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The packaging OptiMSM® Plankton consists of 240 capsules of each 550 mg. Each capsule contains 300 mg OptiMSM® and 250 mg Marine Phytoplankton powder.

The OptiMSM® is a Flake quality. These crystals are coarser than powder and do not stick together. However, because of the crystals, dissolving takes longer if you take the content of the capsule, for example, to dissolve it in water or fruit juice. This MSM quality is 100% pure.

Although vegetables are one of the main sources of vitamin K, our algae contain no vitamin K.

We produce world's best quality - suitable for human consumption - certified microalgae.

Our algae are plants, which are very rich in nutrients and produced in a sustainable way. Aside from important minerals, the algae contains iodine, all essential amino acids, a wide range of vitamins and antioxidants.

Compared to other microalgae, our algae contains a high level of the essential fatty acid EPA. This Omega-3 phospholipid isn’t found in any other vegetarian source. The bioavailability and the biological effectively of this EPA-oil is extraordinary.

No, aromatic substances, artificial colorings or auxiliary substances are unwanted and unnecessary for the algae. The cells of the algae are intact (no broken cell walls as in Chlorella). This is why there is no need for adding preservatives. The green color (Chlorophyll) stays intact.

No, that is not necessary for the our algae. The cell walls of our algae are easily digestible for human beings. A cell wall that has been cracked enables exposure of the nutrients in the cell. This results in the loss of important nutrients (due to oxidation).

No, only the production of the microalgae takes place at this location.

No, for as far as known, our algae doesn’t cause allergic reactions. Of course you should not exceed the prescribed dose and in case of uncertainty or any suspected reactions you should consult a doctor.

Although the Marine Phytoplankton algae comes from the ocean, it is not a shellfish. If you are concerned, simply place a bit of the liquid on the inside of the wrist after making a few "light" scratches and check for redness and irritation or Consult your doctor.

The cultivation takes place in a greenhouse in under natural conditions. The greenhouse isn’t illuminated of heated. This makes it a sustainable product and makes sure the algae can grow as natural as possible.

Our algae is cultivated on water from a very pure, deep underground briny water source. This water dates from the Pleistocene (130.000 years old) and contains lots of minerals. Of course no pesticides are used during the algae cultivation. We only use pure water and nutrients.

Yes! To deliver a completely vegetarian product, we use vegetarian capsules instead of capsules made of gelatin. Our capsules are made of HPMC (cellulose-based).

Yes, there is an ISO22000 certification for our algae and the production process. This guarantees that the algae is produced in a food-safe manner and with this certificate our product meets the Dutch high quality standards.

The microalgae are thermally dried for a very short time (seconds) to maintain the maximum value of nutrients.

The algae needs to be preserved in a closed packing without exposure to light. Prolonged exposure to the air bears the risk of contamination with bacteria of fungi. Prolonged exposure to light, discolors our algae.

The Chlorofyl in our algae is still active. Prolonged light-exposure burns the Chlorofyl.

It’s recommended to preserve the algae in the original packing and close it properly after opening. It’s advised to take hygienic measures while using the algae.

The algae has the so-called Umami taste, also referred to as the fifth taste, besides salty, sweet, bitter and sour.

Because of the high oil content of the algae, it has a slight fragrance of marine. In its isolated form the algae powder has a prominent taste. That’s because with consumption of half a gram four algae you eat more than 1 billion separate algae plants.

The best way to use the algae powder is in combination with other products. You can at it to a smoothie or other drink. In case you don’t want to use the powder in a mix, we advise you to use the Plant Power capsules.

Yes! Algae and seaweed (kelp) are the richest sources of iodine, followed by fish and shellfish. If you are already familiar with thyroid complaints, then you must be careful with iodine supplementation. At a too fast thyroid gland you may certainly not use iodine or Consult your doctor.

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