The Truth About Marine Phytoplankton Jacques Cousteau once said, “The future of nutrition is found in the oceans.” What did he mean? How could the nutrients found in the ocean possibly be more beneficial than those found on land? To better understand the value of marine nutrients, we first must understand a few key principals about marine phytoplankton. For the first part of this discussion, an understanding of a few terms will help simplify what is an intricate process. For years scientists have studied various forms of ocean nutrients using terminology that to them is somewhat interchangeable; however, as these nutrients have found their way to our shelves companies have continued to use certain terms as though they were still in the lab. Below is a list of common terms followed by a brief summary of how access to the nutrition from the ocean can greatly enhance our health and well being. Definition of essential terms:
Biome: A biome is a major group of distinctive plant and animal communities. A biome is made up of ecosystems. There are two fundamental classifications of biomes: 1. Terrestrial (land) biomes and 2. Aquatic (water) biomes Aquatic biomes: The organisms responsible for primary production in all aquatic ecosystems are known as “phytoplankton.” These miraculous microscopic organisms not only form the base of life in our oceans, but also produce up to 90% of the oxygen in our atmosphere. Notice we did not use the term “plankton” or “algae”. This is where an interchanging of terms usually creates confusion among many consumers. “Algae” is one of the most misused terms in the consumer markets partly because in science, the term “algae” can refer to any plant in a wet environment without true roots or leaves. With such a broad definition as “wet environment” distinctions between marine, freshwater or even land based algal growths are often misrepresented. Often the terms “microalgae” and “macroalgae” are used in an attempt to distinguish between microscopic organisms such as phytoplankton and larger organisms such as seaweed or kelp. Although these terms have helped, much confusion still exists. A good rule of thumb states that all phytoplankton are classified as microalgae, but not all microalgae occur in phytoplankton. As you will read below, there are roughly a dozen different classes of phytoplankton. Just as “algae” has a broad definition, so does phytoplankton. Among the various classes of phytoplankton you find marine, freshwater and terrestrial based species. So, just because someone labels a product microalgae or phytoplankton the reality of what they are using is usually different. Read the rest of The Truth About Marine Phytoplankton Here!!! ForeverGreen Receives Clinical Study Results On Marine Phytoplankton
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