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Seagreens:
Fine Milled Seaweed Mix
100% pure blend of
seagreens logo Wild Wrack Species
as a virtually soluble whole food

  350g Seaweed granules:
= approx. 1.4kg wet seaweeds
  Price: £35.00
Free UK & Northern Europe shipping
(except Norway).
Ingredients
(100% dried ground wild-harvested Seagreens© seaweed):
Egg Wrack ~ Kelp
(Ascophyllum nodosum)
Bladder Wrack
(Fucus vesiculosus)
Channelled Wrack
(Pelvetia canaliculata)
Features & Benefits:
○ Improves Metabolism
○ Supports Thyroid Function
○ Supports Cardiovascular System
○ Boosts Brain Function
○ Deep Ongoing Detoxification
○ Continuos Flow of Essential Nutrients
○ Powerful Marine-Based Nutrition
Major Seagreens Nutrients:
Vitamins: A, B, C, E; Minerals: calcium, magnesium, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur; Trace elements: boron, copper, germanium, gold, iodine, iron, lithium, manganese, molybdenum, palladium, rubidium, selenium, silicon, silver.
Also: essential fatty acids, amino acids, betaines, enzymes.
Unique Marine Nutrition.
Customer Testimonial

I've been taking the products - Powdered Berry Mix & Seaweed Mix - for about 5-6 weeks, I've definitely noticed a little more stamina for my super long working days. Also been getting loads of compliments about looking younger, fresh skin etc which is great for the single guy to hear. Not saying it just to please you...I started out as a skeptic after all. The products have become essential part of my daily nutrition, eg my workout shakes are horribly dead tasting without the superfoods added. - Peter Barry

Part 1 - What are Seagreens?

Seagreens® are a selection of wild Arctic brown seaweeds with an exceptional nutritional profile, now offering UK and international consumers a 100% pure, broad-nutrient-spectrum, food-state, living-plant-harvested, sea-based dietary supplement.

Seagreens are wild-harvested in the pristine marine environment of the Outer Hebrides Islands in the north of Scotland.

Seagreens' founders believed that one of the most nutritionally powerful ingredients in the traditional Japanese diet (arguably among the healthiest in the world) had always been seaweeds.

Japanese people are thought to take an average amount of seaweeds that is equivalent to half a teaspoon of dried seaweeds per day.

So back in 1997, the team behind Seagreens decided to bring wild-growing dried seaweeds to European and other international markets as well.

Seagreens are 100% pure, organic low-temperature-dried seaweeds / sea vegetables, with absolutely nothing added and nothing taken away.

Our opinion is that Seagreens may well be the best one-stop source of sea-based nutrition. That is why we refer to them as a green superfood.

Part 2 - What are Health Benefits of Seaweeds?

Seaweeds had been consumed by humans as a source of nutritious food for centuries.

A very fascinating Aquatic Ape hypothesis, proposed by some researchers in the 20th century, suggests that many millions of years ago humans spent a lot of time leading a semi-aquatic, littoral existence.

Our assumption is that, naturally, these early humans would have consumed large amounts of seaweeds that would have helped to sustain their lives.

So, physiologically our bodies may depend on seafoods a lot more than we may have thought before.

There's also a vast amount of recent research that supports health benefits of seaweeds for human consumption.

Seaweeds are now widely accepted by the scientific community as *functional foods* - i.e., the foods that act as agents for improving health thanks to their unusually dense nutrition. (Ref. 1)

Here is a very good description of functional foods, and marine plants as sources of functional nutrition:

seaweed, functional foods

The concept of functional foods is to improve the general conditions of the body and decrease the risk of illness and disease. That is to say, bioactive compounds present as natural constituents or as fortificants in food having the potential to provide health benefits beyond the basic nutritional value of the product.

Marine-derived nutrients and other marine bioactive components have excellent potential as functional food ingredients as they possess advantageous physiological effects, with medicinal characteristics and added health benefits such as anticancer or anti-inflammatory activity. (Ref. 1)

Let's take a closer look at how seaweeds work.

