Superfoods are (natural) food sources with a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino-acids, all nutrients that are essential for your health and well-being!
Many people eat too little fruits and vegetables, meaning that they are not having enough vitamins and minerals (micronutrients) on a day-to-day basis. Micronutrient deficiency can possibly lead to all kinds of health issues including illness, weight problems and fatigue. Adding nutrient rich superfoods to your diet can therefore significantly help increasing the intake of micronutrients, which have a positive effect on your health and wellbeing.
Marine Phytoplankton is known to be one of the most nutrient-dense superfoods available. It is a natural whole food that supports your day-to-day diet. It contains phospholipid Omega-3's, all essential amino-acids, 55+ minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and pigments.
Our premium-quality Marine Phytoplankton is grown in ancient seawater (130.000 year old seawater), which is free of contamination and heavy metals. Furthermore, the production is environmental friendly and no pesticides or herbicides are used. The photobioreactor system in which the algae are grown are fully controlled by PhD microbiologists.
Yes, the microalgae is grown under the HACCP based ISO22000 certification. This certification guarantees that our algae products meet quality standards and are safe for food consumption.
The EPA in our Marine Phytoplankton is present as phospholipid. These polar lipids optimizes the bioavailability / absorption of EPA into the body. The total amount of polar lipids is not found in any other commercial available micro-algae.
Omega-3 comes from algae, not fish! Marine Phytoplankton is the actual source of Omega-3 fatty acids. It is therefore a better, vegan and sustainable alternative to fish oil. Our Marine Phytoplankton offers the purest available Omega-3 EPA.
Yes! Not only our Marine Phytoplankton is vegan, also our capsules are made out of HPMC (cellulose-based).
Yes! So far as known, our algae is free of allergens. Please do make sure to always stick to the recommended dose and in case of any (allergic) reactions, directly consult a doctor.
Marine Phytoplankton needs to be preserved in the original packaging without prolonged exposure to light and air. Make sure to always close the packaging properly after opening. Keep at ambient temperature.
9 Key Potential Health Benefits
Marine Phytoplankton contains a wide array of substances, which supports and modulate the immune system. The two most important substances are: Omega 3 fatty acids and carotenoids (pigments). (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)
These substances have the potential to more rapidly active the immune system and through the production of mediators that stimulate the body to adequately deal with any kind of virus, bacteria or yeast (8). In the final phase of acute inflammation, the Omega-3 fatty acids produce anti-inflammatory mediators, making sure the body returns to its natural state (9).
Other ingredients such as lipopolysaccharides, peptides, minerals and vitamins also improve the global functioning of the immune system (10).
Some of these substances have multiple functions, like astaxanthine supporting the immune reaction as well as detecting and scavenging harmful oxygen molecules, giving the potential to detoxify the body (11) (12).
Marine Phytoplankton is able to detoxify themselves and the water around them to survive extreme conditions. Interesting enough, 60% of the human body is water. The two most relevant antioxidants of Marine Phytoplankton are carotenoids (pigments) and a certain group of enzymes named superoxide dismutase (SODs).
β-carotene and Astaxanthine - both pigments - are known to be able to scavenge harmful oxygen and nitrogen radicals (13). Astaxanthine is 6000 times stronger than vitamin C when it comes to protecting against toxic reactive oxygen radicals (ROS) (14) (15) (16) (17).
Superoxide Dismutase (SODs) - are the most important enzymes when it comes to protecting cells against these ROS (18). During the detoxification process, phytoplankton binds with minerals, making them an excellent source of vital minerals.
It is vital that the body is capable of triggering an inflammation against an infection or damage. However, when this process is misdirected or prolonged it can cause adverse health effects. Similar processes are seen in rheumatic artritis, asthma, or inflammatory bowel disease.
Omega-3 fatty acids and carotenoids use anti-inflammatory effects in the later stadium of inflammation. They prevent further activation of certain immune cells and by reducing the production of pro-inflammatory mediators. (19) (20) (21) Making sure to adequately take high-quality Omega-3 fatty acids and Astaxanthine can lead to a reduction of severity of these chronic inflammations, seen in certain chronic disease (22) (23) (24) (25) (26).
Artritis - Studies have shown that within 3-4 months Omega-3 fatty acids can lead to a lesser level of joint pain, duration of morning stiffness, amount of painful joints (27)
Asthma - Supplementation of Omega 3 fatty acids for children showed a reduced risk of developing asthma and a reduced need for medicine for asthma patients (28) (29).
