[ PLANKTON NUTIENTS ]
VITAMIN | B1
Vitamin B1 is necessary for human energy. In energy management, fuel derived from carbohydrates (sugars) is released and this vitamin plays an essential role. Furthermore, the nervous system and heart muscle cannot function without B1 and this vitamine also plays a role in enzyme reactions.
VITAMIN | B2
The human metabolism cannot function without vitamin B2. Protein, fats and carbohydrates are ingested through food. It is with the help of B2 that these are released in such a way that the body can use them as fuel (B2 acts as coenzyme).
VITAMIN | B3
Tryptophan is a building block of proteins and from this substance vitamin B3 is produced. This vitamine is essential for the production of fatty acid in the body. Also, it plays an indispensable role in the energy supply.
MINERAL | IRON
An iron shortage
Like many other minerals, iron is indispensable for the functioning of the human body. Iron is a mineral that plays an important role in the immune system. When people tire quickly, the possibility of an iron deficiency is often mentioned. This is a justified suggestion, since a shortage of energy is one of the symptoms of an iron deficiency.
PIGMENT | CHLOROPHYLL
Anaemia can lead to feelings of exhaustion and (very) limited vitality. Chlorophyll can have a positive effect on this. This pigment also has a cleansing effect on the liver and intestines. The substance can also support the body in combating an accumulation of toxins in these organs, which can contribute to increased energy.
AMINO ACID | TRYPTOPHANE
Research suggests that a relatively high-protein breakfast increased alertness and leads to greater attention. This mainly concerns the intake of the so-called alpha-lactalbumin, which has a stimulating effect on the human body. Tryptophan (an amino acid) also plays a role in this, at the moment that it is 'converted' to the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin also affects memory, mood, self-confidence, sleep, emotion, sexual activity and appetite (36).