Celebrity Fitness Expert Supports Revolutionary New Health Supplement

July 13, 2014 1 comment

Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) July 13, 2014

Celebrity fitness trainer and former World Super Middleweight Champion Danny Musico has formed a promotional partnership with Aqua Health Labs for their flagship product PhytOriginal, a revolutionary plant based Omega-3 EPA supplement. The collaboration was recently announced live on ESPN Radio.

Musico is a celebrity fitness trainer, actor, model, and a two time World Super Middleweight Champion. As Hollywood’s go-to trainer for A-List celebrities, he has prepared stars including Demi Moore, Hilary Swank and Mark Walhberg for physically demanding movie roles. His personal and professional interest in optimizing health through strategic training and natural nutrition led him to the Chicago based company, whose mission is to provide the substantial health and pain relief benefits of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid, an essential fatty acid) without the devastating environmental impact of extracting oil from processed fish and krill.

The only live marine phytoplankton supplement on the market, PhytOriginal cuts out the biological middle man by using the only natural source of EPA: the microscopic plants themselves. This provides customers a higher quality, sustainable EPA supplement with an intact nutritional profile and no risk of exposure to the toxic pollutants that accumulate in ocean fish, such as mercury, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and dioxins. Aqua Health Labs CEO Jordan Markuson said, “We’re thrilled that Danny shares our healthier, environmentally responsible vision for the future of Omega-3 supplementation.”

There is abundant scientific evidence demonstrating the health benefits of essential fatty acids, including improved cardiovascular health, lower cholesterol and reduced joint pain. These advantages are well understood by Musico, who lives with chronic joint pain typical of lifelong boxers. His constant pain was compounded after being near-fatally struck by a car, resulting in a grueling 18 month recovery during which doctors were astonished that he overcame their predictions he would not walk again. After just a few months of taking PhytOriginal daily, he was thrilled at the dramatic reduction in joint pain, and recently tweeted “My body hasn’t felt this great in years thanks to PhytOriginal.” He now recommends it when providing nutritional guidance to his fitness clients to help them with their long term wellness goals and to minimize their discomfort during routine recovery from intense training sessions.

Those interested in making the switch from fish oil to phytoplankton to support cardiovascular health, enhance workout recovery and relieve joint pain can learn more at AquaHealthLabs.com.

Corporate Summary
Jordan Markuson
Aqua Health Labs

Danny Musico & PhytOriginal

Danny Musico & PhytOriginal

Sustainable Alternative EPA Supplement Targets Billion Dollar Fish Oil Market

April 30, 2014 3 comments

Aqua Health Labs, a Chicago based nutritional supplement company, is taking direct aim at the Omega-3 essential fatty acid (EFA) supplement market currently dominated by processed fish oils. Launched in late 2013, the company’s flagship product PhytOriginal is the only EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid, an essential fatty acid) supplement on the market today containing live marine phytoplankton.

Abundant scientific evidence demonstrates the health benefits of essential fatty acids, including improved cardiovascular health, lower cholesterol and reduced joint pain. The American Heart Association recommends meeting our need for EFA by eating a 3.5 oz serving of fatty fish at least twice a week, which while preferable from a nutrition standpoint is for many people not a practical or affordable option. Additionally, individuals with coronary artery disease or high triglycerides may not be able to get enough EFA through diet alone. The solution is EFA supplementation, traditionally in the form of fish oil products, on which Americans spent $1.2 billion in 2013.

The problem is that fish oil supplements are a heavily processed product using live animals sourced from depleted global fisheries. And in addition to beneficial EFAs, these fish also concentrate toxic pollutants including mercury, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and dioxins in their bodies.

Aqua Health Lab’s mission is to provide consumers with a higher quality, environmentally sustainable source of EPA. Scientists have long understood that fish get EPA from their diet of tiny ocean plants called phytoplankton, which make it naturally. Obtaining the essential nutrients humans need from the original source was the next logical step, one recognized by Aqua Health Labs founder and CEO Jordan Markuson, who says “It makes good economic and environmental sense to cut out the biological middle man.”

