KELP supports the Digestion System

Ascophyllum nodosum normalizes the activity of the gastrointestinal tract, regulates overall metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance, restore the normal function of the digestive system, reduces the risk of colo-rectal cancer, ulcers and inflammantory bowel disease.

Today, no one would argue with the fact, confirmed by thousands of doctors and nutritionists that dietary fibre plays a crucial role in the normal operation of the intestine.
Dietary fibre of Ascophyllum nodosum is doubly useful: 

  • it affects the habitat of bacteria in the intestines and is it the one of their food sources,
  • it affects the motor activity of the intestine, reduces the constipation and prevents the formation of a gallstones,
  • it affects the rate of absorption of nutrients in the small intestine,
  • it is able to bind and remove excess water and toxic compounds, etc ,
  • it reduces the efficiency of absorption of fat and cholesterol.

 

 

Mannitol - a specific substance in the algae: it improves the flow of bile, reducing the risk of developing gallstones.

Fucoidan - is the key active element with the healing properties:

  • fucoidan causes programmed "suicide" of modified cells, including infected and cancer cells (apoptosis).
  • fucoidan eliminates the root cause of inflammation - modified (Evolving) cells in the stomach and intestines.  As a result, one is freed from the inflammation and accompanying erosive and ulcerative changes, as well as the risk of cancer.
  • fucoidan stimulates the regeneration of normal, healthy tissue, that is, it restores the integrity of the damaged gastrointestinal mucosa.
  • fucoidan significantly reduces gastritis caused by H. pylori, and the number of these bacteria.


Salts of alginic acid (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium) have antacid properties (reduce aggressiveness of gastric juice). Alginates normalize digestion, cleanse the intestines, bring the feeling of satiety.

Other significant effects of Ascophyllum nodosum:

  • Some lower molecular weight fibres selectively stimulate useful gut microorganisms e.g. bifidobacteria and lactobacilli.
  • Polisaccharides – inhibit gastrointestinal lipases and lipid metabolism.
  • Phlortannins – inhibit enzyme activities affecting carbohydrate digestion.
  • Pigments – fucjxanthin and fucoxanthinol induce suppression of fat accumulation.
  • Soluble alginate fibre can regulate nutrient absorption thus impacting on glycaemic load and resultant insulin respond.
  • Phlorotannins inhibit enzymes responsible for carbohydrate breakdown – post prandial glycaemic regulation.

The fibre content in different types of seaweed and food:

 

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