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PC Ecklonia Cava
BioPure’s PC-Ecklonia Cava is extracted from the brown algae Ecklonia Cava (Luminariaceae japonica) which is grown in deep, cold, pure ocean waters off the coast of Korea, China and Japan. BioPure’s PC-Ecklonia Cava Extract is a potent source of polyphenolic compounds. Naturally rich in iodine, manitol, fucoidan, alginates, fucoxanthin, lamarin, eckol and dieckol PC-Ecklonia Cava also contains all of the 72 different trace minerals.*
Studies have shown PC-Ecklonia Cava Extract to be a very robust antioxidant. Antioxidant strength is measured by the amount of rings composing its structure. Flavonoids usually contain three interconnected rings. Green tea catechins contain 4 interconnecting rings whereas PC-Ecklonia Cava has up to 8 interconnected rings making it 10-100 times more powerful to fight off free-radicals than other polyphenols.*
BioPure’s PC-Ecklonia Cava Extract is a 98.8% pure extract of this algae, providing a potent source of polyphenolic compounds and all of the 72 different trace minerals.* BioPure’s PC-Ecklonia Cava Extract has a remarkably high antioxidant (ORAC) value of 8300, and a half-life of 12-14 hours.*
Studies have consistently shown that the active ingredients in Ecklonia Cava possess a wide range of properties beneficial to maintaining optimal health.*
- Provides powerful support for your heart and your cholesterol*
- Demonstrated in lab studies to have radical scavenging, bactericidal, tyrosinase inhibitory, protease inhibitory activities and to support the body’s normal inflammation response*
- Helps boost alpha waves, which are associated with improved mental focus and acuity*
- Beneficial in helping with joint stiffness, aches, pains and discomforts (compared to COX-2 inhibitors for analgesia)*
- Assists in sleep and weight management*
Promotes nitric oxide (NO) Production,* which
- enhances blood flow*
- increases dilation of blood vessels*
- counters erectile dysfunction (ED)*
- Allergy Management*
- Blood Sugar Metabolism*
- Immunity Support*
- Supports Antioxidant Processes*
- Cardiovascular Health/Circulation *
- Cholesterol Maintenance*
- Joint/Connective Tissue*
- Mental Clarity/Anxiety/Mood Support*
- Inflammation/Pain Management*
- Thyroid Support (Naturally occurring iodine)*
- Sleep Management*
- Weight Management*
- Neurological Support/Memory*
Ingredients: 98.8% pure Ecklonia Cava Extract, Vegetarian Capsule
Serving Size: 1 capsule daily†.
Servings Per Container: 75
NOTE: Our product has recently changed from Seanol-F which contain 33% Ecklonia Cava Extract with additional ingredients for 75 capsules at 300mg.
Our current product is now 98.8% Pure Ecklonia Cava Extract for 75 capsules at 300 mg, smaller capsule but much more active ingredient at the same price. No binders, fillers or flowing agents.
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.