While clearly a pioneer, Markuson is not alone in this thinking, as evidenced by other supplement companies also exploring phytoplankton as an alternative to fish oil. However, he points out that these firms are not providing a live, fresh product with an intact nutritional profile. Current competitors include shelf stable phytoplankton liquid supplements (a live phytoplankton product must be refrigerated), and at least one company is processing plankton into oil for pills; as with fish oil, processing results in nutrient degradation.

“PhytOriginal is not just an alternative to fish oil, it’s really an upgrade for the entire industry,” said Markuson. “Its nutrients are intact because the plants are still alive. They are cultivated in a sterile growth chamber, so there’s no exposure to pollution. Choosing a plant based supplement reduces the carbon footprint of the entire industry, decreases pressure on overfished oceans and reduces bycatch of endangered species.” And, it’s worth noting, consuming fresh plants in their natural state eliminates the problem of unpleasant gastrointestinal side effects many individuals experience due to difficulties with digestion of concentrated fish oil.

Consumers interested in making the switch from fish oil to phytoplankton can visit AquaHealthLabs.com to learn more.


Jordan Markuson

Aqua Health Labs





Why Live Phytoplankton is Superior

November 19, 2013 Leave a comment

We have grown up being told that fresh vegetables are always the best – But why?  Frozen vegetables lose many of their nutrients, just like marine phytoplankton.  It is important to understand what happens to phytoplankton cells when they are frozen or dried.  Aqua Health Labs believes in providing the highest quality product and is the only source of live phytoplankton sold on the market.  Many companies claim to have live algae cells but it’s important to learn the basic living conditions they need in order to survive.  Without the basics, like refrigeration and the correct salinity level, it is impossible to keep the cells from dying.

What is Required for Marine Phytoplankton to Stay Alive?

  • Live phytoplankton must be kept refrigerated at all times to slow its metabolic rate so they can survive in the finite nutrient conditions within the bottle. Similar to keeping yogurt or milk cold so the bacteria stays alive
  • Live phytoplankton will always be in its natural liquid form
  • Live phytoplankton will only survive in very specific salt water conditions
  • There must be dissolved CO2 in the solution as a carbon source to promote photosynthesis

What happens when it is left at room temperature?

  • The metabolic rate increases making the cells seek out high levels of nutrients, essentially killing itself through starvation
  • Cells start dying within 48 hours and will become brown and decay
  • As decomposition takes place nitrogen, phosphorous and CO2 all rise dramatically
  • The ph will decrease causing the solution to become acidic
  • Beneficial nutrients decompose to their basic organic form – EPA, DHA, and all the Omega-3 essential fatty acids are no longer existent

Why Does Freeze Drying Not Work?

  • Freeze drying prevents decomposition, but kills the phytoplankton
  • Cells are mostly made from water, freezing them causes ice to form and rupture the cell
  • All of the beneficial compounds found in the cell are broken down into basic organic compounds, losing all benefits for taking phytoplankton.
  • When phytoplankton dies it releases everything it has absorbed (all omega-3 nutrients) back into the water column.
  • The nutrient filled water is removed by the manufacturer to reduce shipping costs.

Many manufacturers claim they can provide the same benefits as a living algae culture, but this is scientifically impossible.  Basic cellular biology discredits these claims that are used to mislead customers.   Aqua Health Labs live phytoplankton is the only known supplier of LIVING phytoplankton sold on the market.  Shipped and stored cold to ensure you receive all of the nutrients phytoplankton offers.  Just like your vegetables, fresh is always best!

The variation in the colour of Marine Phytoplankton

August 20, 2013 Leave a comment

Green Growth’s Marine Phytoplankton Nannochloropsis strain produces the highest percentage of the EPA fatty acid of any Nannochloropsis offered commercially today. www.phyto4life.com .Green Growth has listened to all their customer requests regarding how they value quality in Marine Phytoplankton and the most requested comment to that the “EPA content” is the most import attribute they are looking for.

