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Red Marine Algae - Information on Red Marine Algae
What is Red Marine Algae?
Red Marine Algae is more commonly known as marine seaweed. Seaweed has been utilized as a source of superfood for centuries. Seaweeds come in a variety of colors which gives rise to their variety of uses.
What does Red Marine Algae do?
This therapeutic superfood provides the body with a full array of nutrients including complete protein, complex carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, enzymes, and sulfated polysaccharides. Red Marine Algae's medicinal properties are thought to enhance the immune system's regulatory response, indicating that it is an immuno-modulatory/antiviral agent.
Why is it needed?
Poor diet, environmental imbalances and our stressful lifestyle have left our bodies in a state of nutritional deficiency, resulting in a myriad of physiological imbalances, one of the most dangerous being an impaired and weakened immune system.
How does it work?
Upon digestion, this whole food complex with its synergistic nutrients is rapidly assimilated and absorbed. In particular, the sulfated polysaccharides are thought to support the immune systems's antiviral response by activating lymphocyte production. This induces the formation of antibodies which boost T-cell production, inhibiting viral pathogenesis. Red Marine Algae has been shown to support the body's specific immune response to control and reduce the Herpes Simplex Virus population, stopping or lessening the occurrence and severity of outbreaks.
How is it made?
This all natural whole food algae is harvested from the waters of the United States. The Red Marine Algae is carefully cleaned and dried to maintain its quality, purity and nutritional/medicinal integrity. Since most life derived from the sea, one can think of the ocean as a vast nutritional soup that lies untapped as perhaps our greatest medicinal resource.
Scientific research has established a link between nutrient-rich sea plants and the body's immune system response. This growing interest in marine life as a source of nutrients and botanically based medicines has created a new demand for algae. We are only at the threshold of unlocking the nutritional and medicinal secrets of red marine algae. As new applications for using algae have developed, the demand for research has increased. Marine biologists are searching diligently to understand the effects of varying temperatures, salinities, depths, pressures, currents, and other physical and chemical conditions that create the fascinating world of underwater algae.
Red Marine Algae as a Super Food:
Red marine algae has been used by people as a food staple for thousands of years. In the Chinese Materica Medica, a volume dating back to 600 B.C., we find the following statement, "Some algae are a delicacy fit for the most honorable guest, even for the king himself." (Porterfield, 1922). In China, Japan, and the Indo-Pacific region, several dozen species of red algae are used. Upon digestion, Dumontiaceae's broad spectrum of nutrients is rapidly assimilated and absorbed by the body. A nutritional analysis of this Red Marine Algae shows it to be composed of carbohydrates, proteins and fatty acids.
The unique combination of nutrients found in Red Marine Algae is important in the following ways:
* It is a complete protein with all the essential amino acids-unlike most plant foods. Complete proteins are crucial because they are involved in all major metabolic processes such as energy production, rebuilding, and enzyme production.
* It has a high carbohydrate content. It contains both simple and complex carbohydrates which affect a quick but sustained release, providing the body with an excellent source of additional fuel for its many constant energy needs. In particular, the sulphated complex carbohydrates are thought to enhance the immune system's regulatory response.
* It contains an extensive fatty acid profile, including Omega 3 and Omega 6. These essential fatty acids also play a key role in the production and availability of body energy.
* It has an abundance of vitamins, minerals and trace elements in a naturally-occurring synergistic design. For example, it contains an excellent magnesium to calcium ratio of 2:1, and a potassium to sodium ratio of 4:3.
Further information about Red Marine Algae can be found at the following:
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