What is Marine Phytoplankton? And why should you take it?

Probably you've never heard of this mysterious superfood. That must change. Why? Because Marine Phytoplankton might be the most nutritious superfood available. It is not only super healthy, it also has a unique story. 

Marine Phytoplankton is a single-celled (green) micro algae that grows in salt water. It is known to form the basis of the food chain in the ocean. All ocean's inhabitants depend, directly or indirectly on Marine Phytoplankton. But that's not it. According to NASA, Marine Phytoplankton produces between 50%-90% of the oxygen we breathe. In other words, it supplies much more oxygen than all trees together. Quite impressive, right? (1)

But let's dive into the most interesting part: the nutrient-rich profile of the superfood. Marine Phytoplankton is truly a powerhouse. It is full of nutrients that could support and promote your health: 

  • Omega-3 EPA
    It is the source of Omega-3 fatty acids, not fish oil (2

  • Rich protein source 
    Containing all essential amino acids (3

  • Vitamins 
    8 vitamins (4)

  • Minerals 
    Rich source of iodine and iron (5, 6) 

  • Pigments
    Chlorophyll a, β-carotene (7)

 And more! 

This is why it is one of the most nutrient dense superfoods available. And we are proud of it! 

What makes our Marine Phytoplankton unique? 

Our Marine Phytoplankton is sustainably grown in a fully controlled photobioreactor facility. Located at the edge of the Oostvaardersplassen (a nature reserve near Amsterdam), our micro algae is grown under pure conditions. By using ancient seawater (130.000 years old) without contamination and heavy metals, we guarantee the cream of the crop. For years, this water was safely stored 90 meters beneath the ground. Now it is used for a valuable reason. Also, no herbicides and pesticides are used. Only pure and natural conditions ensure that the Marine Phytoplankton can grow naturally and build its healthy nutrients.  

Why should you take Marine Phytoplankton? 

Marine Phytoplankton is a unique "all-in-one" natural food source. It offers a complete supplementation to your daily nutritional needs. As it is full of natural nutrients, it can support and promote your health in different ways. As many people eat too little fruits and raw vegetables and eat too many processed foods, there is often a deficiency of micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, trace elements). Also, the nutritional value of fruit and vegetables has dropped over the years. Marine Phytoplankton can therefore  significantly help to increase the intake of essential micronutrients, supporting your health and well-being. 

In addition to the fact that Marine Phytoplankton promotes your overall health, it  also has the potential to help someone for specific health reasons. Some examples are provided below:

  • Supports heart health (e.g.: lowering blood pressure) 
  • Detox of the body 
  • Improving your immune system 
  • Improving digestion 

More explanation and scientific background of the potential health benefits can be found on our website. 

Thank you for reading! 

Team plnktn.