Nearly everyone has now heard about the natural health product called chlorella. It’s a single celled blue/green algae that is piled high with nutritional elements. But the majority of the labels of chlorella supplements have a peculiar statement on their label, something similar to “cracked cell wall chlorella” or “pulverized cell wall chlorella.” This makes a lot of people scratch their heads considering what in the world it could mean.
So what’s cracked or pulverized cell wall chlorella? Essentially, it’s chlorella which has had its cell wall damaged or broken to release the nutrients locked inside. Producers of chlorella generally use ultrasonic waves or some other kind of non-dangerous process to crack or destroy the chlorella cell wall.
Why do they need to do this? The chlorella algae has a very thick, almost indigestible cell wall. The gut can’t break it down, so in its normal state, it’s essentially just fiber. But when the cell wall is cracked or pulverized, all of the many nutritional elements locked up in the cell are provided to the body for digestion and assimilation.
And the nutritional benefits in the chlorella cell are many. Chlorella is easily the largest source of chlorophyll on the planet, which is a big benefit in the modern world. Chlorophyll is one of nature’s strongest detoxifying agents, and in a world with so many artificial compounds in foods and in the air we breathe, having detox benefits is essential.
So if you are considering purchasing a kind of chlorella, try and go with a brand that’s credible that has been in business for a long while and that utilizes a good method for unlocking the nutritional elements in the chlorella cell. Otherwise, you may find that you are really just spending top dollar for fiber. If they don’t have good production techniques and the nutritional elements aren’t made freely available to your stomach, then it isn’t actually worth buying, in my opinion.