Ecklonia Cava Extract

Ecklonia Cava Extract

The Real Thing Ecklonia Cava Extract

A patented, super-antioxidant complex found in 100% organic Ecklonia cava brown ocean algae. It does something for everything.

CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH | PAIN MANAGEMENT | GLUCOSE BALANCE | WEIGHT-LOSS | HAIR-LOSS | ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION | ALLERGIES | MEMORY | AND MORE

HOW TO INCLUDE IT IN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

What?

All you need is algae. More specifically a unique brown algae found off the coasts of Korea and Japan. It’s called Ecklonia cava. Remember that name.

What else?

It’s been used for centuries as an all-round health tool in the East. It’s also been scientifically scrutinised for more than 14 years. That’s how we know that Ecklonia cava does so many good things for so many parts of you.

Why?

Mostly because it’s an antioxidant factory. The algae grows in a harsh marine environment where cold mountain run-off water mixes with warm sea water and stimulates antioxidant super-production. The result is this patented extract of super-potent polyphenol and phlorotannin antioxidants. Or rather, super-antioxidants.

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FACT:
Research into Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity or ORAC scores shows that Ecklonia Cava Extract has eight to over 200 times more antioxidant potential than other known antioxidants. So you score too.

WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT ECKLONIA CAVA EXTRACT?

  • It stays in your system.

    The extract is hydrophobic, meaning it’s not water-soluble, but fat-soluble. As a result it can stay in the body for up to 12 hours –water-soluble nutrients, such as vitamin C and land-based polyphenols, often only stick around for 30 minutes or so. Clearly, EC Extract works harder for longer. Plus it can cross the blood-brain barrier and have an effect in the brain.

  • It’s got super-antioxidants.

     Polyphenols and phlorotannins are known families of natural antioxidants. Polyphenols are made up of multiple interconnected phenol rings – and more rings mean more electrons can be absorbed from toxic free radicals. While other known antioxidants might have two or four rings a piece, the patented marine polyphenols in EC Extract have up to 13 active rings each, and therefore way more antioxidant power. Phlorotannins on the other hand are only found in brown algae and have been shown to reduce atherosclerosis and promote cardiovascular health. Among other things.

  • It does so much more.

    Super free-radical grabbing skills, coupled with 12-hour staying power make the antioxidants in this extract particularly good at helping to protect and support multiple systems. Research suggests that EC Extract is actually 10 to 100 times stronger than similar quantities of land-based polyphenols and other antioxidants – even resveratrol and green tea catechins.

  • Plus it’s super-safe.

    Clinical studies have found no side-effects associated with EC Extract treatment for a range of conditions at a range of doses.

HOW DOES IT HELP YOU?

