What’s the Recommended Dosage of Marine Phytoplankton?

There’s no set dosage for marine phytoplankton supplements since all of the supplements out there vary widely in terms of the actual strain of plankton used, whether the product is in powder of liquid form, how it’s been dried (for powder) and whether any filling or bulk agents have been used (a huge issue in the ‘green powder’ industry, in general.

How Much Marine Phytoplankton should I take per Day?

In the case of our powder of choice, made by the Phytality, you are talking about the most powerful, pure, EPA-rich phytoplankton  supplement on the market. Most people find 1g per day, which is half of a level teaspoon, to be an ideal amount, although some people do take either more or less than this depending on their state of health, body type, and health requirements.

What Time of Day to take Phytoplankton?

Since one of the most commonly reported results of ingesting marine phytoplankton is ‘abundant energy’, a wise choice would be to take the supplement during the first half of the day until you’re sure it’s not going to keep you awake. Most people actually report significantly deeper and longer sleep cycles, so it’s not in any way insomnia-causing, but at the same time some people are so blown away by the amount of energy they’re presented with that it can precipitate a shift in your level of function.

Is Marine Phytoplankton safe at higher doses?

Since human beings have been ingesting plankton for a relatively short space of time, our guide here must be those other species such as baleen, blue and humpback whales who have been eating plankton as a primary food source for millennia.  These animals enjoy natural lifespans of between 80 and 150 years on this diet, travelling hundreds of miles in a single day. Scientists estimate a whale’s calorific consumption at 1.5milliion calories per day. From their example, we could conclude that plankton is completely safe at higher doses although you should be your own judge. Many people suffering from serious health complaints take upwards of 3 grams per day without any issue.

Phytoplankton Dosage for dogs and cats

Many pet lovers give phytoplankton to their canine or feline friends as the same beneficial health effects that we enjoy, can be enjoyed by them also. Our suggestion would be to work out a dose based on the weight of your dog in proportion to a human. So, if your dog is 10kg, you might think about giving him a 1/6 of a teaspoon and see how it affects things. Again, this will be hugely dependent on breed, age, weight, level of health, metabolic type and so forth so a degree of experimentation may be required. Since the product is entirely safe, you can feel free to just see what works for your pet.

Cara Hayes is an experienced natural health practitioner with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of Sydney. She has been writing for Plankton for Health since 2019 and contributes widely to many well-known health publications.