The oldest, most complete form of nutrition available
Approximately 3.5 billion years ago, in the primordial oceans of our young planet, tiny microorganisms with the ability to convert energy from the sun into essential nutrients thrived. This marked the beginning of life on Earth. These organisms, are collectively referred to as phytoplankton.
And they continue to thrive today. The abundance of micronutrients in marine phytoplankton have been shown to help maintain human cell membranes in structure and function; a vital element for cell detoxification and the overall metabolism of human cells.
From the pristine temperate water of the Pacific Northwest comes UMAC-CORE; a concentrated blend of these minute yet mighty microorganisms. Patent pending ingredient, Alpha 3 CMP (Concentrated Marine Phytoplankton), is a concentrated blend of marine phytoplankton species that contains dense micronutrients that support cellular health and promotes energy and vitality.
Marine Phytoplankton contains high levels of antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory micronutrients to fuel metabolism and detoxification. Also, they stoke the fires of the Mitochondria, where cells make energy required to carry out their function. Through the process photosynthesis, marine phytoplankton harness life-sustaining solar energy.
Our in depth research has produced very compelling evidence that marine phytoplankton is highly beneficial for supporting cellular health and promoting energy and vitality.
The UMAC Difference
The most important thing to remember when dealing with algae is that not all algae are phytoplankton. However, all phytoplankton are algae. In addition, not all phytoplankton are marine algae. The primary difference between our product UMAC-CORE and others on the market is that we provide a natural blend of indigenous species with a suite of nutrients.
Marine phytoplankton, also known as marine microalgae, comprise thousands of species of photosynthetic, unicellular organisms belonging to the Kingdom Protista. Temperate coastal waters, such as those along British Columbia (BC), experience high levels of productivity and support a diverse array of microalgal species from numerous groups called classes.
The word "microalgae" is a very broad term for all microscopic, photosynthetic protists. (Technically, algae are not plants because they lack a vascular system.) Microalgae that float or swim in the will-lit regions of the oceans, lakes and other water bodies are termed "phytoplankton". Microalgae that live on surfaces like the sea floor, wharf pilings, or river bottoms are termed "benthic microalgae". Simply put, all phytoplankton are microalgae, but not all microalgae occur in the plankton.
"Algae" is one of the most misused terms in the consumer markets partly because in science, the term "algae" can refer to any plant in a wet environment without true roots or leaves. With such a broad definition as "wet environment" distinctions between marine, freshwater or even land based algal growths are often misrepresented. Often the terms "microalgae" and "macroalgae" are used in an attempt to distinguish between microscopic organisms such as phytoplankton and larger organisms such as seaweed or kelp. Although these terms have helped, much confusion still exists.
Just as "algae" has a broad definition, so does phytoplankton. Among the various classes of phytoplankton you find marine, freshwater and terrestrial based species. So, just because someone labels a product microalgae or phytoplankton the reality of what they are using is usually different.
Most of the world's current production of microalgae for human consumption centers on the genera Ð Chlorella (Chlorophyceae), Dunaliella (Chlorophyceae), and Spirulina (Cyanophyceae). These organisms generally require extreme conditions to grow, conditions which facilitate easy cultivation due to low risk of contamination (by fungus and bacteria, or by other microalgae). For instance, Dunaliella salina requires very high salanites while cyanobacteria like Spirulina platensis need highly alkaline conditions. Most microalgae species, however, grow best in conditions that are optimal for hundreds of other species. This is primarily why so much research is directed to scaling up photobioreactors - enclosed growth chambers where all aspects of the environment are controlled and contamination is minimized.
UMAC Marine Phytoplankton Benefits
Marine microalgae, also known as phyto-plankton, comprise over 200 species of photosynthetic, unicellular organisms belonging to the Kingdom Protista. Temperate coastal waters, such as those along British Columbia (BC), are highly productive and support a diverse array of microalgal species from numerous Classes, including the primary producers called diatoms (Class Bacillariophyceae). Phytoplankton are microscopic plants that live in the ocean. There are many species of phytoplankton, each of which has a characteristicshape. Collectively, phytoplankton grow abundantly in oceans around the world and are the foundation of the marine food chain. Small fish, and some species of whales, eat them as food. Larger fish then eat the smaller fish. Humans catch and eat many of these larger fish.
