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Omega 3 and more!


There’s something even better than fish oil to get your dog’s Omega 3’s up!

Phytoplankton is a tiny little bundles of algae and bacteria that sustain the entire ocean. Think of phytoplankton as the meadows and forests of the ocean. Tiny creatures called zooplankton eat the phytoplankton and then the fish eat the phytoplankton and the zooplankton. And the omega-3 is passed up the ocean food chain because phytoplankton are half omega-3 fats by weight – about double the amount found in fish.
And unlike plant sources of omega-3 fats, which your dog can’t really convert all that well, phytoplankton molecules are so small, they don’t even need to be digested. They travel right to your dog’s cells and nourish them directly.
And phytoplankton can be grown in filtered water in farms, so you don’t have to worry about heavy metals, radiation and toxins, pollution or its impact on the oceans.
And phytoplankton does something fish oil could never do …
Phytoplankton contains a powerful antioxidant called Superoxide dismutase (SOD). This antioxidant is called the “king of antioxidants” and research shows that the creatures with the largest amounts of SOD live longer. SOD is the body’s most powerful antioxidant enzyme … it protects cells and helps remove toxins, including heavy metals from the body.
Researchers found that the longest-lived animals, like sea turtles, contain large amounts of SOD, while shorter-lived animals, such as mice, contain only small amounts. So SOD can be an important addition to your dog’s diet!
SOD uses a process called dismutation to deactivate a free radical called superoxide, turning the free radical into hydrogen peroxide, which then breaks down into harmless oxygen and water. SOD is said to be 3,500 times more potent than vitamin C.
Phytoplankton is considered the best bioavailable source of SOD, making it a powerful antioxidant and detoxification agent … especially compared to other antioxidant sources like berries and vegetables that must be digested before the body can use them.
Trace minerals
Most dogs (as well as people) are deficient in trace minerals. One important reason for this deficiency is the widely used pesticide glyphosate (Roundup), which chelates (binds to) trace minerals such as copper, iron, cobalt and manganese.
Trace minerals are essential to good health as they support critical biological functions including digestion, growth and hormone regulation, enzyme function and thyroid health. And manganese deficient dogs are much more likely to develop joint disease and cruciate tears.
Trace minerals can prevent and reverse serious disease: selenium has been shown to prevent cancer tumors; magnesium supports heart, joint and neurological health; and iodine regulates thyroid function.
Phytoplankton contains a wide and balanced array of trace minerals that your dog can easily absorb and use.
Cancer And Disease
The body naturally produces free radicals through metabolism as well as due to environmental factors like pollution. These are unstable atoms that can damage cellular health and cause cells to die. Free radicals build up in the body like rust and they are the cause of all disease and premature aging.
Antioxidants are molecules that can prevent this cell damage. They have anti-aging effects as well as helping to prevent cancer, heart disease, eye problems, and immune system issues.
National Cancer Institute tests and studies, including one by professor Yuzuru Shimizu at the University of Rhode Island, have shown phytoplankton to have cancer-killing potential due to its antioxidant properties.
In fact, phytoplankton contains what’s known as the king of antioxidants, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD). 
Liver Support
Because phytoplankton is absorbed on the cellular level, the liver gets a break from digesting food.
The liver is the master organ for detoxification in the body and is vital for the absorption of nutrients. As your dog ages or experiences health problems, the liver can lose its ability to accomplish these jobs, making it even more difficult to absorb vital nutrients.
Phytoplankton can deliver nutrients that help restore liver health, without making the liver work for those nutrients.
Digestive Issues
Phytoplankton is a whole food that delivers a highly concentrated source of balanced nutrition … and this means your dog can absorb this nutrition without having to digest it first.

Usually, your dog’s digestive system has to break down food before the body can use it for energy. But because phytoplankton is made up of tiny nanoparticles, the body’s mucous membranes (like the gums) can absorb it. This means phytoplankton delivers energy directly to the body’s cells.

Dogs with leaky gut syndrome, EPI, digestive upset and bowel disease will have trouble getting proper nutrition from their food. Phytoplankton
The oceans need fish more than your dog does anyway, so give phytoplankton a try instead!

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