Seaweeds, or macro-algae, possess an endless number of biologically active compounds including: carotenoids, phycobilins, fatty acids, polysaccharides, vitamins, sterols, tocopherol, phycocyanins, and more. (Ref. 1)

Seaweed proteins contain all essential amino acids. Apparently, phycobiliproteins - protein-pigment complexes - found in algae, may offer some powerful antioxidant properties for prevention and treatment of chronic conditions. (Ref. 1)

Seaweed peptides are believed to play an important part in regulating blood pressure, as well as promote immuno-modulatory, anti-thrombotic, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer and anti-microbial activities, and proper nutrient utilisation. (Ref. 1)

A small amount of valuable poly-unsaturated fatty acids in seaweeds also help regulate the functions of blood pressure and blood clotting, the brain and central nervous system, and deliver anti-inflammatory responses, among other benefits. (Ref. 1)

Seaweeds contain a high percentage of polysaccharides which are part of their dietary fibre content. Brown algae, in particular, contain fucoidan, laminaran, cellulose, alginates and mannitol. As an example, fucoidans work as anti-coagulant, anti-viral, anti-thrombotic, anti-tumor and anti-oxidant agents, and support the immune system. (Ref. 1)

Insoluble (non-digestible) polysaccharides, ex. cellulose, are also classified as prebiotics. Prebiotics encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract and thus form the basis for healthy digestion. (Ref. 2)

Apart from amino acids, fatty acids and dietary fibre, seaweeds absolutely burst with vitamin and mineral nutrition.

Seaweeds are known for their high mineral and trace element content - marine plants contain all essential minerals and trace elements needed for human nutrition, and they retain them at much higher rates than terrestrial foods. As an example, some species of seaweeds may be much richer in iron and calcium than many land-grown foods. (Ref. 1)

Seaweeds' antioxidant content is also very high.

The dietary antioxidants found in a variety of seaweeds are vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids: α-carotene, β-carotene, antheraxanthin, astaxanthin, echinenone, fucoxanthin, lutein, neoxanthin, violaxanthin, zeaxanthin; chlorophylls; polyphenols. (Ref. 1)

Seaweeds are also a very good source of the vitamin B complex: B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B9 (folic acid) and B12 (cobalamin). (Ref. 3)

No wonder that this superior marine nutrition is able to protect against a whole host of chronic illnesses that literally plague the western world - as we currently witness it.

Research demonstrates how unique marine compounds can play an important role in preventing and treating conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory conditions (arthritis, asthma, neuro-inflammation), diabetes, cognitive dysfunction. (Ref. 1)

In fact, neuro-protection that may be achieved through consumption of marine nutrients may well be one of their most valuable "accomplishments" - since dealing with conditions related to the malfunction of the central nervous system has proven to be difficult indeed.

Experts believe that marine algae have great potential to be used as functional foods against neuro-degenerative diseases. (Ref. 4)

Another remarkable property that is attributed to seaweeds is immunomodulation. For example, polysaccharides found in seaweeds (beta-glucans) have been shown to boost the immune system and help neutralize external irritants in cases of allergies. (Ref. 5)

Such an abundance of anti-oxidants and minerals makes seaweeds a very effective catalyst for detoxification as well. Mineral supplementation is now widely recommended as a form of removing toxins and other pollutants from the body. (Ref. 6)

We discuss seaweed benefits in more detail here.

So, what can be better than a mineral- and vitamin-rich, food-state supplement created by nature, and not by man?

Part 3 - How do Seaweeds Help with Tiredness and Chronic Fatigue?

Tiredness is a very common symptom of numerous long-term medical conditions - they have to be treated first, before tiredness can be eliminated.

We know that many such chronic conditions are caused by vitamin deficiencies.

