Rainforest Foods Organic Chlorella & Spirulina are 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. Chlorella and Spirulina together pack a significant arsenal of vitamins, including Vitamins A, C, E B9, B12 and K. Minerals are another key component, and include Calcium, Iron, Phosphorous, Potassium and Sodium.
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. Both products, but especially Spirulina, have a high antioxidant content. As many people supplement their diets with both Chlorella and Spirulina, we have combined them equally in one convenient capsule.
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.
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.