I love to learn about the latest trends in health and nutrition and I feel like the theme of 2017 so far has been health benefits from the algae! When I was approached by Canadian company, Blugenics Karen Phytoplankton, to investigate the health benefits of phytoplankton I was intrigued.
What is it?
Phytoplankton – found in the ocean and considered the world’s original vegetable – is also known as microalgae. It contains omega fatty acids, vitamins A, C, D and K, beta carotene, dietary fibre, antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, selenium, iron and protein.
According to company-led studies, Karen is effective in treating everything from digestive issues, inflammation, fibromyalgia and migraines to chronic pain, low energy and skin issues such as psoriasis and eczema. It’s a general health supplement not for any specific need.
I put my student hat on and hit the University library for more information on the health benefits of phytoplankton. It looks like there hasn’t been a ton of research about phytoplankton but alternative health companies have been talking about it for years and comparing the benefits to those of spirulina and chlorella.
I found a great article breaking it down on Wellness Mama.
And they aren’t combing the beaches for algae- ha ha! Karen phytoplankton is cultivated in a facility that is certified according to strict global food safety protocols HACCP and ISO 22,000, meaning the product is non-toxic and entirely safe for consumption. It is Health Canada approved.
GIVEAWAY- CONGRATS SHEILA!
Blugenics Karen Phytoplankton is giving one of my readers a on-month supply to Better LIVIN reader. Enter by February 15th! Rules: Only open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec).
CONGRATS SHEILA FOR WINNING!!!
Allergen-free, Karen is available over-the-counter at pharmacies, health food stores, and health and wellness centres across Canada in pure powder and tablet form for $49.99.
For a list of retailers or to order online, visit www.thekarenproject.ca.
Valentine’s Day Promotion
Kare is also doing a special Valentine’s Day promotion where they will be giving away a one hotel room stay for a couples getaway. Click here for further details.
Disclaimer: Product samples were provided by Karen, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.