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Product Description


Ocean Plant Extract is highly concentrated form of Laminaria japonica, a seaweed that contains antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory agents, including a potent polysaccharide that has confirmed impact on respiratory viruses.17 40 pounds of Laminaria japonica are used to make just one pound of Ocean Plant Extract.

Along with the highly nutritious laminaria, Ocean Plant Extract contains alginates that may help to purge heavy metals from the body.18,19 These include mercury, lead, and strontium. Ocean Plant Extract is also rich in minerals — like bioavailable ionic iodine to help support the thyroid, as well as calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, and selenium. 

 

Mineral support is an integral part of The Body Ecology Diet to create optimal health.


Highlights

  • A raw, pure food supplement in convenient capsule form
  • Contains 1650mg of laminaria seaweed per serving
  • Packed with essential minerals, vitamins, alginates and amino acids
  • Features laminaria for cellular, immune, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory support*

Suggested Usage

  • Take 3 capsules daily in the morning on an empty stomach with plenty of water.

Product Facts

  • Form: Capsules
  • Serving Size: 3 caps
  • Number of Servings: 30

Dietary Restrictions

Non-GMO, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Health Interests

Cellular Support, AntiViral, Gut Support

A super-concentrated seaweed extract you can’t find just anywhere

Ocean Plant Extract™ is a raw, concentrated, exceptionally pure food supplement made from the hardy ocean vegetable called laminaria.* Wild-grown and harvested in Patagonia, the heavy outer fibers of the laminaria are removed with low-temperature processing. Only the valuable nutrients remain in a condensed, fully digestible form. 

The power of Ocean Plant Extract comes from this wild ocean vegetable: 40 pounds of seaweed are used to make only one pound of this extract. Ocean Plant Extract is non-GMO, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and vegan.

Ocean Plant Extract contains:

  • Alginates: Natural polymers derived from seaweed that have long-term potential to be used to help manage symptoms of GERD.*5
  • Amino acids: 18 confirmed amino acids that include glutamic acid, alanine, glycine, and aspartic acid, vital for synthesizing protein.6
  • Essential sugars: Fucose, mannose, and glucuronic acid — naturally occurring in ocean plants — have been shown to enhance cellular communication, and immune function.7,8
  • Minerals: Iodine in a bio-available ionic form, along with iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and selenium.9
  • Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B12, C, and E to help promote a healthy heart, brain, eyes, skin, and immune and nervous systems.10-15

Laminaria also contains antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory agents, including a potent polysaccharide that has confirmed impact on viruses. Its effect against enterovirus 71 (EV71), the virus behind hand, foot, and mouth and some neurological diseases, is just one example of how laminaria can be used to boost immunity.16 The polysaccharide in laminaria may also help protect against other common respiratory viruses.17

Along with the highly nutritious laminaria, Ocean Plant Extract contains alginates that may help to purge heavy metals from the body.18,19 These include mercury, lead, and strontium. Ocean Plant Extract is also rich in minerals — like bioavailable ionic iodine to help support the thyroid, as well as calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, and selenium. 

Mineral support is an integral part of The Body Ecology Diet to create optimal health.

An easy way to up your iodine intake. (Your thyroid will thank you.)

Too many of us are missing the amount of daily iodine we need. This increases the odds that our health will suffer and our thyroid will become imbalanced. Continuously plummeting mineral levels in our soil, combined with a modern processed food diet, have created a perfect storm, leaving approximately 30 percent of the world at risk for iodine deficiency.20

Bringing these numbers down is critically important. Otherwise, research suggests that health problems like goiter, hypothyroidism, and potential intellectual and physical disabilities will only increase.20 And while it’s a great idea to bridge the gap by eating more iodine-rich foods, even some of the recommended food sources aren’t what they seem. 

Would you believe that organic milk actually has lower iodine, selenium, and zinc levels than its commercial alternative? That’s what European researchers learned after testing milk from over 30 farms only a few years ago.21 The researchers unsurprisingly suggested seaweed as a reliable source of iodine that can bring “good results" when added to the diet.

Laminaria is an exceptional source of iodine. Cooking with seaweed to increase a food’s mineral content is both nutritious and delicious. But on days when time is short, taking highly-concentrated laminaria can be money-saving and convenient. Seaweed may cost $25 per pound on the low end, adding up to $1,000 to purchase -- and eat -- the 40 pounds of seaweed that goes into one pound of Ocean Plant Extract.22

Ocean Plant Extract supports a healthy thyroid and aids in detoxification, in addition to having antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.1-4,9,18

Get more for less. For many Ocean Plant users, this means more energy. That’s one of the most noticeable benefits reported from taking rich ocean minerals at such a high concentration, noted to have an almost-immediate effect. Sometimes, these changes are seen in as little as a week, though results can vary. Whether you have a thyroid disorder or are simply feeling sluggish, getting more ocean minerals from the source may help to bring your body and your thyroid back into balance. 

Suggested use: To support detoxification and thyroid health, try taking 3 capsules every morning, on an empty stomach with plenty of water.

