Marine Phytoplankton – Best Omega 3 source?

Marine Phytoplankton ..

The micronutrients and electrolytes in plankton and algae are exactly what human cell membranes need to carry out their metabolism. Not surprisingly, the composition of human plasma or fluid surrounding cell membranes is similar to that of sea water. Relying solely on land-based food sources may lead to deficiencies in these micronutrients and electrolytes. While transient sub-optimal nutrition may be forgiven, a constant diet lacking in these micronutrients will adversely affect every function, structure and detoxification functions of the human cell. Our metabolism will suffer, leading to practically all diseases. In fact, the causes of diseases have been simplified to very specific mechanisms, all of which center on cell membrane function and structure. Inflammation, oxidation, toxicity and mitochondrial dysfunction keep cell membranes from doing their job effectively.

Good nutrition will enhance the structure and function of all organs in our bodies. Our brain, muscles, heart, arteries, joints, bones, skin, hair, hormones, immune system, vision, digestion, kidneys and liver will carry out their jobs much better. Metabolically our lipids and sugars can be optimized, thus providing more overall energy, minimize weight problems and improve sleep. These nutrients improve mental function and memory. They reduce depression, harmful effects of stress and mood swings.

Algae and plankton contain high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory micronutrients to fuel metabolism and detoxification. Also, they stoke the fires of the mitochondria, where cells make energy required to carry out their function.

Iodine plays an important role in all aspects of cell function. Algae, fish in general, and phytoplankton in particular, are very high in iodine content, another compelling argument for turning to this super-food.

Our cell membranes are mostly composed of phospholipids or fats. Most of our health problems are due to a breakdown in cellular communication, which leads to a lack of energy production at the cellular level. Consequently, the function and composition of cell membranes throughout our bodies are critical for our well-being. Since most people consume too many toxic fats and not enough healthy fats, like omega oils and essential oils, the stage is set for significant dysfunction.

Most of the medical literature has focused on the effects of these oils on specific problems, like neurological psychiatric issues, cardiovascular, arthritis, skin, cancer, hormones etc. While this approach is quite revealing, it is short sighted: remember that by fixing our cell membranes you are fixing everything about our function and structure. In other words, you are maximizing your ability to Metabolize at the cell level. You are reducing the inflammation, oxidation, mitochondrial dysfunction and toxicity issues that compromise cell communication.”