Benefits of Phytoplankton for Dogs, Cats, Horses, and Us
- Improved skin health
- Defends against oxidative stress
- Reduced allergies
- Better mobility and joint health
- Improved cellular function leading to healthier organs (e.g. liver, thyroid)
- Decreased inflammation
- Improved digestion
- Increased energy and stamina
- Decreased hyperactivity & anxiety
The best part is you only need to use a tiny amount, 1/16 of a teaspoon per day!
1. Amino Acids
One of the many reasons phytoplankton is so amazing is its amino acid profile.
All animals, including humans, are depleted in amino acids. We’re so inundated with information on fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that we’ve totally forgotten about the one thing that supports the entire metabolic function (thyroid, muscle, energy and hormones): amino acids. Just think of thyroid disease, or the hormone loss through spay and neuter. Nothing is a coincidence; dogs and cats need this important part of the entire synergistic puzzle.
Phytoplankton’s bioavailability (ability, degree or rate of absorption) is remarkable. It’s smaller than a red blood cell. This means that phytoplankton can directly nourish the mitochondria, which are the energy-making factory for the cell’s engine.
This is huge for leaky gut syndrome, where even the most beneficial healthy whole foods slip past the gut lining into the blood stream. Because they are undigested, they cause inflammation instead of what they’re supposed to do, which is decrease inflammation and supply nutrition. The cell size of phytoplankton is so small it acts like it’s digested, therefore it’s absorbed unlike any other whole food nutrition or supplementation.
3. Powerhouse Antioxidant
Now, what about free radicals that are responsible for biological oxidation? We often refer to this as “biological rusting,” an effect caused by too much oxygen in the body’s tissues. Not only do free radicals come from pollution and toxins but the body also produces them through exercise and from inflammation anywhere in the body.
No individual is without free radical damage so the more antioxidant protection, the healthier the cells will be. Superoxide dismutase within the cell of phytoplankton has been referred to as the “king of antioxidants.” No wonder some sea turtles that consume 90% of their diet from certain strains of phytoplankton can live until they are 200 – no rust on those guys 🙂
4. Complete Nutrition
Phytoplankton supplies complete nutrition with trace minerals, chlorophyll, essential amino acids, EPA, protein, carotenoids, vitamins and the powerful antioxidant SOD (superoxide dismutase), all on its own! It’s a natural superfood.
Superfoods have been around for decades but there are still unfilled gaps in nutritional needs. The complete nutrition within phytoplankton is absorbed and resonates with the synergistic ways of the body beyond other superfoods. If anything, pure marine phytoplankton deserves its own classification entirely.
100% Pure Proprietary Blend Marine Phytoplankton
For dogs and cats, give 1/16 tsp (half of the spoon provided).
A 15g container has approximately 45 servings in it.
It can be mixed into food.