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Cambridge, ON, August 1, 2017 – Blendtek Ingredients Inc. <http://www.blendtek.com/> , a premier Canadian innovative food ingredients and solutions company, has partnered with Fitoplancton Marino <http://www.fitoplanctonmarino.com> , a world leader in the development of marine microalgae cultures based in Spain, to supply Fitoplancton Marino’s TetraSOD® and Easyalgae® Plankton-Extract. TetraSOD® is an emerging natural health ingredient with a wide range of beneficial applications for food, health and nutrition products. Easyalgae®Plankton-Extract is a powerful marine based extract for the skin and a unique solution for the dermocosmetic industry.

“The interest and demand for microalgae ingredients is rapidly growing in the functional foods and cosmetic industries as the proven benefits of microalgae continue to be realized,” said Steve Zinger, President, Blendtek. “Fitoplancton Marino’s revolutionary technology and industry leadership makes them the ideal partner for Blendtek as we continue to source and supply the highest quality, innovative and in-demand ingredients to help enhance our customer’s products.”

“At Fitoplancton Marino we have made great efforts in developing bioactive microalgae ingredients to transform regular foods and products into innovative functional foods and products that support healthy living, sustainable development and economic viability,” said David Hunter, Business & Product Developer, Fitoplancton Marino. “Phytoplankton is the future of nutrition and health, and we are excited to show the industry the big potential of this microscopic plant that powers the entire ocean.”

TetraSOD® is a completely natural, raw, vegan, and non GMO ingredient. It is produced by a sustainable patent-protected technology that has been designed exclusively by Fitoplancton Marino without the use of any chemical process of extraction or concentration.

TetraSOD® contains three antioxidative enzymes (SOD, glutathione peroxidase and catalase), essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins (C, E, B1, B2, B6, B12), minerals (Ca, Mg, P, Na, Cl, Fe, Cu), amino acids and pigments. With the highest bioactive antioxidant capacity and source of Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) on the market, TetraSOD® is a promising candidate for the prevention and treatment of oxidative stress-mediated issues. Proposed protective and preventive positive effects derived from TetraSOD® dietary supplementation include: muscle recovery; joint health; eye health; weight management; acne reduction; anti-aging; and more.

“With TetraSOD®’s powerful antioxidant capacity and nutrient dense properties, it can be used to significantly increase the nutritional value of items ranging from  sports nutrition products and supplements to healthy snacks, bakery goods and much more, ” said Rob Bianchin, Vice President, Blendtek. “TetraSOD® provides food manufacturers with a competitive advantage by not only providing a way to enhance existing products naturally, but also develop new functional foods from a safe and sustainable source.”

Easyalgae®Plankton-Extract is a new and natural solution ideal for the dermocosmetic market that offers scientifically proven bioactive capacities including: antioxidant enhancer; anti-inflammatory; hydration; cell proliferation and angiogenesis; wound healing; modulator of apoptosis; anti-wrinkle; improvement of ageing spots and pigmentation; and anti-cellulite.

Microalgae bioactivities were tested by in vitro studies in different human cells to evaluate cosmetic and therapeutic activities. Results show a 95 per cent improvement of dryness or cutaneous xerosis, 90 per cent increase in the disappearance of itchiness or pruritus, and 85 per cent reduction in the severity of the lesions. Other results include a significant improvement in quality of life and a reduction in the number of injuries with no intolerance or side effects.

Easyalgae®Plankton-Extract can be used in a variety of dermocosmetic products:

•         Creams for an immediate and long-lasting hydration.

•         Serums, thanks to its antioxidant, anti-wrinkle and regeneration capacity.

•         Formulations for atopic dermatitis and other skin disorders.

•         Treatments for skin hyperpigmentation and vitiligo because of its high content in vitamin B12.

For more information on TetraSOD® and Easyalgae®Plankton-Extract please call Blendtek  customer service at (844) 279-4401. For more information about Blendtek please visit www.blendtek.com <http://www.blendtek.com>  and follow @Blendtek_Inc <https://twitter.com/blendtek_inc>  on Twitter. To learn more about Fitoplancton Marino please visit www.fitoplanctonmarino.com <http://www.fitoplanctonmarino.com>  or follow @FitoplanctonM <https://twitter.com/FitoplanctonM> on Twitter.

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