The Health Hound Dives Under the Sea to Review Marine d3by Henry Hound on December 19, 2012
Henry’s rating 4.3 out of 5
For centuries people have been looking for the “Fountain of Youth.” But maybe they were all looking in the wrong direction. Instead of looking for waters shooting to the surface, they should have been looking to the deepest bottom of the oceans! At least that is what the makers of Marine D3 would have you believe.
You see Marine D3 is made primarily from extracts of Ecklonia Cava, a brown seaweed that has long been known to be super-rich in antioxidants, and is recently taking the anti-aging medical community by storm. According to a recent press release from the makers of Marine D3, “…what we found in our extensive research of Marine D3 is that it is a superior anti-aging product that is capable of doing several different ‘jobs’ to slow down and repair the natural aging processes. In addition, the supplement has been known to help control other problems associated with aging including achy joints, vision problems, cholesterol elevation, weight gain and lack of energy.”
Those are some big claims for a little weed! So lets take a look.
The Science Behind Marine D3
Before we get into clinical research about the key ingredient in Marine D3, Seanol-P, it’s interesting to point out the rational, and why there is all the buzz about seaweed and antiaging. It is because Marine creatures have some of the longest lives of any living things on the planet. This is largely because of the remarkable abilities built into their cells to resist and thrive within the harsh environments they live. And the hardiest of the little buggers is not some kind of shark or killer whale as you might imagine – but marine plant-life such as seaweeds and algae.
And of these, one of the most resilient is Ecklonia Cava. The plant itself is not only incredibly strong, but other sea creatures who feed off of it seem to benefit from extreme longevity and lack of free radical damage. Ecklonia is a member of the Brown Algae family. Brown Algae has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the treatment of arthritis and other joint diseases, cancer, fibromyalgia, and cardio vascular disease.
Seanol-P as used in Marine D3 has been widely studied in Japan and Korea for more than four decades. There have been numerous published studies in respected and peer reviewed medical journals that have shown its effectiveness as an antioxidant, its ability to repair and protect damaged cartilage, even protect cells from the damaging effects of ionizing radiation!
ere in the US there have been recent traditional double blind studies that have indicated Seanol-P’s effectiveness as a fibromyalgia treatment. It has been shown in animal studies to increase the production of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is the brain chemical most closely associated with memory. Another human trial found that Ecklonia Cava Extract was as effective for the treatment of knee pain and Arthritis as the prescription drug Celebrex.
How to Use Marine D3
Marine D3 is a combined supplement. It not only contains Seanol-P, and Vitamin D3, but another propriety ingredient, also from the sea – Calamarine. Calamarine is a super- powerful omega-3 antioxidant that is 85% more powerful than the omega-3 found in ordinary fish oil supplements. Calamarine also improves the absorption of the seanol and the Vitamin D in Marine D3. Marine D3 is designed to be taken as a once per day supplement.
Who Should Use Marine D3?
In a word, “Baby Boomers,” or anyone trying to stave off the effects of aging, particularly those who are dealing with fatigue,high blood pressure joint pain and cognitive difficulties. The powerful combination of Seanol-P, Omega –3’s, and other antioxidants in Marine D-3 can be very beneficial.
There is a lot of evidence that seanol extract is a powerful antioxidant, and does do much of what is claimed by the makers of Marine D3. What is even more significant regarding Marine D3 is that it uses Seanol-P. Not all seanol is the same. The “P” stand for “pure,” and it is the exact same Seanol-P which was the pure form used in clinical trials. The “P” is almost 8x more potent than then ordinary seanol, or other seanol supplements you might see on the market designated “Seanol-F.”
Since the active ingredients in Marine D3 are extracted from ecklonia cava, which is actually safe to eat, and has no known toxicity, there really are few if any safety issues with taking Marine D3. The only side effect noted with high doses of ecklonia cava was diarrhea in subjects with a preexisting tendency towards diarrhea, or conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. As with any supplement, check with your doctor before taking Marine D3 to be sure of how it may interact with other medications you are taking or conditions you may have. They also have several negative comments with the BBB and a F rating.
The Bottom Line
Is Marine D3 and its primary active ingredient, Ecklonia Cava Extract “The Fountain of Youth?” I am not sure if I am ready to say that yet or not – but for its proven antioxidative and anti-inflammatory benefits alone, its safety record, and the fact that Ecklonia Cava is actually FDA approved, I give Marine D3 one of my highest rating –4.3 out of 5 and recommend that anyone could benefit by adding it to their daily anti-aging regiment.
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