Did you know chlorella has the hardest cell wall in the entire plant kingdom!
While scientists are amazed by the remarkable nutritional properties of this microalgae, the goodies are literally locked up behind an incredibly robust cellular structure which means they cannot be access by the human digestive system.
You Should Never Pulverise Chlorella
This is where pulverisation - basically grinding up the chlorella - has gained popularity. Some companies essentially run the chlorella through a kind of coffee grinder with the goal of releasing the nutritional value. In the industry they call this valorizing microalgae biomass.
But while this works, it renders the product very fragile. Have you ever ground up flax seeds, for example? Or peanuts? Anything with a high lipid (fatty acid) content begins to oxidise (deteriorate or degrade) very quickly after grinding. Essentially, its oxidative stability (resistance to chemical changes caused by oxygen) begins to diminish. You get an increase of free-radical reactions between fatty acids and oxygen. This causes rancidity. Eventually you're left with something that has started to chemically decompose, and lost much nutritional value or may even cause harm.
This is a problem they're facing in the fish oil industry, whereby some 40% of products tested displayed evidence of rancidity - meaning they exceeded the safe limits of oxidisation. In fact, studies are beginning to demonstrate ingesting oxidised oils like rancid fish oils are harmful and create inflammation, negating all the benefits of taking the supplement in the first place.
Clearly, we don't want this with our chlorella, which is intended to boost the body's immunity and not compromise it.
Fermented Chlorella Solves the Oxidisation Problem
Fermented Chlorella is the perfect solution to problem of gaining access the nutrition locked with the algae's cellulose.
Closed loop fermentation effectively weakens the cell wall without allowing the lipids (fatty acids) to be oxidised, but meaning there are massive improvements to absorption.
It is a more expensive way to process chlorella than pulverisation and hence not found in most products on the market. But if you're really trying to get the remarkable benefits of Chlorella into your diet, such as the unique Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) that isn't found in any other algae, we think fermentation is the only solution that works.
Benefits of Fermented Chlorella
- Close to 100% absorption of essential nutrients
- More digestible than regular chlorella products
- Optimum nutrient profile vs non-fermented or pulverised
- No oxidisation of fragile lipids
- Longer shelf life
Try Phytality fermented chlorella today to discover the purest, most carefully produced chlorella product in the world.