Small, green, nutrient-rich. Superfood: Algae!
You often feel tired and listless? Then you should definitely try our green and powerful trend food: the algae! It really has a lot to offer, because it contains lots of proteins, micronutrients, antioxidants and can help you strengthen your immune system, reduce fatigue and much more.
Chlorella or spirulina?
What is the difference between Chlorella and Spirulina?
Chlorella is a unicellular green alga that has been present in fresh water for several billion years. The alga is so small that it cannot even be seen with the naked eye. The "Chlorella vulgaris" is the most common green alga and has many valuable ingredients on, die sie zu einem beliebten Nahrungsergänzungsmittel machen. The nutrients are very different from those of spirulina algae. Chlorella is a real protein supplier and consists Half from protein! In addition, the small alga contains all nine essential amino acids: leucine, valine, isoleucine, phenylalanine, threonine, lysine, methionine, tryptophanand Histidin. Since the body cannot synthesize these amino acids itself we have to take them in through food.
With the little chlorella algae, we did it in no time! The madness, or? Chlorella is also rich in vitamin-B12, which is normally only found in animal products. However, some studies suggest that the body can also process much of the B12 from chlorella. In addition, other important B-Vitamins contain, ß-Carotin, Vitamin C, D, E and K are also added. Still in addition chlorella contains minerals such as Calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and Sodium and the trace elements Iron, zinc, manganese, copper and Selenium. The green alga Chlorella has its name not without reason. This is composed of the Greek words "Chloros" and "Ella", which means "little green". The small alga owes its color to the natural pigment chlorophyll, which is formed by plants during photosynthesis and is contained in the alga in a proportion of up to 4 percent.
This makes the Chlorophyll content of chlorella as high as hardly any other plant! The plant pigment is valuable for our body because it is very similar to the human blood pigment hemoglobin. This means that chlorophyll can certainly support hemoglobin in its important work and also transports oxygen into the cells. Chlorella is therefore a real energy supplier and can increase the performance. Spirulina algae, unlike chlorella algae, is blue-green. Since it belongs to the blue-green algae, it is strictly speaking not an alga, but a cyanobacterium.
While chlorella is so small that it can only be seen under a microscope, spirulina algae is ten times larger and grows in salt water. It is perfect to use as an ingredient in smoothies, dressings and baking. Spirulinais besides Chlorella also avaluable nutrient supplier and can in this respect even Chlorella surpass. Because spirulina is rich in beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. In addition, it even has more protein than chlorella, a whopping 70%! Also in Spirulina this consists of the essential amino acids, as well as 10 non-essential. The blue green algae is rich in iron, Vitamin K and also to Chlorophyll. Spirulina also has very thin cell walls, which ensures that our body can absorb the contained can absorb nutrients very easily. In contrast, chlorella has thicker cell walls, which have been deliberately broken up in our chlorella products to make the nutrients they contain more easily accessible to the body.
What lies behind chlorella and spirulina
Chlorella and spirulina are microalgae and can help to reduce the daily impact on our body to bind toxins from the environment that affect it. Both algae have been on our planet for several billion years. The superfoods bind heavy metals to themselves. At the same time, chlorella has a stimulating effect on our body cells and provides them with nutrients. Spirulina is one of the most useful food supplements. The algae differ visually in color: while the Chlorella alga is a unicellular green alga, Spirulina is a blue alga. Accordingly, this also has a slightly bluish coloring.
What you can use chlorella and spirulina algae for?
Both types of algae are available in our store in the form of powder or tabs. With the help of the powders you can in the twinkling of an eye healthy and delicious fitness shakes, smoothies or Juices prepare. Also as Topping for yogurt or Cereal the powder from chlorella and spirulina is perfectly suitable. If you prefer to take only the algae one by one we can offer you the Chlorella or spirulina algae in tab form recommend. Simply taken with a glass of water, you have so quickly absorbed the important nutrients of the superfood. So the taste, which is not everyone's cup of tea, can be easily avoided.