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UMAC Core Marine Phytoplankton

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UMAC Core Marine Phytoplankton Capsules Details

The UMAC Difference

The most important thing to remember when dealing with algae is that not all algae are phytoplankton. However, all phytoplankton are algae. In addition, not all phytoplankton are marine algae. The primary difference between our product UMAC-CORE and others on the market is that we provide a natural blend of indigenous species with a suite of nutrients.

Marine phytoplankton, also known as marine microalgae, comprise thousands of species of photosynthetic, unicellular organisms belonging to the Kingdom Protista. Temperate coastal waters, such as those along British Columbia (BC), experience high levels of productivity and support a diverse array of microalgal species from numerous groups called classes.

The word “microalgae” is a very broad term for all microscopic, photosynthetic protists. (Technically, algae are not plants because they lack a vascular system.) Microalgae that float or swim in the will-lit regions of the oceans, lakes and other water bodies are termed “phytoplankton”. Microalgae that live on surfaces like the sea floor, wharf pilings, or river bottoms are termed “benthic microalgae”. Simply put, all phytoplankton are microalgae, but not all microalgae occur in the plankton.

“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.

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.

Most of the world’s current production of microalgae for human consumption centers on the genera – Chlorella (Chlorophyceae), Dunaliella (Chlorophyceae), and Spirulina (Cyanophyceae). These organisms generally require extreme conditions to grow, conditions which facilitate easy cultivation due to low risk of contamination (by fungus and bacteria, or by other microalgae). For instance, Dunaliella salina requires very high salanites while cyanobacteria like Spirulina platensis need highly alkaline conditions. Most microalgae species, however, grow best in conditions that are optimal for hundreds of other species. This is primarily why so much research is directed to scaling up photobioreactors – enclosed growth chambers where all aspects of the environment are controlled and contamination is minimized.

The most important thing to remember when dealing with algae is that not all algae are phytoplankton. However, all phytoplankton are algae. In addition, not all phytoplankton are marine algae. The primary difference between our product UMAC-CORE and others on the market is that we provide a natural blend of indigenous species with a suite of nutrients.

UMAC Marine Phytoplankton Benefits

Born of years of research, UMAC-Core can now provide you with life’s most potent superfood. The rapidly assimilated micronutrients and perfect pH balance found in Umac-Core’s Alpha-CMP are exactly what our bodies need to function at optimal levels.

Support Cellular Health

For the body’s cells to communicate and guard against disease effectively, they need essential nutrients. UMAC-Core supports cellular function for improved cell detoxification and cell metabolism.*

Promotes Energy and Vitality

Phytoplankton mingle at the top layer of the ocean to get their energy from the sun. Through photosynthesis, solar energy provides fuel to sustain life.*

Excellent Source of Micronutrients

Umac-Core is a complete whole food providing a wide spectrum of essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

UMAC Marine Phytoplankton Sciences

UMAC (Unique Marine Algae Concentrate) uses Alpha 3 CMP as the base of their products. Alpha 3 CMP is a unique nutrient-rich blend of marine phytoplankton harvested from the pristine temperate coastal waters of the northwest Pacific Ocean. It is classified as brown algae and is a blend of several species of marine phytoplankton. The turbulence created by the interaction of fresh water and ocean water draws from additional deep water nutrients to create an exceptional cauldron of life to support a diverse array of marine phytoplankton species.

The proprietary patent-pending process harvests natural seawater, capturing the marine phytoplankton in million-liter tanks. This is the only known product to take natural marine phytoplankton communities containing a complete suite of marine trace elements in proportion to those found naturally in human tissue. Throughout this unique growing and harvesting process, quality control and testing is employed to ensure the highest quality products, providing assurance that no pathogens, toxins, heavy metals or contamination has occurred to the natural marine phytoplankton. The concentrated paste contains hundreds of species (primarily from the larger, nutrient-rich Bacillariophyceae classification commonly known as diatoms). Through the harvesting process the Company’s proprietary technology breaks down the cellular walls, separating the silicate walls and releasing the nutrients that are otherwise encapsulated.

This process makes the nutrients immediately bioavailable. The raw paste at this point contains approximately 85% water. It next goes to a leading phytopharmaceutical manufacturer and private labeler in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian Phytopharmaceutical Corporation (CPC), which is fully certified Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) by Health Canada, where it is further concentrated, passing through the highest standard quality assurance procedures (sanitized and stabilized) to certify Alpha 3 CMP is safe for human consumption.

UMAC has developed and formulated two products for human consumption. The capsule product contains organic maltodextrin as a delivery system. The concentrated liquid product is in a base of organic glycerin. The products utilize the micronutrients found only in the ocean. Each provides a wide spectrum of nutrients including vitamins, amino acids (protein), rare trace elements, minerals and cellular materials needed to achieve and maintain a healthy and energetic lifestyle.

UMAC Marine Phytoplankton FAQ

Who should be taking UMAC-CORE marine phytoplankton?

EVERYONE! It is a whole and complete superfood that all may benefit from.

Why should I take UMAC marine phytoplankton?

Marine Phytoplankton harness the sun's energy through photosynthesis. The micro-nutrients and electrolytes in plankton are exactly what human cell membranes need to carry out their metabolism. When this membrane is damaged due to lack of nutrients and poor diet, the cell communication that coordinates metabolism is disrupted causing an array of problems. phytoplankton nourishes cells at the cellular level.

Can I take this with my other supplements?

Yes. Taking UMAC with any other supplement will only enhance your results.

Is it organic?

It is naturally grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or preservatives. The plankton is fed an organic food grade quality supplement. 

Does UMAC help with weight loss?

