KELP supports the Cardiovascular system

Clinical trials have shown that supplementation of Brown algae (Fucus and Ascophyllum nodosum) help to lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol ratio.

 
  • The high concentration of potassium, calcium and magnesium ions has beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system normalizes blood pressure, muscle contraction, vascular permeability.
  • By lowering cholesterol, brown algae reduces blood lipids, preventing atherosclerotic vascular lesions of the heart and brain, and coronary heart disease.
  • The composition of brown algae contains a number of biologically active substances with anti-atherosclerotic (slow down the development of atherosclerosis) and anticoagulant (prevents blood clots) action.
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids ( incl.  Omega-3), fucoidan, organic iodine, alginates, laminin and others help to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, strengthen the walls of blood vessels, reduce the spasms of the arteries and the amplitude of the fluctuations of heart, regulate blood pressure.
  • It helps to prevent the hypertension, coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis.

 Brown algae extract helps to reduce cardiovascular disease due to:          

Lowering cholesterol

  • Soluble fibre restricts absorption of bile acids, liver forced to scavenge cholesterol from blood: range of fibre – alginates, laminaran, ulvan, porphyran, carrageenan
  • Sterols restrict solubility of cholesterol in bile micelles and lower absorption in bloodstream

Atherosclerosis prevention

  • Antioxidant activity prevents oxidation of lipoprotein and subsequent inflammation

Antithrobotic and anticoagulant activity

  • Sulphated polysaccharides induce heparin. It has been proposed that the main purpose of heparin is defense at such sites against invading bacteria and other foreign materials

General heart health

  • Balanced source of PUFAs, comparable with cold fish sources
  • Essential omega-3s LNA, EPA, DHA
  • Likely protective effects against clots, arrhythmias and high blood pressure

Reduced blood pressure

  • Brown algae generally contains high K, Mg and Ca in addition to Na
  • Soluble fibre promotes increased nutrient absorption and bioavailability


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