatty acids. It also contains large quantities of chlorophyll, which is the molecule that converts solar energy into nutrients in plants. This chlorophyll molecule is almost identical to the haemoglobin that is found in human blood. In addition, chlorella is also rich in B-vitamins (B12, folic acid), beta-carotene and minerals (iron, magnesium). But it is perhaps as a source of protein that chlorella is most ideal. This remarkable alga has a protein content of up to 60%!
Chlorella supports the purifying functions of the liver and is good for boosting your natural resistance. After a cure of just a few weeks, you will be feeling fighting fit and full of energy!
But you need to be careful which chlorella you choose, because it does not give up its benefits easily. The cell wall of this alga is tough and needs to be broken down by a special process, so that all the nutritional goodness inside can be released and absorbed by the body. So always make sure you choose ‘broken cell wall’ chlorella.
The properties of spirulina
Spirulina is a blue-green single cell alga that lives in salt water. This micro-alga is the most concentrated source of vegetable protein on earth (60-70%!), which makes it super-popular with vegetarians and vegans.
Spirulina’s balanced amino-acid composition, its high concentration of beta-carotene and the further presence of significant quantities of chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids make this alga a healthy addition to any daily diet.
If you are looking to lose weight, spirulina can be an ideal partner in your battle against the kilos. It is packed full with nutrients and helps to keep your blood sugar level in balance . What’s more, it is perfect for sportsmen and women because of its high protein level. Research has also shown that vegetable proteins of this kind are much better for your heart and arteries than, for example, red meat.
What is the difference between chlorella and spirulina?
Chlorella is a freshwater alga, whereas spirulina is a saltwater alga. Chlorella is richer in chlorophyll than spirulina. Spirulina has slightly more protein than chlorella and also contains phycocyanin, a blue pigment with a powerful anti-oxidising effect.
Both micro-algae complement each other perfectly and form a powerful combined source of essential nutrients. However, they can also be used separately with equal effect.
Use supplements with chlorella and/or spirulina after sporting activity, during a dietary regime, after heavy physical or mental effort or during recovery from an illness or operation.
Physalis supplements with chlorella and spirulina
The micro-algae used by Physalis are 100% organic. They are cultivated under strictly controlled conditions, so that they are free from all contaminants. After harvesting, the algae are dehydrated using a superior drying process, allowing them to retain all their natural nutritional goodness.
How much chlorella and spirulina can you use each day?
Physalis offers Chlorella + Spirulina tablets that each contain 1,200 mg of chlorella and 1,200 mg of spirulina. The chlorella tablets contain 2,400 mg of chlorella and the spirulina tablets contain 2,400 mg of spirulina. It is possible to take between 4 and 6 tablets each day, to be ingested during meals with a little water.
Supplements with chlorella and spirulina
You now know where chlorella and spirulina get their amazing power. Check out our range of supplements containing these algae!
Algae have been cultivated and used as a source of food for more than a thousand years. Physalis Spirulina bio, a unicellular bright green saltwater alga, contributes to vitality, natural resistance and better weight management.
Chlorella + Spirulina
Algae have been cultivated and used as a source of food for more than a thousand years. Physalis Chlorella bio, a unicellular bright green freshwater alga, contributes to vitality and natural resistance. Chlorella, literally meaning 'little green leaf', supports normal liver function and internal purification.
Algae have been cultivated and used as a source of food for more than a thousand years. Physalis Chlorella bio, a unicellular bright green freshwater alga, contributes to vitality and natural resistance. Chlorella, literally meaning ‘little green leaf’, supports normal liver function and internal purification.
Chlorella + Spirulina
Algae have been cultivated and used as a source of food for more than a thousand years. Physalis Chlorella + Spirulina, respectively a unicellular bright green freshwater and saltwater alga, contribute to vitality and natural resistance. Chlorella, literally meaning ‘little green leaf’, supports normal liver function and internal purification, whereas spirulina contributes to better weight management.
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