What is Seanol®?
Seanol® is a food ingredient that is extracted from brown seaweed called Ecklonia cava. This species lives exclusively in the deep waters of the coast of Jeju Island, South Korea, and Botamedi's proprietary technology purifies Seanol® and removes iodine, heavy metals, and other impurities.
Already established in the scientific community to have multiple therapeutic properties, Seanol® is growing in demand as nutritional supplements in the US, Europe and Korea, and there is ongoing research to develop Seanol® into pharmaceutical medicine to treat brain degeneration.
The reverse-aging ingredient
Seanol®'s beneficial effects include anti-oxidation and anti-inflammation. Its multipotency comes from the unique chemical structures of the 14 compounds that make up Seanol. Scientifically known as polyphenols, similar phytonutrients from terrestrial plants are known to prevent cancer, cardiovascular diseases, microbial infection and UV damage. Seanol®'s polyphenols are carefully extracted using patented technology from marine algae to preserve its biochemical structure and activity, which have been shown to be many times more effective than those found in terrestrial plants.
What makes it so effective?
First, Seanol® is a super-antioxidant. For skin, recent studies have shown that it protects skin cells from oxidative stress, which is the cause of wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and dryness as you age. Seanol® directly absorbs oxygen radicals to prevent them from damaging skin cells and other internal organs - its Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity is more than 30 times higher than gogi berries.
Research also shows that Seanol® inhibits the NF-kB complex, the master controller of inflammation. It calms inflammation in the brain, kidney, gums and joints, and works magically on the skin to boost healing of scars, pain, swelling, redness and irritation.
Seanol® also has anti-microbial effects against acne-causing bacteria and fungi.
Has Seanol® been tested?
Seanol® has been certified as a new dietary/food ingredient by the US, Europe and Korea FDAs as well as many other countries. It has also been authorized for drug development by the US FDA, which is currently underway. Furthermore, it has been certified as a health functional ingredient for blood glucose and blood cholesterol control by the Korean FDA.
What does this all mean?
First, for those worried about iodine and heavy metal contamination, FDA certification includes multiple tests for purity and contamination. Seanol® has been certified to be safe, and it will not adversely increase iodine or heavy metal levels in your body.
Secondly, there are over twenty years of research on Seanol® studying the mechanisms of its health benefits (click here to see the entire database of scientific publications). Over 60 million USD has been invested into research, which is only possible because of continuously promising results.