Every spring, when conditions of light, nutrients, and mixing are optimal for growth, diatoms grow rapidly in the euphotic zone (upper 20 m). This event is known as the "spring bloom". During this period, many species take advantage of the enhanced conditions but generally three diatom genera are the most successful Ð Skeletonema, Thalassiosira, and Chaetoceros. Spring bloom conditions are reproduced by Unique Sea Farms of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island in a controlled environment, and this diversity of species is represented in the product UMAC-CORE.
Support Cellular Health
For the body's cells to communicate and guard against disease effectively, they need essential nutrients. UMAC-Core supports cellular function for improved cell detoxification and cell metabolism.
Promotes Energy and Vitality
Phytoplankton mingle at the top layer of the ocean to get their energy from the sun. Through photosynthesis, solar energy provides fuel to sustain life.
Excellent Source of Micronutrients
Umac-Core is a complete whole food providing a wide spectrum of essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
UMAC Marine Phytoplankton Science
UMAC (Unique Marine Algae Concentrate) uses Alpha 3 CMP as the base of their products. Alpha 3 CMP is a unique nutrient-rich blend of marine phytoplankton harvested from the pristine temperate coastal waters of the northwest Pacific Ocean. It is classified as brown algae and is a blend of several species of marine phytoplankton. The turbulence created by the interaction of fresh water and ocean water draws from additional deep water nutrients to create an exceptional cauldron of life to support a diverse array of marine phytoplankton species.
The proprietary patent-pending process harvests natural seawater, capturing the marine phytoplankton in million-liter tanks. This is the only known product to take natural marine phytoplankton communities containing a complete suite of marine trace elements in proportion to those found naturally in human tissue. Throughout this unique growing and harvesting process, quality control and testing is employed to ensure the highest quality products, providing assurance that no pathogens, toxins, heavy metals or contamination has occurred to the natural marine phytoplankton. The concentrated paste contains hundreds of species (primarily from the larger, nutrient-rich Bacillariophyceae classification commonly known as diatoms). Through the harvesting process the Company's proprietary technology breaks down the cellular walls, separating the silicate walls and releasing the nutrients that are otherwise encapsulated.
This process makes the nutrients immediately bioavailable. The raw paste at this point contains approximately 85% water. It next goes to a leading phytopharmaceutical manufacturer and private labeler in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian Phytopharmaceutical Corporation (CPC), which is fully certified Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) by Health Canada, where it is further concentrated, passing through the highest standard quality assurance procedures (sanitized and stabilized) to certify Alpha 3 CMP is safe for human consumption.
UMAC has developed and formulated two products for human consumption. The capsule product contains organic maltodextrin as a delivery system. The concentrated liquid product is in a base of organic glycerin. The products utilize the micronutrients found only in the ocean. Each provides a wide spectrum of nutrients including vitamins, amino acids (protein), rare trace elements, minerals and cellular materials needed to achieve and maintain a healthy and energetic lifestyle.
UMAC-Core Research & Articles
UMAC Marine Phytoplankton FAQ
Who should be taking UMAC-CORE marine phytoplankton?
EVERYONE! It is a whole and complete superfood that all may benefit from.
Why should I take UMAC marine phytoplankton?
Marine Phytoplankton harness the sun's energy through photosynthesis. The micro-nutrients and electrolytes in plankton are exactly what human cell membranes need to carry out their metabolism. When this membrane is damaged due to lack of nutrients and poor diet, the cell communication that coordinates metabolism is disrupted causing an array of problems. phytoplankton nourishes cells at the cellular level.
Can I take this with my other supplements?
Yes. Taking UMAC with any other supplement will only enhance your results.
Is it organic?
It is naturally grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or preservatives. The plankton is fed an organic food grade quality supplement.
Does UMAC help with weight loss?
It is such a nutritionally dense product, marine phytoplankton should help with cravings because the body is getting more of what it needs to function properly.
I am allergic to shellfish, can I still take UMAC?
Although marine phytoplankton comes from the ocean, it is not a shellfish. If you are concerned, simply place a bit of the liquid on the inside of the wrist after making a few "light" scratches and check for redness and irritation or Consult your physician.
Is it safe for vegetarians and vegans?
Absolutely! It is 100% vegetarian in a vegetarian capsule.
Is your manufacturing plant causing environmental damage?