Here is what research tells us: vitamin A deficiency can cause blindness; vitamin B2 deficiency is linked to cancer, cardiovascular disease, anemia, and neurological and developmental disorders; vitamin B9 deficiency can cause birth defects, cardiovascular problems and anemia; vitamin C deficiency may be linked to cancer and cardiovascular disease; vitamin D deficiency is linked to rickets, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, myopathy, lung disease, increased inflammation, and reduced immunity; vitamin E deficiency can lead to anemia in premature babies and to neurological and ophthalmological disorders in children. (Ref. 7)

Mineral deficiencies may be a (direct or indirect) cause of tiredness as well. A very interesting study suggests that deep ocean mineral water - which contains a complete range of marine minerals and trace elements - is highly effective at restoring a person's biological capacity and energy levels very quickly following a period of physical activity and subsequent fatigue. (Ref. 8)

We may then assume that a deficiency of such minerals in the body may, in fact, be a cause of tiredness, too.

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), in itself, is a very serious phenomenon. One study suggests that the immediate cause of CFS is mitochondrial dysfunction - an inability of mitochondria to generate energy to power the body properly. The authors of this study also state that: "Mitochondria need all of their essential vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and amino acids to function properly". (Ref. 9)

Our conclusion?

Seaweeds, being such a nutritionally-rich sea-based superfood, can quickly deliver all the required vitamins and minerals to the body, and can be an excellent one-source solution for treatment of chronic illnesses in general, and chronic fatigue syndrome, in particular.

ascophyllum nodosum
Ascophyllum Nodosum
© Seagreens Ltd

Intoxication of the body is another cause of tiredness and chronic fatigue.

As an example, one South Korean study shows how consumption of large amounts of (intoxicated) fish can lead to higher than normal concentrations of methyl-mercury (a heavy metal toxin) in the brain and result in chronic tiredness. The same study also demonstrates how a detoxification with minerals and some other essential nutrients can produce positive results and remove such toxins from the body. (Ref. 10)

Seaweeds contain all the essential nutrients required for an ongoing detoxification of the body.

In addition, immunomodulation and neuroprotection are just another two mechanisms through which seaweeds may help with controlling tiredness and chronic fatigue.

Part 4 - Why are Seagreens an Energy Good?

Of course, everything that we have just stated above about seaweeds, also applies to Seagreens.

Because Seagreens *are* pure brown seaweeds.

Why do we offer Seagreens as an energy food?

Energy, that sustains human life, is a complex concept. It is much more than just consuming calories and expecting to feel healthy and energetic.

Metabolism, of course, plays a huge part in energising our bodies. It is, in fact the very engine that sets the whole process of energy creation in motion.

The quality of essential nutrients that we get from foods pretty much determines the "quality" of metabolism within our body. Metabolism, in its turn, determines our energy levels. Therefore, if we eat well, our energy levels are naturally high; if we eat low-quality (though high-calorie) foods - our energy levels may be low.

Therefore: the quality, quantity and form of essentials nutrients (vitamins, minerals, trace elements, enzymes, amino acids and fatty acids + phyto-chemicals) that we consume are of utmost importance as well.

One of the best ways to obtain high-quality nutrients in sufficient quantities is definitely from plants in a living, whole form (as grown in nature); and not as artificial, isolated, often industrial-grade chemical compounds (as in synthetic "multi-vitamins" sold in supermarkets).

fucus
Fucus Vesiculosus
© Seagreens Ltd

When we obtain our nutrients from real-living-whole foods, our body understands very well how to accept such nutrition and turn it efficiently into energy. This is possible because all the nutrients work in perfect harmony with each other, and most importantly as one whole entity (i.e., one whole food).

Here is an illustrative example. Due to their inorganic nature, minerals may not be easily assimilated by the body. They may require further "help" from other substances within a food. Such "assisting" substances are usually amino acids.

So, minerals in a living food, ex. Seagreens, are naturally chelated, or bound to amino acids present in the same food. Amino acids help to "transport" minerals effectively to the cells where they can be properly integrated.

This is a simple demonstration of what makes a real whole living food highly bioavailable, i.e. easily absorbable by the body.

From this perspective, Seagreens may be one of the best green superfoods I can think of.

