Untapped Source for Nutrition Product Innovation: The Sea


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Consumers are always eager for innovation. Even in an economic downturn, people are looking for something new to provide some interest in their lives. And certainly with today's added challenges, consumers are constantly on the lookout for new, potentially better solutions for their aches and pains.

Marine products – seaweed, algae and other sea vegetables - meet these two tricky criteria nicely.

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Untapped Source for Nutrition Product Innovation: The Sea

  1. 1. Algae Ingredients<br />Presented By Ecuadorian Rainforest, LLC.<br />
  2. 2. Since 1997, ER has maintained its position as one of the premier representatives of South American and worldwide farmers. For many years we have supplied all natural fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices and marine powders and powdered extracts.<br />IntoTheRainforest.com<br />
  3. 3. Know What Consumers Want!<br />Be innovative, not complicated. Consumers are increasingly looking for simple products. Products with natural ingredients and ingredient lists they can understand.<br />Too much innovation can be scary. Instead, innovation that revamps old traditions in new guises can satisfy both the desire for newness and the need for familiarity.<br />
  4. 4. A Sea Of Opportunities<br />
  5. 5. Giant Kelp: MacrocystisPyrifera<br />Giant kelp is known as the "redwood of the ocean".<br />Giant kelp containgsalginic acid<br />Research indicates that alginic acid can curb the production of histamines and even prevent anaphylaxis and inflammation*<br />Jeong HJ et al. Alginic acid has anti-anaphylactic effects and inhibits inflammatory cytokine expression via suppression of nuclear factor-kappaB activation. ClinExp allergy. 2006 Jun; 36(6); 785-94.<br />
  6. 6. Kelp: LaminariaDigita<br />Laminariadigitata is one of several brown algaes that produce fucoidans, polysaccharides that have been linked to a number of important health benefits<br />Fucoidans seem to limit abnormal cell growth as well as the spread of abnormal cells. <br />It also supports cardiovascular health in a number of ways by both reducing clotting mechanisms and protecting against inflammation.<br />Cumashi A. A comparative study of the anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, antiangiogenic, and antiadhesive activities of nine different fucoidans from brown seaweeds. Glycobiology 2007 17(5):541-552.<br />
  7. 7. Dulse: PalmariaPalmata<br />Dulse contains good amounts of Vitamin C and B vitamins. <br />Research has also shown that its high level of polyphenols are effective in slowing, if not stopping, abnormal cell growth fueled by hydroxyl free radicals.<br />Yuan, YV. Extracts from dulse (Palmaria palmate) are effective antioxidants and inhibitors of cell proliferation in vitro. Food ChemToxicol. 2005 Jul;43(7): 1073-81.<br />
  8. 8. Sea Lettuce:UlvaLactuca<br />Rich in carotenes and chlorophyll, sea lettuce exhibits "remarkable antioxidant activity" on a par with Vitamin E as well as antibacterial activities. <br />Researchers has suggested that it could work as a good natural preservative.<br />Fifteen to 20% of sea lettuce is protein.<br />In animal studies, they've observed that extracts from this seaweed seemed to protect against liver damage<br />
  9. 9. Salicornia: SalicorniaEuropea<br />Current research has found that salicornia effectively scavenges free radicals with its high antioxidant content<br />Vitamins B1 and C alongside the minerals in salicorniaare natural immune system boosters.<br />According to studies, keeping protein from animal sources limited to 10 percent of total calories was shown to dramatically reduce rates of cancer<br />El SN et al. Radical scavenging and iron-chelating activities of some greens used as a traditional dishes in Mediterranean diet. Int J Food SciNutr. 2004 Feb; 55(1): 67-74.<br />
  10. 10. Spirulina: ArthrospiraPlantensis<br />Spirulinahas been around for more than 3.5 billion years<br />Spirulinais 70% protein and loaded with B vitamins, iron and magnesium<br />Common name is blue-green algae, has more recently been researched for its effective anti-inflammatory properties. <br />
  11. 11. Request A Sample Today!<br />Info@IntoTheRainforest.com<br />
  12. 12. More Information?<br />Download our published whitepaper : <br />“Untapped Source for Nutrition Product Innovation: The Sea”<br />
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