The planet's oceans are the birthplace of all life. It makes sense that the health giving properties of its aqueous mineral solution (known as seawater) and the plants that live in it would be imbued with life sustaining elements. Even our blood mimics the mineral composition of ocean water.
Eidon BSE is a pure whole food supplement made from the brown seaweed Lamanaria. It is ecologically harvested in the remote, pristine ocean waters of Patagonia and is concentrated utilizing a highly specialized cold temperature extraction process.
Current research on Brown seaweed shows a high mineral nutrient content of iodine, selenium, calcium, potassium, as well as vitamins, including B-12. And it is known as a medicinal food for the thyroid gland, due to the high amount of iodine it contains.
Brown Seaweed Extract is a storehouse for immune enhancing *fucoidan (Fucoxanthin). The most active ingredient in Fucoidan is fucose, which is a sulfated polysaccharide (complex sugar molecule) that is very important for its function in communication from one cell to another cell via glycoproteins and glycolipids. In mice, fucoxanthin was found to reduce abdominal fat, improve insulin resistance and lower blood glucose.
*Fucoxanthin is a fat soluble carotenoid similar to lutein or lycopene found in several edible varieties of seaweed, including kelp or kombu (Laminaria species).
BSE is processed and packaged in the United States. Each bottle contains 90 capsules - 500mg each.
NOTE: Some of the links for the articles listed below will take you away from the Eidon website.
Sea Vegetables for Food and Medicine,
by Ryan Drum, Ph.D.
“. . . All essential minerals are available in dietary seaweeds. No land plant even remotely approaches seaweeds as sources of metabolically-required minerals. [...]
Source: Well Being Journal, July/August 2013 (PDF)
Medicinal Uses of Seaweeds
by Ryan Drum, Ph.D.
“. . . Simply eating unprocessed dried seaweeds can yield many healing benefits. Many physical ailments in both humans and their companion animals can be regularly resolved with the simple addition of seaweeds to their respective diets. […]”
". . .We conclude that addition of seaweed influences glycemic control and may be effective in lowering blood lipids and improving antioxidant enzyme activities. Accordingly, such effects may reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. However, to confirm these effects and to make dietary recommendations for patients with type 2 diabetes, further studies are necessary. […]"
Source: Nutr Res Pract. 2008 Summer; 2(2): 62–67. Published online 2008 June 30.
Brown Seaweed Extract: A Uniquely Pristine Superfood
by Rick Wagner, C.N., M.S.
“Based on logic and available research, I believe the seaweeds of the planet’s oceans are the most complete food on earth. Seaweeds contain a well-balanced mineral, vitamin, complex sugar and healthy fatty acid content. […]”
Scientific Studies & Research: Seaweed
Source: Institute of Mineral Research
Obtaining the needed minerals via the food we eat is a chronic problem today. This is primarily due to our deficient soils and over processing and over cooking of our foods. Drinking ultra-purified water can also strip our body of these essential minerals. It is important to be aware of the fact that reverse osmosis and distilled water will actually act in reverse of what nature intended our water to do. Instead of being a mineral delivery system, the minerals are taken out of the water and this puts additional stress on the body tissue to compensate for the lack of minerals in the water. The minerals must then be taken from our healthy reserves in bone and muscle, thus leaving our system deficient and vulnerable. Replacement is essential!
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