Food Capsules 60
Food Capsules 60
Pack size 60 capsules : 1 month
180 capsules jar size, or Food Granules (without capsules), also available
£23.95 inc. VAT
Food Capsules contain a unique wholefood blend of finely milled Seagreens® native wild Wrack seaweeds Ascophyllum, Fucus and Pelvetia whose composition and health benefits Seagreens has studied and documented for over two decades. Vegetable capsules. Nothing added or extracted. Non-allergenic.
Widely used for comprehensive dietary completeness every day, and at higher levels in nutritional therapy. Contributes to healthy digestion, metabolism, circulation and cognition subject to research since 2008 with many published scientific papers.
2 capsules (1 gram) each morning, preferably with first food or drink, contributes a balance of micronutrients to a normal daily diet. In older age and to address health conditions and nutrition deficiencies, professional advice may be helpful before using higher daily amounts. For children use half the amount. Safe in permanent daily use for any age and health condition.
British Isles and Nordic region. The best seaweed species are found in different locations. Seagreens has developed 5 food certified remote harvesting locations and production facilities in England, Iceland, Ireland, Norway and Scotland.
Food Capsules per 2 capsules
(1g – the content of 2 x 500mg capsules)
Such a comprehensive balance of nutrients is found in no other natural food but seaweed. From the primordial ocean to the vegetation and animals which remain our food today, our own bodily composition has its origins in the earliest organisms and the chemistry of life itself. As life forms became increasingly diverse, they adapted to more specific diets. To survive on a narrower range of nutrients and protect themselves against toxicity, each evolved different mechanisms of selectivity and defence. That is why we need a wide variety of land based foods, since each has a little of what we need. But nutrient loss in agricultural soils and manufactured and denatured food makes nutritional balance, especially of all the micronutrients, harder to achieve. Almost as old as the ocean, seaweed is an outstanding whole food which complements and fills the gaps in all land food and special diets.
1 g (gram) = 1000 mg (milligram) = 1,000,000 µg (microgram)
Alanine 0.85 mg, Arginine 0.44 mg, Asparagine 0.5 mg, Aspartic acid 1.73 mg, Cystine and Cysteine* 0.2 mg, Cystathionine 0.5 mg, Glutamic acid 1.72 mg,, Glutamine 0.5 mg, Glycine 0.78 mg, Histidine 0.25 mg, Homocysteine 0.5 mg, Hydroxyproline 0.5 mg, Isoleucine 0.57 mg, Leucine 0.97 mg, Lysine 0.71 mg, Methionine 0.2 mg, 1-Methylhistidine 0.5 mg, 3-Methylhistidine 0.5mg, Ornithine 0.5 mg, Phenylalanine 0.78 mg, Phosphoserene 0.66 mg, Proline 0.21 mg, Sarcosine 0.5 mg, Serine 0.71 mg, Taurine 0.5 mg, Threonine 0.8 mg, Tryptophan 0.17 mg, Tyrosine 0.6mg, Valine 0.74 mg.
*Cysteine is a non-essential methionine amino acid derivative formed in collaboration with vitamins B6 and B12 whereas cystine, a compound formed when two amino acids form a disulfide bond, is a more stable semi-essential amino acid. Both are important in protein synthesis, detoxification and metabolism and cystine is a substrate for the cystine-glutamate cell transport by which it is readily broken down to cysteine in the cell. Normal human hair and skin contains 10-14% cystine.
Amino acids are…
Simple organic compounds containing both a carboxyl and an amino group which can combine in linear arrays to form proteins in living organisms. There are several important amino acids which have no relation to protein, such as the neurotransmitter aminobutyric acid and betaines. There are 20 common amino acids all of which are present in Seagreens®, which is not the case in any other whole food. The simplest amino acid is glycine, a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the spinal cord and brainstem of the vertebrate central nervous system.
Antioxidant capacity – principal antioxidant nutrients
Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) 1685 µg, Calcium 12,600 µg, Copper 0.97 µg, Magnesium 7,907µg, Manganese (part of the antioxidant enzyme Superoxide dismutase) 95.16 µg, Polyphenols (gallic acid equivalent) 23,415.96 µg, Polyphenols (tannins) 30,358.46 µg, Potassium 22,316 µg, Selenium 0.11 µg, Superoxide dismutase 60.82 units, Vitamin A (carotenoids) 12.27 µg, Vitamin C 161.69 µg, Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 98.21 µg, Zinc 24.45 µg.
