The variation in the colour of Marine Phytoplankton Nannochoropsis

Green Growth’s Marine Phytoplankton Nannochloropsis strain produces the highest percentage of the EPA fatty acid of any Nannochloropsis offered commercially today. .Green Growth has listened to all their customer requests regarding how they value quality in Marine Phytoplankton and the most requested comment to that the “EPA content” is the most import attribute they are looking for. 

One of the particular things about Marine Phytoplankton and also this strain, is that it follows a general rule. The higher the EPA % content in the strain, the less the content of chlorophyll (green in colour) in the strain. As the product colour becomes more olive, this correlates with the biomass being a different shade of Green, moving into a more olive colour.
We have supplied a chart to show the correlation between all our recent batches of Marine Phytoplankton we have produced. You can see the ratio of each batch of Chlorophyll (green colour) and EPA, which determines the colour variation between a range of Green to Olive colour of the product.

Overview % – Car./ Chl. and EPA in batches

Chlorophyll Carotenoids EPA Colour
4,14 1,29 2,84 Green
3,72 1,08 4,84 Olive
3,24 0,97 1,85 green
2,5 0,89 3,78 Olive/green
3,24 0,97 7,6 Olive
2,95 1,19 8,15 Olive

Summary of the this analysis
The more olive ( and less green ) Marine Phytoplankton Nannochloropsis biomass is, the higher the most valued EPA nutritional component is in the biomass. A bright green product does not mean the best quality nutritional product. In fact the more olive the product looks, the better the nutritional quality is. 

Juice Bars- A Healthier Alternative

By Stephanie Clarke

In today’s busy schedule, finding a healthy on the go drink or meal becomes difficult. Juice bars are useful alternatives that have garnered a lot of popularity in recent times. Today it has become quite common to see a lot of young corporate workers spending a lot of their time in these outlets giving their body a surprising healthy drink that the body doesn’t often expect.
The growth of these juice bars has led to a lot of changes in them. Several juice bars started with a mere fresh vegetable and fruit juice and are today serving several different healthy green eatables ranging from salads to sandwiches. However there are a certain set of health drinks that have gained more popularity than others. It could either be their taste or the benefits they provide to their health.
-    Nearly every juice shop has this in their menu today and it has become a very common addition in many people’s diet today. Apart from being a refreshing part of ones meal they also are a great to be included into ones diet. Here are a few reasons why smoothies are extremely popular today.  shop

-    Smoothies are an easy way to include fruits and vegetables into your diet. The daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables in the body are a hard demand to compensate and despite people’s best efforts they aren’t able to satisfy this due to their hectic lifestyle.

-     Lifestyle improvement in terms of healthiness is something that smoothies have shown to provide. Study shows that smoothies help people meet their daily requirements of fruits and vegetables to the maximum extent which does not happen in other cases. Also there has been a major change in these people’s disease pattern as they haven’t had problems due to heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Super shots are drinks made from high powered plants like ginger, wheatgrass, Acai Berry, Aloe Vera, Noni, Marine Phytoplankton etc.

-    Recent trends have shown that people have taken a liking to these juices and there is a huge increase in their sales. There are several benefits of consuming these juices.

- Super shots are different from juices as they are able to preserve the nutrients present in the above mentioned plants without destroying them as in regular juices. This means that a person can get all the necessary requirements with ease.

- Also consuming these high powered plants in food and other eateries is not easy as only a small amount is used in preparation.
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Plankton for long has been one of the most commonly used ingredients in health drinks. Though most plankton aren’t as healthy as they seem. Researchers have now come up with a much greater version of plankton known as the marine phytoplankton.
They are rich in chlorophyll and carotenoids, Omega 3, CoQ9 Anti-oxidants protein that are considered highly nutritious. They are rich in phyto-nutrients which is difficult to come across in plants that we consume today; thereby increasing their popularity to a greater level.

