Q&A – FEBICO® Organic Chlorella & Organic Spirulina
Q1: What are the differences between Spirulina and Chlorella? Which is more suitable for me?
A: The nutrient combinations of Chlorella and Spirulina are very similar; the main difference is the nutrient values.
|Exterior appearance||Green||Dark Green|
|Provided nutrients||Dietary fiber, iron, calcium, chlorophyll, and lutein||B group vitamins, folic acid, protein, β-carotene-based|
|Special nutrients||Chlorophyll, Chlorella Growth Factor (C.G.F)||Phycocyanin, Spirulina Growth Factor (S.G.F)|
Chlorella can be used for detoxing or to remove excess water in the body. Spirulina can be used as an anti-oxidant or a supplement to replenish Vitamin Group B, Gamma-linolenic acid. The best method would be to take both for a full recovery of nutrition needed by our bodies.
Q2: Why is Spirulina A+ and Chlorella is A++, what is the difference?
A: Spirulina A+ means it has obtained German Naturland Organic Certification, and Chlorella A++ means it has obtained German Naturland Organic Certification and processed by patented broken cell wall process. The A stands for top quality, and the +’s are additional quality approval, showing that these products have undergone the toughest quality control and are safe to use.
Q3: Why does Chlorella need to undergo broken cell wall process?
A: Chlorella has a very thick and strong cell wall when the cell wall is not cracked, it is very difficult to be digested. FEBICO’s very own uniquely patented “Low-Pressure Flash Expansion Technique” explodes the cell walls under certain pressures, which increases the digestive rate to more than 80%, which is twice the amount compared to most marketed chlorella. This technique has also obtained a Taiwanese patent (Patent number 183428).
Q4: How does one consume Spirulina or Chlorella, and what is the recommended dosage?
The above recommended is for a daily dosage, and can be taken partly before meals with 1800~2000cc of water/per day. Children below the ages of 12 are suggested to take half dosage.
Q5: Are there any side effects to taking Chlorella or Spirulina?
A: Chlorella and Spirulina are not drugs but natural products, taking them will not create any side effects.
Q6: Is there any difference in effect if you take the Chlorella or Spirulina all at once or partly?
A: The recommended dosage is 3g if taken partly, the absorption of the nutrients will have a better effect.
Q7: Do you have to chew the tablets? Will there be a difference in effect when i’s chewed or swallowed?
A: There is not much difference in effect when the tablets are chewed or swallowed.
Q8: How old must children be for them to use Chlorella or Spirulina, and how do they take it?
A: Children over the ages of 1 can take Spirulina and Chlorella, grinding the tablets into powder form is a suggested method of feeding. Children ages 4~12 can take them normally, in half dosages.
Q9: How does one consume Chlorella and Spirulina with other nutritional supplements? Do we have to take it with water?
A: Spirulina has Spirulina Growth Factor(S.G.F) and Chlorella contains Chlorella Growth Factor (C.G.F), these can help with the absorption of nutrients. Therefore, Chlorella and Spirulina can be taken with other nutritional supplements. Multivitamins are recommended to be taken once every three days.
Coffee or tea is not recommended to be taken at the same time as they are considered pungent foods. To avoid damaging of the nutrients, we recommend taking Chlorella and Spirulina with water.
Q10: Can Spirulina and Chlorella be taken together with drugs? How long should the time gaps be?
A: Spirulina and Chlorella are considered food and not drugs. If you’re sick and taking medicine already then it can be taken together, otherwise, we recommend a time gap of 30 minutes.
Q11: Can pregnant or lactating women take Chlorella and Spirulina? What is the recommended dosage?
A: Pregnant women mostly lack folic acid, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B group and other nutrients. The nutrients of Chlorella and Spirulina can give them insufficient nutrition. The Chlorella growth factor found in Chlorella is perfect for children and pregnant women, which makes chlorella an affordable and useful product. The recommended dosage per day is 3g, and can be taken partly.
Q12: Are Chlorella and Spirulina the same as the seaweed and kelp we eat normally?
A: Seaweed, kelp, and agar are all types of algae, they are different in size and shape and can be seen by the naked eye and are considered “large algae”. Large algae can often be found along the coastline but are different to Chlorella and Spirulina. Chlorella and Spirulina need a clean environment with enough sunlight and clean water to grow. Apart from the difference in shape and growing environment, Chlorella and Spirulina also contain large amounts of nutrition of which cannot be matched by larger algae. Unlike larger algae, Chlorella and Spirulina are very low in iodine, therefore hyperthyroidism sufferers can also consume Chlorella and Spirulina at recommended dosages.
Q13: Can sufferers of hyperthyroidism and kidney diseases also use Chlorella and Spirulina?
A: Unlike algae cultivated from seawater, Chlorella and Spirulina contain very low amounts of iodine, therefore are safe for patients suffering from hyperthyroidism. Patients that are suffering from major diseases are recommended to see and follow a doctor’s directions for recommended dosage.
Q14: Can patients with high blood pressure and diabetes consume Chlorella or Spirulina?
A: Chlorella and Spirulina are categorized as food and not drugs, therefore patients suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes can consume Chlorella and Spirulina without worries. Patients that are suffering from major diseases are recommended to see and follow a doctor’s directions for recommended dosage.
Q15: Can patients suffering from gout take Chlorella and Spirulina?
A: Gout sufferers should not consume substances that contain high levels of purine, and Chlorella and Spirulina are categorized as food that does not contain a high level of purine. The daily recommended value is the only 3g, which will not create high uric acid of patients, therefore Chlorella and Spirulina are safe to use.
Q16: Why may constipation occur when taking Chlorella?
A: Constipation normally occurs when there are insufficient liquids in the body. Chlorella is rich in dietary fibers and our bodies cannot digest and absorb these materials. It has the function of softening intestinal materials, promotes intestinal peristalsis and other functions, but must be used together with large amounts of water to maximize its effect. Therefore, we recommend drinking at least 2000C.C of water per day.
Q17: What reaction will occur when taking Chlorella or Spirulina?
A: Chlorella and Spirulina contain chlorophyll, fiber, growth factors and other fine ingredients, Initial consumption of these products may create small amounts of diarrhea, dry mouth, acne, bloating, and other physical reactions. These are all normal responses reflecting improvement of the body, and will maintain this reaction for 2 to 4 weeks. Users are suggested to reduce dosage if uncomfortable, and dosage can be increased once the body is adapted to the product and change.
Q18: Why does the color of my feces turn green after I consume Chlorella?
A: Chlorella contains high values of chlorophyll and dietary fibers, and these will make the color of your feces green (Similar to the color of the Chlorella), this is a normal reaction.
Q19: What is acidic body type?
A: Normally, the body types of everyone during their baby ages are all alkaline body types. But as people grow old, get sick, bad eating habits and insufficient intakes of vegetables and fruits, their body types will slowly change into an easily sickened acidic body type.
Q20: For how long should we take Spirulina and Chlorella for us to improve our body type?
A: This may vary as everyone’s body condition may be different. Because the body’s physiological period is 3 months, therefore, we suggest continuous usage of up to 3 months for maximum effect.