Spirulina powder VS tablets
Powder form Spirulina is quick to digest in our body. Most Spirulina manufacturers add a large amount of binder in order to keep tablets nice and firm while they are making tablets.
Binder is not digested easily in our body. Binder added Spirulina tablets will take much longer to start to break down in our stomach. It is not healthy and not good for our body.
What is a binder? The most common binder is "Silica diocide", in plain English you can call it "clay". Image how you would feel if you paid a high price for clay to eat! (not Spirulina only).
To resolve this problem, our company has developed a new tableting technique for our pure Australian Spirulina tablets. We use no binder or filler to produce Spirulina tablets. What we do is to increase the pressing pressure and lower the pressing speed to make tablet nice and firm. Now Australian Spirulina is the only company which is able to produce 100 % pure Spirulina tablets without binder or filler . We are very proud of it. Australian Spirulina tablets are the only Spirulina products without any additive.
Binder free is obviously best for Spirulina consumers. However, the binder free process will lower the production capacity, meaning the cost of production is higher. That is another reason why the price of Australian Spirulina is higher than other brands.
Most other brands put 20~30 % of binder in tablets, so they can make tablets quicker and cheaper. Consumers may already discover that Spirulina powder of some brands is even higher than the same weight of tablets: Why? Because they put a lot of binder or other foreign ingredients in their tablets, so their tablets are cheaper than powder.
In fact, we normally lose 5 % of powder during the process and pressing powder into tablets and don't forget labour and operating costs. So the cost of Spirulina tablets will be 30~40 % percent higher than the same weight of powder. Clearly the wise consumers now understand why some brands can sell their tablets cheaper than their powder which requires no further processing
If you find that some brands' powder is more expensive than their tablet, they are telling you their tablets are not pure . Would you buy this kind of product once you know this?