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Highest Quality Marine Phytoplankton
on February 14, 2014
I have researched marine phytoplankton extensively, and I have been taking this for 6 years. This particular phytoplankton is the exact same one used in ZMP 400 and FrequenSea by Forever Green [ ZMP400 also includes zeolite] This high quality type of multi-species plankton is the same as what it is in UMAC, as it comes from the same source, Unique Sea Farms. After trying many natural products this is the first that ever improved the severe arthritis pain in my neck, which was caused when I was rear ended by a drunk driver, resulting in a broken 5th cervical. Prior to discovering this type of marine phytoplankton, I had ongoing daily chronic pain in my neck for over 30 years, until this dramatically improved it. I also gave this to my dog when she developed arthritis in her hips at age 14, and could no longer climb up the stairs or even go up 2 stairs to get back into the house. After only a few weeks she was climbing the stairs again and running around the back yard like she used to do.
The negative post by Funky Buddha which claims that this is a “scam”, has been responded to by Harry S. Aust, apparently affiliated with UMAC. He stated:
“What we do is break the cell wall of the plant and extract the nutrients. Our bodies do not digest the cellulose cell wall. most of the pigments are located in that cell wall, and when you break it, you lose some pigment. What you really want are the nutrients inside..so we extract them ( they are microscopic) and centrifuge them with water and a little organic glycerin. You are getting the extract from 3,000,000 cells in each dose. UMAC phytoplankton contains up to 200 different species ( there are thousands of species and many colors too!) we grow it "wild' in seawater with natural sunlight. We are the only company that does that--Those other companies are making one single species ( they picked the 1 species with the most chlorophyll) they grow it in synthetic seawater in a bioreactor, Plus they don't break the cell wall, that is why it is so green. I don't know about you, but I like my phyto to be as close to Mother Nature as possible. We are also the only company with a clinical study on UMAC. Also, you are getting a much more diverse array of nutrients ingesting 200 species as opposed to 1 single species. Hope this helps! Thank you :) “
As you can see by my comments regarding my own dog, Elizabeth Elder stated in her comment reply [below] to the negative post by Funky Buddha, that her dog also received obvious positive benefits, which would be logically impossible if this was a “placebo effect”, as claimed by Funky Buddha:
“Well, take this under consideration. I originally bought this from reviews based on helping pets. My Basset Hound was (emphasis on the "WAS") plagued with chronic allergy and skin conditions. He had to be on prednisone (a drug used for about everything really, but horrible side effects), hydroxizine (like benadryll), and special allergy food from the vet that went for $80/bag. After about a month on this product, put on his food in the morning, his allergies got better, he's weaned off of medication, and now on regular (and much cheaper!) food.
Now, think about this. THIS IS A DOG. My best friend. And yet, you can't even begin to tell me that after being on medication for 5 years, that after a month the road to recovery was finally found, I would have never believed it if I didn't see it with my own eyes.
Placebo effect? Also, I say again, THIS IS A DOG. I'm not really sure how he'd go about lying to me, magically hiding red lesions, odor, and being overly lethargic. I take the product myself now I'm the morning, and I can't even take a 2pm nap if I wanted to.”