Nutrients widely present in body fluids and tissues that inhibit or remove potentially damaging products of oxidation or oxidizing agents in a living organism. Water-soluble antioxidants are effective in cells and blood plasma while lipid-soluble antioxidants protect cell membranes from lipid peroxidation. In the presence of sufficient nutrients both can be synthesized in the body or obtained from the diet. Antioxidant capacity of Seagreens® wrack seaweeds is higher than in commonly consumed fruit and vegetables, including green tea which has a similar polyphenol content by weight. Seagreens® antioxidants have been shown to inhibit and therefore prolong carbohydrate and lipid digestion with the potential to favourably influence insulin response and the glycemic index of food. They may be effective against reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the lower intestine. See also Polyphenols.
Glycine Betaine trace, Gamma Amino Butyric Acid Betaine trace, Delta Amino Valeric Acid Betaine trace, TML (Laminine) trace, L-Carnitine trace, Trigonelline trace.
Compound derivatives of glycine (an amino acid) characterised by high solubility in water which functions as an osmotic agent in plant tissue. 6 betaines have so far been identified in Seagreens®. See also Amino acids.
546.29 mg of which total dietary fibre is 471.21 mg including non-starch polysaccharides Algin, Fucose, Fucoidan, Mannitol, Methylpentosans, Laminarin, Mannuronic acid and Chlorophyll (antioxidant). Soluble fibre is approximately 20% of total dietary fibre, insoluble 80%.
Organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues including sugars, starch and cellulose, containing 2 parts hydrogen to 1 part oxygen, the same ratio as water, which can typically be broken down to release energy more readily than proteins or fats. Simple carbohydrates are sweet-tasting sugars which can be absorbed through the intestine into the bloodstream as monosaccharides (glucose, fructose and galactose) and disaccharides (lactose, sucrose and maltose) can be converted to their two monosaccharide bases in the digestive tract. Complex carbohydrates, on the other hand, are commonly known as starches made up of chains of glucose molecules. Typical high starch foods include most grains (wheat, corn, oats and rice) and potatoes. Starch is also broken down in the digestive tract though more slowly than simple carbohydrate. Compared with most vegetables Seagreens® has a valuable ratio of soluble to insoluble fibre, with soluble fibre up to 20% of total dietary fibre. The wide variety of non-starch polysaccharides is also antioxidant, contributing to Seagreens® outstanding antioxidant capacity.
Carbohydrase 26.87 units, Lipase 19.76 units, Protease 414.87 units, Superoxide dismutase 60.82 units, Uronic acid 17.35 units.
Biological molecules that catalyse (i.e., increase the rates of) chemical reactions. Important in digestion, enzymes such as amylases and proteases break down large molecules (starch or proteins, respectively) into smaller ones, so they can be absorbed in the intestines. Starch molecules are too large to be absorbed from the intestine, but enzymes hydrolyze the starch chains into smaller molecules such as maltose and eventually glucose, which can then be absorbed. Other nutrients in Seagreens® have beneficial effects on certain digestive enzymes resulting in prolonged carbohydrate digestion and the steadier release of sugars.
Essential fatty acids
Alpha amino-n-butyric acid 5.33 µg, Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) (antioxidant) 1,685 µg, Beta aminoisobutyric acid 5.33 µg, Docosadienoic acid 3.33 µg, Docosapentaenoic (DPA) 13.28 µg, Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 13.91 µg, Eicosapentenoic acid (EPA) 1,830.94 µg, EPA and DHA Omega-3 1,844.85 µg, Gamma amino-n-butyric acid 5.33 µg, Oleic acid 3,255.81 µg, Omega-3 4,520.05 µg, Omega-6 12,859.51 µg*, Omega 9 18,668.74 µg, Monounsaturated fatty acids 16,643.23 µg, Polyunsaturated fatty acids 13,163.22 µg, Saturated fatty acids 7,986.58 µg, Trans fatty acids (mono- and poly-unsaturates) 0.44 µg. *Omega 3:6 ratio 35%.
Essential fatty acids are…
EFAs including important-to-the-brain PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids) are fatty acids that humans must obtain from food because the body cannot synthesize them. The term “essential” refers to fatty acids required for many neural and other biological processes, not those that solely act as fuel. Seagreens® Pelvetia seaweed (Channeled Wrack) is particularly rich in essential fatty acids and one reason for its inclusion in Seagreens® Food Capsules and Food Granules blends. It is also available alone as Nutritious Food Seaweed Pelvetia (Salad & Condiment).