Quite the opposite! It actually benefits. The phytoplankton absorb up to 50% of the Earth's carbon dioxide while emitting up to 90% of the Earth's oxygen. After harvest, the remaining ocean water in the tank flows back to the ocean in a pure, clean, pristine condition. This is a 30 million dollar facility that has ZERO toxic emissions! The marine life around the plant have flourished, from shellfish to otters to eagles. Pure oxygen is our by-product.
What about pollution in the ocean?
Not a problem! The small batch we obtain from the sea is first tested, approved, grown, harvested and then tested again to provide assurance that there are no molds, yeast, toxins, heavy metals or contaminants and that it is approved for human consumption. Each batch comes with a Certificate of Analysis.
Why is the suggested serving so low?
The suggested 75 mg serving is equivalent to 1/2 teaspoon of phytoplankton paste which is 85% seawater. When it is dried, it becomes a highly potent, incredibly concentrated whole food.
What is the difference between wild and laboratory grown phytoplankton?
UMAC-CORE is delivered to you in the exact same species composition as is found in nature, the way your body is intended to receive them. We do not manipulate the species. Most other phytoplankton products are manipulated and grown in laboratories attempting to re-creat the oceans conditions. Most other phytoplankton are commonly used in commercial grade fish feed.
UMAC Marine Phytoplankton Testimonials
As a professional woman with a very busy schedule that encompasses extremely long hours, I have always tried to be health conscious. Despite taking care, I began experiencing extreme bouts of fatigue. On the recommendation of a friend, who found that CORE helped her during a surgical recovery, I began taking UMAC Core. Much to my delight, I found that by the second day I was noticing significant differences in many areas. I now have excellent energy-and often walk several miles in the evening. Middle ages issues that plague women such as hot flashes and night sweats have been eliminated. As attention deficit is hereditary in my family, and I myself have a borderline case, I have noticed an outstanding improvement in my ability to sustain focus. My husband has noticed an inmprovement in my memory, organization, and focus. He has been so impressed he went out and bought a bottle for himself. We were delighted to see the newspaper articles on CORE--it is a product that we will continue to take daily. Simply outstanding results. We now have both our grown sons taking the product as well--the younger one with ADD has noticed an overall improvement in memory, mood and attention. Thank you for a great product.
To whom it may concern. A few years ago I had a brown mark on the left side of my forehead so I asked my doctor to check it out. He said it is probably caused by the sun, but to keep an eye on it and use sunscreen. The mark stayed reasonably small until the past year when it started growing and becoming itchy and scabby and occasionally would bleed. When UMAC came on the market I imediately purchased a bottle of the liquid. Each day I would take some internally, and put a tiny drop on the sore also. Within a month, the mark was totally gone. My job is very demanding and very hard work. I would need to go to bed by 8pm to get up at 5am. Now I have lots more energy and feel great with only 6 hours sleep a night. My complexion is also much better.
Congratulations on a great product! As soon as I read the article in the paper I knew you had something good. After just 5 days of taking the UMAC CORE liquid my wife and I both have experienced significant benefits. To name a few:
1) Better sleep
2) More refreshing sleep
3) Much more energy at the end of the day
4) Greatly diminishing arthritic pain
5) More Alert
6) More flexible
I now recomend this product to everyone, as I understand the benefits of feeding the body on a cellular level.
Name: Judith Hunter
Hospital Employee Age: 60
Here is a quick testimonial for this fabulous new product my friends and I are on. Yes, it’s very new & we’ve all just begun but already having results. One friend is thrilled to not have as many “hot flashes” in the night and better sleep. Another friend has liver trouble & had the product checked out at one of the leading vitamin outlets in Victoria. They were impressed and supported her on using UMAC CORE. My skin has become a lot nicer, even had compliments on how much younger I look (that’s great when you have turned the 60 mark!).
Name: Kimberly Burns
Esthetician Age: 45
I started taking UMAC approximately late November of 2004. Within 3 weeks I was feeling more energy and mental clarity than I had experienced for quite some time. Within 5 weeks, I now longer had any Acid Reflux pain and was able to go off all medications for it (Losac). Also for the first time in 20 years, I am no longer feeling any effects from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) that I suffered with for 10 years.
