Chronic skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema may have a genetic element to them, but also arise in situations of depleted immunity. The latest research suggests, in fact, eczema is an symptom of an immune response in which two particular proteins interleukin-4 (IL-4) and interleukin-13 (IL-13) target the bodies own tissues. Until now, conventional treatments for eczema include topical creams, exposure to UV light, and steroids. Corticosteroid creams, in particular, come with damaging side effects that lead many sufferers to look towards more natural solutions.
A gamechanging natural alternative?
The exciting thing about plankton is that it appears to offer something for everyone. It wasn’t much surprise to us, therefore, when customers began feeding back to us that long term skin conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema showed marked and, in some cases, radical improvements. This article attempts to explain why that might be.
Supremely Bioavailable Nutrient-source
One thing that marks phytoplankton out as a completely different supplement from any other, is it’s tiny cell size. Far smaller than a red blood cell, this magical green powder can deliver its benefits, without the need to pass through the digestive tract. Since many psoriasis and eczema suffers appear to have compromised digestive function in some way (this is why beneficial gut flora is also recommended) it is likely that conventional vitamins, minerals and supplements are poorly absorbed. Phytoplankton, however, can deliver its goodness right where its needed.
Alkalizes the System
It is now conclusively proven that there is a link between psoriasis/ eczema and an acidic system. An acid system is constantly striving towards balance, organs are working harder, and because they have less available resources to deal with toxins, these are pushed through the skin. Mineral reserves of calcium, potassium and magnesium are diminished, even leached from bones, as the bottom attempts to reach optimum PH.
Since the easiest way to alkalise the system is through diet, it makes sense that adding marine phytoplankton powder (PH 8-8.5) is going to make a profound difference. Add to this the supplement’s ability to be correctly absorbed, and it’s near magic effects to find the ‘gaps’ that need to be filled in anyone’s personal makeup, and you have something which offers tremendous potential.
Natural Source of Omega 3
Omega 3’s are a powerful anti inflammatory, and a primary means of nourishing your skin internally. Since phytoplankton is nature’s highest plant source of Omega 3, (and the only vegn source of long-chain EPA, commonly found in salmon), it’s an ideal way to restore the long term health of skin membranes. Since typical diets are deficient in the critical EPA and DHA oils, nourishing the body with a pure natural source of these can calm inflamed cell membranes. Of particular interest is recent study which shows that Omega 3 helps leukotriene B4, an inflammatory mediator indicated in skin disorders.