Calcium (antioxidant) 12.6 mg, Magnesium (antioxidant) 7.9 mg, Nitrogen 7.6 mg, Phosphorus 4.6 mg, Potassium (antioxidant) 22.3 mg, Sodium 30.5 mg, Sulphur 33.6 mg.
Solid and soluble naturally occurring substances available in edible form ranging from so-called rare earths in the form of clays, to various sands and salts, animal tissue (flesh and bones) and plants which absorb them from the soil and the ocean as ‘colloidal’ (able to be bound) minerals which is the soluble form in which they present in Seagreens® seaweeds. Colloidal minerals are never intrinsically toxic. Seagreens® provide a natural balance of all the minerals and trace elements known to be present or needed in the human body. This is of special value because it is otherwise “necessary that we consume some 20 different vegetables in the proper proportions, and that these vegetables have been grown in soil that is sufficiently rich in nutrients and free from the many different chemical products now in common use” (Muller, Colloidal Minerals and Trace Elements, 2002). Colloidal minerals and trace elements of sea or plant origin can be 98% assimilated. Their absorption is 2.5 times greater than that of chelated minerals and 10 times greater than that of non-organic minerals. 7,000 times smaller than red blood cells, colloidal minerals are readily absorbed because they contain a negative charge, while the intestinal wall holds a positive charge, creating a chemical gradient which concentrates colloidal minerals towards the intestinal mucous and enables their absorption. A chelated mineral is bound or held by amino acid molecules which naturally encircle mineral atoms. Isolated metallic atoms do not naturally exist in the body. In Seagreens®, with its ample amino acid component, minerals are bound to protein ions in the most effective form of chelation which comes closest to achieving a neutral pH, which assists their absorption. Minerals help regulate the body’s elimination system and regenerate the blood at a molecular level. Mineral deficiency and imbalance thus puts us at risk of chronic toxicity, endemic in modern societies. Arsenic, for example, is essential for the survival of newborns. Dietary arsenic was eliminated in laboratory tests in rats with the result that their growth rate slowed, they lost their fur, seldom moved and their red blood cells became inactive. When colloidal arsenic was introduced these effects were reversed. In all cases the amount of the element significantly alters its physiological effect. In an ionised form, calcium has coagulant properties, so that a large dose will restore calcium to bone or tissue, whilst very small amounts in colloidal form endows it with regulating properties. All trace elements can be toxic if taken in excess and some, such as aluminium, cadmium, mercury and arsenic are toxic at very low levels and may occur as environmental pollutants. Where they exist in Seagreens® they do so below tolerable levels and due in part to its high content of colloidal minerals, Seagreens® is also a natural binding or chelating agent assisting in the elimination of such potentially toxic heavy metals and other toxic substances. Seagreens® can potentially restore to the body the most primal natural marine balance of minerals and trace elements still available. Like seawater which has a pH between 7.9 and 8.3, Seagreens® are the most alkalising of all foods. It should not be surprising that its simple addition to the daily diet can so dramatically regulate both an overly acidic gastric and intestinal environment and an overly alkaline cellular environment and in addition ameliorate the causes of all kinds of disorders and diseases. Due to its electrolytic composition, in nutrition “seawater fundamentally modifies the mineral content of different tissues by correcting ionic imbalances, which explains the effect it has on allergic diseases. In clinical settings the subjective and objective results were so favourable that it gave the impression of a specific curative effect” (Bensch, Therapeutic Properties of Seawater, Journal of Medicine, 1966).
23,416 µg (gallic acid equivalent)
Nutrients composed of four main classes – phenolic acids, flavonoids, stilbenes and lignans – principally found in fruits, berries, seeds, cereals and vegetables including onions, cocoa and tea. Lignans are derived from the amino acid phenylalanine. Polyphenols also include phenols and tannins. They are secondary metabolites of plants or the bacteria and fungi associated with them, which help protect the plant against aggressive pathogens and radiation. The sometimes confusing term ‘phenolic’ refers to phenol compounds within a larger class of organic ‘polyphenol’ compounds and all typically have valuable antioxidant properties which counter cellular damage and oxidative stress from free radicals (waste or by-products) arising from pollution, smoking and eating rancid or inflammatory foods as well as from the body’s normal metabolic processes. Tannins are particular polyphenolic compounds, found particularly in wines, tea, cocoa and many other plants, consisting of gallic acid derivatives, which bind to and precipitate proteins and are strongly antioxidant. Polyphenols are widely indicated in the prevention of human degenerative diseases and are anti-carcinogenic. The level of polyphenols in Seagreens® is directly relasted to its high antioxidant capacity – see also Antioxidant capacity above.
