Ocean's Harvest, Sea Vegetables and Micro-Algae
Sea Vegetables and Micro-Algae Superfood
Oceans Harvest is a balanced blend of sea vegetables and micro-algae ingredients. These nutrient and mineral rich sea plants were synergistically combined to provide the body nutritional support to promote natural energy, purification, and detoxification. Made with Organic ingredients.
- Contains Astaxanthin, Fucoidan and Watercress.
- Aquatic blend of sustainable microalgae and sea vegetables.
- Contains phytonutrients that boost dietary nitrates to increase nitric oxide production.
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The Ocean has always been a mystery that contains hidden gems just waiting for discovery. In recent years there has been a renewed interest in the ocean and all the resources it contains. Sea Vegetables, also referred to as seaweeds have come into focus as macronutrient, micronutrient, mineral and phytonutrient rich food sources. Micro-algaes, while long been know for their minerals and vitamin rich properties have gained popularity recently as a Vegan source of high-quality protein and chlorophyll.
In order for a product to be the best, you must start with the best ingredients. Ocean's Harvest consists of two of the best marine ingredients available: Organic Spirulina and Organic Broken Cell Wall Chlorella. These sustainable Micro-algaes provide a solid nutritional foundation for this incredible product.
Organic Spirulina is a microscopic blue-green marine algae that is considered to be the most concentrated, nutrient dense whole food available. Spirulina is a great vegan protein and ounce for ounce has more protein than any other food. Interestingly, it also has an amino acid profile that closely resembles a human cell. A few benefits of Spirulina include:
- Great source of non-heme iron
- Great source of Chlorophyll, beta carotene
- Rich in natural enzymes, RNA, DNA, glycogen and other nutrients
- Sustainable, environmentally friendly superfood
- Ease to digest
Key Ingredient Information
Organic Chlorella (Vulgaris) is a nutritious microalgae known for containing the MOST of many phytonutrients including: Chlorophyll, Amino Acids (60%), and the most RNA/DNA (highest known food source). RNA/DHA are Nucleic Acids, which are the genetic material for all living things. Nucleic Acids are involved in the storage and transfer of genetic material from one generation to the next and also promote cellular integrity. RNA plays a critical role in cellular renewal by supporting cellular division, replication and repair. DNA has been linked to support for chromosomal health and anti-aging. These nucleic acids work together to helps cells replicate and build proteins. Due to their cellular repair activity, they subsequently promote longevity.
Astaxanthin (Phaffia rhodozyma) is an antioxidant that belongs to a group of phytonutrients called carotenoids. Astaxanthin occurs naturally in microalgae and is responsible for the pink or red color in salmon, trout, lobster, shrimp, and other seafood. Astaxanthin has a unique molecular structure that is responsible for its powerful antioxidant activities that quench singlet oxygen and scavenging free radicals. (1) Studies suggest Astaxanthin as having a positive effect on boosting immune function (1) by stimulating the production of antibodies in the spleen. Clinical studies point to astaxanthin ability to inhibit blood fats called triglycerides (2,3) , increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL or "good") cholesterol (2,3) and improving damage in the center of the retina in people with AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration). It has also been shown to be a great immune system modulator. (4)
Fucoidan (Laminaria japonica) is a complex sulfated polysaccharide that is derived from rich sustainable sea sources such as sea vegetables and algae. Fucoidan has gained in popularity over the past few years and we continue to discover its unique health benefits. In vitro studies show that Fucoidan and the phytonutrients it contains, have shown promising antiangiogenic (5-6), antiviral (7-8) antiarthritic (9) and immunomodulatory (10) properties. One recent study stated that "present results suggest it could be a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory -related neuronal injury in neurological disorders" (11-12) while others suggested that Fucoidan may potently be radioprotective (13) and have antiulcer (14) properties as well.
- Protects - A study in overweight and obese suggests that fucoidan used over a sustained period may decrease blood pressure and "bad" cholesterol levels. (15)
- Boosts the immune system- Several human studies suggest it may stimulate immune functioning and boost antibody production after vaccination. (16)
- Detox- Lab studies show that in advanced cancer patients, fucoidan coadministration enabled patients to continue chemotherapy, regulated fatigue (17) and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines. (18)
Organic Bladderwrack (Ascophyllum nodosun) is an edible brown sea vegetable that has been used in natural medicine for centuries. Sea Vegetables have been shown to be high in phytonutrients which include phlorotannin and fucoxanthin. These phytonutrients are known as potent antioxidants which possess the ability to scavenge free radicals that can lead to chronic disease and premature aging.
Organic Kelp (Laminaria digitata)
- Rich in naturally chelated minerals from ocean water (approximately 28% minerals).
- A natural source of iodine.
- Contains a wide range of phytonutrients.
Watercress Extract (Nasturtium officinale) is a concentrated extract from dark leafy green aquatic plant native to Europe and Asia. While not widely known as a vegetable, because it is grown in fresh water, it is a member of the cruciferous family alongside kale, broccoli, arugula and brussels sprouts. Watercress has been revered for centuries for its medicinal properties which can likely be attributed to it’s rich phytonutrient content. The Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, loved this water vegetable so much that he built his first hospital next to a stream so he could grow it for his patients. Some of its many benefits are as follows:
- Promotes eye health by being a good source of two powerful carotenoids: zeaxanthin and lutein.
- Watercress is rich in calcium to provide nutritional support of bones and teeth.
- Good source of iodine which is important to the function of the thyroid gland.
- Watercress also contains dietary nitrates, which boost blood vessel health by reducing inflammation and decreasing the stiffness and thickness of your blood vessels. (19)
- Dietary nitrates have also been shown to lower blood pressure by increasing nitric oxide in your blood. (19)
Take one serving (5 capsules) with at least 8 fl.oz. (240ml) of water or juice, once or twice a day.
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14. Choi JI, Raghavendran HR, Sung NY, et al. Effect of fucoidan on aspirin-induced stomach ulceration in rats. Chem Biol Interact. 2010 Jan 5;183(1):249-54.
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17. 3. Ikeguchi M, Yamamoto M, Arai Y, et al. Fucoidan reduces the toxicities of chemotherapy for patients with unresectable advanced or recurrent colorectal cancer. Oncol Lett. Mar 2011;2(2):319-322.
18. 4. Takahashi H, Kawaguchi M, Kitamura K, et al. An Exploratory Study on the Anti-inflammatory Effects of Fucoidan in Relation to Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer Patients. Integr Cancer Ther. Jun 2018;17(2):282-291.
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