Seachem NutriDiet Chlorella Flakes, 100 gm
Seachem NutriDiet Chlorella Flakes are a fortified Chlorella flake food for all freshwater and marine fish. Chlorella Algae is considered to be a potential super food and is included in every NutriDiet Flake formula for its extremely high nutrient content. It is overflowing with enzymes, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and all other nutrients essential to animal life. As a dietary supplement and base diet for herbivores, it is far superior to the Spirulina algae used in many flake foods. NutriDiet Chlorella contains GarlicGuard, which, in addition to being an appetite enhancer, is a natural antiparasitic and antibacterial product that can enhance overall fish health.
Chlorella Flakes also contain probiotics which allow for more rapid and simplistic digestion of the partner nutrients. Less energy is required by the fish to digest the food. The food is more completely digested allowing for less waste production in the aquarium. This also allows for more nutrient uptake and increased immune function. Lastly, patent pending compounds complete the formulation to enhance immune function further as well as extend life potential, promote natural growth, and enhance the color of fish. h health.
Chlorella Flakes also contain high levels of Vitamin C, a cofactor in the processes necessary for the formation of connective tissue, scar tissue in wound repair, and bone matrix. Vitamin C is difficult for fish to acquire in a natural diet but is critical in addressing healing and growth issues in many fish.
It is an attractive food source because, and has been deemed a “Super-Food” as it is high in protein and other essential nutrients. When dried; it is about 45% protein, 20% fat, 20% carbohydrate, 5% fiber, and abundant in minerals and vitamins and satisfies all of the requirements of a healthy and balanced fish diet as established by the National Academy of Sciences. It is the highest-known source of chlorophyll. While these are all beneficial, the greatest value of chlorella lies in a fascinating ingredient called Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF). CGF is a water soluble nucleotide-peptide complex found only in chlorella. It is responsible for the rapid rate of growth of the alga. Experiments with microorganisms and animals have shown that CGF promotes faster than normal growth without adverse side effects by naturally catalyzing the DNA to RNA to protein conversion. It stimulates tissue repair and protects cells against some toxic by-products of rapid growth. The process used in preparing Seachem chlorella products has been specially designed to maximize the CGF content retained in the final product. The effects of CFG are only observed in algae whose cell walls have been perforated, as the wall is composed of material that cannot be readily digested. The Seachem protocol breaks open the cell wall, allowing the cell contents to be fully available for digestion.
Probiotics are microorganisms that when consumed, confer several health benefits. We use these ingredients to allow all of the NutriDiets® to be much more digestible with the use of less energy by the fish. This also means that the foods are more completely digested. This maximizes nutrient uptake while at the same time reducing waste into the system. Maximized nutrient uptake also enhances immune function.
Seachem’s garlic-based product is added to all of the NutriDiet® flakes to enhance palatability with all fish. GarlicGuard™ also has natural anti bacterial and anti parasitic qualities that can enhance overall fish health long term.
Garlic has been found to enhance thiamin absorption, and therefore reduces the likelihood for developing thiamin deficiency. It also has a high vitamin C content. It has shown promise as a medication in combatting protozoal disease.
Allium sativum yields allicin, an antibiotic and antifungal compound (phytoncide). Garlic also affords the sulfur-containing compounds alliin, ajoene, diallyl polysulfides, vinyldithiins, and S-allylcysteine. Furthermore, it contains a phytoalexin (allixin), a compound with antioxidant effects, antimicrobial effects, and antitumor promoting effects. In addition, garlic has substantial amounts of beta-carotene, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, zinc, manganese and selenium.
Vitamin C is a cofactor in the processes necessary for the formation of connective tissue, scar tissue in wound repair, and bone matrix. Vitamin C is difficult for fish to acquire in natural diets but is critical in addressing healing and growth issues in many fish. Vitamin C also allows for enhanced immune function.
Directions: Feed 1-3 times daily. Feed as much as the fish will consume in three minutes of feeding.
Ingredients: Chlorella Algae, Wheat Flour, Whole Fish Meal, Wheat Gluten, Soy Protein Concentrate, Squid, Brewers Dried Yeast, Wheat Middlings, Xanthophyll, Garlic, Iron Oxide, Fish Oil, Soy Lecithin, Vitamin E Supplement, Stabilized Vitamin C, Inositol, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine HCL, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Folic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite, Choline Chloride, Calcium Propionate, Beta Carotene, Bacillus Subtilis, Bacillus Licheniformis, Bacillus Pumilus
Crude Protein (minimum) 54.0% Crude Fat (minimum) 10.0% Crude Fiber (maximum) 3.0% Moisture (maximum) 4.0% Phosphorus (minimum) 1.0% Ash (maximum) 10.0%