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Cracked Cell Chlorella - Why Pulverized Chlorella is Better than Broken

What are the different types of chlorella and how do they differ? By Marisela Corrado



Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Updated April 16, 2020 

Sun Chlorella has brought the best chlorella supplements to the market since 1969. Chlorella is a single-celled, green, freshwater algae, and it’s packed full of nutrients. Similar to spirulina, one of the few differences is that chlorella is a single-cell algae with a nucleus, while spirulina is a multi-celled plant. Overall, chlorella may contain greater potential benefits than spirulina. Chlorella has one of the highest natural concentrations of chlorophyll, it’s a good source of  D, and it has one of the only known natural plant sources of Active Vitamin B12. Chlorella contains a component called Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), which contains nucleic acids that may help to repair and rebuild cells*. How it’s grown and processed makes a difference in how to access these health benefits.

Preparation Methods 

Chlorella contains excellent nutrients within its tough cell wall. Breaking through this hard barrier provides the key to fully accessing chlorella’s potential. Here are three methods of preparation:  

 

Fermented 

One lesser-known approach on the market is fermenting chlorella. Fermented chlorella is grown in a sealed, sterilized, fermentation tank in the absence of sunlight. This isn’t a practical solution since CGF is produced during photosynthesis. Instead of the fermented chlorella producing nutrients from the sun, it comes from a mixture of acetic acid and glucose, which isn’t nearly as natural or effective.   

Because the chlorella is fermented, it has to be heated to kill any bacteria that may be growing there. Superheating chlorella to over 120º essentially kills what little nutrients remain in fermented chlorella.  


Cracked or Broken 

Another type of chlorella available is cracked or broken cell wall chlorella. While fermenting chlorella softens the cell wall, it needs to be tapped into, in order to access the minerals and vitamins inside. Some companies are able to crack the cell wall of chlorella through sound vibrations. While this is better than fermented chlorella, it still isn’t the most effective way to access the impressive nutrition packed inside a chlorella cell.  


Pulverized 

The best way to access all the nutrients contained within chlorella is to pulverize the cell wall. Instead of softening or cracking the cell wall, it is pulverized, essentially eliminating most of the cell wall, giving your body easy access to the nutrition within. Pulverized chlorella provides the highest digestibility and nutrient absorption rate of other prepared methods. 

Pulverizing chlorella is very similar to milling wheat, which leaves all the nutrients available at peak levels for maximum absorption. At Sun Chlorella, we pulverize the cell wall using DYNO®-Mill, which is a high-energy grinding mill designed to grind down to its particles. 

Our chlorella is spray dried with hot air to avoid damage to the quality and nutrients. Our product is tested before and after the spray drying to ensure quality and purity remain the same. You can take pulverized cell wall chlorella in tablets or powder-form. 

 

What is Chlorella?  

Chlorella is a single-celled, freshwater green algae often referred to as The King of Superfoods! Here at Sun Chlorella, we believe in only using a specific strain of chlorella, chlorella pyrenoidosa. It contains CGF which provides support for tissue renewal and immune health*. Chlorella pyrenoidosa is considered to be highly beneficial.

Benefits 

Chlorella contains a high concentration of chlorophyll. One serving of chlorella contains an equivalent amount of chlorophyll as about 2-2.5 cups of spinach or kale. Chlorophyll has history of internal purification. Chlorella is also one of the only known plant sources of bio-available vitamin B12– great for those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet! Other chlorella benefits include:  

  • Supports your body’s immune system*  

  • Aids in your body’s natural purification process*    

  • Supports your digestive system*  

  • Helps boosts your energy level 

  • Supports tissue health*   


Chlorella can help us in so many ways that we haven’t even touched the surface. Chlorella is the planet’s natural gift to us! Find out more about the health benefits of chlorella here! At Sun Chlorella, our mission is to bring the life-affirming, nourishing nutrition of chlorella to the world, and we’ve been bringing the best chlorella products to the market since 1969. We make sure that you always get the most nutrients in every bit of our chlorella products. We know that our pulverized cell wall chlorella is the best form of pure chlorella on the market.

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Author: Marisela Corrado