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August 17, 2020 5 min read

Marine Phytoplankton ‘the jewel of the ocean’ - with a title like that you know it has to be something special.

Ethically sourced from the depths of our hidden oceans, the light green mineral-rich algae is one of the most nutritious superfoods on the planet. Read on to explore the many Marine Phytoplankton benefits for humans and our animal friends.

What is Marine Phytoplankton?

Formed over millions of years, Marine Phytoplankton is essentially the lifeblood of the ocean. A baseline of the marine food chain, it is enjoyed by all creatures from invertebrates and fish, to the world’s largest mammal, the Blue Whale. What makes it particularly unique is the speed in which it can reproduce itself, making it a highly sustainable food source.

This type of Microalgae is found growing in the depths of ancient saltwater, meaning it is free from heavy metals and pollutants. What’s more, this natural supplement is packed with Phytochemicals and supercharged with a plethora of ionic minerals and nutrients. It’s plentiful and very wholesome - a great superfood to add to your diet.


What nutrients are in Marine Phytoplankton?

Marine Phytoplankton is supercharged with over 72 trace ionic minerals, along with:

  • Proteins
  • Long-chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • B Vitamins - B1, B2, B3 and B12
  • Trace elements
  • Amino acids
  • Celluar fibres
  • Chlorophyll

As we mentioned earlier, it is very much ‘the bottom of the food chain’ which you might be surprised to hear, has its benefits. As well as being rich in vitamins and minerals, it is also free of the toxicity found in many larger life forms and nutrient sources like fish and meat-based produce.

It’s a superfood that is accessible to all - safe for adults, children and even your pets!

Marine Phytoplankton benefits

What does Phytoplankton do for humans? To put it simply, it energises and re-mineralises the body. This has numerous positive effects, which you can read about below.

Refuels and charges your cells

Marine Phytoplankton benefits the body’s natural energy source by fueling your cells and allowing your body to increase its energy currency output. It is also commonly used as a supplement for managing chronic fatigue.

Whether you have a diagnosed condition, are working around-the-clock or are a sleep-deprived parent, a dose of Marine Phytoplankton might be just what you need to re-energise your body. What’s more, because the Phytoplankton cells are incredibly tiny (5-7 times smaller than red blood cells) they can be quickly absorbed, allowing you to start feeling the benefits within just 20 minutes of taking it.

Detoxifies the body

Feeling a bit rundown? A detox always helps! Phytoplankton contains both Iodine and Chlorophyll, which are great for detoxing the body and organs from heavy metal build-ups. You could say it oxygenates and detoxifies the body in the same way it does the ocean.

Potent Anti-inflammatory

Inflammation plays a role in several serious conditions including (but not limited to): Arthritis, Chron’s, Cancer, Parkinson’s, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Dementia.

While a single supplement cannot cure these diseases, taking Marine Phytoplankton can help to combat inflammation. It’s high natural content of (vegetarian-friendly) Omega-3 fatty acids are great for fighting inflammation, as is its rich source of anti-inflammatory Chlorophyll.

Marine Phytoplankton is also rich in rare carotenoids and potent phytochemicals - both of which are strong antioxidants, with anti-inflammatory and protective qualities.

Strengthens cells and induces regeneration

An important benefit of Marine Phytoplankton is its ability to strengthen cell membranes and encourage regeneration. It does this by providing electrons to the cells for increased oxygen, necessary to generation. Phytoplankton is also rich in both essential amino acids and fatty acids that are crucial to building healthy cell walls.


Increases mental and cognitive function

The long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids found in Phytoplankton help to boost brain function by providing the organ with what it needs to thrive. The superfood is also said to have mood-boosting effects.

Great for the skin

With its combination of powerful anti-inflammatories, alkalising properties and high essential fatty acid content, Marine Phytoplankton has the potential to greatly benefit the skin. The bioflavonoids work to purify the skin, while the anti-inflammatories deal with the inflammation associated with chronic conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

Boosts immune system

Phytoplankton contains a plethora of powerful antioxidants, along with carotenoids, amino acids and vitamins. Some strains also contain Superoxide Dismutase, an enzyme, which helps the body get rid of harmful oxygen molecules while playing an important role in regulating the immune system.

A study at the University of Utah found that participants taking Marine Phytoplankton regularly had high measurements of CD3 (an indicator of immune cells fighting viruses and bacteria.)

Helps to prevent and fight against serious diseases

Rich in deep-sea minerals, including trace minerals, Phytoplankton has the potential to help prevent and fight against diseases. For example, Selenium has been found to limit the growth of cancerous tumours. Zinc increases tissue repair in the body. Magnesium helps to reverse heart disease and some neurological disorders. All of these important minerals (and more) can be found in Marine Phytoplankton!

The good news is that Marine Phytoplankton is very bioavailable. This means that it is easy for your body to digest and deliver alls the goodness directly to your cells.

Wondering how to take Marine Phytoplankton?

We’d suggest mixing ½ teaspoon of Mountainlife Marine Phytoplankton powder in water as a starting dose. It’s best to drink it on an empty stomach.

As we said before, this superfood is also child-friendly and pet-friendly. However, we’d suggest reducing the dose by half (¼ teaspoon) and mixing it with water for your children or sprinkling it on your pet’s food.


What is the best Phytoplankton?

As with all superfoods, not all Marine Phytoplankton is created equally. Some Marine Phytoplankton UK sellers are going to offer you a better product than others. This is why it’s important to do your research and make sure you’re getting the highest quality natural product.

Sourcing - Our first tip is to choose Phytoplankton that has been ethically and sustainably sourced. After all, you’re purchasing a product of the ocean, so it must be retrieved mindfully.

Mountainlife Marine Phytoplankton is drawn from an ancient borehole and composed of salt-rich seawater, which is around 130,000 years old. It is completely natural and free from heavy metals and the like.

Purity - Worryingly, not all Phytoplankton is properly cultured, dried and filtered. Mass farmers of this superfood have also been known to use binders and fillers, which distort the smell and texture. 

Our deep-sea mineral Phytoplankton is cultured, dried and filtered in a pristine coastal facility in Europe. Our process ensures the Phytoplankton retains its natural Phyto-minerals from the native seawater and remains 100% natural.

Marine Phytoplankton vs Spirulina - It’s also important to check that the Marine Phytoplankton has not been spliced with Spirulina powder. While Spirulina is a nutritious product, it is found in freshwater, as opposed to saltwater. Having grown in a saline environment, Phytoplankton has access to a far greater range of minerals found in seawater and is considered a more nutrient-dense product. It is also more bioavailable than Spirulina and therefore easier to digest.

Buy Mountainlife Marine Phytoplankton Powder UK

We can assure you that Mountainlife Marine Phytoplankton powder is 100% authentic and has not been tainted with binders, fillers or Spirulina. As a family-run brand, we're committed to offering our customers the very best superfoods and supplements, at an affordable price. What’s more, we go the extra mile to ensure they are sourced ethically and sustainably.

For more information about Marine Phytoplankton benefits or advice on the best Mountainlife superfoods for your health concerns, please drop us a message. We’re always happy to have a chat about our products and answer any questions you have.

Thomas Sharp
Thomas Sharp

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