Name : Shelley Craig
Owner, California connection
I have had an amazing experience with the Marine Algae. You see, I do not believe in magic potions, nor do I believe there are any true quick fixes. But I had a friend that told me Marine Algae was a good product and that I should try it, if only for the fact that it is loaded with rich nutrients that could help improve my life. I began taking UMAC. My friend suggested that I could put it (the Liquid) on any skin problem. I had a growth on my face, very close to my eye. It has been there for about 5 years. It appeared to be a very light mole that was growing. The size of the growth was about 2 millimeters in height, and about 4 millimeters in diameter. I began applying the Marine Algae directly to the growth. In a period of 1 ½ months the growth has completely shrunk. It is no longer raised at all and the appearance of the skin is that it looks just like a tiny scar. Now, I would never believe that a product could take away such a growth. It did and I am so grateful. I did not want to go for surgery and have it removed, it was close to my eye.
I have also experienced increased energy, and my overall skin tone has improved, especially on my face has really improved. Thank you for a wonderful discovery.
Name: Mary Graham
Retired Age: 83
I must be one of your oldest to try Algae! Since I have had two relatives live over 100, I thought it was worth a try. Like the Whale, I’m willing to try it (even if I have to swim and spout). I had open-heart surgery 3 months ago. As a very active person, I have little patience with the slow healing. After just over 1 week of taking the Algae Concentrate, I noticed my sleep pattern had changed. From 3 to 4 hours per night, I now have a more restful sleep of 7 to 8 hours. I find that I sleep better if taken in the evening.
The second and third week I was more rested, relaxed and my circulation was far better. After the operation I was very depressed- never been that way in 83 years. Now I’m too busy for such a thing. If the first 3 weeks feel this good, I wonder what the future holds. Move over world – let me get on with it!
Name: John Baker
Retired Veteran, Age 85
Vancouver Island BC
Having used UMAC for only four weeks I have the following comments. I am 85 years old . I was in the Canadian Army from 1940-1946 with the 3rd Division – D Day till VE Day (May 1945). Poliomyelitis, spent months in the Veterans hospital – slowly got back on my feet. Much damage to my left side. Today I have severe Scoliosis of the spine and suffer backache and other discomfort.
My opinion of UMAC is that I feel I have a little more energy and in general a feeling of uplift of spirit. I would like to continue using UMAC, so will continue using it & will let you know in the future how I am doing.
Name: S. Hall
Vancouver Island, BC
Feb 22nd to March 10th (Taking UMAC):
- Blemishes are going away
- Dryness going away (skin)
- Dryness behind ears almost gone
- Behind neck - healing
WEIGHT LOSS – slight reduction with several inches coming off waist
MENTAL – Very good energy
Name: Elaine Winquist
Retired Bank Manager Age:57
Vancouver Island BC
I retired because “I WAS TIRED!” I had accepted feeling fatigued as a way of life. After being introduced to UMAC CORE, I noticed my energy increase almost immediately after being on the product for only a few days! Within 2 ½ weeks, my clothes started to fit looser, and curiosity got the better of me. I got on the dusty old scale and found I had lost 6 lbs. I had tried several weight loss programs in the last 10 years with NO SUCCESS, even when going to the gym on an almost regular basis. I realized that my carbohydrate cravings had disappeared.
I am now working full time again (by choice) and am an active Volunteer in several organizations. My family and friends have noticed huge differences in my overall well being and have begged me for information on where to purchase the product.
Name: O. Aquino
Vancouver Island, BC
Thank you so much for the samples that you dropped off on Friday. We just started and already are seeing some amazing things happening.
My son, who has all the food allergies, is for the first time having normal bowel movements. My daughter slept through the night for the first time since I can remember. And as for me well it seems as though my body has decided to get rid of a whole lot of waste and toxic build up because my body has gone into a cleanse mode and I feel wonderful. Have had the best sleep of my life and can’t say enough about UMAC already.
I have been on the phone non-stop to as many people as I know, and so far everyone I have talked to can’t wait to get on the product.