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The Newest Super Nutrient – Marine Phytoplankton

Little did a morbidly obese man whose body was slowly giving up on him realize that he would find the miracle cure for his ailments in something that is so abundant, that it is found on the surface of all oceans and makes up 90% of all oxygen available on the planet! Gijs Starre is the founder of Green Growth, the provider of a super concentrated micro alga or marine phytoplankton called Nannochloropsis gaditana. This miniscule single celled marine ‘plant’ is the answer to superfoods like Spirulina or reserveratrol, harboring some of the most potent supernutrients ever known to man. Continue reading

Marine Phytoplankton and High Blood Pressure


High blood pressure is the single most important risk factor for stroke, heart failure, kidney failure, and heart attack. It is often called the “silent killer” as there are usually no symptoms.

A good diet is important in controlling blood pressure. Factors such as salt intake, amount and type of dietary fat, cholesterol, protein and fiber, as well as minerals such as calcium and magnesium may affect blood pressure. Researchers attribute changes in blood pressure to certain patterns of food consumption.

Just as Marine Phytoplankton contains all sorts of beneficial nutrients, to add another to the list, Omega 3 is one of them. Omega 3 fatty acids are essential to the human body, however, the body is not able to produce them, which is where Marine Phytoplankton comes into play. Continue reading

Food and Diet for Cancer Patients – Part 2

We have covered some foods that would be ideal for a cancer patient to consume, but some foods will also need to be avoided. Keep in mind that one diet may be different from the next and it is always important to confide in your doctor to find out what you should and should not be consuming. These are more general and although can apply to many cancer patients, may not apply to every single case. Another thing to remember is that with cancer, immune systems are weakened so avoiding foods that can cause further health issues is important. These are referred to as carcinogens and avoiding them can really help the patient. Continue reading

Marine Phytoplankton EPA vs Fish Oil EPA

The oceans of Earth contain billions of fish and phytoplankton, both good sources of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, dietary omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce your risk of heart disease. Usually, oil extracted from fatty ocean fish is used to make omega-3 fatty acid supplements, but with the discovery of the same compound in phytoplankton, a new source of this essential nutrient is now available. By Keri Gardner  Continue reading

Marine Phytoplankton and Coq9

It is no mystery that Marine Phytoplankton contains all sorts of nutrients that help to enhance ones health. One in particular, CoQ9, also called Coenzyme Q9, can be so beneficial that it can actually even assist with fighting cancer. Coenzyme Q10 can be found in every single cell in our bodies and is needed for a cell to properly function. It can found within the small organelles of mitochondria cells, which is also known as the cells powerhouse, where energy is generated.

Scientists have discovered that Coenzyme Q9 has a very unique impact on the cells within our bodies. Specifically, it can help to fight cancer by increasing the amount of enzymes that form the defense against cancer on a cellular level. These enzymes will actually deactivate those chemicals that cause cancer; for example, DDT, which would otherwise infiltrate one’s body.

If you are not aware of what DDT is, it is a very common synthetic insecticide which was discovered in the year 1939, and was used during the last half of World War II. Its purpose was to help control typhus and malaria that plagued the troops and civilians; however, it not only causes cancer, but is a threat to wildlife. Now, however, because of Marine Plankton, DDT and other cancer causing insecticides can be helped with the supplement.

Researchers are forever searching for other ways in which Marine Phytoplankton can help us, and thus far, those benefits are undeniable. There are even individuals who on record had cancer at the Stage IV level, but have been able to regain health, all in thanks to Marine Phytoplankton. Without question, a Marine Plankton that is rich in chlorophyll helps to fight a cancer infested body in at least these four ways.

1. It works to cleanse ones blood, ridding impurities.
2. It provides both minerals and nutrients which works to correct both imbalances and deficiencies of the body.
3. It will balance the users PH levels.
4. It will increase ones oxygen levels within their body.

Being that Marine Phytoplankton can do so much, perhaps it is time that you give it a try. Some people may be wondering if they are even allowed to use Marine Phytoplankton during their chemotherapy treatments. This is a great question, and while you should always consult with your physician, the answer is, yes. There are many people who take this supplement while enduring chemotherapy treatment. As a matter of fact, many of those individuals also thank Marine Plankton for such a successful recovery, claiming that it has brought them back to life.

As we all know, chemotherapy can be very harmful to our bodies including our immune system. Someone who goes through chemotherapy will experience the feeling of being drained, without energy. However, people who have taken Marine Plankton state that they experience a significant increase of energy during their therapy.