It is such a nutritionally dense product, marine phytoplankton should help with cravings because the body is getting more of what it needs to function properly.

I am allergic to shellfish, can I still take UMAC?

Although marine phytoplankton 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 physician. 

Is it safe for vegetarians and vegans?

Absolutely! It is 100% vegan in a veggie capsule. 

Is your manufacturing plant causing environmental damage?

Quite the opposite! It actually benefits. The phytoplankton absorb up to 50% of the Earth's carbon dioxide while emitting up to 90% of the Earth's oxygen. After harvest, the remaining ocean water in the tank flows back to the ocean in a pure, clean, pristine condition. This is a 30 million dollar facility that has ZERO toxic emissions! The marine life around the plant have flourished, from shellfish to otters to eagles. Pure oxygen is our by-product. 

What about pollution in the ocean?

Not a problem! The small batch we obtain from the sea is first tested, approved, grown, harvested and then tested again to provide assurance that there are no molds, yeast, toxins, heavy metals or contaminants and that it is approved for human consumption. Each batch comes with a Certificate of Analysis.

Why is the suggested serving so low?

The suggested 75 mg serving is equivalent to 1/2 teaspoon of phytoplankton paste which is 85% seawater. When it is dried, it becomes a highly potent, incredibly concentrated whole food. 

What is the difference between wild and laboratory grown phytoplankton?

UMAC-CORE is delivered to you in the exact same species composition as is found in nature, the way your body is intended to receive them. We do not manipulate the species. Most other phytoplankton products are manipulated and grown in laboratories attempting to re-creat the oceans conditions. Most other phytoplankton are commonly used in commercial grade fish feed. 

UMAC Marine Phytoplankton Reviews

I rode my bicycle 1,600 miles from Vancouver BC to San Diego consuming primarily UMAC-CORE supplemented with fresh fruits, veggies and fish. I was amazed at my strength, stamina and recovery. At age 54, I had more energy this trip than on bike tours in my 20s.

-- Phil, San Diego CA

When I added UMAC-CORE to my diet, all the cravings stopped, and I kicked a two decades Diet Pepsi heavy user habit. I also lost weight without even trying.

-- Marilyn, San Diego CA

I have had severe eczema for most of my life and have tried EVERYTHiNG known to man.This is the first time it has vanished without returning.I take a full dropper everyday, have been for 8 months and my skin is completely clear. Even the big brown patches where the eczema would come and go are now gone. My family thinks I have had a face lift. It's all because of Umac-Core. Thanks Umac!

-- Carrie, Laguna Beach, CA

I highly recommend this product. Within days of taking it, I felt more energy, more centered, decrease of cravings and stronger nails (which tended to be brittle and splitting). It is a wonderful product that I never want to be without!

-- Rose, Pittsburgh, PA

Have taken UMAC since it first came out. Ran out about two months ago-busy, and didn't get chance to replace. Got "walking pneumonia". Sick as a dog, and the darn thing wouldn't go away. Finally, went and got my UMAC-took two right away at the mall. Within six hours my lungs were clearing up, and the coughing has stopped. Amazing stuff-no luck with getting better for two months, and in just an afternoon the UMAC has beaten the "bug." My doctor is amazed-had been checking in on regular basis with this stupid illness. Actually within an hour of taking it, the coughing had stopped-completely. And lungs clear and able to take a deep breath-first in two months, was after six hours. Great stuff. Will not run out again!

-- Margo, Langley BC

UMAC Core Marine Phytoplankton Reviews*

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Product Rating: 4.1/10

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  • 7.1/10  Energy Boost

    By Heather on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 11:07 PM

    Effectiveness: 7/10

    (+) Boosts Energy,Easy To Take
    (-)  Pills Are Big

    How did you use it?:Everyday

    "I was sure this product would do more for me but it has boosted my energy level, which I am greatful for"

    Would you buy this product again? Yes
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    By calyx on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 10:27 AM

    Effectiveness: 1/10

    (+) NONE
    (-)  Not Effective,ONLY 25mg PHYTO PLANKTON

    How did you use it?:Every Morning

    "Only 5% phytoplankton + 95% Brown Rice Flour in each capsule.
    Lable states 500mg (should be corrected to say 25mg)"

    Would you buy this product again? No
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*Review Disclaimer: Not everyone has these results. Product experiences vary from person to person. Please use these reviews for information only as they have not been reviewed by a medical professional. Do not substitute the informatioin in the reviews for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging.

Suggested Use

Take up to three capsules of UMAC Core daily or as directed by a healthcare professional. Marine phytoplankton is a whole food, can be taken with or without food.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 90 
Amount Per Serving
UMAC (Marine Phytoplankton) powder extract containing:  
UMAC Concentrate 25 mg
Maltodextrin 475 mg
Marine Phytoplankton Species:  
Asterionellopsis glacialis  
Chaetoceros constrictus  
Chaetoceros debilis  
Chaetoceros deciplens  
Chaetoceros lacinlosus  
Chaetoceros radicans  
Cylinddrotheca closterium  
Dactyliosolen fragilissimus  
Detonula pumila  
Ditylum brightwellii  
Leptocylindrus danicus  
Rhizosolenia setigera  
Skeletonema costatum  
Strombidium sp.  
Thalassionema nitzshioides  
Thalassiosira aestivalis  
Thalassiosira nordenskioekdii  
Thalassiosira rotula  
Thalassiosira gravida  
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving

Additional Ingredients: Veggie capsules

Allergy Information: No preservatives, artificial flavours or colours.

Warning: Keep at room temperature in a dry, dark place. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if inner security seal under cap is broken.

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