Wild Sea Greens. 

Sea greens multiple benefits highlighted.

When we think of the sea, most of us associate it with health, invigoration, cleansing, and rejuvenation. The sea and water makes us feel not only of being alive but also peacefully and calm. It is the birthplace of all life on Earth, and therefore Life’s watery beginning as such continues to be present in all living processes and includes plants, fish, birds and animal alike. For that reason, all ancient cultures did advice to add and use products grown in the sea and water as part of your diet.

Imbalances in water can cause illnesses including nervous problems, phobias, depression, lethargy, circulatory conditions, such as low or high blood pressure, arthritis and other diseases of the joints and certain digestive ailments. Different, water related physical ailments in both humans and their companion animals can be resolved with the simple addition of seaweeds to their respective diets.not only contains all of the 56 minerals and trace minerals required for your body’s physiological functions but in colloidal forms. This colloidal form is very important meaning that these minerals have retained their molecular identity while remaining in liquid suspension. Colloids are very small in size and are easily absorbed by the body’s cells. They are instrumental in all kinds of life-sustaining activities in your body.

Daily use of a small amount of seaweed will help in the fight against lifestyle /chronic  diseases.

 

Health Benefits of sea vegetables or sea greens.

*They offer one of the broadest ranges of minerals of any food, containing virtually all the minerals found in the ocean—and not surprisingly, many of same minerals found in human blood.

*The also offer a variety of unique phytonutrients, including their sulphated polysaccharides (also called fucoidans).

*Unlike some other categories of vegetables, sea greens/seaweed and vegetables do not appear to depend on carotenoids and flavonoids for their antioxidant benefits, because in additional to these two important categories of antioxidants, contain several other types, including alkaloid antioxidants.

*Sea greens/vegetables are an excellent source of iodine, vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin B2. They are also a very good source of vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids) and copper as well as a good source of protein, pantothenic acid, potassium, iron, zinc, vitamin B6, niacin, phosphorus, and vitamin B1.

The multiple Benefits from Sulphated Polysaccharides.

For many of the anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anticoagulant, antithrombotic, and antiviral properties of sea vegetables, you need to look no further than these sulphated polysaccharides. These unique compounds (also called fucoidans) are starch-like molecules that are unusual in their complexity. Unlike many other types of polysaccharides, the fucoidans contain many chemical "branch points," and they also contain sulphur atoms. Multiple studies show anti-inflammatory benefits from consumption of the sulphated polysaccharides in sea vegetables.
Some of these benefits appear to take place through the blocking of select ins and from inhibition of an enzyme called phospholipase A2. These select ins are sugar-protein molecules (glycoproteins) that run through cell membranes. During inflammatory responses by the body, select ins are important in allowing inflammatory
signals to be transmitted through the cell. By blocking selectin function, some of the inflammatory signalling can be lessened. In case of chronic, unwanted inflammation, this blocking of selectin-related signals can provide important health benefits.

 

*The area of osteoarthritis. More widely present in unwanted inflammatory problems is over activity of the enzyme phospholipase A2 (PLA2). This enzyme is important for creation of the omega-6 fatty acid called arachidonic acid (AA), and AA is itself the basic building block for a wide variety of pro-inflammatory messaging molecules. Many corticosteroid medications lower inflammation by blocking PLA2, as does licorice, turmeric, and the flavonoid quercetin.

*Sea vegetables' sulphated polysaccharides are also associated with its anti-viral activity. Best studied in this area is the relationship between sulphated
polysaccharides and herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), by blocking the binding sites used.

*Many of the cardiovascular benefits of sea vegetables can also be attributed to their sulphated polysaccharide content. Extracts from sea vegetables are sometimes referred to as "heparin-like extracts" because they exhibit some of the same properties as this widely used anticoagulant medication. In fact, heparin itself can be described as a sulphated polysaccharide, and like the sulphated polysaccharides found in sea vegetables, it can decrease the tendency of blood platelet cells to coagulate and form clots.

 Anti-cancer

Not fully understood but of increasing interest to researchers are the anti-cancer benefits of sea vegetables. Research interest in this area has tended to focus on colon cancer, with a special emphasis on the loss of calcium-sensing receptors (CaSRs) in colon cancer cells, and the ability of sea vegetable extracts to alter CaSR-related events.

But since chronic, unwanted inflammation and chronic oxidative stress are both risk factors for development of cancer, it would be quite natural for scientists to be interested in sea vegetables are anti-cancer foods not only in the case of colon cancer, but for other types of cancer as well.

Sea vegetables are well-researched as containing a variety of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds, and this nutrient combination is likely to result in some risk-lowering benefits in the case of colon cancer and other cancer types. Although much more research is needed in this area, we expect the anti-caner benefits of sea vegetables to become more firmly established over time.