September 2023 – our partner Fitoplancton Marino wins the NutraIngredients Asia Sports Nutrition Award 2023 for their ingredient TetraSOD®.

TetraSOD® is a unique marine ingredient derived from the green microalga species Tetraselmis chuii. It is produced under patent-protected technology at the facilities of the company Fitoplancton Marino, S.L. (El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Spain).


TetraSOD® – the ingredient

TetraSOD® is NOT AN EXTRACT. This ingredient is based on the unicellular marine microalga Tetraselmis chuii. The freeze dried (lyophilized) cell becomes the perfect natural capsule for the Active Ingredients inside the cell, preventing them from oxidation or further degradation.

TetraSOD® induces endogenous production of SOD, GPx and CAT in human cells, boosts antioxidant pathways and modulates the immune system via regulation of the NRF 2 /HMOX 1 antioxidant/anti inflammatory pathway.

TetraSOD® is more than just an antioxidant. It is a proven and scientifically researched ingredient that prevents cell damage under many oxidative stress conditions. It is widely recommended for many health challenge formulations.

They are a number of important features for TetraSOD®, which are listed below:

• LOW DOSE INGREDIENT – 25mg/day (max.)
• Highest SOD content in the market
• EFSA NOVEL FOOD approval
• TetraSOD® exerts its bioactivity through activation of the key transcription factor Nrf 2
• TetraSOD® is produced by a sustainable free from solvents, raw process


The Company

FITOPLANCTON MARINO (FM) is a Biotech company specialized in microalgae production and development of Active Ingredients (AI) derived from microalgae. They develop ingredients that make food functional. These foods also play a preventive role in health, as they reduce the risk factors that influence the appearance of diseases. In Marine Phytoplankton they have specialized in antioxidant enzymes that prevent the negative effects produced by oxidative stress.

The company is located at El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz Bay Spain. It has 10.500 m2 distributed in Production, R&D, Laboratories and Administration. Production features Scada Controlled 100% automated closed photobioreactors. The company is certified for TetraSOD® in ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000 and has been certified for more than nine years.

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