For an estimated three billion years, marine phytoplankton supports practically all marine life
and thus all life on land. Marine phytoplankton accounts for about a quarter of all vegetation (land and water)
and is responsible for an estimated 50%–80% of the oxygen in the air we breathe, according to NASA.
Phytoplankton produces more oxygen than all the Earth’s forests together!
Research suggests that marine phytoplankton could be the most important food in the world – not only because of its
nutritional content but also because it is food for everything on Earth – these organisms represent the original meaning of “food”.
One of nature’s great ironies is that unicellular marine phytoplankton (the world’s smallest plant organism) feeds and feeds nature’s largest animal – the gigantic blue whale. The blue whale is the largest mammal that has ever lived and
can weigh up to 200 tons. This king of the oceans feeds exclusively on marine phytoplankton and certain types of krill
(krill, in turn, only eats phytoplankton). Whales have the largest brains and the healthiest nervous systems of any
mammalian family and their lifespan ranges from 80 to 200 years. And many of them remain sexually active until death.
Marine phytoplankton also produces more sulfur than all of the Earth’s life forms – including by-products of sulfur
(DMSP and DMS). When they evaporate over the ocean, clouds form over the phytoplankton, protecting it from excessive
sun exposure. When such clouds form, phytoplankton slows or stops its sulfur production. This closed-loop reaction is very
likely the basis of global weather systems. Subsequent rain spreads this bioavailable sulfur all over the world
and passes it on to all land plants and animals.
Marine phytoplankton contains a unique and extraordinary combination of vital nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids
(including docosahexanoic acid or DHA), nucleotides, DNA, RNA, proteins, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals,
trace elements and polysaccharides.
Probably the biggest peculiarity of phytoplankton: It is almost 100% utilizable for the human body.
When you eat it, not a single part of it is wasted, because the microscopic particles are absorbed directly through
the mucous membranes and leave out the actual digestive tract. This is really amazing, because even the
healthiest foods contain less than 50% absorbable and available nutrients.