Marine phytoplankton is a single-celled algae (a type of sea plant) that is responsible for producing up to 80% of the Earth’s oxygen. It is a simple, nutrient-dense food that compliments your everyday diet to improve your overall health. Phytoplankton is an important food source for many marine animals, and provides fish with their beneficial omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA . With modern technology we can now skip one step in the food chain and are no longer strictly dependent on fish or fish oil for EPA.
Nutritional profile of Raw Superfood’s Marine Phytoplankton
Raw Superfood’s Marine Phytoplankton (Nannochloropsis Gaditana) has an optimal combination of highly bioavailable nutrients free from contamination; amino acids, chlorophyll, enzymes, pigments, vitamins, trace minerals and antioxidants, including the omega-3 essential fats.
Provides all the essential amino acids which are necessary for building new tissues, and repairing cells. Eating protein-rich foods help you stay full longer and curbs hunger pangs.
Marine phytoplankton is a good source of the omega-3 essential fats that generally lack in the regular western diet. It provides the essential fat EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) that is necessary to maintain brain health as well as promote cognitive health. This is important because according to Dr Mark Hyman, medical doctor and proponant of Functional Medicine, approximately 99 percent of people are deficient in omega 3 fatty acids.
The green pigment chlorophyll is the energy source of the algae and a natural detoxifying agent for us. It helps stimulate the red blood cells in the body and improve their oxygen carrying capacity. It is also anti-inflammatory in nature and heals the body from within.
Contains violaxanthin, antheraxanthin, vaucheriaxanthin; powerful antioxidants that fight free radical damage induced by stress, pollution and other contaminants. Contains the major carotenoid pigment beta-carotene and also zeaxanthin. Zeaxanthin is essential to maintain eye health and is known to prevent age related macular degeneration (ARMD) of the eye.
The beta-carotene in the marine phytoplankton is converted by the liver to vitamin A which is necessary for eye and skin health.
Which help the absorption of EPA and other omega 3 fatty acids.
Benefits of Marine Phytoplankton
Nature’s best food:
Phytoplanktons belong to the lowest level in the food chain and research reveals that eating closer to the bottom of the food chain provides you with more nutrients and offers more energy.
Perfect dietary supplement:
Perfect dietary supplement: Marine phytoplankton is low in calories, but dense in nutrients. It provides quality protein, essential fats, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are vital for maintaining health. Eg for the production of healthy new cells and the production of neurotransmitters. It may not be possible to get all the nutrients in your everyday meals, marine phytoplankton makes a great addition to your diet. Phytoplankton has an alkaline pH and promotes optimal pH balance in the body, one of the most critical factors for good health.
Convenient to consume:
Marine phytoplankton has a neutral or bland taste which makes it easy to incorporate in recipes. It blends well in smoothies, juices, or soups. If adding to hot soups add a teaspoon or two after you finished cooking to preserve the raw nutrients and consume immediately.
Recommended intake: 1 gram per day
“Marine phytoplankton makes up one quarter of all vegetation (land and sea) and according to NASA provides up to 90% of the oxygen in the air we breathe. In essence, marine phytoplankton produce more oxygen than all the Earth’s forests combined. All the scientific research indicates that marine phytoplankton may be the most important food on planet Earth not only because of the nutritional content of the phytoplankton, but also due to the fact that marine phytoplankton is food for everything on Earth — it is the very meaning of food.” — David Wolfe, Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future
David Wolfe talks about marine phytoplankton in this video
“The future of nutrition is found in the ocean” – Jacques Yves Cousteau.