Name: Chris Hart
About 5 years ago my eyesight had deteriorated to the point of requiring glasses. Suffering from astigmatism I worked for years on computers not noticing that I was squinting all the time trying desperately to focus on the screen. I am a graphic designer and my eyes are everything to me. I started taking Unique Sea Farms UMAC CORE Phytoplankton less than a month ago and my eyesight has improved greatly. I still require glasses, but I can focus easier, my vision is much more focused with no squinting, and it gets better everyday. I have performed eye exercises daily and had noticed only a slight difference after a few months. But after a couple of weeks on this product, the exercises are giving me dramatic results. I can now read the directions on the back of the shampoo bottle, which is something I haven’t been able to do for years. Along with vision clarity is the brain clarity as well. I have taken greens for years and saw improvement in mind focus and energy. With the addition of Unique Sea Farms Marine Phytoplankton in my diet, I am seeing dramatic differences in my ability to focus on tasks and the amount of energy I have to take them on – plus I sleep better at night as well. I am looking forward to updating this testimonial with exciting and dramatic improvements in other areas of my wellbeing in the near future.
Jacki from Canada
My mom was diagnosed with a brain tumor in November 2004. The tumour (glioblastom multiforme) is extremely aggressive and malignant. Survival rates are very low. Surgical procedures removed most, but not aa of the tumor. Mom underwent radiation therapy in early 2005, and 4 months of chemotherapy. Despite this, the tumour began to grow again in May, 2005, inhibiting mom's motor skills. In mid-July, an anonymous person left a clipping of the article about UMAC CORE from the Vancouver Province in may parents mailbox. I ordered two bottles, but mom only took it for three days before becoming seriously ill. On August 1st, the doctors said that she would likely not survive for more than 2 or 3 days.
Whenever Mom was able to swallow, I made sure to put plankton in her juice. In addition to UMAC CORE, mom also started a regime of herbal tea provided by an Aboriginal elder. We're not sure if mom's health is due to the plankton or the tea, or a combination of both, but she is very much alive and regaining strength and motor skills every day, almost 5 weeks after she was given 2 - 3 days to live.
Thank you for developing and selling this product! It's made a difference in many lives. I wish we would have heard about it sooner - best of luck with distribution and marketing.
Vanayssa from Canada
Hi again. Wanted to say that my cholesterol has become normalized, not sure if it's UMAC CORE or not but can't think of what else it might be.
My elderly husband takes it too and has begun to eat noticeably more food through the day than in recent years. Well it could be due to many things I suppose, but it is interesting that both these improvements happened after taking UMAC CORE for a few months.
Char from Vancouver Island
Good morning. I am a resident of Vancouver Island also. I live in Comox. I have been taking UMAC CORE for about 2 months and I have noticed a change in my energy level and have lost about 2 inches off my waistline.
I have also been recommending your product to almost everyone I talk to.
Margo from Canada
Enjoying the product-unexpected benefit! Matter of fact my hubby went out today and bought a bottle for himself, since he has noticed how much improvement I have had. sleep is so much better, I don't have the massive night sweats any more, and have recommended the product to several other middle aged friends with the same issues of hot flashes and night sweats.
Hi folks. What wonderful testimonials!
My energy levels have definitely changed- I went through a period of many years during which I felt exhausted at the end of each day. I did not feel rested after sleep. UMAC CORE has changed this for me. I now feel healthy, mentally and physically, and have energy to spare at the end of the day. One very interesting side effect is that I am now dreaming. Within days of starting to take the supplement, I felt as though a dam of dreams had burst. I went from no dreams to nights filled with dreams, to the point that I was waking frequently. This settled down after about 5 days, and now I have great sleeps along with dreaming. I have spoken with two others who have had the same effect.
I'm not sure what my body was missing before UMAC CORE came along, but whatever it was, my body now has.
I just wanted to let you know that I've put my golden retriever on the capsules just under 2 weeks ago and she is so full of energy! She had a huge lump under her front leg and on the side of her edema that was so bad she waddled when she walked (which wasn't far since she got winded easily) she also had enlarged lymph glands in her prosternum. Less than 2 weeks now and she is running all over without snorting and wheezing and she has lost the fluid buildup so that I can feel her front assembly again. She actually has an elbow that you can see and feel again! The lumps are still there but they seem to be softer and maybe slightly smaller.
Hi. I contacted you about 4 weeks ago. I was looking for your product in Kelowna for my father. My father was diagnosed with liver Cancer 2 years ago last June. He was given 6 months to live. He has been on Kelation for about 6 months, and he tries anything that comes along. He has been on UMAC CORE for about 3 weeks. He only weighs 131 lbs. My mom told me that the other day he played bocce ball, 2 games. She's amazed at his energy. I told him about this product and I'm grateful that he's using it.
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