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Marine Phytoplankton

Freeze dried Nannochloropsis Gaditana powder

Derived from the Greek words phyto (plant) and plankton (made to drift).  There are over 40,000 different species of marine phytoplankton found in our oceans.  One quarter of all vegetation found in both land and sea consists of phytoplankton.

In the wild, this phytoplankton is invisible to the naked eye.  However, this microalga under the right conditions can actually be seen from space satellites.  According to NASA research, it is responsible for producing up to 90% of the Earth’s oxygen.

Some of the longest living animals and fish: blue whales, gray whales, and even humpback whales all eat plankton.  These species live between 80 and 150 years old.  And maintain great endurance and strength throughout their lives.

The largest Phytoplankton eating fish a whale shark: it lives for over 150 years, weighs up to 15 tons, andis sexually active until it dies.  In fact, more than 99% of all creatures that live in the Ocean depend on this phytoplankton for their survival.

“The future of nutrition is found in the ocean” said Jacques Yves Cousteau. 

Marine phytoplankton

Marine phytoplankton

Well, the future has arrived. From the oceans to modern day bio-reactor technology, marine phytoplankton has come a long way. After years of being overpriced, finally this ‘king of superfoods’ is accessable for all.

In other words, the main purpose of these unique algae is to turn inorganic raw material like carbon dioxide and seawater into 100’s of living edible organic nutrients.

Marine phytoplankton is the one superfood that everybody should consume every day. According to Dr Mark Hyman, medical doctor and proponant of Functional Medicine,  approximately 99 percent of people are deficient in omega 3 fatty acids. This is a big deal because these healthy fats affect many parts of our biochemistry. In short they are essential to optimal body and brain health. If you compared Marine Phytoplankton, gram-for-gram against any other superfood, you would find the most nutrient dense food on Earth, and contains the highest nutritional values for human ingestion.

Phytoplankton provides us with these omega-3 fatty acids (EPA) and much more! It is the base of the food chain and therefore contains an impressive array of nutrients including  protein, chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, pigments, enzymes and trace elements.

  • Contains all nine essential amino acids that the body cannot make.  These amino acids help break down food, repair body tissue, and stimulate cell growth.
  • Essential Omega-3 fatty acids included are (EPA and DHA) – that reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and can even help prevent depression.
  • Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, and D – all of which help your body make healthy nerve cells, blood cells, new DNA, and boosts brain function.
  • Helps your body produce the “master antioxidant,” glutathione – the building block for all other antioxidants.
  • Detoxes with the power of chlorophyll to rid your body of heavy metals and toxins.
  • Creates and enhances energy producing glycogen that your body uses for fuel and reduces fatigue.
  • Improves and produces faster healing times – accelerates cell rejuvenation and allows the body to heal itself rapidly
  • Losing weight with Phytoplankton

Phytoplankton is an important food source for many marine animals and thanks to recent photobioreactor technology now available for humans. Phytoplankton provides fish with beneficial omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA . With this new technology we can now skip one step in the food chain and we are no longer strictly dependent on fish or fish oil. This is good news for vegetarians or vegans, but also ensures a product free of contamination with a high bio-availibility.

Of the 40,000+ species of phytoplankton there are only a few fit for human consumption. Years of research by microbiologists and nutritionists has shown that one specific species distinguishes itself on the basis of its nutritional profile : Nannochloropsis Gaditana. This is the kind that is now grown in technologically advanced photo-bioreactors. Using natural sunlight and photosynthesis, the phytoplankton can grow freely without competition from other algae into the biomass that is eventually harvested and dried.

Bio Reactor Technology

The photo-bioreactor technology guarantees a very pure and safe product. Nutrients, CO2 and oxygen are continuously added to the reactors, so the algae get everyting they need for a perfect development.

Marine Phytoplankton expensive?

Up to now most available phytoplankton was grown in tubular photo-bioreactors which are expensive and can only yield small volumes. Subsequently consumer prices were skyhigh. Those days are over! Our phytoplankton is grown in the more traditional ‘open pond’ system, yet in a greenhouse environment. So technically the greenhouse itself becomes the photobioreactor where all growing parameters can be completely controlled, resulting in high quality algae  for a greatly reduced price.

Thus the time has come to start doing yourself and your loved ones the favour of providing the body & brain with the vital nutrients it needs. Now coming from a completely clean and sustainable source that will indeed revolutionize the future of nutrition.

Pytoplankton is a rare and complete food source and provides the body with an array of  nutrients it needs for i.e. the production of healthy new cells and the production of neurotransmitters. Phytoplankton has an alkaline pH and promotes optimal acidity of the body. This is one of the most critical factors for good health.

A quick summary of marine phytopklankton´s nutritional profile:

Complete protein (50%)

Chlorophyll EPA (healthy omega-3 essential fatty acids)

Phospholipids (which help the absorption of EPA and other omega 3 fatty acids)

Vitamins Minerals Pigments,

Beta-carotene and zeaxanthin Violaxanthin, antheraxanthin, vaucheriaxanthin (all potent antioxidants)

For maximum benefit use 3-4 gram or 6-8 capsules of 500 mg daily.

We love algae! And we are passionate about superfood nutrition. That’s why we are really proud to be the first company in the world to offer phytoplankton for a price that everybody can afford!

Ofcourse, phytoplankton has been around for a while, but due to expensive tubular bio-reactor technology and low production volumes it as been simply very expensive.  Too expensive to make any nutritional or monetary sense! Now this has changed. We are very excited to be able to announce that marine phytoplankton will be available through this website for a third of the price that is still common around the web. We are talking 100% pure nannochloropsis gaditana powder or tablets. We don’t even speak about all the diluted and overpriced dropper bottles that contain very little actual phytoplankton. We offer you only ‘the real thing’.

 So what is phytoplankton and why should you get excited?

Marine Phytoplankton is a unique micro-alga with an exeptionally rich nutrient profile.Although similar to better known algae like Chlorella and Spirulina, Phytoplankton offers some rare qualities that everybody’s health could benefit greatly from. Apart from providing an impressive spectrum of nutrients such as amino acids, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and trace elements, Phytoplankton is unique because it contains substantial amounts of the omega-3 fatty acid EPA. Every gram of Phytoplankton contains about 70mg of EPA. This means that 3/4 grams will cover your daily recommended intake of EPA.

And this is a pretty big deal when you think about! Everybody has heard of the omega-3 fatty acids and that they are literally essential because our bodies cannot produce them. We need them in our diet every day which makes phytoplankton is very valuable. On top of that:  phytoplankton is completely bio-available. Although there are algae based EPA/DHA oils on the market that offer a more sustainable alternative to fish oil, when it comes to bioavailability and our bodies ability to actually absorb and utilize nutrients, nothing is superior than consuming whole foods in their most natural form.

And that is what Phytoplankton is: a whole food. To give you an example: studies have shown that EPA is much better absorbed from fish than fish oil. The difference may be as great as nine-fold. That’s a formidable difference! We can easily draw a parallel here with consuming algal oils and consuming the actual alga itself (marine phytoplankton!) When certain constituents of food are taken out of context or out of the” physicochemical dietary matrix”, our bodies have a much harder time assimilating and using these nutrients. But this is just one of the many good reasons why everybody should consume Marine Phytoplankton or Nannochloropis Gaditana on a daily basis.

For more in depth information on everything Marine Phytoplankton you are welcome browse this website or if you have any questions,  to contact us through email: ingredients@natureal.sk

Marine Phytoplankton is available also as flakes and capsules.

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