While calories are a necessary source of fuel for the body to produce energy, many other systemic elements have to work in synergy with each other to deliver sustained levels of energy, and generally for the healthy biological function of the human body.

For example, if my metabolic function is weak, an excessive intake of low-quality high-calorie foods may well lead to my weight gain - rather than an increased amount of energy.

So, if I am vitamin-deficient, Seagreens (as an energy food) will quickly provide all the essential nutrition I need to guarantee that my system can regulate the metabolic rate better, and I will get required levels of energy.

Seagreens are a complex functional food, with the potential to deliver systemic health benefits - far beyond simple, high-calorie staple foods.

Seagreens may well be a perfect solution to tiredness and chronic fatigue for those of us who are prepared to give nutritional therapy a fair chance to work, and over a certain period of time.

It is important to note again that, since Seagreens are a sea-based food, they have many compounds not found in terrestrial plants.

Iodine is one of them. Iodine is absolutely essential for proper thyroid function. Thyroid, in its turn, regulates the metabolic rate and is therefore essential for proper energy creation within the body.

By offering superior marine nutrition and high bioavailability, Seagreens have the potential to transform our low-energy physical state into energy-filled life experiences.

Part 5 - Seagreens and Other Medical Conditions

Seagreens manufacturers have long been involved in research re Seagreens' health benefits. The Seaweed Health Foundation established by the manufacturers is now focused on independent research and spreading health-related information about seaweeds.

Here is a summary of existing research on how Seagreens can help with a number of health conditions.

Obesity is a major health issue of modern times. Excessive weight places a heavy physical burden on the whole body. It can cause constant tiredness and a feeling of being generally unwell. A study showed that consumption of Seagreens-enriched bread at breakfast led to a significant reduction in appetite (16.4%) later on in the day. This study demonstrates that Seagreens can be an effective aid for weight regulation. (Ref. 11)

fucus
Fucus Vesiculosus
© Seagreens Ltd

Detoxification is a crucially important biological process which aims to remove heavy metals and other toxins from the body.

Seagreens are able to (Ref. 12):

1) cleanse the digestive tract, blood, lymph system, and kidneys, and improve metabolism of food (all with the help of polysaccharides, pigments (ex., chlorophyll), vitamins and minerals);

2) remove toxic and heavy metals and radiation (via polysaccharides, amino acids and marine minerals);

3) improve the alkaline-acid balance and full metabolism of carbs, proteins and fats (via polysaccharides and naturally chelated minerals and trace elements);

4) be an excellent source of fully-chelated iodine which supports the thyroid and hormonal system.

Thyroid disorders (both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism) can be traced down to basic vitamin deficiencies as well. Seagreens deliver all the nutrients that are believed to be crucial for the healthy function of the endocrine system: iodine, selenium, tyrosine, zinc, copper, vitamins A, B2, B3, B6 and C, among others. (Ref. 12)

Some other conditions that Seageens can alleviate are: allergies; Alzheimer's and memory loss; blood pressure and heart disease; candida infection; cancer; bacterial and viral infections; autism/hyperactivity; depression; diabetes; eczema; endometriosis; herpes; ME; metabolic disorders; and generally improve the work of the immune system. (Ref. 12)

Most of these conditions cause tiredness as a symptom. For example, hypothyroidism (an under-active thyroid) is especially associated with chronic tiredness. Seagreens can certainly help here, too.

Part 6 - Seagreens are Three Species of Arctic Brown Wrack Seaweeds

Seagreens consist of three species of Arctic wild-growing brown seaweeds:

Ascophyllum: Ascophyllum nodosum (Egg Wrack)
Fucus: Fucus vesiculosus (Bladder Wrack)
Pelvetia: Pelvetia canaliculata (Channelled Wrack)

Compared to other species of seaweeds, Brown Wrack Seaweeds have a uniquely-balanced and exceptionally-rich nutritional profile, which makes them a perfect functional food.

