Crazy Phytoplankton Benefits

Turns out not all plankton are evil like that little guy from Spongebob. In fact, phytoplankton are benevolent single-celled microscopic aquatic organisms that are packed with tons of healthy nutrients. They also hold the honor of being one of the oldest supplements you can add to your health regiment, having been around for some 3 billion years. Let’s dive into what these tiny guys contain and their crazy health benefits.


What’s in Phytoplankton?

  • Omega-3 fatty acids

  • Minerals

  • Antioxidants

  • Protein

  • Vitamins

  • Carotenoids

  • Amino Acids

  • Chlorophyll

  • Phytonutrients


Top 4 Health Benefits

  1. Detoxifier: Just like they do to the ocean, phytoplankton can have the same oxygenating and detoxifying effects on your body. They are readily absorbed into the bloodstream and take to your blood’s plasma similarly as they do to seawater.
  2. Heart Health Enhancer: Phytoplankton contain more omega-3 fatty acids than fish or krill oil and also contain amino acids. These nutrients have been shown to work wonders for heart health.
  3. Cell Regenerator: Containing some 65 compounds, from essential fats, vitamins and minerals to electrolytes and enzymes, phytoplankton are excellent at strengthening cell membranes and creating new cells. This is also why they are considered a natural cancer treatment.
  4. Mood Lifter: Studies have demonstrated that depressed subjects who took phytoplankton showed significant improvement in their mood.  


How to Get Your Phytoplankton

Phytoplankton comes in powdered, capsule and liquid form. The most versatile of these three is the liquid form. Look for non-GMO, raw, unprocessed liquid phytoplankton with no fillers. You can mix this liquid in with all sorts of things. Some ideas include coconut water, juice, smoothies, salad dressing, and stocks or broths. The liquid can be taken plain as well if you don’t mind the taste. We recommend giving this one a go.  


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December 06, 2016 — The Wise Ape