100% Australian Marine Phytoplankton
Product of Australia
Australian Marine Phytoplankton – A Rich Natural Biomass
Australian Marine Phytoplankton is an edible soft wall nutrient-dense marine microalgae made from 100% pure whole dried Dunaliella salina biomass. Dunaliella salina is renowned as being one of nature’s richest sources of dietary mixed carotenoids and contains a large array of important daily nutrients known to support good health and vitality.
What is Dunaliella Salina?
Dunaliella salina is a single-celled green microalgae (phytoplankton). It is a unique micro organism that lives in coastal waters, brine rock pools and salt water lakes. On a gram for gram basis, it is arguably the most concentrated, nutrient rich food source on earth. It sits at the bottom of the food chain. Under the right conditions, Dunaliella salina produces extremely high quantities of beta and alpha carotene, deep orange-red nutrient pigments. This combination of antioxidant nutrients, known as carotenoids, gives Dunaliella salina its distinctive orange-red colour.
Production and Harvesting
Our marine phytoplankton is farmed organically in large shallow ponds. The phytoplankton are grown in clean Australian marine waters collected from natural tidal catchment’s and use pure sunlight as an energy source. No herbicides or pesticides are used. The phytoplankton are harvested and dried mechanically, without the use of chemicals or solvents. (Certified Organic USDA & Australian Certified Organic)
A Rich Spectrum of Nutrients
Australian Marine Phytoplankton biomass is made from whole dried Dunaliella salina, a superfood rich in a spectrum of nutrients important in daily life, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, carbohydrates, chlorophyll and other important nutrients.
Powerful Antioxidant Carotenoids
Dunaliella salina is nature’s richest source of dietary beta-carotene and mixed carotenoids. Dunaliella salina contains a potent mixture of important carotenoids, including: betacarotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthin. Carotenoids are naturally found in fruits and vegetables and considered one of the most important daily nutrients for people to consume every day. Research shows that carotenoids have antioxidant and immune supporting properties. They help to protect against free radical cell damage responsible for premature ageing. The antioxidants found in Dunaliella salina can help promote healthy eyes and assist in the improvement and maintenance of general wellbeing.
Beta-carotene (9-cis and all-trans)
Dunaliella salina contains the important 9-cis beta-carotene isomer, one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. It also contains the important all-trans beta-carotene isomer, a special pro-vitamin A nutrient that can be converted to retinol (vitamin A) in the body as required, thus making Dunaliella salina a great natural source of safe, non-toxic vitamin A.
Whole dried Dunaliella salina is exceptionally rich in electrolyte minerals. It contains a full array of nutrient minerals including: magnesium – vital for healthy cellular metabolism, energy, nerve and muscle function; selenium – a powerful antioxidant that aids in detoxification and immune health; lithium – required in brain function; and boron – contributes to healthy bones.
Dunaliella salina contains a range of nutrients including vitamin E, cobalamin (vitamin B12) and pro-vitamin A. Vitamin A plays an essential role in vision, growth, reproduction and regulation of the immune system. It also helps maintain the health and integrity of the skin and mucous membranes.
Dunaliella salina has a high content of useable protein (amino acids). Amino acids are the basic building materials of life, required for the synthesis of muscles, skin and connective tissues, hormones, enzymes and neurotransmitters.
Essential fatty acids (EFAs)
Dunaliella salina contains EFAs, highly concentrated unsaturated lipids that may help; reduce cholesterol and fat levels in the blood, prevent heart disease, reduce inflammation in arthritis and support brain function. These lipids, including Omega 3, Omega 6, Linoleic Acid and Alpha Linoleic Acid are essential for the absorption of carotenoids, vitamin E and other fat-soluble nutrients.
Dunaliella salina is rich in chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is believed to be a powerful cleansing agent that may increase the body’s elimination of harmful toxins.
PREMIUM GRADE Natural Product
Australian Marine Phytoplankton premium grade Dunaliella salina offers superior value and quality to manufacturers of functional foods, nutritional supplements and high-quality animal feeds.
- Nutrient rich natural biomass
- Exceptional carotenoid levels
- No algal toxins, pesticides, herbicides or preservatives
- 100% pure and natural
- Vegan friendly, non-GMO product
- Certified Organic (USDA), Australian Certified Organic