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Pelvetia Canaliculata
© Seagreens Ltd

Ascophyllum nodosum is a shallow-water, inter-tidal species found in the Northern Atlantic in sheltered areas, at the lower extremes of the intertidal zone. It grows in water down to about 5 meters. Learn more about ascophyllum here.

Fucus vesiculosus is a shallow-water, inter-tidal species living in the Northern Atlantic on rocky shores (mid-shore and up-shore of the intertidal zone), with various levels of exposure. It grows in water along the surface, with its body containing many "bubbles" that keep it afloat.

Pelvetia canaliculata is also a shallow-water, inter-tidal species of the Northern Atlantic living in sheltered and moderately exposed areas, on the upper shore of the intertidal zone. It is called Channelled wrack because it holds the water in tiny tubes during the ebb tide.

All three species of Seagreens are harvested in the wild, from living plants only (no floating or dead seaweeds allowed), with no roots or crustacea. Manufacturers choose the appropriate times and locations of the harvest making sure the plants are cut at the peak of their nutritional maturity. The cut plants are then allowed to regenerate for a period of 3 to 5 years before they are re-harvested. (Ref. 13)

Seagreens are *human-quality* foods (with a food hygiene certificate as a proof), certified as non-allergenic and free of environmental contaminants, toxic metals and microbial pathogens, to HACCP and GMP manufacturing standards.

They are certified 100% Organic and approved in line with Biodynamic Association Standards in the EU and USA. (Ref. 14)

They are also recognised as Vegan, Kosher, Halal, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Weight-Loss, and Wheat-Free. (Ref. 15)

Seagreens are gently dried at a temperature never exceeding 45°C. They are highly recommended for people on raw foods diets.

Part 7 - Seagreens: Nutritional profile

Seagreens are arguably the richest food source of the most balanced and complete marine nutrition, that cannot be matched by any terrestrial plant or vegetable.

As a combination of three species of wild Arctic seaweeds, Seagreens can provide the best balance and become a *one-stop* functional food for all your nutritional needs, the very Foundation of Health™ indeed.

For comparison, the manufacturers state that Seagreens, for example, have more iron than the commonly known red seaweed Dulse, which itself has 200 times more iron than beet greens, the richest land vegetable. Seagreens have 8 times more magnesium and 100 times more iodine than any land vegetable, and 14 times more calcium than cow's milk. (Ref. 12)

Above all, Seagreens are a whole food - they deliver all the nutrients in their original, natural state; and these nutrients work in complete synergy with each other. No synthetic "multi-vitamins" can ever compete with that - in fact, synthetic vitamins can do more harm than good anyway.

Below are the typical nutritional values of 3 species of Seagreens combined.

Seagreens: Typical Nutritional Values per 1 gram

pelvetia
Pelvetia Canaliculata
© Seagreens Ltd

Protein: 50mg

Carbohydrate/Fibre: 550mg, of which Dietary Fibre 500mg incl. the non-starch polysaccharides: Algin, Fucose, Fucoidan, Mannitol, Methylpentosans, Laminarin, Mannuronic Acid and Chlorophyll.

Enzymes (units per 1 gram): Lipase 254 (pH 7.4), Carbohydrase 53.75 (pH 8.0), Protease 653.50 (pH 7.4).

Essential Fatty Acids: Omega-3 3.43mg, Omega-6 9.50mg, Omega-9 16.30mg, Alpha-linolenic Acid 1.143mg, Eicosapentenoic Acid 1.42mg.

Vitamins: A (antioxidant carotenoids including beta carotene, fucoxanthin and violaxanthin) 178µg, B1 (thiamin) 0.62µg, B2 (riboflavin) 0.15µg, B3 (niacin or vit PP) 104.13µg, B9 (folate) 0.554µg, B12 (cobalamin) 0.0014µg, C (antioxidant) 66.35µg, D (cholecalciferol) 0.01µg, E (antioxidant) 62.15µg, H (biotin) 0.30µg, K (menadione) 10µg.

