Energy and Recovery

Marine Phytoplankton: direct energy and faster recovery

Marine phytoplankton consists of the smallest carriers of energy - nucleotides - and has minimal indigestible structures. As a result, the body does not need to process these nucleotides, but instead it can directly utilize its energy for biochemical reactions in the body.

You should feel effect within 20 minutes of taking it. The cells of Marine Phytoplankton are more narrow than those of Spirulina for example, making them more easy to digest.

Amino acids

Marine Phytoplankton, a natural source of amino acids

Marine phytoplankton contains all essential amino acids. When a protein is being digested it is broken down into amino acids. When you are physically active or when you are recovering, your body - and especially your muscles - use up their storage of amino acids (1). 

Minerals: Iron, zinc, and magnesium

Marine Phytoplankton can support physical performance as it contains essential minerals (iron, zinc, and magnesium)

Marine Phytoplankton contains iron, zinc, magnesium, and many other minerals and trace elements. These essential minerals are incorporated into various proteins and enzymes, many of which influence physical endurance and performance (2).

Iron - plays a very important role in physical activity (3): it is an essential component of the two main proteins that transport and store oxygen in the body (hemoglobin and myoglobin). In general, women, athletes, and vegetarians exhibit the highest risk for an iron deficiency due to insufficient dietary iron and a caloric deficit (4).

Zinc - is responsible for the function of over 300 proteins and enzymes. Adequate amounts of zinc are necessary for muscle strength and endurance (5). Studies have shown that athletes have higher zinc required than people that are less active (6).

Magnesium - is responsible for adequate muscle function and plays a key role in the energy metabolism (7).

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Marine phytoplankton supports physical performance

When we exercise, we put our body under stress. This is similar to when our body is dealing with other types of physical stress, such as inflammation. Physical exercise ramps up our metabolism, which increases the use of oxygen (8). At a later stage free oxygen radicals are produced in our body, which can damage our tissue. These radicals can cause oxidative stress which damage muscles, hamper their recovery and damage blood vessels.

Oxidative stress can cause decline in our physical performance and recovery (9).

The pigments from Marine Phytoplankton have anti-oxidative properties making them able to neutralize these free radicals. This will support your body to recover from the stress and physical toll of exercise or sports.

Marine Phytoplankton contains many anti-oxidants, such as astaxanthin: a pigment that has anti-oxidative properties 6000 times stronger than vitamine C (10-11).

It also contains beta-carotene, superoxide dismutase, and omega 3 fatty acids, and many other extremely powerful anti-oxidants (12).

Various research has shown that the antioxidant components of Marine Phytoplankton can protect the body against exercise-induced damage to muscles (13, 14). 

Conclusion

Marine Phytoplankton offers you a direct and complete source of energy, whilst it supports your recovery

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