Powerful Antioxidant from the Sea

I’ve brought you some powerful healing information in the past years. But this takes the cake. It even blew me away when I first learned about it. You see, researchers have discovered a new antioxidant that’s many times more powerful than anything else you may be taking.

This new wonder from the sea could transform almost all of your health problems. It has the power to reverse heart disease and osteoporosis. And there are many studies on its effectiveness for everything from fibromyalgia to diabetes, dementia, and much, much more.

You may remember some of the evidence I’ve shown you through the years of the effectiveness of flavonoids. Flavonoids are a well-known class of plant-made chemicals that act as antioxidants. We also call them polyphenols.

You already know how important antioxidants are to your health. The power of an antioxidant rests in its structure, which is made up of rings. Nature puts rings together for many different purposes. Polyphenols use the rings to capture stray electrons from free radicals.

So the more rings a polyphenol has, the better it works.

Most flavonoids have three interconnected rings. Catechins from green tea have four. But the ring structure of all these pales in comparison to this newly discovered polyphenol called Seanol. And it has up to eight interconnected rings.

That makes the Seanol molecule a veritable electron (i.e., free radical) trapping machine! These molecules beat the free-radical scavenging ability of most polyphenols by 10-100 times. That means they far outshine even the extremely powerful green tea catechins.
The name “Seanol” comes from the source of the compounds — the sea. We find these compounds in several red and brown algae, in particular cava Ecklonia. This seaweed grows at a depth of about 100 feet.

This fact gives Seanol another major difference from the other polyphenols. Virtually all polyphenols from land sources are water-soluble. Water-soluble polyphenols have a short half-life in your body. Water-soluble compounds also have less ability to penetrate your blood brain barrier. Seanol compounds are 40% fat-soluble. This means they have a greater ability to get into your brain and protect it.

Like fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins A and D), it also means a much longer half-life in your body. The half-life of Seanol compounds is up to 12 hours compared to 30 minutes for water-soluble polyphenols.

Dr. Haengwoo Lee, a Korean biochemist now living near Seattle, Washington, found this difference makes Seanol much more effective in its treatment ability. He and his team of PhDs and MDs have researched the properties of Seanol compounds for the past 14 years. And they have the resources, with more than $30 million of public and private funding, to do highly credible work. Their research has included test-tube experiments, animal models, and now more than seven human trials. I’m amazed at the stunning results his team of scientists has found.

First, consider safety. The team hasn’t found any toxicity at any level. In a fibromyalgia study, there were some cases of diarrhea. But the patients already had a pre-existing tendency for the same. However, the Seanol supplement they used also contained magnesium, which can stimulate diarrhea. Researchers in Korea conducted the animal studies needed to register Seanol as a safe food substance with their FDA. They found no toxicity.

Now that you understand how Seanol works and how safe it is, let’s look at how it effectively works on so many health problems.

Starting with your heart, Seanol can work wonders with vascular disease or hypertension. One of the big causes of both of these could be thick blood. There’s a special protein in your blood that dissolves unwanted clots. We call it plasmin. Unfortunately, many people have inhibitors (called antiplasmin) of this protein. That could be due to genetics, excess weight, toxins, diet, and more. Seanol compounds block antiplasmin. That can fix a tendency toward clots and thick blood!

PT is a common measure of thickness of your blood. A higher PT means thinner blood. If you’re taking coumadin (rat poison), your doctors will definitely be following your PT to make sure your blood is not too thin. But Seanol naturally thins your blood without danger of thinning it too much. One study on Seanol compounds found a small but significant rise in the PT and a fall in fibrinogen levels. Fibrinogen is the precursor protein to a clot. Generally, a lower fibrinogen level means less inflammation and a normal clotting system. Just this effect alone will have profound favorable effects on all circulatory and inflammatory diseases!

If you have hypertension, it’s likely your doctor tried to put you on the popular ACE inhibitors. ACE inhibitors block a kidney enzyme system than can generate hypertension. Seanol compounds can potently suppress your ACE similar to the drug (enalapril) Vasotec, but better. When researchers gave rats the drug, they had rebound hypertension after stopping the drug. Seanol rats did not!

Inflamed blood vessels near your nerves will often cause nerve pain (neuropathy). Researchers recently studied Seanol on 40 patients with neuropathy. It reduced the nerve pain by a stunning 40% in just four weeks. And 80% of the patients responded favorably.

Seanol also helps improve coronary artery disease (CAD). As a reader of Second Opinion, you may know that coronary disease is not due to cholesterol, as the statin peddlers want you to believe. Damage done to your arterial walls is determined more by how your body handles cholesterol than by the cholesterol itself. You don’t want your LDL cholesterol to oxidize. When it does, it will definitely damage your arteries.