Minerals: Calcium 12.33mg, Magnesium 8.03mg, Nitrogen 8.10mg, Phosphorus 1.58mg, Potassium 19.35mg, Sodium 34.8mg, Sulphur 23.38mg.

Trace Elements: Antimony 0.05µg, Barium 6.48µg, Boron 87.71µg, Cerium 0.27µg, Cobalt 0.47µg, Copper 0.75µg, Germanium 0.07µg, Gold 0.05µg, Iodine 390µg, Iridium trace, Iron 139µg, Lanthanum 0.06µg, Lithium 0.33µg, Manganese 44.9µg, Molybdenum 0.54µg, Palladium 0.76µg, Platinum trace, Praseodymium 0.013µg, Rhemium 0.1µg, Rubidium 6.79µg, Ruthenium 0.004µg, Scandium trace, Selenium 0.04µg, Silicon 63.34µg, Silver 0.064µg, Thallium 0.006µg, Tellurium trace, Titanium 2.15µg, Vanadium 1.79µg, Zinc 70.84µg. A total of 67 mineral elements have been analysed in all Seagreens human food species.

Amino Acids: Alanine 2.15mg, Arginine 2.88mg, Aspartic acid 7.53mg, Cystein +Cystine 0.83mg, Glutamic acid 5.35mg, Glycine 3.69mg, Histidine 0.53mg, Isoleucine 1.323mg, Leucine 4.74mg, Lysine 1.60mg, Methionine 0.88mg, Phenylalanine 1.36mg, Proline 1.83mg, Serine 1.52mg, Threonine 1.53mg, Tryptophan 0.54mg, Tyrosine 0.85mg, Valine 1.23mg.

Betaines: Glycine Betaine trace, Gamma Amino Butyric Acid Betaine trace, Delta Amino Valeric Acid Betaine trace, TML (Laminine) trace, L-Carnitine trace, Trigonelline trace, enzymes, lipids, lipoproteins and many compounds which cannot be artificially replicated or formulated.

Note: 1g (gram) = 1000mg (milligram) = 1,000,000µg (microgram)

* As verified by independent analytical laboratories.

** Published here with the permission of the Seagreens manufacturers. (Ref. 17)

Here is a further breakdown of valuable carotenoids in 3 species of Seagreens: beta-carotene, fucoxanthin, neoxanthin, violaxanthin, zeaxanthin. (Ref. 1)

Ascophyllum and Fucus are very rich in iodine, but Pelvetia is richer in the essential fatty acids than the other two species.

There has recently been an explosion in popularity of green, nutritious foods in general: ex., barley grass, wheatgrass, chlorella and spirulina. We sell a selection of them on our website too.

But we dare suggest that Seagreens are nutritionally more powerful than these mentioned foods, because Seagreens are marine seaweeds, with a whole variety of nutrients not found in terrestrial plants (barley grass and wheatgrass) and freshwater-grown algae (chlorella and spirulina). One of the most obvious nutrients being present in seaweeds and absent in other green foods is iodine.

Approximately 4kg of fresh wet seaweeds make up 1kg of dried seaweeds.

Seagreens: Tastes and Flavours

If you have ever tried any kelp powders that are commonly available on the market, and even attempted to use them in cooking or take them directly from a spoon, you will know how hard it is to handle the taste of these powders.

The reason for that is that most of these products are harvested primarily for industrial purposes. Dead seaweeds removed from the beach are often the main sources of industrial production, used by the alginate industry as well as in horticulture and animal feeds. One of the most recent applications for such products is as kelp supplements - as powders, capsules and tablets. (Ref. 13)

From this perspective, Seagreens have no competition. They are *human-grade* foods, harvested from living seaweeds at the peak of their nutritional maturity.

The best proof of this is in their superior tastes and flavours.

All three species of Seagreens are very pleasant to taste.

Ascophyllum has a deep, slightly salty taste; while Fucus additionally offers some sort of a smoky flavour; with Pelvetia delivering the mildest taste which is most popular among children.

