The Health Cloud compares chlorella and spirulina to help viewers decide which algae is the best microalgal superfood for their health goals. While both support a wide variety of digestive assists, they have their differences:
· Chlorella is roughly 3 to 5% chlorophyll, which is the highest of the microalgae (around 10x more chlorphyll than spirulina and significantly more than any leafy green vegetable.
· Spirulina naturally has a perfectly digestible cell wall, making it easier for your body to immediately digest and absorb its nutrients.
· Chlorella offers more potent detox. Chlorella features a true nucleus, unlike spirulina, which makes it a powerful detoxification aid, binding to heavy metals like cadmium, uranium, mercury, and even radioactive materials to remove them from your body.
· Spirulina is more nutrient-diverse. Both chlorella and spirulina are among the richest nutrient sources of earth, but spirulina wins in the diversity and richness department. It has more protein and iron, as well as all eight essential amino acids, essential minerals like zinc, calcium, and potassium, as well as a load of B vitamins and vitamin C, D, and E. Spirulina also has more carotenoids than chlorella and has the added advantage of being a source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA).
· Chlorella contains a special Growth Factor which can help repair damage to nerve tissue and is ideal for those with degenerative brain and nerve disorders.
· Spirulina contains a phytochemical called phycocyanin that support a range of crucial body functions and protects our tissues from oxidation. http://www.algaeindustrymagazine.com/chlorella-vs-spirulina/