Oceans Alive Marine Phytoplankton: Secret Superfood?

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‘Superfood’: Useful Category or Buzzword?

‘Superfood’ is a term that gets thrown around a lot these days. What does it mean, really, though?

When you hear ‘superfood’, you probably think of things like acai berries, wild salmon oil, wheat grass and blue-green algae. You might even think of more common foods like sweet potatoes and blueberries.

There is no doubt that these foods all either contain important and hard-to-find nutrients OR have high levels of what’s called nutrient density. Nutrient density refers to how much nutrition you get in a given number of calories. Foods that have a lot of nutrition in a really small number of calories are considered ‘nutrient-dense’. 

AWomansHealth.com explains that: “It turns out there really is no official definition of superfood. You won’t catch a lot of nutritionists or food scientists using the term because they know the real truth—that nutrition doesn’t exist in a vacuum and no single food can provide all of the nutrients we need. 

The most important thing to remember when shopping for superfoods and planning your meals is that these foods are not going to make you healthy on their own.

To make superfoods an effective part of a health strategy, you need to incorporate them into an overall healthy diet and lifestyle. Taking a spoonful of fish oil and then eating fast food meals and sugary processed snacks is not going to work.

There are no magic beans.

That’s the bad news. The good news is, there are plenty of nourishing superfoods to choose from these days and you can benefit from eating them on a regular basis as part of a varied and balanced diet.

My #1 Superfood

There is one superfood in particular that I think deserves extra attention and surprisingly, many people have never even heard of it.

If you’re looking for a superfood that packs a punch and that you can easily add to your daily routine, look no further.

Marine phytoplankton is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Just one dropperful of liquid phytoplankton, such as you’ll find in Oceans Alive, contains an astonishing array of nutrients in an incredibly tiny number of calories. You can add it to your morning juice or smoothie and you won’t even know it’s there. 

In fact, we have a few great smoothie recipes in the Activation Kitchen, this is a great one.

Let’s back up. What exactly is marine phytoplankton?

Danica Collins at Underground Health Reporter defines it as: “a single-celled aquatic organism, or microscopic algae upon which the survival of 99% of all life forms on Earth depends. Scientists say it’s more powerful than chlorella, spirulina, acai berries, fish oil, resveratrol…and virtually any other “superfood” you’ve ever heard about.

Marine phytoplankton is even responsible for the air that we breathe. According to NASA, it produces 50-85% of the oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere — more than trees!

Phytoplankton is also the base of the marine food chain: many sea creatures, including blue whales, jellyfish and zooplankton, feed on phytoplankton. Many other marine animals feed on things that feed on phytoplankton.

Where Can I Buy Marine Phytoplankton?

Unlike blueberries, sweet potatoes and wild salmon, you probably won’t find phytoplankton in your local grocery store. Some health food stores do carry phytoplankton and you can always buy online.

Ok, so, how do you decide which phytoplankton product to buy?

As with anything else, you need to make sure that you’re getting clean, high-quality phytoplankton. Phytoplankton grows naturally on the surface of the ocean, but it’s important to choose phytoplankton that isn’t contaminated by toxins and pollution, which means you definitely don’t want to get it from the sea.

Some companies grow it in a lake or pond environment but those are exposed to the open air, which means that both air and rain pollution can affect the plankton, not to mention that animals can get into the lake, which leads to other potential contamination problems.

Ideally, you want phytoplankton that is grown in an enclosed environment, using filtered ocean water that is properly exposed to sunlight to encourage growth.

Oceans Alive is a liquid supplement that includes two bioavailable strains of raw marine phytoplankton grown in a specially engineered photobioreactor. This is the #1 nutritional supplement for filling in the gaps in your diet.

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What are the Benefits of Phytoplankton?

The first thing that most people report when they start taking Oceans Alive is a sharp increase in energy and mental focus. There are many other tangible health benefits to supplementing with marine phytoplankton, though.

Phytoplankton supports heart health, brain development and mental acuity, eye health, and blood sugar balance, among other things.

As the Alternative Daily asserts, “The list is nearly endless. Marine Phytoplankton may be one of your best weapons to use in battling premature aging as well as diseases and illness that can lead to premature death and a lower quality of life. Used as part of a lifestyle transformation program that includes avoiding dangerous chemicals and toxins and choosing fresh, living foods as natural medicine, you too can live a much better, longer and happier life.

We couldn’t agree more, that’s why we strive to make Oceans Alive the cleanest, the most potent and the most bioavailable form of marine phytoplankton available. It’s an essential part of my daily routine.

Resources:

http://awomanshealth.com/what%E2%80%99s-so-super-about-superfoods/
http://undergroundhealthreporter.com/what-is-marine-phytoplankton/
http://earthsky.org/earth/how-much-do-oceans-add-to-worlds-oxygen

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