Marine Phytoplankton is a complete source of nutrition which includes proteins, vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, trace minerals, pigments, enzymes, chlorophyll, essential fatty acids, including omega 3 fats, and more.
An incredible breakthrough in human nutrition has astonished medical experts: “When you give your body everything it needs to build healthy new cells, you then become well…” It is logical to assume that most people who are in a state of imbalance (feeling less than 100%) are missing valuable daily nourishment.
Over-reliance on land-based food sources often leads to deficiencies in micronutrients and trace elements. Our bodies need these elements to perform as nature intended. Left to its own devices, the human body has a marvelous internal system called “homeostasis” which keeps all systems in balance. Take away certain critical components and the body experiences malfunction which cause suboptimal performance. Too many malfunctions cause disease.
Phytoplankton serves as a valuable source of nourishment for many sea animals. Of particular interest, phytoplankton provides fish with the healthy omega-3 fatty acids, such as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Omega 3 fatty acids are essential to human health, and proven to reduce one’s risk for cardiovascular disease, auto-immune disorders, and behavioral disorders.
Phytoplankton is also a rich source of antioxidant nutrients and pigments, including the carotenoids astaxanthin, canthaxanthin, and zeaxanthin. Because carotenoids work together to prevent disease and provide healing in the body, it is believed that the only truly effective way to benefit from the carotenoid family is through whole foods because they represent the intricate balance that can only be found in nature. Marine phytoplankton has been shown to provide the same level of antioxidants as found with cruciferous vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables are amazing health protectors, detoxifiers, and provide a nutrition powerhouse. However, the astounding health benefits reported with marine phytoplankton may indicate that this whole food contains unique antioxidant pigments unavailable in other common foods. Alternatively, it may be working at a cellular level to produce a stronger antioxidant effect within the body.