Researchers discovered that Seanol is more potent at inhibiting the oxidation of LDL than green tea catechins! It can actually scrub the plaque off your endothelial lining. And it can reduce vascular inflammation.

So it stands to reason that Seanol would protect you from cholesterol and it lowers it, too. Look at these results: Researchers gave 39 adults (average age 55.6) 100 mg Seanol compounds for six weeks. Their average cholesterol dropped from 228 to 224. LDL dropped from 141 to 135. The hard-to-raise HDL rose from 46.5 to 50.7 (highly significant). Triglycerides fell from 215 to 195. And the atherogenic index (a key atherosclerosis score) dropped a whopping 12.5%. All this with no lifestyle changes! (And remember that Seanol blocks oxidation of the “bad” LDL cholesterol.)

How can Seanol work so well? A human study showed that Seanol can regenerate your all-important vascular endothelium. These cells are the critical inner lining of your blood vessels. They generate the chemical nitric oxide (NO), which keeps the arterial wall relaxed and dilated. In one study, CAD patients were given Seanol for six weeks. Then the researchers measured blood flow controlled by NO. Flow increased 50-60%. This suggests Seanol can rejuvenate damaged endothelial cells to make NO.

Because Seanol improves blood flow so well, it makes sense that it would improve your memory. Eight million Americans are believed to have “mild” cognitive decline. All the approved drugs are highly toxic. So it’s vital for you to find powerful nutrients that can get into your brain and help it work more efficiently. I’ve already shown you how Seanol can cross over the blood-brain barrier. Now let’s see how Seanol works once it’s in there.

Memory is dependent on the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh). Seanol increased rodent ACh by 140% in brain regions responsible for learning and memory.

And it did this after just seven days administration! Seanol compounds can easily neutralize the neurotoxic free-radical peroxynitrite. But its power is even more fantastic than that.

National Institutes of Health scientists at aging research labs in Baltimore studied Seanol in rats. They found it inhibits beta-amyloid deposition in their brains. That’s the nasty stuff that accumulates in Alzheimer’s brains. These rats also learned maze challenges faster. That shows improvement in short-term memory, so vulnerable in cognitive decline.

Your carotid arteries feed your brain. Dr. Lee’s group found that Seanol can increase the velocity of blood flow in this important artery from an average of 36.68 cm/sec. to 40.09 cm/sec. The placebo showed no improvement. An EEG study on brain waves on healthy middle-age volunteers found that Seanol compounds increase alpha waves. Alpha waves are an indicator of relaxation. So this is a good indication that Seanol is relaxing the blood vessels and balancing your brain’s activity.

And yet another study found that Seanol compounds prevented sleepiness in bus drivers and in high school students during daytime activities. Again, this is likely due to increased blood flow and oxygen delivery.

Obviously, Seanol is an incredible nutrient. My favorite brand of Seanol is FibroBoost. At my urging, it has now been added to the Advanced Bionutritionals product line. You can order it here.

But please keep reading. You’ll see that Seanol also can help with diabetes, weight loss, inflammation, and even fibromyalgia.

If you’re overweight, you already know how difficult it is to lose weight. The enzyme DGAT is a big reason why. It is the final step in the synthesis of triglycerides. You have probably seen triglyceride measurements as part of your cholesterol panels. Triglycerides are circulating fat bodies that ultimately wind up in your fat cells. They are almost always elevated in diabetes. They also have emerged as a major risk factor in vascular disease.

Dr. Haengwoo Lee, whom I mentioned earlier, found tha

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Dr. Robert J. Rowen

Robert J. Rowen, M.D. is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. He is board certified in both family and emergency medicine, and has served on Alaska’s State Medical Board.

Dr. Rowen is known as “The Father of Medical Freedom” for pioneering the nation's first statutory protection for alternative medicine in 1990. Today, he lives in northern California where he is in private practice with his wife, Terri Su, M.D.

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  1. Anonymous says

    Would like to be able to go to the web site for the Seanol but have not been able to do so. I went to my search engine and typed in secure.advancedbionutritional.com. HELP!!!

  2. Anonymous says

    do you have a particular herb for fibromyalgia? my husband has been diagnosed with parkinson’s disease or progressive supraneuclar palsy. He was diagnosed with pd in 2001 and in 2008 a neuropsychiarist seems to think that he has the psp. please let me know if you have any suggestions other then me taking a magazine that gives me more information about things that i don’t need.

    thank you

  3. Anonymous says

    My 19 year old son has factor V lieden and another clotting mutation. He has already had one severe clot and has been on coumidin since August 08. We are struggling to get it regulated, and I want him off of it as soon as possible. He is taking liquid fish oil with little results. His eating and exercise habits are not good. Would Seanol help him? And do you have any other suggestions for us?

    God Bless!!