Complex organic compounds of high molecular weight, essentially composed of at least 20 different amino acids in peptide linkages containing nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and usually sulphur, ubiquitous in plants and animals as the principal constituents of cell protoplasm. Each protein has a unique, genetically defined amino acid sequence which determines its structure and function. Proteins serve in oxygen transport, muscle contraction, electron transport and other activities, especially as structural components of body tissues such as muscle tissue, hair, collagen, and as enzymes, hormones, immunoglobulins and antibodies. Seagreens® is a source of high quality vegetable protein, containing the full balance of amino acids, of particular use for vegetarians and vegans because most other plant proteins are low in one or other essential amino acids. For instance, grains tend to be short of lysine whilst pulses are short of methionine. This does not mean that vegetarians or vegans need go short on essential amino acids. Combining plant proteins, such as a grain with a pulse, leads to a high quality protein which is just as good, and in some cases better, than more plentiful protein from animal foods. The limiting amino acid tends to be different in different proteins, so when two different foods are combined, the amino acids in one protein can compensate for the one lacking in the other. This is known as protein complementing. Vegetarians and vegans eating a well-balanced diet based on grains, pulses, seeds, nuts and land and especially sea vegetables will be consuming a mixture of proteins that complement one another naturally. Beans on toast, cheese or a peanut butter sandwich, muesli with milk (soya or cow’s) and rice with peas or beans, are all common examples of protein-complementing Seagreens® products could be included in any one of them. The body retains a short-term store of essential amino acids so as long as deficiencies are replenished within a day or two, a well-balanced vegetarian or vegan diet can supply all the protein we need.
Fructose trace, Glucose trace, Maltose trace, Sucrose trace, Galactose trace.
Simple monosaccharides like fructose, glucose and galactose, and compound disaccharides like maltose and sucrose, are closely related and found in the tissues of most plants. Lactose is found only in cow’s milk, formed by the combination of a molecule of galactose with one of glucose and broken down in human digestion by the enzyme lactase. Some people are deficient in this enzyme and cannot digest lactose. The digestion of sugars releases energy into the bloodstream. Seagreens® have unique polysaccharides, some of which have been shown to have beneficial effects in digestion, in that they inhibit carbohydrate digesting enzymes which slows and prolongs the release of sugars of special interest in sports and diabetes.
Antimony 0.21 µg, Barium 9.47 µg, Beryllium trace, Bismuth trace, Boron 106.81 µg, Bromine 372.66 µg, Cerium 0.43 µg, Caesium 0.02 µg, Chromium 0.41 µg, Cobalt 0.38 µg, Copper 0.97 µg, Dysprosium 0.02 µg, Erbium 0.01 µg, Europium 7.01 µg, Flouride (acid soluble) 4.02 µg, Gadolinium 0.03 µg, Gallium 0.06 µg, Germanium 0.06 µg, Gold 0.09 µg, Hafnium trace, Holmium trace, Iodine 390 µg*, Iridium 0.01 µg, Iron 370.51 µg, Lanthanum 0.21 µg, Lithium 0.6 µg, Lutetium trace, Manganese 95.16 µg, Molybdenum 0.69 µg, Neodymium 0.17 µg, Nickel 1.4 µg, Niobium trace, Osmium trace, Palladium 0.01 µg, Platinum 0.26 µg, Praeseodymium 0.05 µg, Rhenium 0.07 µg, Rubidium 7.19 µg, Ruthenium trace, Samarium 0.03 µg, Scandium 0.05 µg, Selenium 0.11 µg, Silicon** 227.63 µg, Silver 0.05 µg, Strontium 665.34 µg, Tantalum trace, Tellurium 0.05 µg, Terbium trace, Thallium trace, Thorium 0.01 µg, Thuliam 0.08 µg, Tin 0.02 µg, Titanium trace, Tungsten trace, Uranium 0.26 µg, Vanadium 2.11 µg, Ytterbium 0.01 µg, Yttrium 0.16 µg, Zinc 24.45 µg, Zirconium 0.17 µg.
*For more iodine information and comparison of iodine levels in different Seagreens products see below ‘Iodine levels in Seagreens® nutrition products’.
**Silicon and silica are different chemical species, the key difference being that silicon is an element whereas silica is a compound. Higher levels in seaweed may indicate the coincidental collection of sand during harvesting and is indicative of low grade seaweed unlikely to have been produced to standards for human nutrition.