This makes Seagreens very popular among raw food enthusiasts and chefs who can easily enhance the taste of their cooking.

Seagreens as an Alternative to Sea Salt

Nowadays, consumers are becoming more aware of the harmful health effects of table salt, and usefulness and health benefits of sea salt.

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While refined table salt often contains one chemical only - sodium chloride, sea salt normally contains a broad spectrum of minerals and trace elements. For example, Celtic sea salt contains 84 minerals + trace elements incl. sodium chloride, among many other compounds. (Ref. 18)

So we currently observe a trend when lots of people switch to the use of sea salt, in place of table salt. This, in itself, is a good development.

We also see many nutritional experts recommend an increased intake of sea salt for health benefits.

Anecdotal evidence suggests, however, that over-consumption of any salt - including sea salt - is probably not a good idea.

Taking sea salt in small amounts is fine; however, its excessive consumption may lead to "salt deposits" on the bones, especially around the joints, throughout the body. This observation comes from my personal experience, after drinking sea salt dissolved in water in significant amounts on a daily basis, following someone's recommendation.

This happens most likely because our body doesn't completely understand how to process sea salt in its neat form - because it contains inorganic minerals.

We now also observe a trend when consumers are starting to prefer to get required amounts of *organic* marine minerals directly from sea-based plants, rather than in the form of *inorganic* minerals of sea salt.

No one can give us a firm answer as to whether our body processes organic and inorganic minerals differently, or not.

However, if your intuitive preferences lie on the side of organic minerals, then Seagreens may offer you a perfect solution.

As living plants, Seagreens "ingest" inorganic marine minerals and trace elements (same as found in sea water and sea salt), process them and deliver them to us in an organic form. We eat Seagreens as a pure food that provides us with all organic minerals we need for healthy living.

Seagreens manufacturers seem to agree with this opinion:

The significance of the difference between the nutritional profile of the ocean and the nutritional profile of the seaweed is the extent to which the seaweed has "metabolised" the ocean nutrients and ameliorated the harm which the ocean profile would do to us if taken in its raw state - one of the problems of salt which is crystallised straight out of the sea water (and in inferior qualities the raft of minerals is left behind). (Ref. 12)

To this end, Seagreens can be taken either as a partial or complete alternative to sea salt - depending on your preferences. Especially that it can be an excellent, flavour-enhancing ingredient in your cooking as well.

Part 8 - Manufacturing Process

With all their dedication to bring top-quality, human-food-grade seaweeds to market, alongside ethical values promoted by Seagreens Ltd, you can rest assured that their manufacturing practices will most certainly exceed your expectations.

Seagreens are sustainably harvested year-round from nutritious, *living* wild brown wrack seaweeds which are not destroyed but left to prosper, in the crystal clear waters of the Outer Hebrides islands in Scotland, in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The waters of the Hebridean Islands are certified by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency for their purity and general quality; with fish farming prohibited and light industry tightly controlled. (Ref. 15 and 12)

No dead, drifting, beached or root seaweed are allowed, only living ones - with no sand or crustacea in them. Special equipment is used to protect plants from any possible contamination or down-grading during harvesting, transport and processing. (Ref. 16)

Only the thallus (the upper body) of regenerated, wild seaweeds is harvested, and nothing else. With nothing extracted or added to them afterwards. (Ref. 14)

Seaweeds are then slowly dried, within 12 hours of harvest, at no more than 45°C, to keep all the nutrients intact. Therefore, Seagreens are a raw food.

Drying and processing facilities are located close to harvesting areas which, themselves, are rotated over the years to allow harvested plants to re-grow over a period of 3 to 5 years after the original harvest. These facilities have a fully certified Food Hygiene and HACCP status. (Ref. 16)

The manufacturers are dedicated to the principles of sustainable production, working in harmony with nature. In 2011, the Hebridean Seagreens factory received an award for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability from the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and Scottish Natural Heritage. (Ref. 15)

Some researchers of marine plants note that:

... the chemical and nutritional composition of seaweeds depends on many factors, including species, geographical origin or area of cultivation, seasonal, environmental, and physiological variations, time of harvest, water temperature, and processing methods. (Ref. 1)

Seagreens manufacturers make sure that all these factors come together at the right time in the right place - to produce the *best-of-breed* seaweeds whose nutritional quality is just right for human consumption.

