An extract from brown seaweed has been shown to cause cancerous tumors to self-destruct… detoxify the body of chemical build-up… and also burn body fat.
The medicinal powers and benefits of seaweed have been used for centuries because of their proven ability to prolong life and enhance health and beauty. Over the last decade, continuing worldwide research has shown brown seaweed to be the most beneficial of all seaweeds.
Brown seaweed (Laminaria japonica, or kombu) is rich in organic iodine, fucoidan, alginates, fucoxanthin, laminarin and other mineral values. It also contains all of the 72 different trace minerals, which are often lacking in people living in the Western hemisphere, particularly the U.S.
Here’s a Breakdown of Brown Seaweed’s Benefits and Stellar Health Properties
Fucoidan – Approximately 4% of the total dry weight of brown seaweed consists of fucoidan. Fucoidan is a sulfated polysaccharide, also referred to as an “evaporated oligomineral”.
It is the fucoidan content in brown seaweed that has been proven to cause certain types of rapidly growing cancer cells to self-destruct, according to the Biomedical Research Laboratories of Takara Shuzo and the Research Institute for Glycotechnology Advancement.
This phenomenon of cancer cell “self-destruction” is known as apoptosis, which is caused by a mechanism that is programmed into the nature of the cells themselves. When the apoptosis mechanism is triggered within a cell, the cell’s DNA or genetic blueprint is rendered useless, and therefore destroyed.
Apoptosis has been referred as the natural process through which living organisms expel harmful cells.
The health benefits of seaweed fucoidan have been published in more than 600 scientific articles in The National Library of Medicine. The research shows that fucoidan’s therapeutic properties include immune system enhancement, relief of digestive/intestinal disorders, allergy control, improvement of liver functions, powerful anti-oxidant action, cholesterol and blood pressure regulation, blood sugar stabilization and the promotion of healthy skin and hair.
Fucoxanthin – It is the fucoxanthin in brown seaweed that is credited with efficient fat-burning capabilities. However, fucoxanthin does not accomplish this by itself. Therefore, taking fucoxanthin supplements will not do the trick. Rather, fucoxanthin works in combination with the mineral iodine that’s also present in brown seaweed.
When the thyroid is supplied with a sufficient amount of iodine, the endocrine system is rehabilitated and functions more efficiently — and this increases your body’s metabolic speed, thereby enabling your body to burn calories faster and prevent the accumulation of body fat.
Alginates – Alginic acid, also called algin or alginate, is an anionic polysaccharide that exists in the cell walls of brown algae.
The alginate content of brown seaweed detoxifies the body of strontium, uranium, mercury, lead — and hundreds of toxic chemicals that we’re exposed to in modern society. Such toxins, which become embedded in the heart, kidneys, liver, brain and other organs, are effectively eliminated from the body by sea vegetables, particularly brown seaweed.
Brown Seaweed Detoxified the Effects of Chernobyl…
Perhaps the most convincing case study that points to the detoxification ability of alginates in brown seaweed occurred in 1986 when a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine exploded — enveloping the city and surrounding areas in radioactive debris.
Modifilan, a super concentrated extract of brown seaweed, was readily deployed to all affected areas and helped detoxify thousands of victims.
In addition, more than 2,000 reserve-drafted men between the ages of 25 to 45, who were assigned the task of re-excavating Chernobyl and changing the sewage system out, were taking Modifilan on a daily basis for about 2 months under the supervision of doctors. They consumed about 2 tablespoons of Modifilan per day.
The results of the study exceeded all expectations! In addition to Modifier's ability to remove heavy metals from the body, those who had pre-existing health conditions (particularly those over the age of 40), had a wide array of healing experiences. They were also able to rehabilitate thyroid gland function and increase the energy level in those who consumed the extract.
Organic Iodine – Most people think iodine is only beneficial for the thyroid, but it’s actually important for other organs of the body as well, including breast and prostate gland tissue.
It is believed that the rates of breast cancer in Japan are significantly lower than they are in the Western world because the Japanese consume higher quantities of seaweed. A sufficient level of iodine reactivates the thyroid and consequently regulates other glands and organs, including the pancreas, gall bladder, kidneys, adrenals, and even the liver.
Laminarin – the laminarin content of brown seaweed is a great natural source of energy. Because of the publicity and benefits that brown seaweed has received in recent years, including a feature article in Time Magazine, it’s not surprising that most people are heading to the nearest health food store and buying brown seaweed. However, there is a danger is simply buying brown seaweed in the form of kelp, or kombu — or kombu powder as a dietary supplement.
WARNING: Consuming large amounts of kombu can actually backfire on your pursuit of health because kombu consists of indigestible cellulose or non-soluble fiber. Even taking a teaspoon or tablespoon of kombu powder, which appears finely ground, can feel like shrapnel to your colon because it is an insoluble substance. Diarrhea or constipation is likely to occur in those who start eating kombu in larger quantities than their bodies are accustomed to.
The extract of brown seaweed used in the post-Chernobyl case study mentioned above is manufactured by a company that hand-harvests the raw seaweed in the northwest Pacific, off the Kuril Islands. This is one of the very few natural habitats in the world where wild brown seaweed grows to a size large enough to extract the viscous inner part of the leaves which contains the beneficial polysaccharides.
The outer part of the leaves is skinned off and put into a Schenk feeder (similar to a meat grinder) and pressed through a tight mesh, thereby extracting a heavy gel, thereby removing all heavy indigestible cellulose fibers. The batch of squeezed gel is then placed into a cold-temperature chamber dehumidifier, where it is quick-dried with cool air.
As it is dried, the gel turns into a big chunk, like a rock. That chunk is broken into smaller chips, placed in a large grinder and turned into powder. This is Modifilan, which is basically the dried, concentrated juice of brown seaweed, which is now fully digestible.
The company that manufactures Modifilan and U-Fn, the most bioavailable fucoidan extract, does not sell directly to the public but distributes its brown seaweed extract through a network of medical doctors (MDs), naturopathic doctors (NDs), dieticians, chiropractors, kinesiologists and other licensed medical professionals.
They also make their brown seaweed products available through an online distributor called StartWithLiving.
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