Chlorella & Spirulina Capsules
Chlorella and Spirulina are species of algae (Chlorella vulgaris and Arthrospira platensis). They are two of the most complete foods in existence. Excellent sources of protein, they provide carbohydrate and broad-spectrum vitamins, plus a wide range of minerals and enzymes. As many people supplement their diets with both Chlorella and Spirulina, we have combined them equally in one convenient capsule.
Both Chlorella and Spirulina are also regarded as highly useful general dietary supplements that provide broad support for a healthy diet. They are justifiably popular among people with active lifestyles, thanks to their high protein content.
Rainforest Foods Chlorella and Spirulina are grown organically on an island in the South China Sea. Laboratory-cultivated batches grow and multiply by photosynthesis in cultivation ponds containing filtered natural water. Once they have reached the required density the products are harvested. They are dried by a process known as spray evaporation, which retains virtually all the available nutritional value while rendering the product into powder form. Next, the tough cell wall of the Chlorella is broken. While this is an aid to detoxification as it binds toxins to it during digestion, it also creates a barrier which reduces the amount of nutrients available from within the cell. The cell wall-breaking process does not damage the contents, but does make them bio-available.
The powder is encapsulated in the UK by a leading GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)-registered pharmaceutical manufacturer. GMP registration requires rigorous inspection by the MHRA (Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency), the government agency responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are safe. Regular GMP audits enforce optimum quality standards in the encapsulation process. Rainforest Foods capsule casings are made from HPMC, a plant-based cellulose material approved for vegetarian and vegan use by the Vegetarian Society, and Halal and Kosher-certified. HPMC is about as biologically neutral a foodstuff as it is possible to find, and the only other ingredient in the casings is water. Read our blog article on the subject for more information. The capsules are 100% pure, using no fillers, binders or bulking agents. Each capsule contains 400mg of powder.
Rainforest Foods Chlorella and Spirulina capsules are certified by the Soil Association, one of a handful of organic certification bodies in the UK. These are regulated in their turn by DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). The role of the Soil Association is to ensure that all foods sold as organic are definably so. It does this by auditing every stage of the supply chain, through growth, export and processing. Soil Association certification – indicated by the Soil Association logo and the EU organic leaf symbol on our packaging – is a guarantee that our customers are purchasing an organic product. All organically-certified products must also carry a certification code on their packaging. For UK companies such as Rainforest Foods this has the format GB-ORG-XX, XX indicating the certifying body. If this is not present, a product is not organic. The Soil Association code on our products is GB-ORG-05.
Organic Chlorella and Spirulina powder. HPMC plant-based cellulose capsule casings, Vegetarian Society-approved, Halal and Kosher-certified.
We recommend that you take 6-8 capsules, all at once or 2-3 times during the day. The capsules should ideally be taken 30 minutes before meals and with water. We also recommend that you take a reduced dose (e.g. 3-4 capsules) during the first week to minimise detoxification symptoms. Store your Chlorella & Spirulina in a cool, dry place.
For details on nutritional content, please click on the back label image above. For further information about Chlorella, please visit the Chlorella overview and read Chlorella articles on our blog. For further information about Spirulina, please visit the Spirulina overview and read Spirulina articles on our blog.
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