So, not only does Marine Plankton contain Coenzyme Q9, which can help you to fight cancer, but it will also assist while you are going through chemotherapy. As further research is obtained on Marine Phytoplankton and its helpful impacts on fighting cancer, it is likely that we will continue to see positive results.

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Feeling Depressed?

Marine Phytoplankton for Optimum Health

Feeling depressed?

Depression is an important global public health problem due to both its relatively high lifetime prevalence and the significant disability that it causes. According to recent World Health Organization (WHO) data, depression accounts for close to 5% of the worldwide total burden of disease, and at some point in their lives, 10% to 25% of women and 5% to 12% of men will become clinically depressed. Without treatment, it has the tendency to assume a chronic course, to recur, and to be associated with increasing disability over time.If you are depressed some of the following symptoms may sound familiar:
• Feelings of sadness or unhappiness
• Irritability or frustration, even over small matters
• Loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities
• Reduced sex drive
• Insomnia or excessive sleeping
• Changes in appetite
• Agitation or restlessness
• Irritability or angry outbursts
• Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements
• Indecisiveness, distractibility and decreased concentration
• Fatigue, tiredness and loss of energy
• Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself when things aren’t going right
• Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things
• Frequent thoughts of death, dying or suicide
• Crying spells for no apparent reason
• Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches

*Symptoms extracted from the Mayo Clinic website

Depression remains an illness in which existing treatments have limited efficacy. One theory claims that the significant increase in the dietary intake of saturated fat and an increase in the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids may explain the high prevalence of this condition in the general population. If true, this theory has substantial implications for both the prevention and treatment of depression through people’s diets.

The long-chain omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are essential nutrients now established to enhance life quality and lower the risk of premature death. In depressed patients, low blood levels of EPA are seen; over the past decade, a number of trials have been conducted, many of which support its efficacy in the treatment of childhood and adult depression, among other beneficial effects on brain function.

So, what is the correct intake of EPA for brain benefits? Current knowledge doesn’t indicate a daily intake recommendation, but the purity of EPA within the preparation appears to be influential. Unfortunately, the standard Western diet is unlikely to contribute more than 50-100 mg/day of EPA, and the practicality of making dietary recommendations to eat fish as a primary source of EPA is threatened by the fact that suitable fish are increasingly expensive and hard to find, and may be contaminated with mercury or other pollutants. An alternative is to take dietary supplements rich in EPA. Good news! Phyto4life from Green Growth is rich in EPA. See our labreports on our website.

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Marine Phytoplankton Production

Our Marine Phytoplankton is produced, using the genuine sea salts provided by the sea & other natural minerals. Only natural ingredients are used in the Marine Phytoplankton process, ensuring our product is of the highest quality possible for human consumption.

The product is cultivated in a controled environment to strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOP”s), and each batch is managed by individual batch record protocols (BRP”s). Our production management processes are based on the concepts used in GMP Pharma manufacturing process standards.

Our premium grade food quality Phytoplankton Powder is dried, using advanced drying technology which sets the standard for food ingredient drying.  Our algae processing is done according to the DIN ISO 9001 : 2000 standards and is also HACCP certified. 

Our Phytoplankton products have the highest EPA Omega 3 essential fatty acids, due to a our unique know-how of how to cultivate the product to the most optimum conditions. And Coenzyme 9 (CoQ9).

The combination of our biological, marine science,bio-chemistry, physics, design engineering and process engineering knowledge gives us all the essential know-how tools to cultivate phytoplankton products in the highest quality process. We use ingredients that meet ISS (International Food grade standards) . For the growing we use natural food grade products. We use Nitrates and Phosphates all raw ingredients to grow our Marine Phytoplankton

Our FacilitiesBoth facilities are located in 2 European countries

1) The production process at one facility is based on the “open pond raceway concept”, but uses many state of the art concepts to create a semi-closed and well controlled production environment. 

We operate in a special aerated greenhouse, which allows for a semi-closed production, but allows for breathing to maintain a more constant temperate. In addition we have created special in-pond filtration technology to help support and maintain a pure culture strain in this environment.
Added to these benefits, our location offers a low humidity/dry constant temperature all year round perfect for phytoplankton production, due to its strategic location. This allows all year round consistent phytoplankton of exceptional quality.2) Our second production facility is based on cutting edge closed tubular photo-bioreactor technology. This fully closed production process allows for a high quality consistent biomass, with the manufacturing facility working to ISO-9002 certified standards.

