This Amazing Seaweed Has Insane Health Benefits
Brown Seaweed Extract – Helps increase your brain alpha waves, which, are associated with mental focus & acuity and a good indication of relaxing blood vessels to your brain and promoting brain activity. Research suggests that it helps stimulate the production of acetylcholine, the brain chemical that allows you to remember and learn. It enhances blood flow and circulation. It’s a unique antioxidant that crosses the blood/brain barrier to give your brain added antioxidant protection against free radicals.
Seaweeds have long been an exciting avenue in our explorations of herbal medicine. Most especially intriguing as of late is a unique substance found in the brown seaweed group, known as Fucoidan. Similar to some of the therapeutic properties of medicinal mushrooms, it contains large chain molecules of polysaccharides, which need to be broken down by heat to render them bio-available to the human body.
Fucoidan has a multitude of beneficial effects on the human body. It’s number one medicinal property currently being researched in vitro is it’s ability to attack and shrink cancer cells (apoptosis), while in conjunction with chemotherapy, or on it’s own. It supports the harmonizing of cancer cells with normal human body cells. This is a large statement, and with 900 current scientific peer reviewed studies exploring it’s effects, it’s healing potential instills hope for those that are embarking on the path of healing with cancer. One of the issues with cancer is that the body has trouble identifying it as an invasive colony of cells. It seems that Fucoidan has the ability to flag cancer cells to the body as foreign and threatening, therefore initiating the body’s immune response in disengaging and eliminating these cells.
At a basic level, Fucoidan can give similar immune support that colostrum offers. Strengthening the body systems and increasing lean muscle mass. It is highly anti-inflammatory, and suppresses allergy responses through the inhibition of Immunoglobulin E (IgE), which inhibits allergic reactions such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergies, and some types of chronic urticaria and atopic dermatitis.
For those that are dealing with autoimmune disorders, Fucoidan has the ability to act as an immune modulator, which either enhances immunity if needed, or suppresses it when overactive. It has been useful in autoimmune disorders such as Psoriasis, Rheumatoid arthritis, and Lupus.
Fucoidan contains cardioprotective attributes, preventing the process of arteriosclerosis and exhibits anticoagulant properties.
Women, when consuming Fucoidan on a regular basis, have reported noticing substantial positive effects on their hormonal system. Re-occurring and uncomfortable moon cycle ‘symptoms’ often shift into a basic sense of well being and an absence of usual challenges. Menopausal women have also seen hormone level improvement upon consuming Fucoidan throughout the various stages of menopause.
It has been noted that the human body has receptors for seaweeds. With many decades without consuming seaweeds as a part of the regular Western diet, it can take up to two months for the body to once again recognize these old allies. Therefore, small and frequent doses can be more effective than large, sporadic ones.
Brown Seaweed Extract helps increase your brain alpha waves, a good indication of relaxing blood vessels to your brain and promoting brain activity. Research suggests that brown seaweed extracts help stimulate the production of acetylcholine, the brain chemical that allows you to remember and learn. Fucoidan has been documented to support a long-lasting increase in the number of circulating stem cells.