Due to the vital nutraceutical potentials of Kappaphycus alvarezii, we thereby selected and incorporated it into our dietary and topical products. Kappaphycus alvarezii (syn. K. cottonii; Eucheuma cottonii), a species of red algae. With the lately designed production flow and remodeled production equipment, the bioactivity of most of the major constituents in K. alvarezii are well preserved. As climate and growing condition may vary the nutrient composition of seaweeds, K. alvarezii we are using for our production is grown and harvested from unpolluted ocean.
Kappaphycus alvarezii (syn. K. cottonii; Eucheuma cottonii) is a species of red algae with high nutraceutical potentials. Thanks to our newly designed manufacturing process, we are able to preserve most of its major constituents and incorporate them into our lines of dietary and skincare products. To ensure the best quality, we harvest K. alvarezii from unpolluted ocean grown under optimal conditions.
K. alvarezii are found to contain macro and micronutrients such as high amount of ash including Na, K, Ca and Mg, trace minerals including Fe, Zn Cu, Se, and I; crude protein; vitamin A (precursor), vitamin C and α-tocopherol; total carotenoid, β carotene and polyphenol; unsaturated fatty acids especially omega -3 fatty acids (high level of EPA); and dietary fibers including soluble and insoluble fiber. Recent research also revealed K. alvarezii is a rich source of sulfated polysaccharides including sulfated galactans and 3,6-anhydrogalactose. In addition, the Na/K ratios for K. alvarezii is very low which can aid balance the high Na/K ratio in our daily diets.
K. alvarezii contains a wealth of nutrients including ash (Na, K, Ca and Mg); trace minerals (Fe, Zn Cu, Se, and I); crude protein; vitamins A, C and E; total carotenoid; β-carotene; polyphenol; unsaturated fatty acids especially omega-3 fatty acids (high level of EPA); and dietary fibers (both soluble and insoluble fiber). Recent research also revealed alvarezii is a rich source of sulfated polysaccharides including sulfated galactans and 3,6-anhydrogalactose. The Na/K ratio of K. alvarezii is very low which can balance the high Na/K ratio in our daily diets.
The wide biological spectrum of marine algae has skyrocketed lately for not only possessed high nutritional values but also nutraceutical potentials like antioxidant, immunostimulatory, anticoagulant, antilipidemic, antibacterial activities and putative cardiovascular or metabolic benefits. Studies therefore suggested the utility of K. alvarezii for use as functional food, nutraceutical supplement, cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical applications.
The highly diverse groups of marine algae are not only well-known for their high nutritional values, but also for their high nutraceutical potentials. Studies indicate that marine algae possess activities in antioxidation, immunostimulation, anticoagulation, antilipidemia, antibacteria and may offer cardiovascular or metabolic benefits. As such, K. alvarezii is chosen for use as functional food, nutraceutical supplement, cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical products.
K. alvarezii was found to contain large quantity of macro and micronutrients such as total dietary fibers, sulfated polysaccharides, polyphenol, polyunsaturated fatty acids. Soluble fibers have hypocholesterolemic and hypoglycemic effect, help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels.
The algal sulfated polysaccharides, such as galactans, form a gel-like protective shield regulating lipid and glucose absorption. They also exert a remarkable lipid lowering capability in hyperlipidemic animal models. Polyphenols were found to help in regulating carbohydrate and lipid metabolism by modulating the digestive enzymes activity. Polyphenols also exhibit scavenging free radicals ability, which can minimize damages to our body resulted from free radicals. The dietary omega-3 unsaturated fatty acid content may assist in decreasing low density lipoprotein cholesterol and reducing heart disease risk.The low Na/K ratio of K. alvarezii can help balance the high Na/ K ratio in our daily diets, thereby reducing hypertension risk.
All these vital constituents of K. alvarezii make Algal Tune as an excellent functional supplement, with potentials of lowering glycaemic index and lipid, and preventing the growth of atherosclerotic plaque and metabolic syndromes.
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