We are able to produce acceptable price Phytoplankton using this high technology process, due to the fact that our installation benefits from having free heating and on-site green energy supplied to the greenhouse, which these closed tubular photo-bioreactor operate in. This is due to the strategic benefit that we benefit from excess heat from food production processing and photo-voltaic solar panel energy on-site.
This production process is fully automated and the Phytoplankton produced from this production facility is of the highest quality standard. We normally produce this Phytoplankton product during the spring-summer-autumn (May-Oct) each year, due to the suitable temperature window & available sun radiation in northern Europe over this period.Our Phytoplankton is based on both core production processes, which are fully optimised to give the best premium quality product, based on location, technology & know-how and reduced energy operational costs.

What Doctors say about Marine Phytoplankton


Dr. Bob Rowe (consultant member of the EPA Science Advisory Board) has been working closely with the anecdotal evidence, and he feels that the nutritional properties of marine phytoplankton appear to work at the cellular level to repair the liver and the nervous system, improve endocrine function, and to correct sleep disorders and weight problems.

“Chronic conditions possibly caused by nutritional deficiency and inflammation at the cellular level have been quickly reversed with natural Marine Phytoplankton. Astounding health changes have been reported including dramatic improvements in cardiovascu­lar function, blood sugar regulation, digestive function, weight loss, immune function, sleep quality, mental clarity and energy levels.”

Vince Ziccarelli MSc. RD FICN

“Marine Phytoplankton is a food that contains almost everything you need for life (and the rebuilding of a healthy life). It contains the nine amino acids that the body cannot make and must be consumed in our diet (essential amino acids). The essential fatty acids are also present (Omega 3 and Omega 6). Vitamins A (betacarotine), 81 (thiamine), 82 (riboflavin), 83 (niacin), 85 (pantothenic acid), 86 (pyridoxine), 812 (cobalamin), C, and D (tocopherol) and major and trace minerals are all present in phytoplankton. In short, it contains almost every­thing one needs to sustain life. Therefore, it contains almost everything one needs to restore health by providing the raw materials to make new cells that function normally.”

Dr. Jerry Tennant, M.D.

“In my many years as a health practitioner, I have found Marine Phytoplankton to be one of the most superior products I have encountered. It has demonstrated remarkable health benefits by restoring and promoting balance and strength in all those that have used it, and the duration of use is unlimited. I am confident and grateful to recommend it to my patients, my colleagues and my family as pure and healthy support for optimal health and well being.”

~ Dr. Lisa J. Lundy, B.Sc., D.TCM

“Eighty percent of the diseases doctors see are chronic conditions, which occur because we’re not eating right. Most people fall victim to whatever foods they see on television. The micronutrients and electrolytes in natural Marine Plankton 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, leading to practically all diseases. There are very few products that provide all, or even most, of the raw materials to make new cells and sustain the existing ones.

The problem is that we need ALL of them at the same time. One of those rare products that contains almost everything you need for life (and the rebuilding of a healthy life) is marine phytoplankton. It contains the nine amino acids that the body cannot make. The essential fatty acids are also present (Omega 3 and Omega 6). Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D and major and trace minerals are all present. Marine phytoplankton can reduce harmful effects of stress, depression and mood swings.”

~ Hugo Rodier M.D.

“As a health care practitioner, I am open to excellent products to enhance the health of my patients. I have experienced Marine Phytoplankton to be compatible with patients with no side effects. Phytoplankton is just pure, nutrient dense nutrition. This product is a natural combination of nutrients including antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids for good health.”

~ Dr. Penny Pals, D.C

As a natural health practitioner, I have spent the past 10 years researching and trying hundreds of nutritional supplements and dietary programs. I came to the conclusion about 3 years ago that “loading” patients up with bottles of vitamins, herbs, enzymes, and other assorted supplements was not the solution because this approach was too overwhelming and time-consuming for the majority of people to follow. Since then I have become a proponent of whole foods (super-greens) type foods and have tried