Trace elements are…
Trace elements (or trace minerals) are metalloids or metallic elements which represent only the smallest part of a living organism (less than 1mg per litre of internal fluid) yet are essential in its growth, equilibrium and regulatory processes. Quantity is less important than quality and in natural sources the trace elements exist in ideally balanced proportions and forms which allow the body to recognise and ultilise them. A single trace element may have different roles in numerous biochemical processes in the body. More than 67 have been found in Seagreens® seaweed species, the 58 presented here being regularly monitored. Seagreens continues to work towards the widest possible field of analysis. Like other minerals, trace elements are solid and soluble naturally occurring substances available in edible form ranging from the rare earths in the form of clays, to various sands and salts, animal tissue (flesh and bones) and plants which absorb them from the soil as ‘colloidal’ minerals (in a soluble suspended state). Colloidal minerals are never toxic and this is the soluble form in which they present in Seagreens® seaweeds. The human body and Seagreens® contain all the elements of the Periodic Table that are available to it in its environment. Seagreens® provide a natural balance of all the minerals and trace elements known to be present in the human body in colloidal form. It is otherwise “necessary that we consume some 20 different vegetables in the proper proportions, and that these vegetables have been grown in soil that is sufficiently rich in nutrients and free from the many different chemical products now in common use” (Muller, Colloidal Minerals and Trace Elements, 2002). Colloidal minerals and trace elements of sea or plant origin can be 98% assimilated. Their absorption is 2.5 times greater than that of chelated minerals and 10 times greater than that of non-organic minerals. 7,000 times smaller than red blood cells, colloidal minerals are readily absorbed because they contain a negative charge, while the intestinal wall holds a positive charge, creating a chemical gradient which concentrates colloidal minerals towards the intestinal mucous and enables their absorption. A chelated mineral is bound or held by amino acid molecules which naturally encircle mineral atoms. Isolated metallic atoms do not naturally exist in the body. In Seagreens®, with its ample amino acid component, minerals are bound to protein ions in the most effective form of chelation which comes closest to achieving a neutral pH, which assists their absorption. Minerals help regulate the body’s elimination system and regenerate the blood at a molecular level. Mineral deficiency and imbalance thus puts us at risk of chronic toxicity, endemic in modern societies. Organic arsenic, for example, is essential for the survival of newborns. Dietary arsenic was eliminated in laboratory tests in rats with the result that their growth rate slowed, they lost their fur, they seldom moved and their red blood cells became inactive. When colloidal arsenic was introduced these effects were reversed. In all cases the amount of the element significantly alters its physiological effect. In an ionised form, calcium has coagulant properties, so that a large dose will restore calcium to bone or tissue, whilst very small amounts in colloidal form endows it with regulating properties. All trace elements can be toxic if taken in excess and some, such as aluminium, cadmium, mercury and arsenic are toxic at very low levels and may occur as environmental pollutants. Where they exist in Seagreens® they do so below tolerable levels and due in part to its high content of colloidal minerals, Seagreens® is also a natural binding or chelating agent assisting in the elimination of such potentially toxic heavy metals and other toxic substances. Seagreens® can potentially restore to the body the most primal natural marine balance of minerals and trace elements still available. Like seawater which has a pH between 7.9 and 8.3, Seagreens® are the most alkalising of all foods. It should not be surprising that its simple addition to the daily diet can so dramatically regulate both an overly acidic gastric and intestinal environment and an overly alkaline cellular environment and in addition ameliorate the causes of all kinds of disorders and diseases. Due to its electrolytic composition, in nutrition “seawater fundamentally modifies the mineral content of different tissues by correcting ionic imbalances, which explains the effect it has on allergic diseases. In clinical settings the subjective and objective results were so favourable that it gave the impression of a specific curative effect” (Bensch, Therapeutic Properties of Seawater, Journal of Medicine, 1966).
A (carotenoids) 12.27 µg, B1 (thiamin) 0.46 µg, B2 (riboflavin) 0.21 µg, B3 (niacin or vitamin PP) 54.69 µg, B5 (pantothenic acid and calcium pantothenate) 1.64 µg, B6 (pyridoxine) 0.55 µg, B9 (folate) 0.97 µg, B12 (cobalamin) trace, C 161.69 µg, D2 (ergocalciferol) trace, D3 (cholecalciferol) trace, E (alpha-tocopherol) with all the isomers of wheat germ 98.21 µg, H (biotin or vitamin B8) 0.06 µg, K (K3 phytomenadione, K1 phylloquinone, K2 menaquinone 4 and menaquinone 7) 1.28 µg.
