A well balanced diet is necessary for a healthy life. Euglena, microalgae that has the features of both plants and animals, contains vitamins and minerals found in vegetables and Omega-3s, DHA and EPA often found in fish.List of 59 nutrients found in euglena
|Vitamins||• Beta-carotene • Vitamin B1
• Vitamin B2 • Vitamin B6
• Vitamin B12 • Vitamin C
• Vitamin D • Vitamin E
• Vitamin K1 • Folic Acid
• Niacin • Pantothenic acid
• Biotin • Alpha-carotene
|Minerals||• Zinc • Phosphorus
• Calcium • Magnesium
• Sodium • Potassium
• Iron • Manganese
|Amino Acids||• Valine • Leucine • Isoleucine
• Alanine • Arginine • Lysine
• Aspartic acid • Glutamic acid • Proline
• Threonine • Methionine • Phenylalanine
• Histidine • Tyrosine • Tryptophan
• Glycine • Serine • Cystine
|Fatty Acids||• DHA • EPA • Palmitoleic acid • Oleic acid
• Linoleic acid • Linolenic acid
• Arachidonic acid
• Eicosadienoic acid
• Dihomo γ- Linolenic acid
• Docosatetraenoic acid
• Docosapentaenoic acid
|Others||• Paramylum (ß-Glucan)
• Chlorophyll • Lutein
• Zeaxanthin • GABA
• Spermidine • Putrescine
High digestion-absorption rate
Euglena contains vitamin C and folic acid rich in vegetables and Omega-3s and Vitamin B1 rich in animals. Also, another major biological feature of euglena is that it has a cell membrane instead of a cell wall found in most plants. A cell wall inhibits digestion since it requires cellulase, an enzyme not found in the human body to be decomposed. However, euglena is only surrounded by a cell membrane which allows efficient digestion absorption.
Therefore, you can take in nutrients found in vegetables at the efficiency of nutrients found in animals.
A unique glucan “Paramylon”
“Paramylon” is a macromolecule of a Beta-1,3-glucan found only in euglena. It is known to store the glucose produced by photosynthesis efficiently and its particles are structured like a spiral tangled together. On its surface there are many micro-holes that are said to be capable of take in cholesterol. It is non-digestible like dietary fibers and it known to have much other functionality, which makes it a functional food ingredient with high potential.
The structure of paramylon is very similar to that of charcoal. Charcoal is known for its high performance as a deodorizer but this is because the many holes on the surface of charcoal absorb the molecules that are causing the odor. Not only paramylon can remove substances like fat from your body like charcoal removing odor from the air but it can also reduce the intake of purines.
Euglena is known to work well with lactobacillus, and a research shows that it has a higher performance than oligosaccharides. The specimen with euglena extract turned into yogurt in 18 hours but the other without the extract mostly remained milk.
Euglena makes hair and skin healthy
Euglena can be used as cosmetics in addition to food. Euglena Co. has successfully developed hydrolyzed euglena extract “Rejuna”.
Rejuna has shown various effects through testing, for example UV protection, promotion of NHDF growth critical for a younger skin and promotion of formation of collagen for a better skin. Not only euglena can improve your skin but it has the capability to restore damaged hair as well. When human hair is damaged, it becomes hydrophilic and the nutrients and moisture inside can get washed out; however, euglena contains hydrophobic amino acids that prevents this from happening. Using Rejuna, it is possible to manufacture facial cleansing, soap, skincare, hair care and UV protection products.