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
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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