Spirulina Chlorella Capsule is a blue-green microalgae that is a natural source of essential phyto-nutrients, protein and amino acids. It is an important source of plant enzymes, which are protein molecules that are an integral part of many important systems within the body.Spirulina Capsule contains trace amounts of minerals including copper, that your body needs every day for overall wellness.
Spirulina Chlorella Nutrition Facts
The major reason why I prefer spirulina to chlorella? Dietary spirulina is arguably the most nutrient-dense food on the planet. It’s why I believe that taking dietary spirulina supplements is essential to good health. Taken as an average of different spirulina species, just one ounce contains the following nutritional content:
●Protein: 39 grams
●Dietary fiber: 1 gram
●Sugars: 0.9 gram
●Total fat: 3 percent DV
●Saturated fat: 4 percent DV
●Omega-3 fatty acids: 230 milligrams
●Omega-6 fatty acids: 351milligrams
●Copper: 85 percent DV
●Iron: 44 percent DV
●Manganese: 27 percent DV
●Magnesium: 14 percent DV
●Sodium: 12 percent DV
●Potassium: 11 percent DV
●Zinc: 4 percent DV
●Phosphorus: 3 percent DV
●Calcium: 3 percent DV
●Selenium: 3 percent DV
●Riboflavin: 60 percent DV
●Thiamin: 44percent DV
●Niacin: 18 percent DV
●Pantothenic acid: 10percent DV
●Vitamin K: 9percent DV
●Vitamin E: 7percent DV
●Folate: 7percent DV
●Vitamin B6: 5percent DV
●Vitamin C: 5percent DV
●Vitamin A: 3percent DV
Spirulina vs. Chlorella
Because they are both similar microalgae species, it’s easy to understand how scientists confused spirulina with chlorella back in the 1940s.
In spite of theirstark differences, people commonly mistake one for the other even today. Hereare the four main differences that are important to understand:
First of all, spirulina is a spiral-shaped, multi-celled plant with no true nucleus. It’s blue-green in hue and can grow up to 100 times the size of chlorella. Comparably, chlorella is a spherical-shaped single-celled microorganism with a nucleus and is solid green.
2. How It’s Grown
Second, the growing conditions differ considerably. Spirulina grows best in low-alkaline conditions — particularly, fresh water lakes, ponds and rivers. It also requires an abundance of sunshine and moderate temperatures.
Chlorella, on the other hand, grows in fresh water typically occupied by other organisms, which makes it more challenging to harvest.
Third, the ways in which both spirulina and chlorella can be eaten are also very different. Because of its hard, indigestible cellulose wall, for instance, chlorella requires mechanical processing to make it worthwhile for human consumption. Otherwise, the body won’t be able break down and metabolize its nutrients.
The process can be quite costly, which explains why chlorella is usually more expensive than spirulina. On the other hand, spirulina has a completely digestible cellulose wall and can be immediately consumed and digested with ease.
Finally, although both are considered superfoods, spirulina and chlorella differ in their nutritional content. Arguably the healthier of the two, spirulina contains more essential amino acids, iron, protein, B vitamins, and vitamins C, D and E.
With that said, chlorella still holds an abundance of health benefits.