Here is our range of Chlorella products, including our 100% pure Organic Chlorella Powder and Organic Chlorella tablets. At Indigo Herbs we understand the importance of quality so we have ensured that all our Chlorella comes unadulterated and only of the 'cracked wall' variety. The Chlorella cell wall is difficult for the human body to digest and absorb; so ‘cracked wall’ means the cell wall has been broken allowing all the nutritional elements to be more available to the digestive system. Being denser than Spirulina with a stronger taste, Chlorella is a valued addition to Indigo Herbs green Superfood range making it high on the list of top performing dietary supplements.
Chlorella is a single celled microalgae belonging to the phytoplankton (free floating aquatic plant) family growing naturally in bodies of fresh water the world over. Naturally rich Chlorella ponds have been known to turn the water a rich green colour. Chlorella reproduces extremely quickly with each cell creating around 2-16 new cells every 16-20 hours. The chlorophyll that gives Chlorella its deep colour is directly responsible for this fast reproduction rate. With the sun as a catalyst, the chlorophyll creates an abundant source of energy allowing fast reproduction and growth. This Chlorophyll is also thought to have beneficial health properties and this phytoplankton is nutrient rich and comprehensive in its range of amino acids, the building blocks of life.
From as early as the 1900's researchers have been evaluating the benefits of this 2 billion year old species. First discovered in 1890 by Dutch microbiologist M. W. Beijerinck, production and study of Chlorella accelerated after cracking the individual cell wall. This lead to the identification of valuable levels of protein and chlorophyll that could be used as a valuable dietary supplement. Production has since been very high in Asia with demand for this Superfood becoming greater year by year in western countries.