Neuroinflammation (for example: Alzheimer, Parkinson) - When ingested, the Omega-3 fatty acids are primarily incorporated in the brain. This could decrease the amount of neuroinflammation. Diets rich in Omega-3 fatty acids have the potential to improve cognitive functioning and to lower the risk of dementia, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease (30) (31) (32). An increased intake of Omega-3 fatty acids may increase the efficiency of anti-inflammatory medications, and perhaps reduce the need for conventional medicine (33).
Marine Phytoplankton is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which help in reducing the risk or further development of cardiovascular disease by lowering blood pressure, lowering LDL (unhealthy) cholesterol levels, decreasing heart rate, decreasing arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), and decreasing thrombosis (34) (35). Astaxanthine exercises preventive effects by stopping the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein, which is an integral part in the prevention of atherosclerosis (36).
Marine Phytoplankton consist of nucleotides. These are the smallest building blocks of energy (namely ATP). Due to their small size, the body can rapidly absorb and utilize the energy within minutes (37). On top of that, Chlorofyl can help the blood to carry more oxygen. As a result, your muscles and muscle tissue can access and utilize more energy in the same amount of time. According to studies this can have a positive effect on your athletic endurance and performance. (38)
Several studies have shown that Omega-3 fatty acids support brain development, functioning and can have a positive effect for depression. Studies showed that diets rich in Omega-3 fatty acids improved moods of people with a major depression or bipolar disorder (39) (40) (41) (42) (43).
According to various studies, fatty acids are of particular importance for brain functioning as it maintains an optimal state of neuronal membranes, enabling membrane fluidity and thickness, which in turn affects cell signaling (44) (45).
Diets rich in Omega-3 fatty acids have shown beneficial effects on learning and memory of children (46).
Marine Phytoplankton contains vital minerals for the skin, hair and nails. Chlorofyl supplementation has also shown significant skin improvements for people with acne and large pores within a matter of weeks (47).
β-carotene possesses antioxidant capabilities that can protect the skin against ultraviolet radiation (48).
Oral intake ofβ-carotene prevents sun-induced redness of the skin (49) (50).
The pigments of Marine Phytoplankton are continuously and mainly involved in light-harvesting processes. Some carotenoids (pigments) are therefore essential parts of the light-harvesting parts of the eye, namely the retina (51). These substances support, and can potentially improve eyesight through protection against harmful light and oxygen (52). These pigments protect these tissues and have the potential to prevent cataract, diabetic retinopathy and age-related degeneration of the retina. Other carotenoids act as structural stabilizers for protein assembly and can have a supporting role in photoprotection against light damage (53).
Oxidative stress can cause damage to the microbiome of our gut. For example, negative changes in the gut microbiome are seen in people with irritable bowel syndrome (54). Omega-3 fatty acids result in a higher level N-carbamylglutamate (NCG) in the gut (55). The substance is capable of reducing oxidative stress in the gut. Reducing this damage could improve the microbiome composition (56). A healthy microbiome promotes digestive functioning. On top of that, the rich amount of minerals and chlorofyl can improve digestion by increasing the beneficial bacteria in the digestive area. At last, Marine Phytoplankton consist of easy-to-absorb nucleotides, which reduces stress on the digestion tract (57) (58)
We will keep you updated on all the newest results of research in the topics and fields mentioned in our blog.
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(48) Shaish A., Ben-Amotz A., Avron M. Biosynthesis of β-carotene in Dunaliella. Methods Enzym. 1992;213:439–444.
(49) Heinrich U., Gärtner C., Wiebusch M., Eichler O., Sies H., Tronnier H., Stahl W. Supplementation with -Carotene or a Similar Amount of Mixed Carotenoids Protects Humans from UV-Induced Erythema. J. Nutr. 2003;133:98–101. doi: 10.1093/jn/133.1.98.
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(53) Brunet C., Johnsen G., Lavaud J., Roy S. Phytoplankton Pigments, Characterization, Chemotaxonomy and Applications in Oceanography. Cambridge University Press; Cambridge, UK: 2011. Pigments and photoacclimation processes
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(58) Lin, Cheng-mao. Effect of Dietary Nucleotide Supplementation on In Vivo and In Vitro Immune Function in Protein-Malnourished Mice. University of Florida. PhD. Dissertation. December 1995.
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