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The Secret To How Whales Live To 100

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The Secret To How Whales Live To 100

The Longest Living Creatures On The Planet

Whales, the majestic creatures of the deep, are one of the longest living animals on the planet. It is known that some species of these beautiful marine mammals live over 100 years, with the bowhead whale’s lifespan estimated between 100 - 200 years.

So, what’s the secret to the longevity of the whale? One word – phytoplankton.

Phytoplankton is nourishment of the sea, and in fact nourishment to nearly all life on earth. Marine phytoplankton is found within the smallest drop of sea water. These single-celled, microalgae swarm at the top of the oceans, gaining their energy from the sun by using the method of photosynthesis. Classified as ‘producers’, they create their own food supply, converting nutrients and carbon dioxide into organic compounds. Phytoplankton are chief producers of the organic carbon required by every animal calling their home the ocean.

Marine phytoplankton is one of two species of ‘plankton’; the other being zooplankton that is made up of microscopic animals that feed off phytoplankton as they cannot make their own food source and nutrients. Zooplankton include jellyfish, and the larval phases of some species of fish, mollusks, and barnacles. They drift with the tides across the ocean, taking the opportunity to graze on phytoplankton and fill their bodies with the abundance of nutrients from the marine superfood. And so, the food chain continues…

Fish get their sustenance from the various organisms that have enjoyed their feast and nutrient-filled intake of phytoplankton. Whales, known as baleen whales, feast on plankton by a process of straining it out of the water through bristle-like “teeth” into their mouths. The nutrient-dense plankton is what sustains these whales, and keeps them thriving to great ages.

Science has uncovered, in one small drop of water containing phytoplankton, there are billions of vitamins, minerals and elements that the human body too can thrive on.

Marine phytoplankton is micronutrition at a cellular level, providing more nutrient-packed power than all the other superfoods combined. The microalgae contain all of the sustainable nutritional molecules known throughout the entire flora, fauna and human realm. The molecules, five times smaller than your red blood cells, are absorbed directly into your bloodstream and offering up their benefits almost instantly. Oceans Alive™ Raw Marine Phytoplankton contains the full spectrum of nutrients that your body needs, containing over 50 billion cells in just one dropper!

Just like the abundance of trace elements the giants of the sea enjoy, here is a summarised list for some of the ways marine phytoplankton could help with the health of humans too [2]:


Potential Benefits

Trace Elements/Nutrients

Support of the immune system

Alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, beta carotene, bioflavonoids, linoleic acid, pyridoxine (vitamin B6), selenium, theanine, vitamin E, zinc, vitamin C, zinc

Muscle builder

Alanine, arginine, valine


Arginine, bioflavonoids, chlorophyll, cysteine, fibre, histidine, methionine

Protects against free radical damage

Beta carotene

Bone health

Boron, calcium, fluorine, lysine, phosphorous

Improves mental clarity

Asparagine, boron, folic acid, glutamine, magnesium, methionine, tyrosine, vitamin B12

Promotes heart health

Boron, essential fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids

Promotes good eye health

Beta carotene, riboflavin

Health of your hair


Enhances skin beauty

Serine, silicon, omega-6 fatty acids, riboflavin, theanine, vitamin E, zinc

Promotes healthy teeth

Fluorine, phosphorous, vitamin C

For the health of your blood

Cobalt, copper, folic acid, iron

Promotes good cholesterol levels

Calcium, gamma linolenic acid (GLA), lecithin, niacin (vitamin B3), omega-3 fatty acids

Helps with the nervous system

Calcium, glycine

Brain health

Lecithin, iron, methionine, nucleic acids, phenylalanine, proline, RNA, substance P, tyrosine, zinc

Helps prevent diabetes

Chromium, leucine, vanadium

Reduces stress

Niacin (vitamin B3), potassium, selenium, thiamine (vitamin B1), tyrosine

Relieves PMS

Pyridoxine (vitamin B6)

Energy booster

Glycogen, iron, riboflavin, thiamine (vitamin B1), vitamin B12

Promotes good digestion

Beta carotene, chlorophyll

Helps the health of your kidneys


Helps the health of your liver


Helps to relieve symptoms of arthritis

Copper, omega-6 fatty acids, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)

Reduces sugar cravings

Glutamic acid, phenylalanine

Assists joint mobility


Promotes cellular growth and reproduction


Assists with the repair of torn cartilage


With the potential to benefit from these amazing health properties, if even some of them, it’s no wonder whales live to over 100 years of age and are seemingly so relaxed and tolerant!

* Interesting Facts: The Average Lifespan of Whales [1]:

If you too want to feel the effects of one of nature’s most amazing superfoods, grab yourself a bottle of Oceans Alive™ Raw Marine Phytoplankton. It’s micronutrition at a cellular level, and the proof is obviously in the pudding (or, at least in the ocean).

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[1] Whale Facts: how long do whales live

[2] How marine phytoplankton can help


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