Marine phytoplankton has been at the base of the food chain for all the creatures living in the ocean for more than 3.5 billion years, from the smallest species, to the largest of whales.
Marine phytoplankton is the foundation of life in the ocean. It has been created by nature and has been a key-stone / element of nutrition forever since. On land, the air we breathe is largely provided by the oxygen that is produced by marine phytoplankton through photosynthesis.
Marine phytoplankton is found in all oceans around the world, but thrives in the waters of the Strait of Georgia on the east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The pristine waters of the Strait offer a unique marine environment, like no other in the world. The water from snowmelt in the mountains of Western Canada provide a high content of minerals and nutrients contributing to an abundant and diverse production of marine phytoplankton. This area is among the most biologically productive marine ecosystems in the world for phytoplankton, fish, marine plants and mammals. We source Marphyl™ Marine Phytoplankton from this body of water.
Marphyl™ is a 100% all-natural, wild, multi-species marine phytoplankton. It is a whole food ingredient with a full complement of essential nutrients. Marine phytoplankton has been called the most nutritionally dense food on the planet and supplies nutrients that are lacking in most of our diets. Marine phytoplankton contains an astounding array of nutritional elements; vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, DHA, EPA, amino acids, chlorophyll, and a vast spectrum of phytochemicals, all of which promote health.
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NASA studies have confirmed that phytoplankton is responsible for up to 90% of the world’s atmospheric production of oxygen.
Marphyl™ respects the ocean, the phytoplankton natural source, and maintains the balance of phytoplankton in the Pacific Ocean.
The ocean water gets pumped into tanks adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, where the phytoplankton naturally reproduces in big quantities (more than 100 million per tank). This reproduction process occurs on Vancouver Island under natural sunlight and environment.
During the harvesting and growing stage – in big quantities – of this amazing form of life, the process removes tons of CO2 from the atmosphere, which is shown as a massive production of oxygen. A tank of one million litres of ocean water can produce the equivalent oxygen of one forest hectare. The process releases the oxygen equivalent to a 7-hectare forest. When the water first comes in, one millimetre of water contains approximately 800 cells of marine phytoplankton, which will start multiplying as a result of the natural sunlight and the natural surrounding environment. At the harvesting stage, one millimetre of water has approximately 128,000,000 cells of marine phytoplankton. The remaining water is released back into the ocean with the same amount of phytoplankton that was originally taken, as this original number of cells per millimetre belongs to the local marine ecosystem. The production plays an important role in the marine environment.
The above process does not affect in any way the natural balance of the surrounding marine ecosystem nor any living creature.