References:

Bonfim-Mendonça PS, Capoci IRG, Tobaldini-Valerio FK, Negri M, Svidzinski TIE. Overview of β-Glucans from Laminaria spp.: Immunomodulation Properties and Applications on Biologic Models. Int J Mol Sci. 2017;18(9):1629. Published 2017 Sep 6. doi:10.3390/ijms18091629.Lin, R., Liu, X., Meng, Y. et al. Effects of Laminaria japonica polysaccharides on airway inflammation of lungs in an asthma mouse model. Multidiscip Respir Med 10, 20 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40248-015-0017-0.Sun, T., Zhang, X., Miao, Y. et al. Studies on Antiviral and Immuno-Regulation Activity of Low Molecular Weight Fucoidan from Laminaria japonica. J. Ocean Univ. China 17, 705–711 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11802-018-3794-1.Yang HS, Haj FG, Lee M, Kang I, Zhang G, Lee Y. Laminaria japonica Extract Enhances Intestinal Barrier Function by Altering Inflammatory Response and Tight Junction-Related Protein in Lipopolysaccharide-Stimulated Caco-2 Cells. Nutrients. 2019;11(5):1001. Published 2019 May 1. doi:10.3390/nu11051001.Bor S, Kalkan İH, Çelebi A, et al. Alginates: From the ocean to gastroesophageal reflux disease treatment. Turk J Gastroenterol. 2019;30(Suppl2):109-136. doi:10.5152/tjg.2019.19677.Kim, Y.-S., Kang, C.-O., Kim, M.-H., Cha, W.-S., & Shin, H.-J. (2011). Contents of Water Extract for Laminaria japonica and its Antioxidant Activity. KSBB Journal, 26(2), 112–118. https://doi.org/10.7841/ksbbj.2011.26.2.112.Ampel NM, Nelson DK, Li L, et al. The mannose receptor mediates the cellular immune response in human coccidioidomycosis. Infect Immun. 2005;73(4):2554-2555. doi:10.1128/IAI.73.4.2554-2555.2005.Schneider M, Al-Shareffi E, Haltiwanger RS. Biological functions of fucose in mammals. Glycobiology. 2017;27(7):601-618. doi:10.1093/glycob/cwx034.Chung HR. Iodine and thyroid function. Ann Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2014;19(1):8-12. doi:10.6065/apem.2014.19.1.8.Helali J, Park S, Ziaeian B, Han JK, Lankarani-Fard A. Thiamine and Heart Failure: Challenging Cases of Modern-Day Cardiac Beriberi. Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2019;3(2):221-225. Published 2019 May 27. doi:10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2019.03.003.Olson CR, Mello CV. Significance of vitamin A to brain function, behavior and learning. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2010;54(4):489-495. doi:10.1002/mnfr.200900246.Khoo HE, Ng HS, Yap WS, Goh HJH, Yim HS. Nutrients for Prevention of Macular Degeneration and Eye-Related Diseases. Antioxidants (Basel). 2019;8(4):85. Published 2019 Apr 2. doi:10.3390/antiox8040085.Rembe JD, Fromm-Dornieden C, Stuermer EK. Effects of Vitamin B Complex and Vitamin C on Human Skin Cells: Is the Perceived Effect Measurable? Adv Skin Wound Care. 2018 May;31(5):225-233. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000531351.85866.d9. PMID: 29672394.Carr AC, Maggini S. Vitamin C and Immune Function. Nutrients. 2017;9(11):1211. Published 2017 Nov 3. doi:10.3390/nu9111211.Calderón-Ospina CA, Nava-Mesa MO. B Vitamins in the nervous system: Current knowledge of the biochemical modes of action and synergies of thiamine, pyridoxine, and cobalamin. CNS Neurosci Ther. 2020 Jan;26(1):5-13. doi: 10.1111/cns.13207. Epub 2019 Sep 6. PMID: 31490017; PMCID: PMC6930825.Yue Y, Li Z, Li P, Song N, Li B, Lin W, Liu S. Antiviral activity of a polysaccharide from Laminaria japonica against enterovirus 71. Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Dec;96:256-262. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2017.09.117. Epub 2017 Oct 6. PMID: 28987950.Cao YG, Hao Y, Li ZH, Liu ST, Wang LX. Antiviral activity of polysaccharide extract from Laminaria japonica against respiratory syncytial virus. Biomed Pharmacother. 2016 Dec;84:1705-1710. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2016.10.082. Epub 2016 Nov 12. PMID: 27847204.Trica B, Delattre C, Gros F, et al. Extraction and Characterization of Alginate from an Edible Brown Seaweed (Cystoseira barbata) Harvested in the Romanian Black Sea. Mar Drugs. 2019;17(7):405. Published 2019 Jul 8. doi:10.3390/md17070405.Hurd, C. L. (2015). Seaweed ecology and physiology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.“Iodine Deficiency.” American Thyroid Association, 2019.F. Rey-Crespo, M. Miranda, M. López-Alonso. Essential trace and toxic element concentrations in organic and conventionalmilk in NW Spain. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2013.Engle, Carole. “Potential Supply Chains for Seaweed Produced for Food in the Northeastern United States.” August 13, 2018.

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