Seanol- F is derived from the brown algae Ecklonia Cava which is grown off the coast of Korea and Japan. Seanol-F contains phlorotannins, a unique category of polyphenols which are not found in land-based plants. Ecklonia Cava has been noted as an elegant remedy for a wide variety of therapeutic applications.
Studies have shown Ecklonia Cava to be an incredible antioxidant. An antioxidant's strength is measured by the amount of rings composing its structure. Flavonoids usually contain three interconnected rings. Ecklonia Cava has up to 8 interconnected rings making it 10-100 times more powerful to fight off free-radicals than other polyphenols. In comparison, Ecklonia Cava is more powerful than green tea catechins which only contain 4 interconnecting rings.
Cautions and contraindications: Not intended for use for children, during pregnancy or when breast feeding except under the care of a licensed medical practitioner.
Recommended Dosage: Two to four capsules as required, as a dietary supplement. Not to exceed 12 capsules in a 24-hour period. Ingredients: Seanol-F, Vegetarian Capsule (vegetable cellulose (preservative free from capsule shell), cellulose and L-Leucine.
Dosages, indications and any other information contained herein is suggested use only and not to be considered treatment recommendations. Please consult with a healthcare provider for treatment of any illness or condition, especially if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or considering treating a child. We suggest that you consult a licensed physician if you have any health problems and you require a medical diagnosis or medical advice or treatment. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For all matters that relate to your health, please contact your physician.
Research and More Inforamation:
Ecklonia cava is an edible seaweed that grows in oceans off the coasts of Japan and Korea. This brown algae contains high concentrations of phlorotannins, a particular type of polyphenolic compound not found in terrestrial plants, and known to be a highly effective antioxidant1,2. The power of an antioxidant is determined by the number of rings in its structure. Ecklonia cavaextract (sometimes referred to as ECE) has up to eight rings, meaning its antioxidant power is 10-100 times stronger than other polyphenols2. ECE is uniquely effective, partly due to the fact that it is insoluble in water. Its hydrophobic chemistry allows Ecklonia’s polyphenols to remain metabolically active up to 12 hours, whereas most water-soluble, land-based polyphenols have only a 30-minute half-life2. This property also allows the phlorotannins to pass through the blood-brain barrier, and may contribute to improving mental acuity and memory. Some research has shown that the phlorotannins of ECE are implicated with beneficial anti-diabetic3, anti-HIV4, anti-hypertensive5, anti-fibromyalgia2, and anti-allergic activities6. ECE also shows promise to help the body fight against lung7and colon cancer8. Ecklonia cava extract can also support the body in defending itself against arthritis, osteoarthritis9, metastasis10, chronic inflammation10, and even wrinkle formation10.
Ecklonia cava extract has been given the brand name of “Seanol” for sales and distribution in the United States. BioPure Healing Products, LLC is proud to offer 400mg capsules of Seanol-F that are free of preservatives and magnesium stearate, a filler that many people are allergic to. (Additional ingredients: L-Leucine and vegetable cellulose.)
1 Robert J. Rowen, M.D.. Super Antioxidant from the Sea: More Potent than EGCG from Green Tea. Townsend Letter-February/March 2008.
3 Kang C, Jin YB, Lee H, Cha M, Sohn ET, Moon J, Park C, Chun S, Jung ES, Hong JS, Kim SB, Kim JS, Kim E. Brown alga Ecklonia cava attenuates type 1 diabetes by activating AMPK and Akt signaling pathways. Food Chem Toxicol, 2010 Feb;48(2):509-16.
4 Artana M, Lib Y, Karadeniza F, Leea SH, Kimd MM, Kima SK. Anti-HIV-1 activity of phloroglucinol derivative, 6,6′-bieckol, from Ecklonia cava. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 16, Issue 17, 1 September 2008, Pages 7921–7926.
5 Jang-Hee Hong, Bum-Soo Son, Bum-Kyeong Kim, Hee-Youn Chee, Kyung-Sik Song, Bong-Ho Lee, Hyen-Cheol Shin, and Kyung-Bok Lee. Antihypertensive Effect of Ecklonia cava Extract. Kor. J. Pharmacogn., 2006, 37(3):200-205.
6 Kim SK, Lee DY, Jung WK, Kim JH, Choi I, Park SG, Seo SK, Lee SW, Lee CM, Yea SS, Choi YH, Choi IW. Effects of Ecklonia cava ethanolic extracts on airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation in a murine asthma model: role of suppressor of cytokine signaling. Biomed Pharmacother. 2008 Jun;62(5):289-96.
7 Hyunkyoung Leea, Changkeun Kanga, Eun-sun Junga, Jong-Shu Kima and Euikyung Kim. Antimetastatic activity of polyphenol-rich extract of Ecklonia cava through the inhibition of the Akt pathway in A549 human lung cancer cells. Food Chemistry, Volume 127, Issue 3, 1 August 2011, Pages 1229-1236.
8 Yasantha Athukorala, Kil-Nam Kim, You-Jin Jeon. Antiproliferative and antioxidant properties of an enzymatic hydrolysate from brown alga, Ecklonia cava. Food and Chemical Toxicology44 (2006) 1065–1074.
9 Kang K, Hwang HJ, Hong DH, Park Y, Kim SH, Lee BH, Shin HC. Antioxidant and antiinflammatory activities of ventol, a phlorotannin-rich natural agent derived from Ecklonia cava, and its effect on proteoglycan degradation in cartilage explant culture. Res Commun Mol Pathol Pharmacol. 2004;115-116:77-95.
10 Moon-Moo Kim, Quang Van Ta, Eresha Mendis, Niranjan Rajapakse, Won-Kyo Jung, Hee-Guk Byun, You-Jin Jeon and Se-Kwon Kim. Phlorotannins in Ecklonia cava extract inhibit matrix metalloproteinase activity. Life Sciences, Vol.79, Issue 15, 5 September 2006, Pages 1436-1443.