Ecklonia Cava Extract makes its presence felt in multiple body sites and systems. It’s an all-over antioxidant complex.
CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
  • Better blood pressure. Angiotensin-converting enzyme, or ACE, is an enzyme that’s known to cause hypertension and blood vessel constriction. Ageing and vascular risk factors are known to up levels of ACE. But according to a 2006 study published in the Korean Journal Pharmacognosy, EC Extract can suppress this enzyme and so reduce blood pressure levels as effectively as certain ACE-inhibitor drugs.
  • Cuts blood clots. Plasmin is an enzyme that breaks down blood clots. Anti-plasmin is a protein that blocks plasmin’s action. Fortunately EC Extract has a natural anti anti-plasmin effect. That’s why it helps thin the blood and reduce clots.
  • Reversed atherosclerosis. In 2001 research performed in the Cardiology Division of Yonsei University in Korea, showed that, in heart disease patients with 50% narrowed coronary arteries, EC Extract can regenerate the lining and structure of blood vessels and reduce atherosclerosis.
  • Lower lipid levels. The same study also found the extract can reduce bad LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels while increasing good HDL cholesterol levels.
  • Less cardiovascular risk. The take-home message from the Yonsei University study was that just six weeks of EC Extract treatment for heart disease patients leads to better overall circulation and a “substantially reduced cardiovascular risk profile”. We like the sound of that.
PAIN MANAGEMENT
  • In arthritis. In treating osteoarthritis, EC Extract has been shown to reduce pain and inhibit the inflammatory COX enzymes. In fact, in a 2006 study published in the Archives of Pharmacal Research, the extract was found to be as effective as certain COX-2 inhibitor pharmaceutical drugs. At least.
  • In fibromyalgia. An unpublished 2005 clinical study has found that EC Extract treatment can reduce fibromyalgia patients’ pain by as much as 30%. Plus it helps with other symptoms, leading to 71% more energy, 56% more sleep, an 80% improvement in sleep quality, and 39% better day-to-day functioning
GLUCOSE BALANCE
  • Better blood glucose levels. Its anti-inflammatory effect means EC Extract can also help to stabilise glucose levels and stimulate insulin sensitivity.
  • Diabetes support. Research from the College of Medicine at Korea’s Yonsei University has shown that EC Extract caused substantial drops in blood sugar levels in pre-diabetic women. Another study from the Department of Internal Medicine at Korea University showed that the extract effectively lowered fasting serum glucose in a group of early-phase diabetics
WEIGHT-LOSS
  • More fat loss. Study subjects who drank an EC Extract drink for two weeks were found to lose weight, gain muscle and shed an average of 7% body fat. In another study with clinically obese patients the EC drink led to a 2.4kg weight loss and a 15% reduction in visceral fat.
  • More muscle gain. Because EC Extract reduces fat synthesis and storage, it helps your body use more energy. But it’s also thought to increase levels of human growth hormone, which makes muscle grow and body fat shrink.
  • Support for obesity. EC Extract naturally inhibits an enzyme involved in fat synthesis called DGAT for short. In fact 2004 research from the University of Washington has shown that it can inhibit this fat-manufacturer by 30 to 70%.
HAIR-LOSS
  • Prevents hair follicle death. Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 or MMP-9 is an enzyme that’s active in hair follicle destruction and hair loss. Good news for men (and some women) is that EC Extract is thought to down-regulate MMP-9 and so preserve follicles and fuller heads of hair.
  • Reduces blood pressure and balding. A surprising but strong connection has been made between hypertension and androgenetic (hereditary or male-pattern) hair loss. EC Extract has been shown to reduce blood pressure. Should help with the hair-loss too. 
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • Better blood flow where it counts. EC Extract clearly helps improve blood pressure and circulation. That’s why it’s thought to have such a sizeable effect on penile blood flow and erectile function. And it really does: a clinical study published in the Archives of Pharmacal Research showed that eight weeks of EC Extract treatment had comparable or better results than Viagra. In fact, while the extract’s erectile function scores were equal to those achieved by the famous pharmaceutical, it did significantly better when it came to orgasmic function, intercourse satisfaction and overall satisfaction. Try these numbers for size...

     % IMPROVEMENT WITH EC EXTRACT

      Erectile function – 66%                
      Orgasmic function – 87%
      Frequency of penetration – 74%  
      Maintaining erection post penetration – 77%
      Intercourse satisfaction – 74%
      Sexual desire – 20%

ALLERGIES
  • Reduces allergic reactions. EC Extract has been shown to reduce allergic reactions and inflammation. In a University of Washington study it was found to significantly relieve symptoms in mice with allergen-induced asthma.
  • Fewer side-effects. Even better, EC Extract can help manage allergies without the dizziness, drowsiness and other side effects seen with anti-histamine treatment.
NEURAL FUNCTION AND MEMORY
  • Better brain function. The antioxidants in EC Extract are fat-soluble and can cross the blood-brain barrier. Product research from 2006 has also shown that, once in the brain they help increase blood flow and alpha brain waves, which improves mental acuity and focus.
  • Increased alertness. EC Extract has been shown to give professional drivers a 48% reduction in drowsiness while driving, and students an 11% drop in tiredness while studying.
  • More memory. Acetylcholine, or Ach, is a neurotransmitter linked to memory and cognition. EC Extract can increase Ach by 40% and reduce the enzyme that breaks it down by 60% to 80%. Which will give you a better chance of remembering this fact.
  • Neural protection. It also inhibits the formation of beta-amyloid precursor protein. This leads to fewer beta amyloid plaques being deposited in the brain and less resultant nerve death. In fact EC Extract has been found to have a similar beta-APP lowering effect to a known acetylcholinesterase inhibitor drug.
  • In dementia. A study with mild to moderate dementia patients showed that eight weeks of EC Extract treatment led to better cognitive function and fewer or no symptoms in 80% of subjects.
  • In Alzheimer’s. Early research at the Mirae Medical Institute in Korea assessed EC Extract treatment on 300 mild to moderate Alzheimer’s patients. The result: after three months, 60% of subjects showed enough improvement in memory and function to return to independent living.
EXTRA FOR EXERCISE.

In a 2007 study from Korea’s Mirae Medical Foundation, athletes who drank an EC Extract drink daily experienced big improvements in fitness and endurance. Like what? Like a 10.2% increase in VO2 max, a 19% drop in resting heart rate and a 9.9% improvement in time to exhaustion. Nice.

WHAT MAKES ECKLONIA CAVA EXTRACT THE REAL THING?

