After a high-quality chlorella supplement that’s free of contaminants? Look no further than our Clean Chlorella from Foodtopia.
Specially grown in controlled indoor tanks to minimise the intake of toxins and heavy metals – a common problem with outdoor-grown chlorella – this ‘clean’ variety lets you get the best out of the renowned freshwater algae. Its thinner cell walls also improve digestibility.
Why Try Chlorella?
A nutrient-packed, single-celled freshwater algae native to Taiwan and Japan, chlorella is a popular supplement the world over. Indeed, it is one of the most widely-used greens supplements in existence.
Protein – a nutrient vital to tissue repair and muscle growth, as well as countless other physiological functions – is just one component of chlorella. The algae is absolutely brimming with the stuff. In fact, chlorella contains twice as much protein as spinach and around 38 times the amount in soybeans. Pound for pound, it's one of the finest sources of vegan protein (and vegan iron) in the world.
Chlorella also contains all nine amino acids, which makes it a ‘complete protein’. There are very few examples of complete proteins for vegans, but chlorella is one of them.
Of course, there’s more to the algae than protein and amino acids. In fact, it contains an impressive balance of nutrients comprising carbohydrates, carotenoids, vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, enzymes, RNA/DNA, fibre and its very own special Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF).
Chlorella is so nutritionally complete that we could conceivably survive on it alone for an extended period of time. NASA researchers have even investigated this possibility for astronauts!
What is the Significance of Broken Cell Walls?
Since chlorella is an algae, it develops a thick cell wall to protect itself from the elements. This cell wall is indigestible if untreated. Manufacturers of outdoor-grown chlorella typically have to micronise the sturdy cell walls to enable digestibility and release nutrients.
Because Foodtopia’s chlorella is grown indoors, it develops a thin cell wall which is naturally broken down during drying and processing! As a consequence, our chlorella is 85% to 95% digestible and comparable with products that have been micronised to give digestibility. In our view, the minimum of processing is best for the end product.
Clean Chlorella is certified kosher, vegan-friendly, non-GMO and non-irradiated. Each packet contains 450 200mg tablets for ease of consumption. One packet is typically a month’s supply. There are no fillers or excipients used in the manufacturing process: it is 100% pure chlorella pressed into a tablet.