Marine Phytoplankton
Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How do we get Marine Phytoplankton in it's pure form?

About Phytoplankton
Re-Phyto-Lize Marine Phytoplankton is cultivated in tanks in a European laboratory. Phytoplankton grows in ocean water, but simply pumping straight ocean water into the tanks would lead to contamination. To overcome this problem, purified water is mixed with ocean minerals to create perfectly clean, mineral dense water in which the phytoplankton can grow. Glass ceilings allow natural sunlight to shine on the tanks, while fluorescent lights ensure consistent quality of the phytoplankton.
About Phytoplankton
Re-Phyto-Lize Marine Phytoplankton is carefully cultivated in a strictly controlled photo-bioreactor environment, to ensure the cleanest most nutritious product free of common contaminants such as heavy metals and PCB's. The process involves periodic renewing of the strains and micro-algae cultures to maintain maximum quality. There is a continuous monitoring process, to assess parameters such as pH, cell density, CO2 levels, and nitrate levels. These quality checks are critical for an optimal product. The harvested phytoplankton is ultimately freeze-dried to a single cell powder. The powders are then carefully tested to ensure the highest quality, safest product available. These quality tests are done on each batch and include safety assessment parameters to ensure that the product is free of pathogenic bacteria, heavy metals, and molds. There are no fillers or stretching compounds in our phytoplankton.

Q: What about Spirulina and Chlorella? Are they similar to Marine Phytoplankton?

A: Spirulina and Chlorella do have certain similarities, but they grow in a fresh water environment as opposed to sea water, and they have a different nutritional profile. Also, it appears that Marine Phytoplankton is more readily absorbed by the cells of the body where the nutrients can be of most benefit. Marine Phytoplankton is a single-celled aquatic organism or micro-algae. It is not a plant, seaweed, fungus or herb. It is interesting to note that over 80 billion of these tiny single cell organisms can fit inside just one drop of phytoplankton paste!

Q: Is Marine Phytoplankton a health supplement?

A: Marine Phytoplankton has been supporting virtually all life in the Ocean long before men stuck anything into a pill. Creatures in the sea have always depended on this highly nutritious single celled organism for their very survival. No formulated health supplement can be compared to Nature's most precious gift. Synthetic pills and potions are not always compatible with the traditional human diet, so isn't it just common sense to seek out a source of nutrition that has stood the test of time? Marine Phytoplankton is quite simply one of Nature's most complete superfoods.

Q: Why do you call Marine Phytoplankton a superfood?

A: Marine Phytoplankton contains nearly 50% pure vegetable Protein in a highly bio-available form, plus Omega 3 and 6 EFA's and all ten Amino Acids considered essential in maintaining health and well-being for children and adults. In addition, thirty-four Elements that have been identified in Marine Phytoplankton (including Calcium, Chromium, Iron and Potassium) are all present in humans from birth. You could say that Marine Phytoplankton is a 'perfect match' for the human body. Please see the Analysis page for more information.

Q: Will Marine Phytoplankton interact with any medications?

A:Marine Phytoplankton is a whole food supplement. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, protein, and essential fats. Since it is a green plant food, it is known to be a source of vitamin K which may theoretically affect the therapeutic properties of blood thinners. If taking blood thinners, use under the guidance of your health care professional. If using any other medications, consult with your health care professional for appropriate guidance.

Q: How do I prepare my Marine Phytoplankton without getting lumps?

A: Fill the cup with the desired amount of water. Begin stirring the water with a spoon, and continue stirring while slowly sprinkling in the phytoplankton powder a little at a time. Note: If you do get a lump, swallow it! Do not chew the lump! (unless you are one of those rare people who consider phytoplankton lumps to be a tasty delicacy)

Q:How is Re-Phyto-Lize Phytoplankton grown?

A: Re-Phyto-Lize Phytoplankton is grown using photo bio-reactor technology. This terminology appears complex, but in the world of food science, it means that it is grown in an enclosed system, in a pharmaceutical grade sterile environment. It is grown in a bed of purified salt water while protected from any outdoor pollutants or contaminants. The end result is an extremely clean, highly concentrated biomass, which is then freeze dried into a very stable powder form.

Q: Why is Re-Phyto-Lize Phytoplankton so expensive?

A: Growing Re-Phyto-Lize Phytoplankton is a highly specialized and a very complex process. A football field's worth of land is required to produce 70kg in a period of 2-3 months under 24 hour monitoring with state of the art computers and highly trained professionals.

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