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MARPHYL Marine Phytoplankton

A 100% Natural and Wild Superfood for Plants


MARPHYL Marine Phytoplankton was created to provide a 100% natural and wild superfood for humans and plants. Their products are made from wild multi-species of marine phytokplankton (micro algae), sustainably harvested from Vancouver, Island, B.C.! Marine phytoplankton has been called one the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet because it supplies abundant amounts of essential nutrients that are lacking in most gardening soil. 



MARPHYL - Fast Facts

Your name: Benjamin Achache & Arantza Montoya Amuchastegui


Year the company was started:  2016


Where are the products made: The Strait of Georgia on the east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The Strait offer a unique marine environment, like no other in the world, due to its high content of minerals from the snowmelt running off the mountains of Western Canada.


What is the ‘key ingredient’ that makes your product line special? 

Up to 80 species of wild marine phytplankton (micro algae)! 




Interview with Ben & Arantza, Founders of MARPHYL

LCG Foods sat down with the founders of MARPHYL, Ben and Arantza, and asked them some questions to better understand their brand's vision, core values, and other topics that we thought our retail partners might want to know.


What motivated you to start your company and create the products that we see today? 

We came across wild marine phytoplankton living on Vancouver Island 2 years before we launched the company, and immediately starting toying with the idea of creating a brand to promote the benefits of these amazing microalgae under different products. We got to work shortly after having the idea for the Soil Enhancer. We knew there would be a space in the market for a fully natural, Organic, universal plant food that would not only be great for the plants, but for the planets, too. Fast forward 5 years later, and we can say that we were right. 


What are your company’s core values?

We would never do anything that would jeopardize planet Earth as a whole (nature, ocean, animals, and humans included). This is central to our brand. We are registered as a British Columbia Benefit Company, meaning that our concern for the environment is written into our business articles. We strive to bring a nutrient-dense high quality fertility enhancer to market that helps people grow their plants naturally and organically, while also promoting life on Earth, thanks to the regenerative benefits of marine phytoplankton for our oceans and soil quality. 


If you could tell a retailer three things about what makes your brand different, what would they be?

1. Our truly local/Canadian company (everything is supplied from and made in B.C.) is 100% natural, sustainable and organic. 

2. Marine phytoplankton is the core of life on Earth. Without these micro plants, there is nothing. We managed to find a way to harvest wild phytoplankton sustainably and make products from it that work!

3. We take our clients (both businesses and individuals) extremely seriously, answering every single question we receive and responding to our product feedback.


What are some of the challenges that you've overcome to bring your business to its current state?

We had to do a lot of work educating our clients on the benefits of marine phytoplankton and why it's the best source of nutrients you could hope for! We also face a lot of big competition in this industry, despite being a niche offering (Natural & Organic). 

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

We love to travel and discover new cultures, untouched places, and spend time with our daughter and dog. A dream would be to sail the world.



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Why LCG Foods?

If you own or manage a health food store, you know it’s hard work to maintain a successful business. From developing customer loyalty, to managing costs, to staying competitive with the big grocery store down the street, we get that you want your suppliers to work as hard as you do.


At LCG Foods Distribution, we carefully curate a lean wholesale catalog of only the hottest natural food products, with new product launches every few weeks. Whether your store values organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, or keto, we have the products your customers are looking for, before they know they’re looking for them.


We offer straightforward, no-nonsense pricing, and ordering can be done easily online, by email, or over the phone with your account manager. All orders are processed on-demand from our distribution centres in Ontario and British Columbia, with Canada-wide service.


Get started today by browsing products from MARPHYL, or take a look at our full product offering. Then, if you'd like to explore wholesale pricing for your business, simply complete the form below and an LCG Foods representative will get in touch with you within 2-4 hours during the work week.


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