Pure Ecklonia Cava

Frequently Asked Questions

1)  What is Ecklonia Cava?

Ecklonia cava is a type of brown seaweed algae that grows 40 feet below the ocean off of the coasts of Korea and Japan. It is a potent and fat soluble antioxidant.

2)  Of what benefit is Ecklonia Cava to my health? 

The phlorotannins contained within ecklonia cava exhibit various beneficial biological activities such as: antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, anti-human immunodeficiency virus, anti-hypertensive, matrix metalloproteinase enzyme inhibition, hyaluronidase enzyme inhibition, radio-protective, and anti-allergic activities. 

In addition, ecklonia cava lasts 24 times longer than most antioxidants in the bloodstream, and due to it's 40% fat solubility, ecklonia cava can provide protection for all tissues in the body, including the brain. Unlike most antioxidants, ecklonia cava penetrates the blood-brain barrier, increases trans-cranial blood flow, assists in lowering cortisol levels, and promotes a healthy lipid profile (triglyceride and cholesterol health) while also potentiating growth hormone release via the pituitary gland. 

Finally, ecklonia cava has been shown to exhibit similar beneficial health effects that are not unlike some available pharmaceutical medications as well. This list includes, but is not limited to: blood pressure, improved sexual performance, enhanced circulation, increased mental focus, reduced joint inflammation, potent anti-clotting protection, increased weight loss capability, and also enhances energy production.

3)  What separates Pure Ecklonia Cava from other Ecklonia Cava brands?

Unlike most brands, Pure Ecklonia Cava is an almost completely pure extract (98.9% pure to be exact). Many other brands on the market contain only a 13% ecklonia cava extract, with the remainder as potentially inflammation-inducing filler, such as magnesium stearate and corn starch. These are not full-spectrum extracts, and instead focus on one component of the ecklonia cava algae.

4)  Theoretically speaking, how can Pure Ecklonia Cava potentially benefit my hair?

Ecklonia cava provides several protections against some of the common co-morbidities of male pattern baldness. These include: hypertension, elevated cortisol, suppression of collagen degradation enzymes involved in hair loss, and also raises levels of healthy antioxidant enzymes.
5)  Does Ecklonia Cava offer any exercising benefits?

Supplementation with ecklonia cava has been shown to increase the amount of time that one may exercise until muscle exhaustion (2.39 min) as compared with the placebo. This result was accompanied by a 6.5% higher mean VO(2max) in the ecklonia cava group. The blood glucose level in the ecklonia cava group at 3 minutes post-exhaustive exercise was significantly higher than that of the placebo group (+ 9.9%). In addition, the post-exercise blood lactate levels in the ecklonia cava group showed a decreasing trend as compared with placebo. Based on these results, it is speculated that the supplementation of ecklonia cava may have contributed to enhanced oxidation of glucose, and less production of lactate during intense exercise. This may be due to ecklonia cava's free-radical scavenging and pro-circulatory activities. 

6) Are there any potential side-effects to consider?

While there are no reported side-effects in studies, there are some uncommon anecdotal reports of rashing. Be aware, that some people have allergies to various seaweeds or water vegetables in general, though anecdotal reports also note that the rash subsides upon cessation of usage.