THE POWER OF ALGAE
Algae – The oldest superfood of the world
Algae gain constantly in importance: on the one hand for the renewable energy production and on the other hand for the human nutrition. Many experts think that algae will be essential part of combatting hunger in the world. (Godfray H 2010, Tilman D 2011).
Macro algae and micro algae
There is a difference between micro algae and macro algae. Macro algae’s more common name is seaweed. We use the micro algae „Chlorella“ in our HELGA products. Chlorella is one of the many different types of green algae and it is grown in artificial glass tubes in Germany. This closed system guarantees pure algae of a very high quality.
Fast growth brings more sustainability
Compared with all plants, Chlorella algae is the plant with the highest content of chlorophyll. This is the reason for ist name. Like other plants Chorella grows by doing photosynthesis. Biomass grows by using carbondioxide and sun light. Micro algae grow ten times faster than rooted plants because algae do not have to form structures and roots. Therefore algae are a very sustainable and economic resource for different fields: from food to fuel.
Algae are perfect for a well-balanced nutrition and lifestyle
Algae are a very good source to recharge up your body’s batteries of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. The content of protein is up to 60%, that is very high. The composition of the essential proteins of chlorella is very positive compared to the composition of essential proteins of eggs, soy, and wheat. Chlorella has all the essential proteins in a bioavailable form that a human body needs and that cannot be produced by the body itself. (I.S.Chronakis M.Madsen 2014)