Talking about algae — What’s the difference between Chlorella, Spirulina and Marine Phytoplankton?

Benefits of Marine Phytoplankton

What’s the difference between Marine Phytoplankton and other algae?This is a question we get asked a LOT. The internet is flooded with algae supplements. Left and right you hear names like Chlorella, Spirulina and Marine Phytoplankton. 

First: what are algae?

Algae encompass several groups of relatively simple living aquatic organisms that capture light through photosynthesis, which is used to convert inorganic substances into organic matter.

Fresh water algae versus ocean algae

That’s the first major difference between the three. Unlike other fresh water algae like Chlorella or Spirulina (blue green algae), Marine Phytoplankton is an ocean algae that has access to all the mineral rich nutrients of the sea.

Fresh water can simply not provide the same minerals as what ocean water provides by nature. Ocean water is a thousand times more mineral rich then fresh water.

Foundation of the Food Chain

Because of this nutrient dense ocean water, Marine Phytoplankton is also dubbed “Foundation of the Food Chain”. It provides all the essential nutrients to life on this planet and plays a key role in the oceanic food web.

Almost all marine life is dependent on phytoplankton. For example: zooplankton eat phytoplankton; Fish eat the zooplankton; Seals, sharks and birds eat the fish.

Marine Phytoplankton is the origin of all plankton. It contains pigments that are unique and are not found in other plant material. It is these pigments that are so beneficial to human health.


Spirulina is a blue-green algae and is classified as Cyanobacteria. This simple, one-celled form of algae grows in warm freshwater environments, and is distantly related to kelp algae (but is not a sea plant).

It thrives in freshwater ponds and lakes which are notably more alkaline than ordinary lakes. Spirulina cannot sustain any other forms of microorganisms and is much like terrestrial plants, except that it does not have a cellulose cell wall.


This unicellular green algae is found in still freshwater, soil or bar of trees. It has a strong cell wall that prevents its native form from being adequately broken down, and absorbed by the human digestive system. For Chlorella, special processing is required to break its cell wall, so it’s suitable for the human digestive system.

6 Reasons Marine Phytoplankton needs to be in your diet

Earlier this year we looked at 6 reasons (but there are plenty more!) why you should include Marine Phytoplankton in your diet. You can read the article here (Click Here!).

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Marine Phytoplankton Growing Conditions

Marine Phytoplankton Growing Conditions

Our Marine Phytoplankton is not grown in the open ocean due to
pollution concerns, instead this product is grown under controlled, purified
conditions in a photo-bioreactor located in the European Union.

We have our own quality system and work with independent labs,
which provide control checks according to European regulations. We offer
marine phytoplankton that has been approved and found ideal for human
consumption following the specified European rules.
Our Phytoplankton is produced using genuine sea salts provided by
straight from the sea & other natural minerals. Only natural ingredients are
used in the phytoplankton process, ensuring our product is of the highest
quality possible for human consumption.

The product is cultivated in a controlled environment, which meet very
strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), and each batch is managed
by individual batch record protocols (BRP’s.)
Our production management processes are based on the concepts
that meet the GMP Pharma manufacturing process standards. Using a
highly advanced technology, our premium grade food quality Phytoplankton
Powder is dried, which sets the standard for food ingredient drying. Our
algae processing is done according to the DIN ISO 9001 : 2000 standards
and is also HACCP certified.
Our phytoplankton products have the highest EPA Omega 3 essential
fatty acids, due to our unique know-how on the cultivating process. Our
expertise in this area comes from years of research and development. This
level of knowledge is suppported by our experience in Biological/Marine
Science, Bio-Chemistry, Physics, and Design & Process Engineering. All
cultivation occurs when the phytoplankton has reached its optimal potential
and potentcy, which ensures that we provide you with highest quality
We use ingredients that meet international food grade standards in conjunction with ISS. During the growing process we use nitrates and phosphates and all full organic, natural food grade products are utilized.