Phytoplankton For Dogs
Phytoplankton for dogs is a sustainable source of nutrition that contributes to healthy brain activity, joint health, and so much more. Phytoplankton not only improves our lives it provides potentially numerous benefits for our dogs.
What is Phytoplankton?
Phytoplankton, also known as microalgae, are the foundation of the ocean’s food chain, feeding everything from microscopic zooplankton, krill, small fish, and multi-ton whales. Phytoplankton has similarities to landlocked plants in that they both contain chlorophyll and require sunlight to live and grow. This microscopic marine organism removes CO2 from our atmosphere, feeds numerous sea creatures, converts cellular energy, and plays an essential role throughout our ecosystem.
Many Phytoplankton float in the upper part of the ocean where sunlight penetrates the water and waste from sea life provides necessary nutrients. Those nutrients are nitrates, phosphates, and sulphur, converting into proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
Fish oil is widely known to obtain enough levels of Omega-3. Many people do not know that fish cannot produce EPA or DHA, they get their Omega-3 by feeding on krill, and krill feed on algae to get their Omega-3. In other words, Marine Phytoplankton is the primary producer of essential fatty acids. Phytoplankton is therefore, a better and sustainable supplement to Krill, Fish Oil, or even Spirulina
Is Phytoplankton Good For Dogs?
The consensus is that Phytoplankton may be good for dogs helping in improving skin, joint, and overall health. However, here is some supporting evidence to back up that consensus. There are six major classes of nutrients for dogs: water, protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Phytoplankton is high in Omega long chains, Omega 3 fatty acids, EPA, DHA, nucleic acids, phenylalanine, proline, and magnesium, all of which are important for a dog’s health:
- Omega Long Chains (EPA) & (DHA): The omega-3 (n-3) long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids are well accepted as being essential components of a healthy, balanced diet, having beneficial effects on development and in mitigating a range of pathological conditions. This long-chain polyunsaturated fat (otherwise known as the “good kind of fat”) supports your dog’s attention, memory, and trainability. Additionally, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) play an important role in heart health.
- Nucleic Acids: Nucleic acids are the most important macromolecules for the continuity of life. These macromolecules carry the genetic blueprint for life in all animals. Reinforcing nucleic acid intake through phytoplankton consumption may assist dogs during times of disease or stress.
Phenylalanine: This amino acid is essential to the normal growth of muscle tissue and hormone regulation, and it is converted into tyrosine in your dog’s body.
Proline: Dogs use proline to make proteins, such as collagen. Collagen is found in the skin, bones, and joints. Proline is also involved in the general function of cells.
- Phenylalanine: This amino acid is essential to the normal growth of muscle tissue and hormone regulation, and it is converted into tyrosine in your dog’s body.
- Proline: Dogs use proline to make proteins, such as collagen. Collagen is found in the skin, bones, and joints. Proline is also involved in the general function of cells.
- Magnesium: Magnesium supports heart, joint and neurological health.
Phytoplankton Dosage For Dogs:
The range of Phytoplankton dosages for dogs changes with the health and size of your dog. Phytoplankton has high bioavailability, and some suggestions say only 1/16 teaspoon a day for any sized dog while others claim a dosage for a small dog would be 0.25g per day, dosage for a medium dog would be 0.5g per day, and dosage for a large dog would be 1g per day. This measurement is based on a product containing zero fillers. There is no official dose, but here is a general guideline:
Always consult your vet before giving any new supplements to your pet.
|Phytoplankton Grams Per Day
*Dosage will largely vary dependent on breed, age, weight, level of health, metabolic type, and etc. so consult with your veterinarian before giving your dog phytoplankton.
Side Effects Of Phytoplankton For Dogs:
Side effects of Phytoplankton for dogs are mostly based on the ingredients and dosage of the product. Marine Phytoplankton powder or supplements are not controlled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and there is a threat of contamination or toxic substances mixed in the powder, which is why at Fruition Ko we only offer Phytoplankton sourced from Phytality. Quality Assured: Their strains are produced to strict food-grade standards in controlled production facilities. They also adhere to strict GMP quality standards such as ISO.22000 certification and IFS International Food Standard certification.
A large dosage of Phytoplankton can lead to side effects such as fatigue, heartburn, nausea, urination and prolonged bleeding times. Understand that these side effects are rare, as Phytoplankton is one of the most valuable sources of nutrition.
Omega Fatty Acid Side Effects:
- stomach pain or discomfort
- joint Pain
Phytoplankton vs Fish Oil For Dogs:
Phytoplankton versus Fish Oil for dogs is a question pondered by many holistic dog owners. Phytoplankton is sustainable, whereas fish oil is not, also Phytoplankton contains zero mercury and heavy metals.
Both Phytoplankton and fish oil contain DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). Phytoplankton offers benefits that are different from fish oil. The tiny cell size and dense micronutrients seem to process in the system at a higher level, even in compromised digestive tracts.
Fish oil is generally less expensive and has higher levels of EPA. Naturally, if your dog takes fish oil for joint issues, it is best to stay on that track. Phytoplankton versus Fish Oil comes down to affordability and willingness on behalf of the dog owner.
Where To Purchase Phytoplankton For Dogs:
When purchasing Phytoplankton, it is important to remember a few key objectives:
1. Sustainability-Phytoplankton is a naturally sustainable product and should be treated that way. Research your potential purchase and confirm zero harm is being done to the environment in the production process.
2. Zero Radiation, heavy metals, or other toxic substances
3. Non-GMO (genetically modified organisms)
Here at Fruition Ko we only sell sustainably grown Phytoplankton that is grown in a controlled environment to ensure a premium, high quality and high purity product.
The ULTANA™ Phytoplankton product by Phytality is grown in their state-of-the-art controlled facilities, and not harvested from the sea. By not harvesting Phytoplankton from the sea, we are not competing with marine life for their key source of food.
Each time you choose ULTANA™ Phytoplankton instead of fish for your dog’s Omega-3 EFAs and nutrition we are helping to combat overfishing of our seas and supporting the regeneration of the ocean!