If you haven’t heard of Marine Phytoplankton, we’re about to make it your new favorite superfood! This microalgae is a single-celled organism and has been around for about 3 billion years. It’s responsible for generating more than 90% of the earth’s oxygen supply. NASA studies have revealed some promising findings regarding marine phytoplankton in terms of its ability to provide vital food for marine life and oxygen for our planet — referring to it as the most important plant in the world(1). It’s also highly sustainable as it has the unique ability to reproduce itself. In a recent global warming study, NASA found that marine phytoplankton was growing rampantly and abundantly in the Arctic, which is promising in providing a vital food source to indigenous animal life to help prevent migration for food sources(2).
A Look at the Superfood Profile of Marine Phytoplankton
The nutrient density in this microalgae is almost unreal. It may very well be the most powerful superfood on our planet. Natural medicine experts believe it’ll be a game changer where overall healing is concerned on a deep, cellular level. It has this incredible ability to do to our bodies what it does to our oceans, which is to provide oxygen while also offering detoxifying benefits.
The benefits of Marine Phytoplankton are abundant:
- Rich in trace minerals
- Essential amino acids
- Nucleic acids
- SOD – This organism contains potent amounts of an antioxidant-enzyme called Superoxide Dismutase (SOD). Nearly all living things have this but levels vary depending on a variety of environmental (and dietary) factors. SOD has the ability to protect every cell in our bodies from harmful free radical toxicity, remove toxins, and repair cells. It offers a powerful defense and repair system against oxidative damage and stress on a deeply cellular level throughout the body. Scientists have noted the important role of SOD in not only overall longevity but in the prevention and treatment of various cardiovascular and neurological disorders(3).
Benefits of Marine Phytoplankton
The health benefits of phytoplankton are vast and powerful and include improved immune function, healthy cell membrane support and regeneration, increased energy and vitality, and so much more. Many holistic medical professionals and scientists have found common ground with the health and environmental benefits of marine phytoplankton. Check out our article, “This Could Be the Most Powerful Superfood on the Planet” for more on info on that topic. Below we’ll expand on a few benefits.
Impaired methylation is a topic many are becoming privy to. We won’t go too in-depth (that’s a topic for another day) but several factors can affect proper methylation, which is a vital process in which our bodies assimilate nutrients, detoxifies, reduces inflammation, and repairs DNA on a molecular level. Several factors including genetic mutations such as MTHFR can impair or hinder this process. Marine phytoplankton has the ability to support the body’s natural, and albeit vital, methylation process for better health and longevity(4).
The nano-sized nutrient particles in marine phytoplankton are so minuscule they’re easily absorbed on a cellular level by our bodies – meaning the digestive process isn’t required for assimilation. This is great news for the liver; our primary detoxifying organ, as it has a large job of constantly detoxify our system from all that we consume. Marine phytoplankton can not only take the pressure off our liver in the digestive and detox process but it can provide nutrient support to the organ itself.
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The way hytoplankton is sourced for human consumption is extremely important. The wild form found in our oceans isn’t ideal due to environmental contamination such as heavy metals and other toxic factors. The purest forms are grown in a controlled environment where it is carefully cultivated while extensive testing is performed for maximum purity. Sunfood’s Oceans Alive 2.0 Marine Phytoplankton is raw, certified non-GMO, and meticulously grown in a highly-regulated, simulated ocean environment to ensure the purest quality.
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