Organic fat-soluble or water-soluble substances that are required in small amounts, necessary for numerous special functions and affected by environmental conditions such as light, heat and air. Food storage, processing and cooking can all reduce the level of vitamins in food. The fat-soluble vitamins are A, D, E and K which can be stored in the body and so dietary sources are not needed every day. The water-soluble vitamins are C and the B group which includes B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, folic acid, biotin and pantothenic acid. The body is less able to store water-soluble vitamins, with the exception of vitamin B12 which is stored in the liver, and so they are needed daily and are more easily lost during cooking. Vitamin A, C, D2, D3 and E are also antioxidants. Seagreens® contain an unusually comprehensive balance of small but significant amounts of all these vitamins.
Nutritional values (typical) per 100 g
Energy 165 kc / 674 kj
Protein 5.22 g
Carbohydrate (total) 54.75 g
Carbohydrate (available) 5.9 g
Fat 2.25 g
Saturates 0.57 g
Mono-unsaturates (cis) 1.4 g
Mono-unsaturates (trans) 0.08 g
Polyunsaturates 0.5 g
Polyunsaturates (trans) 0.01g
Dietary fibre (AOAC) 48.55 g
Insoluble fibre 39.31 g
Soluble fibre 8.25 g
Sodium 3.1 g
Moisture 11 g
A naturally occurring mineral element, drawn from the ocean into the plant, transformed into soluble iodine (I2) and Iodide (I–), chelated (bound) to protein ions in the seaweed. Iodine contributes to normal thyroid, skin, nervous system and cognitive function, energy-yielding metabolism, and normal growth in children. Iodine levels in different seaweed species have predictable variances and averages which in Seagreens®, are particularly well documented. In Seagreens® Ascophyllum nodosum the average iodine level has changed over 10 years by 150 points from 720 to 870µg/g. In other Seagreens® species the average iodine ranges from 200µg/g in Palmaria (Dulse), to 262µg/g in Pelvetia (Channel Wrack), 425µg/g in Fucus (Bladder Wrack) and 589µg/g in Alaria (Winged Kelp, often wrongly called Wakame) with a wider natural variance than many other minerals. The British Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA) advises that iodine supplementation should not exceed 500µg iodine per day. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) allows an upper tolerable daily intake of 600μg day (EFSA NDA Panel, 2014) which permits the consumption of larger quantities of seaweed, among other iodine sources (seafood, meat and dairy products). In the USA this figure is 1100 µg per day. Iodine is mainly stored in the thyroid gland, and in a variety of tissues including mammary and salivary glands, eyes, gastric mucosa, and the cervix. Iodine receptors reject excessive iodine, which can be freely excreted in urine. “We found a difference in the amounts of iodine excreted consistent with the generally held view that most of the iodine will be excreted in urine if iodine stores are replete. We found that colonic fermentation is important to free iodine from the seaweed matrix (which) may delay iodine absorption with (the seaweed) iodine being released from the food over a longer period” (Combet et al, 2014). Naturally occurring halogens such as chlorine and bromide, also ubiquitous as industrial pollutants, may compete for iodine receptors in the body and reduce the bioavailability of total dietary iodine. A 2018 review in the international scientific journal Food Chemistry noted that “concerns over iodine toxicity from eating seaweed appear to be unfounded. However, seaweed must be sourced from near-pristine and clean environments where there is no concern for biological and chemical contamination or other environmental pollutants”.
NFS makes the quality of certified seaweed in a product transparent to consumers, with access to its nutritional profile. The total composition of NFS seaweed is monitored and must meet minimum and maximum criteria both for the good stuff (nutrients) and the bad stuff (contaminants), compliant with the most stringent international food safety standards. NFS is more than a quality standard, enabling the sustainable production of world class seaweed for human consumption which gives seaweed producers access to new markets at home and abroad. Rooted in the principles of biodynamic, organic and sustainable farming, with aspects of marine science, botany, nutrition and conservation, NFS has been administered by the Seaweed Health Foundation together with the Biodynamic Association since inception in 2014.
It means Seagreens® capsule content is at least what is stated, unlike standard industry practice which allows ‘average’ content in capsules for speed of filling.
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“I have a serious long term illness and I feel the Food Capsules are helping me. I wish you every success.”
DF, England 1999
“Seagreens® fill a nutritional gap where there was nothing before. Unlike so many tablets and capsules, I’ve noticed their exceptional bioavailability. I can feel my body taking up all the nutrients like a sponge. Seagreens® have helped my fluid retention, I feel more energised, and I just don’t want to stop using them because I feel so much better.”