One of the particular things about Marine Phytoplankton and also this strain, is that it follows a general rule. The higher the EPA % content in the strain, the less the content of chlorophyll (green in colour) in the strain. As the product colour becomes more olive, this correlates with the biomass being a different shade of Green, moving into a more olive colour.
Green Growth has supplied a chart to show the correlation between all their recent batches of Marine Phytoplankton they have produced. You can see the ratio of each batch of Chlorophyll (green colour) and EPA, which determines the colour variation between a range of Green to Olive colour of the product.

Overview % – Car./ Chl. and EPA in batches

Chlorophyll Carotenoids EPA Colour
4,14 1,29 2,84 Green
3,72 1,08 4,84 Olive
3,24 0,97 1,85 green
2,5 0,89 3,78 Olive/green
3,24 0,97 7,6 Olive
2,95 1,19 8,15 Olive

Summary of the this analysis
The more olive ( and less green ) Marine Phytoplankton Nannochloropsis biomass is, the higher the most valued EPA nutritional component is in the biomass. A bright green product does not mean the best quality nutritional product. In fact the more olive the product looks, the better the nutritional quality is. 

Feeling depressed?

Marine Phytoplankton for Optimum Health

Feeling depressed?

Depression is an important global public health problem due to both its relatively high lifetime prevalence and the significant disability that it causes. According to recent World Health Organization (WHO) data, depression accounts for close to 5% of the worldwide total burden of disease, and at some point in their lives, 10% to 25% of women and 5% to 12% of men will become clinically depressed. Without treatment, it has the tendency to assume a chronic course, to recur, and to be associated with increasing disability over time.If you are depressed some of the following symptoms may sound familiar:
• Feelings of sadness or unhappiness
• Irritability or frustration, even over small matters
• Loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities
• Reduced sex drive
• Insomnia or excessive sleeping
• Changes in appetite
• Agitation or restlessness
• Irritability or angry outbursts
• Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements
• Indecisiveness, distractibility and decreased concentration
• Fatigue, tiredness and loss of energy
• Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself when things aren’t going right
• Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things
• Frequent thoughts of death, dying or suicide
• Crying spells for no apparent reason
• Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches

*Symptoms extracted from the Mayo Clinic website

Depression remains an illness in which existing treatments have limited efficacy. One theory claims that the significant increase in the dietary intake of saturated fat and an increase in the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids may explain the high prevalence of this condition in the general population. If true, this theory has substantial implications for both the prevention and treatment of depression through people’s diets.

The long-chain omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are essential nutrients now established to enhance life quality and lower the risk of premature death. In depressed patients, low blood levels of EPA are seen; over the past decade, a number of trials have been conducted, many of which support its efficacy in the treatment of childhood and adult depression, among other beneficial effects on brain function.

So, what is the correct intake of EPA for brain benefits? Current knowledge doesn’t indicate a daily intake recommendation, but the purity of EPA within the preparation appears to be influential. Unfortunately, the standard Western diet is unlikely to contribute more than 50-100 mg/day of EPA, and the practicality of making dietary recommendations to eat fish as a primary source of EPA is threatened by the fact that suitable fish are increasingly expensive and hard to find, and may be contaminated with mercury or other pollutants. An alternative is to take dietary supplements rich in EPA. Good news! Phyto4life from Green Growth is rich in EPA. See our labreports on our website.

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New Marine Phytoplankton Product Contains DHA

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Marine Phytoplankton Assisting Inflammation

One of the most popular medications sold in the Western world is anti-inflammatory drugs. Doctors write millions of prescriptions for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) each year, and billions more over-the-counter NSAIDs like Tylenol and Advil are sold in the U.S. every year. However, the relief these medications provide is often temporary and masks helpful symptoms. There is a better alternative to NSAIDs and it is found in essential fatty acids. Read more…


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