Frequently asked Questions – FAQ

What makes MIAL Chlorella special?

MIAL produces Chlorella in Bad Zwischenahn, Germany, according to the German Bio-Standard. This means that our Chlorella is produced without the use of animal products or additives. MIAL Chlorella is therefore completely vegetarian and suitable for vegans.

What are the valuable ingredients in Chlorella?

Chlorella contains valuable proteins, all essential amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids. Chlorella is rich in iron and other trace elements and an important source of natural, vegan vitamin B12.

How does Chlorella grow?

Chlorella belongs to the algae, which are close relatives of the plants. Like the plants, they need light, CO2, fertilizer and trace elements to grow. MIAL does use in the production process well water and highly purified CO2, no usage of flue gas. MIAL Chlorella grows in so-called photobioreactors (PBRs). To enable the development of valuable ingredients like pigments, we have an autotrophe production, meaning the Chlorella does grow under the influence of sunlight, not in closed fermenters.

Usage of BIO-fertilizer and how is the fertilizer treated?

The raw material for the fertilizer are fermented plant ingredients, such as grasses, maize and grain, which are energetically utilized in a first step and produce renewable energy. In a second step, all unfermented coarse plant parts are separated until a kind of plant juice is left. The plant juice contains all the important nutrients and trace elements necessary for an optimal growth of the algae.

What is special about Spirulina?

Spirulina is a microalgae, which is added to the blue balance. Spirulina, also classified as Arthrospira, naturally occurs in soda waters. In Africa it has been used for centuries as protein-rich food in arid regions. Spirulina is offered in powder form, usually encapsulated. In contrast, concentrated extracts are marketed which have a higher active ingredient concentration and bioavailability. Spirulysat® is an example of such an extract.

What is Spirulysat®?

Spirulysat® is a spirulina extract containing a defined amount of the blue pigment Phycocyanin. > 8 mg of Phycocyanin are guaranteed in each Spirulysat® ampoule.

What is Phycocyanin?

Phycocyanin is a blue dye found in various algae. Most popular is the Phycocyanin from the Spirulina. Phycocyanin has been studied in many studies for its health promoting properties. Numerous scientific publications demonstrate the positive effects of Phycocyanin as a radical protector, for the enhancement of the immune system and as a positive factor in the treatment of inflammatory diseases.

What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is required for a healthy body. Vitamin B12 contributes to many processes in our body. For example, vitamin B12 contributes to a normal immune system, the normal formation of red blood cells, the reduction of fatigue and fatigue, a healthy nervous system and a normal energy metabolism. Vitamin B12 is useful in many animal products, e.g. liver. Vegetarians or vegans depend on intake of external vitamin B12. Chlorella has sufficient vitamin B12 to indicate the dose required.

What is Iron?

Iron is required for normal metabolism. It contributes to a normal energy metabolism, to a normal immune system, to normal formation of red blood cells, to a normal cognitive development and to reduce fatigue and fatigue. Iron is a co-factor and part of the blood dye hemoglobin. The vital oxygen is bound to the iron and supplies all cells of the body, so that the energy carriers can be converted. Chlorella is a good source of iron because it enriches the iron molecules from the algae medium and finally makes them available again.

What is phototrophic growth?

Phototautotrophic growth uses sunlight as a source of energy. The energy of the sun serves to incorporate the CO2 molecules and produce biomass. While land plants absorb the CO2 from the air through their leaves, aquatic plants and also algae use CO2, which is dissolved in the water.

What is a photobioreactor?

A photobioreactor is the closed production system that is used for algae production. Usually, algae are produced in transparent tubes, wide panels or, as with mial, in transparent hanging bags.

What do algae eat?

Algae use water, CO2, nitrogen, phosphate and minerals for optimal growth. The CO2 is introduced into the photobioreactor as food CO2. At the same time, it serves to keep the algae culture moving and mixing.

How to grow algae?

Algae grow in damp environments, on rocks, in sediments and in aqueous solution. Chlorella is a freshwater algae that reaches a density of 1 * 10 8 cells / ml under good growth conditions.