Taniya Maxted-Frost, author The Organic Baby Book, Green Books, England 1999
“I was so pleased at my last check with the midwife. My iron levels were at 100%! She was quite impressed! I am sure I can thank the Seagreens® Food Capsules. I have been advised to continue after the birth as well, as it will make me produce wonderful milk!”
AM, England 2000
“I can’t see that there is anything (in most conventional toxic metal detox protocols) which Seagreens® will not provide naturally and do just as well and probably without the side effects.”
Dr J. G. Levenson LDS RCS(Edin.), London 2002
“I am religiously taking the Food Capsules (2 daily) and have been since the end of May. I am slowly beginning to notice an improvement to my general health and am quite sure that Seagreens® are the reason why.”
RH, Edinburgh 2002
“Your products have been a Godsend. Since I have not been using them (because I couldn’t get them at my local store any more) I felt something was missing from my diet. They have made me mentally more alert and I have been feeling so much better. I am quite amazed.”
DM, Warwickshire 2003
“I can’t tell you how shocked I have been to see what has happened with him (autistic son). He has NEVER communicated appropriately with me. He is communicating fully with me; all his wants and needs and even things I didn’t think he knew. He has asked me ‘please’ two times in the last week for a pressure rub on his feet. He brought the ‘I love you’ picture to his Dad, which shocked us both. Weather pictures are not used in his class, but a few days ago he brought me a sunny picture. I said: ‘No, it’s not sunny outside, it’s cloudy’. Well, lo’ and behold, he brought me the cloudy picture! He has even started imitating sounds with me, where I do it, then he does it, back and forth. He has started since about December or so, cleaning up after himself, putting his clothes in the washer, little things like that. Cheryl and I were talking the other night and she said: ‘Are you still using the Seagreens®?’ And I said: ‘Yes!’ I think even she was amazed at what’s happening right now. I have prayed in the back of my mind so many times, even during the really bad times that he would make milestones like this. I keep hoping, and I have one of those gut feelings that speech is (a sign) in our future. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done for my son and myself. Even though they have been small steps towards progress since we started these back in July and August, where we are today is more than I could ever have hoped for.”
LM, United States of America, 2003
“Thank you for the boxes of seaweed Food Capsules. My daughter has already taken a box for herself. She has heard of Seagreens® already and says Liz Hurley takes them!”
DG, Kent, England, 2003
“I asked myself why I felt it necessary not to be without them (Seagreens® Food Capsules). Apart from the fact that I am sure they play a large part on the health and energy of my husband and I, it is their INTEGRITY. I would be distraught if for some reason they were no longer available. I also like the fact that when placing an order over the telephone, one speaks to a real, very pleasant person! May Seagreens® last forever!”
JL, Worcestershire 2003
“Seagreens® are good at addressing the whole person and balancing the body systems…whether the client needs their immune system boosting, toxins chelated, their cholesterol and blood pressure lowered, or their skin and hair improved…if people are very ill or just need a daily maintenance support. Seagreens’ nutritional composition efficiently supports these actions. Many symptoms dissipate and they notice the difference if they run out. I have been practising as a clinical nutritionist for nearly 10 years and have the choice of hundreds of supplements to prescribe for my clients, but more often than not I recommend Seagreens® Food Capsules and Food Granules.”
Annie McRae Dip IoN, Sussex 2006
“We are pleased that Seagreens® Food Granules is the only nutritional support so far that she (autistic daughter with seizures) has accepted and appears to be happy with. We have recommended Seagreens® to other special needs parents. We see Seagreens® doing the following: reducing toxins in the gut, healing the gut wall, normalising pH balance in the blood, reducing build up of acids/phospho-lipids in the gut, addressing food intolerances and allergy problems.”
MP, Cambridgeshire, England 2006
“There is no food to rival this, not like all those which shout about how good they are. You should say this on your literature because it is true, it is the best food there is.”
DW, Cheshire, England 2006
“I am now prescribing Seagreens® to almost all my patients as a natural source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients. I see a lot of health improvements: from improved energy and stamina to better memory and skin. It is the only supplement I have found so far that stops children biting their nails – a sign of nutritional deficiencies.”
Dr N. Campbell-McBride MD MMedSci(neurology), MMedSci(nutrition), Cambridge 2006
“I would like to thank you on behalf of my clients, for the wonderful effects of Seagreens® when used in conjunction with a personalised nutrition programme: loss of weight in obstinate non-loss cases, including low thyroid, and fabulous midriff and hip reduction in all. The health benefits are amazing especially in pre-IVF cases where removal of heavy metals are so essential.”
