Sea Veg® Benefits

Fortify Your Immune System, Restore Your Metabolism & Slow the Aging Process with Sea Veg® Whole-Food Supplements

Why Seaweed?

Certain seaweed varieties are some of the most nutritionally dense plants on the planet. They are the most abundant sources of minerals in the plant kingdom because they have access to all 92 minerals needed for nutrition in the ocean. Seaweeds have an extraordinary capacity to accumulate minerals, becoming increasingly rich in sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chlorine, iron, sulfur, copper, manganese, cobalt, bromine, iodine, and many naturally occurring vitamins, including A and C. In addition, seaweeds utilize nitrogen from the air to synthesize complete proteins.

While most westerners have only consumed seaweed on rare occasions with sushi, it's possible that some of the longest average lifespans in the world are attributed to the Japanese, whose consumption of seaweed averages up to 5-6 grams per day. These nutritious ocean plants contain all the elements necessary for cell regeneration and repair, including Vitamin K for blood clotting, and antioxidants for healing and soothing all forms of irritations and inflammations caused by ailments such as arthritis, celiac disease, asthma, depression and obesity. In addition, because seaweed contains calcium and vitamins A and C, homeopathic treatment plans for osteoarthritis and osteoporosis often include seaweed supplementation.

Is Iodine Missing From Your Diet?

Seaweed has high iodine content. Iodine is needed for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland, which is critical to a healthy metabolism by controlling how quickly the body uses energy and makes proteins, as well as controlling the body's usage of other hormones.

Iodine deficiency was once very common in the western world until it began to be added to table salt in the 20th century. However, now that westerners are appropriately beginning to reduce their salt intake, or consume sea salt instead (which does not have added iodine), it is estimated that iodine deficiency disorders may affect up to 2 billion worldwide in regions that do not have high seafood or seaweed consumption.

Common Symptoms of Iodine Deficiency

Symptoms of iodine deficiency may include weight gain, weakness, muscle aches, depression, fatigue, constipation, hair loss or coarse dry hair, dry skin, or increased cold sensitivity. Sufficient iodine is also vital to breast health in older women. Low intake is correlated to increased risks for breast cancer and fibrocystic breast disease.

Disease Prevention

One of the most important benefits of sufficient iodine intake, apart from thyroidal support, is promising anti-carcinogenic properties. Studies have shown that cancer cells shrink after being exposed to iodine, and at times, they even undergo automatic cell death (apoptosis) and are then replaced with healthier cells. Studies have particularly found this connection in terms of iodine's effects on breast cancer carcinoma cells.

What is Fucoidan?

Fucoidan is a molecule which has been shown to facilitate tissue regeneration, immune function, and cell-to-cell communication—working to combat cancer, metabolic syndrome, and other degenerative disorders. Fucoidan is a sulfated polysaccharide found in certain species of sea vegetables such as Wakame, Bladderwrack and Brown Kelp, which are ingredients in our FarmaSea® Blend of 12 Whole Sea Plants.

Intrigued by the longer lifespans and lower incidence of disease in certain regions of Japan?

Fucoidan, as a key component in one of the regional diets highest in consumption of seaweed and seafood, is gaining attention for its ability to help combat a host of health problems - especially those typically attributed to the aging process. It shows promise in hundreds of published studies for limiting or even reversing factors associated with cancer cell and tumor growth, normalizing blood pressure, regulating blood sugar by slowing carbohydrate digestion, and reducing the inflammation and perception of joint pain.

Fucoidan is tremendously promising in the management of painful arthritis, characterized by painful joint swelling with inflammation and increased production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Fucoidan has been shown to reduce cytokine production and reduce overall inflammation severity.

Fucoidan is not "synthesized" or "added" to our supplements. Because our Sea Veg Family of Nutritional Supplements are WHOLE FOOD supplements, fucoidan is a natural constituent of the countless healthy nutrients contained in every bottle.

Try Sea Veg® Risk-Free For 90 Days

YOU'LL FIND EVERYTHING FROM ALPHA TO OMEGA® in our FarmaSea® Blend of 12 Whole Sea Plants! With more nutrition than a typical multi-vitamin, we call Sea Veg® our all-natural "Unvitamin®". We're confident that you'll feel healthier and younger after consistently taking Sea Veg®. But if for any reason you are not satisfied, we will gladly accept your timely return of unused product within 90 days of receipt of merchandise.

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