Phytoplankton is a fascinating life form; for one thing, it’s the most fundamental nutrient on the entire planet. Even the largest animal in the world — the blue whale — eats phytoplankton as its main source of energy, and they can live up to 150 years. But what can this superfood do for you?
How many of us resort to caffeine to wake up in the morning? The US government estimates that 80% of American adults caffeinate daily. Why is that? Lack of sleep and overall poor sleep quality are surely factors, but very likely, your body is also missing vital nutrients — fats, vitamins and minerals. Even if you eat your fair share of fruits and veggies, you can still be short on the stuff you need to function at your best.
For one thing, modern, industrially-grown foods are severely lacking in nutrients; even fresh-from-the-ground foods don’t possess as much nutritional value as they did years ago, as a result of over-farming, pesticides and other factors.
Phytoplankton can fill in many of the gaps in your nutritional profile and restore optimal health.
What can Phytoplankton Do for Me?
The benefits of phytoplankton are often apparent from the very first dose, but the long-term advantages of a phytoplankton supplement are wide-ranging.
Marine phytoplankton offers a laundry list of benefits for your health, but here are our top 10:
1. It’s better than an apple for keeping the doctor away:
Due to the incredible nutritional profile and high levels of antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and amino acids specifically, marine phytoplankton can do wonders for your heart. It can support healthy blood pressure levels and reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease. If you want to learn more about omega fatty acids and what they can do for your health, check out our recent post. Marine phytoplankton has more omega-3s than fish or krill oil, and is vegetarian to boot.
Effective for reducing inflammation and irritations, phytoplankton can reduce or eliminate discomfort from arthritis, joint pain, muscle stiffness and more. This has a lot to do with the omega-3s in the plankton. Omega-3s are proven to be anti-inflammatory and marine phytoplankton has more omega-3s than any other food source.
7. It’s great for your eyes:
Phytoplankton contains beta-carotene, which helps to protect your corneas, and it has been found to be even more effective than lutein for improving vision.
Phytoplankton’s high chromium content regulates blood sugar and helps insulin move glucose (sugar) so that it can be burned as energy. It can also assist with weight loss because it helps your body to metabolize carbs, fats and sugar. This is obviously an important benefit for many people, but especially for those with blood sugar issues like diabetes.
10. It eases the symptoms of asthma:
Marine phytoplankton is responsible for producing more than half of the oxygen that sustains life on Earth, making it essential for all human and animal life. That’s not the only way it can benefit your breathing, though. As a supplement, it can support your respiratory health. Preliminary research suggests that it can alleviate asthma symptoms and cleanse the airways.
At Activation Products, we care about the health of our oceans. The marine phytoplankton in Oceans Alive is grown in a sealed photobioreactor, to keep it pure and free of the contamination that plagues our marine ecosystems. Someday, we hope to see a cleaner ocean, free of pollution and waste. In honor of World Oceans Day tomorrow, we are donating a portion of all Oceans Alive sales this week to the 5 Gyres Institute, a non-profit leading the effort to research aquatic plastic pollution and to find solutions for regaining a plastic-free ocean. Their mission is to empower people to become leaders in combating the global health crisis of plastic pollution.
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