  4. danutza_andrei says

    I find it hard to believe this… is it for real? Does it have the power to reverse heart disease and osteoporosis? If this is the case that means that our new antioxidant is most welcomed, let’s hope this is also a step forward in the fight against cancer.

  5. Sapphireyes says

    Where are the studies? Please cite peer-reviewed journal titles, issues, and page(s). Why doesn’t MedscapeMedpulse know about it? None of the promotional sites mention an actual study which can be independently read and evaluated.

    Why are there no reviews of this product by users of it? Given the many instances of the product being offered for sale, it’s eerie that not one of those sites had ANY user reviews. You wrote that this product had been around for 14+ years, and yet, not a SINGLE first-person user review is to be found online. Something’s “fishy” about this.

    All Seanol comes from one Korean PhD who now lives in Washington State, yet this seaweed is harvested in Korea… Who’s verifying purity, consistency, quality?

  6. Helena says

    I am a 41 year old Korean woman, and I have had rhinitis and chronic fatigue for quite a while. I was very stressed from my health issues, and so I became very hot-tempered. Then I got a recommendation from a friend about this product 2 years ago, and have been using it since. Surprisingly, the product cured most of these symptoms.
    Recently, I had also suffered from shoulder muscle pains, and more arthritis in my knees and ankles- these symptoms were also relieved from this product. I used a cream called ‘Algaea X’ (made from Seanol), which I recommend using very strongly to everyone.

  7. Anonymous says

    The use of magnesium separate reduces the mg to 1/4. 100mg would make it 25mg.
    Used only to stop clumping in manufacture

  8. Lezlie Cecchini says

    In response to Sapphireyes and any other interested reader, I would like to review my experience of Seanol. I have been a student and writer of nutrition for almost 30 years. In 2003, I was forced to give up a beloved career teaching highschool because of fibromyalgia and too many symptoms to count. I have subsequently spent thousands of hours in research, writing, and in product investigation and develoment. My once horrible, 24 / 7 FM pain is completely under control; my top FM nutrients? Platinum Plus Amino Acids, glyconutrients (either Ambrotose or MPS Gold 100), and Seanol (Fibroboost by Nutricology). I initially put off taking Seanol because of cost, but kept running into information about it, and often comments from physicians stating that ‘this was the one product that actually helped their FM patients’. I decided to try just one capsule per day, it was April 2009. In the next 2 months, there were several instances when I should have had at least a mild flare – no pain. August began a season of moving, and renovating an old house; I started to flare. I responded by taking 2-3 capsules a day; the pain faded away. The beginning of October, I fell from a ladder and shattered my shoulder into multiple pieces; I also broke my wrist and part of my hand. I increased to 4 capsules per day which effectively prevented any flares. In December, I ran out of Fibroboost. A few days later, waiting for my order, I went into a massive body wide pain flare (I was still on a low dose of narcotic for the shoulder which did not touch the FM pain). Once I received the Fibroboost, my flare calmed and I have not been without it since. I used to have to take copious amounts of glyconutrients to keep my pain under control; now I take a lot less of the glycos and 2 – 4 Fibroboost per day. Besides that being pain free is invaluable, this has also made it very cost effective for me. God bless you in your journey of health and discovery.

  9. Anonymous says

    Would you please mind citing the researching articles. Simply stating that “researchers gave 39 people 100 mgs” doesn’t seem as credible when you you don’t cite the source of the reasearch. I also so noticed on some of the claims made that most producers of the products “for sale” claim that their dosage is higher than the 600mg given in recent research. On looking up one article that I believe is the one being referenced the administration dose to rats was 600mg/kilogram. Maybe I’m off here, but to me that means 600mg per 2.2 lbs. If that’s so it would appear that massive doses would need to be used to produce the same results in a 200lb human. Not to mention that these doses were probably administered by injection and not through the diet which opens up a whole new area of question as to bioavailability. i.e., just how much of these “miracle molecules” arrive intact to the system. Anyway, just a few items I’d like to see addressed before I go forking out $$ for a product. Also, it is stated that there is only one location to obtain this seaweed, and that it is under heavy environmental scrutiny. If this is the next wonder drug, how in the world are you going to maintain a continuous supply when there will, obviously, be huge amounts being obtained. Again, justa few questions.

  10. Anonymous says

    Cryptomonadales with its PPARS receptors far outweighs seanol.Although seanol has its good health benefits and is a good free radical destroyer,check out the info on

    CRYPTOMONDALES AND PPARS and how this Algae works as a biological mop to clean out all toxins within the human body
    thus many claiming it to be the Most important health discovery of the 21 st Century.

    It is a a whole superfood,that has miraculous health benefits for the human body…………….I have been taking this algae for 2 years now and i feel fantastic…………I am 53 years old .

    Check it out yourselves.

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