Seagreens are certified 100% Organic and approved in line with Biodynamic Association Standards in the EU and USA. (Ref. 14)

They are certified free of all likely ocean-borne contaminants, toxic metals and microbial pathogens; they are GMO-free and irradiation-free, and meet the requirements of European and US Pharmacopeias. (Ref. 19)

They are also recognised as Allergen-Free, Vegan and Vegetarian, Kosher, Halal, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Macrobiotic, Weight-Loss, and Wheat-Free. (Ref. 15)

Part 9 - Buy Seagreens in Small Retail or Bulk Packs from Us

Making a long-term commitment to improving your physical well-being may be one of the best decisions you can take right now - for your *healthy future*.

If you need only small amounts of Seagreens to start with, we now offer our very own Fined Milled Seaweed Mix that contains all 3 species of Seagreens.

We also offer bulk buys (small wholesale) for all three species of Seagreens. Please have a look at our packages below and make your choice.

Our bulk buys offer you big savings.

If you are dealing with a chronic condition, or are simply into healthy living, our packages may be a perfect solution for your needs.

We highly recommended taking Seagreens either directly on their own, or with any type of food you fancy.

Seagreens are already widely used in bakery and cooking, as they have a wonderful, sea-filled taste and work very well as flavour-enhancers.

Bulk packs of Seagreens we offer:

Kelp, or Egg Wrack
(Ascophyllum Nodosum)
seagreens organic Dried fine granules, 3kg
(approx. 12kg wet seaweeds)
Price: £140.00
Bladder Wrack
(Fucus vesiculosus)
seagreens organic Dried fine granules, 2kg
(approx. 8kg wet seaweeds)
Price: £140.00
Channelled Wrack
(Pelvetia canaliculata)
seagreens organic Dried fine granules, 1kg
(approx. 4kg wet seaweeds)
Price: £215.00

How Much of Seagreens to Take?

The general recommendation is to take 1/2 to 1 level teaspoon of Seagreens per day. This dose will deliver all the essential nutrients required by the body - as a wholefood, organic multi-vitamin / supplement.

For the purposes of broader detoxification, larger amounts are warranted.

Always consult your nutritional therapist when using Seagreens for a medical condition. Check out nutritional therapists we work with to provide professional advice.

Take Seagreens at any time of the day, including during or after meals. For stronger effects, allow 15 minutes before and after taking Seagreens without any liquid intake.

It is very easy to make your own capsules with Seagreens if you don't want to take them straight and / or add them to food. You can use a simple capsule machine and empty capsules (both available online at low cost from a number of retailers) to make your own Seagreens capsules. This will save you literally hundreds of pounds on ready-made capsules.

Taking regular breaks while consuming powerful detoxifying green foods is recommended.

Following your intuition may also provide a good guidance in your healing process.

Personal Observations of Taking Seagreens

One of my friends and I have been taking Seagreens for quite some time now. I take it directly from a teaspoon, because I really love its taste. My friend takes it in capsules.

We noticed that my friend started having some brown spots appearing on his face since he started taking the capsules. After a year of taking them, we notice his spots are starting to clear by now.

I recently noticed a small brown spot on my face (under one of my eyes) too. As a possibility, I relate it to an increased quantity of Seagreens in my diet.

I believe these brown spots - which are sometimes called "liver spots" - are a result of detoxifying effects by Seagreens. These seaweeds may be pushing the toxins out of the liver - the toxins then appear on the face as a result of coming out of the liver. Over time, and once the liver is cleaner than before, we would expect these spots to disappear.

If you have a similar experience, please share it with us :).


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Written and Researched by Irina Bright
Date of Publication: April 2013
Updated: August 2014

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