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 keystone element of nutrition forever since. On land, the air we breathe is primarily 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 provides 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, aquatic 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.
MARPHYL® 100% pure all natural marine phytoplankton is rich in trace minerals, antioxidants, carotenoids, essential amino acids, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, macronutrients, proteins, vitamins, DHA, EPA, fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6 to help balance our bodies and live a healthy life. The human body has an amazing system, which keeps the body in balance. However, if a crucial component is depleted, such as a mineral or a vitamin, the body malfunctions leading to poor health. The addition of our marine phytoplankton can help to restore the body to optimum health.
The benefits of MARPHYL® Marine Phytoplankton as a whole food supplement in comparison to synthetic vitamins are that it contains an exceptional natural balance of nutrients that act in synergy to promote health by supporting optimal cellular and organ function. The body absorbs and utilizes nutrients derived from natural plants more efficiently than it does from synthetic nutrients. We were able to take all these benefits and develop our Marine Phytoplankton to be used as an exceptional food supplement, sea salt and soil enhancer.
We source MARPHYL® Marine Phytoplankton from the pristine water of Georgia Straight, an area among the most biologically productive marine ecosystems in the world. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (FOC) have implemented a weekly Marine Biotoxins monitoring program. It ensures that this area does not contain high levels of any of the harmful toxins such as PSP, ASP, DSP as well as any sewage contamination, oil contamination, or any radiation. Our quality control personnel checks this information before starting every batch of phytoplankton. Only after we are sure that the area is cleared of any marine biotoxins or pollutants, we begin the process of harvesting.
During harvesting, the phytoplankton goes through several more checks including:
Light microscopy for any toxic species of phytoplankton that might have generated during the growing process.
Jellett’s government-approved rapid-testing kits for ASP, DSP, PSP.
Independent laboratory tests for safety testing, nutritional testing as well as ASP, PSP, and DSP testing.
MARPHYL® Marine Phytoplankton is approved for customer use only after it goes through all the checks mentioned above and meets Health Canada Standards.
MARPHYL® MARINE PHYTOPLANKTON IS
No Animal testing
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.