The Chlorella Cell Wall: Pulverized vs. Cracked vs. Fermented

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

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Sun Chlorella has brought the best chlorella supplements to the market since 1969. Chlorella is a single-celled, green, freshwater algae, and is packed with a variety of nutrients. It has the highest natural concentration of chlorophyll, it’s full of protein, and it’s one of the only known plant sources of Active Vitamin B12. Chlorella contains more nucleic acids than any other food, and has Chlorella Growth Factor, which helps DNA and RNA repair and rebuild cells. Overall health begins at the cellular level!


Types of Chlorella


There are three common types of chlorella available: fermented, broken or cracked cell wall, and pulverized chlorella. Each of these has unique characteristics, but only one of them gives you the most nutrients.




One lesser known form of chlorella on the market is fermented chlorella. But what makes fermented chlorella different? Fermented chlorella is grown in a sealed, sterilized, fermentation tank, in the absence of sunlight. This seems a little odd, since so much of a plant’s nutrients comes from the sun. Instead of the fermented chlorella getting nutrients from the sun, it comes from a mixture of acetic acid and glucose. This doesn’t produce the same nutrients that comes from natural photosynthesis.


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


Cracked or Broken


Another type of chlorella available is cracked or broken cell wall chlorella. Chlorella has a hard outer shell, known as the cell wall. Behind the cell wall, is all the nutrients chlorella contains. While fermenting chlorella softens the cell wall, in order to access the minerals and vitamins inside, the cell wall needs to be tapped into. Some companies crack the chlorella cell wall, making it a little easier to access the nutrients inside but this method is still not able to tap into all of chlorella’s nutrients. While this is better than fermented chlorella, this isn’t the best way to access the amazing nutrition packed inside a chlorella cell.




The best way to access all the nutrients contained within chlorella is to buy pulverized cell wall chlorella whether in tablet, granule or powder form. Instead of softening, or breaking the cell wall, it is pulverized, essentially eliminating the cell wall barrier, giving your body easy access to all of chlorella’s amazing nutrition. Pulverized cell wall chlorella provides the highest digestibility and nutrient absorption rate of any kind of chlorella.


Pulverizing chlorella is very similar to milling wheat, which leaves all the nutrients available at peak levels for maximum absorption. There’s no addition of heat to kill any micronutrients, and the nutrients are made easily available.




Even though chlorella is processed in many ways, not everyone knows that the best way to digest chlorella is when the cell wall is pulverized. Chlorella cannot be digested in its natural state, so it must be processed somehow. However,  many manufacturers don’t process the chlorella in ways that allow you to get the most out of chlorella’s nutrients. Sun Chlorella has been the leading chlorella brand since 1969 and have pioneered the cell wall pulverization method method known as DYNO®-Mill.  This process allows for maximum digestibility to the amazing nutrients packed inside chlorella.


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. All of our products are also third party tested and we make sure that you always get the most nutrients in every bit of our chlorella products. We know that our pulverized chlorella can bring you the most nutrients possible and is the best form of chlorella on the market. Feel the Sun Chlorella difference!


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