Anne Gardner, Nutritional Therapist, Middlesex 2007
“Your products are fantastic. They are really good and easy to use and they make it easy for people to get the seaweed into their daily diet.”
Jacqueline Young, Nutritionist, MPsychol ND, London 2007
“Hand on heart, yours is the only product I could recommend to anyone.”
RW, Stoke-on-Trent 2009
“The menopause is a time of change and your female hormones are going to be fluctuating up and down. The more gradually you go through the menopause, the less hormone fluctuations you experience and the easier the transition. Having a good diet and making sure that you are not deficient in certain nutrients can make the difference between having a difficult or easy menopause. Using seaweeds at this stage in your life can be beneficial as they will contain good levels of trace minerals such as zinc, manganese, chromium and selenium and calcium, magnesium, iron and iodine. I use Seagreens® in some of the women’s supplements that I have formulated for The Natural Health Practice.”
Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD, Tunbridge Wells, 2010
“I had extremely high levels of mercury in my body following some mercury amalgam extraction and this gave rise to various symptoms. I finally found a good holistic dentist and I began taking Seagreens® Food Capsules, monitoring the mercury levels using stool tests conducted in Germany. During the past few years I have recovered and in 2011 my levels were “as low as anyone could wish”. I have taken only these Food Capsules and your Culinary Ingredient, and probiotics.”
AS, Shropshire 2012
“I’ve been using Seagreens for a while, need to stock up again but really think they have benefited my health especially a low thyroid and have so far avoided having to take medication.”
VJ, England 2013
“I took the last of my Seagreens® Food Capsules (2 with breakfast and two whilst on the bike) during and the day after the Ironman contest and my recovery has been much faster than I expected.”
GH, Operations Manager, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (South East Region), Surrey 2014
“I do not know if it is my imagination playing around with me, but I am beginning to feel a little more energetic. It is becoming easier to focus on projects for a longer time now, and it does not take a lot of effort as earlier this winter. It is a change, and I’m sure it is your Food Capsules. It feels like the change really came after one week of taking two capsules in the morning and one in the evening. During these times in January and February you are empty of vitamins you had in the summer, especially the D-vitamin (no sunlight) and you feel very tired. Not now! I think you have done a tremendous work creating Seagreens and I will continue to eat this fantastic product.”
JS, Umeå, Sweden 2014
“Seagreens® Food Capsules cured a virulent tummy bug that I had the misfortune to catch but Wow, what an incredible healing effect it had, even after just 2 capsules – so impressed I just had to share this.”
JS, Gloucestershire 2014
“I have been taking 2 Food Capsules per day for two months now and I can definitely feel my micronutrients are more balanced as I am craving less refined carbohydrates and the need for snacking. When are bodies are nutritionally deficient we crave quick energy.”
CvE, Nutritionist, London 2014
“Seagreens has helped Kirstin (in California) with immune system issues and broad allergies. She feels better, she assimilates minerals and vitamins of the food she eats and responds a lot better to the medicines she has to take. All this has happened since she began to eat Seagreens® Food Capsules.”
JS, Sweden 2015
“I’m using my almost 80 years old mother as an example. She has only used (Seagreens®) Culinary Ingredient for a little year and her too high blood pressure is so much normalized She do not need medicine any longer.”
TJ, Denmark 2016
“I am so very impressed because almost as soon as I began every day, the hot flushes stopped! I feel generally more balanced and my energy no longer fluctuates as it has been doing for some time now.”
AW, Sussex 2017
“Since taking Seagreens I am convinced mine has improved and had said as much to my husband before I read in your research summary that iodine contributes to, amongst over things, maintenance of normal skin. Interesting!”
JB, England 2018
“I have been taking Seagreens Food Capsules on and off for about 10 years, and they are simply incredible. I have suffered with chronic fatigue and my thyroid has been under-active in the past, but when I take these capsules within days I notice a dramatic difference in my energy levels and my overall well-being. I cannot rate these highly enough. They are packed with nutrients and minerals and the difference they make to my health is simply amazing. I just wish more people knew about Seagreens and its extraordinary benefits. This really is a miracle product – just one capsule in the morning, and one in the evening (with food) and I am transformed from someone who has no energy, who is listless and can feel rubbish – to someone who has an abundance of energy, feels positive and who is enthusiastic to get up in the morning. Simply amazing. Thank you Seagreens and please never stop making your fantastic products!”
TS, London 2019
“Seagreens® has become an important part of our market and the Slovenian people love and trust it.”
Ignac and Tamara Rogelj, Seagreens® Consortium Partners, Ljubljana 2020