- Used for preventing asthma attacks.
- In vitro studies suggest it reduces growth of cancer cells.
- Significant antioxidant effect.
Ecklonia cava is an extraordinary algae that grows abundantly off the coasts of Japan and Korea, particularly around the island of Jeju. It is very popular with the people of Japan and Korea and is often consumed as part of their diet. It may even form the basis of the diet of the legendary Japanese “ama” or “diving grannies”, many of whom are approaching their seventies and for whom it constitutes a nutritional fountain of youth.
In recent years, a growing number of scientific papers have documented its many biological activities. This edible brown seaweed from the laminaria family contains antioxidant polyphenols that are significantly more powerful than land-based antioxidants (vitamins C and E, catechins, resveratrol ...). Known as phlorotannins, these substances are only found in brown algae and are produced entirely by polymerisation of phloroglucinol.
Like alpha-lipoic acid, these antioxidants have a key advantage in that they act equally well in both aqueous and lipid environments, making them particularly valuable for protecting nerve cells in the brain since they cross the blood-brain barrier easily. Scientists have shown that the higher a molecule's content in benzene cyclic rings, the greater its antioxidant potential; compared with resveratrol which contains two, and green tea catechins which contain four, the active compounds of Ecklonia cava have eight, earning it the nickname “free radical killing machine”!
Ecklonia cava Extract contains a daily dose of 104mg of Ecklonia cava extract standardised to 15% phlorotannins. This phytoceutical has no contraindications or side-effects and can be combined with any other supplementation, including medicinal supplements. For optimal efficacy, a dose of 2 vegetarian capsules a day, for 2 to 3 months, is recommended, extending the supplementation period if necessary.
|Daily dose : 2 capsules
Number of doses per pack: 30
|Amount per dose|
|SEANOL-F® (containing 104mg of Ecklonia cava extract standardised to 15% phlorotannins)||800 mg|
| Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate.
SEANOL-F®,Wilke Resources Inc., USA.
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