  • What we put in it. Nothing but the purest, powdered super-antioxidant complex, extracted from the purest Ecklonia cava brown marine algae.
  • What we don’t put in it. No binders, fillers, colourants, flavourants, preservatives or additives of any kind.
  • How it’s grown. This algae grows off the coasts of Korea and Japan where a unique marine environment triggers the production of its unique phlorotannin and polyphenol antioxidants. The Ecklonia cava is natural and organic. And so is its extract.
  • How it’s made. EC Extract is produced through a patented and food-compatible extraction and purification process in a GMP and HACCP approved facility.

HOW DO YOU TAKE IT?

For maintenance, take 2 tablets daily (800mg Ecklonia Cava Extract). This can be increased to 2 tablets twice a day (1 600mg Extract), or up to a maximum dose of 3 tablets four times daily. Consult your health care practitioner. Dosages used in clinical trials for specific conditions are as follows:
  • Circulation and cholesterol – 300mg to 600mg per day
  • Arthritis – 600mg per day
  • Blood glucose reduction – 1.8g per day for pre-diabetics, 4.8g per day for diabetics
  • Weight-loss – 200mg per day or 720mg per day
  • Endurance and exercise – 720mg twice a day
  • Erectile function – 2.4g per day (for 8 weeks)
  • Neuropathic pain – 2g per day
  • Fibromyalgia – 1.2g to 2.4g per day
  • Cognitive function in dementia patients – 4.8g per day
  • Brain function and alertness – 720mg per day
  • Hair-loss – in vitro trials and anecdotal evidence support 800mg to 1 600mg per day

Mega Omega 3+6+9

Mega Omega 3+6+9

Omega-3 rich fish oil plus omega-6 and -9 dense borage oil equals all the good fatty acids you need in the right ratio. It’s an omega all-rounder.
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What? One dose of Mega Omega 3+6+9 dishes up 1 200mg of omega 3 – mostly EPA and DHA. This is more than the recommended daily requirement. It also delivers 220mg of the omega 6s gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) and linoleic acid, and 80mg of omega 9 or oleic acid. This all adds up to the optimal omega ratio for you.

Why? Omegas 3, 6 and 9 are essential for good health (find out exactly how, in our BACKGROUND section). But you need the right ratio to get it right. And most Western diets get this wrong, providing too much omega 6 and too little omega 3. Mega Omega 3+6+9 delivers the perfect balance for better health.

What else? Like all Mega Omega oils, 3+6+9 is molecularly distilled and certified pharmaceutical-grade.

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HOW DO YOU GET THE OMEGA BALANCE?

It’s a family drama. Omega 3 is clearly the favourite child, but what about its omega 6 and omega 9 siblings? Basically, it’s all about balance – particularly the omega 3, omega 6 fatty acid balance.

Modern meals are not fair and square. While omega-3 rich foods feature lower down on the modern menu, omega 6s are everywhere...

  • Baked and processed foods
  • Egg yolks, meats and animal products
  • Vegetable and cooking oils like canola, corn, peanut and sunflower oils.

Omega 9 fatty acids are also readily provided by the modern diet. Plus the body is also able to produce a limited amount of omega 9, provided omega 3 and omega 6 are present.

Get glowing

Celebrity devotees swear by Apple Cider Vinegar’s radiance-boosting qualities to soothe sunburn, banish bad hair days, and blitz blemishes and breakouts.
  • Mix one cup Apple Cider Vinegar with one cup water for a shine-boosting hair rinse.
  • Mix with water for a natural deodorizing spray.
  • Mix with water and Epsom salts for a hygienic foot soak.
  • Mix one part Apple Cider Vinegar with two parts water and apply to the face with a cotton pad to balance oily skin.

Make a clean start

Disinfectant properties enable this miracle worker to be used as a household cleaning agent and powerful odour remover.
  • Rinse fruit and vegetables in Apple Cider Vinegar to remove pesticides and other nasties.
  • Mix one part Apple Cider Vinegar with one part water for a safe and effective all-purpose household cleaner.

FACT:

Most people get an omega-6 overdose. So setting things straight calls for less omega 6 and more omega 3 – particularly the health-promoting long-chain omega 3s, EPA and DHA. That’s why Mega Omega 3+6+9 delivers the right ratio. An optimal omega combo.

Mega Omega Liquid Lemon

Mega Omega Liquid

Omega Fish Oil Liquid
Natural or lemon-flavoured, there’s nothing fishy about it. It's ultra-pure, maximally concentrated and packed with heart-helping, brain-building omega 3 fatty acids.

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What? One teaspoon of Mega Omega Fish Oil contains 1 900mg of omega 3 fatty acids – mainly DHA and EPA. That's about five times more omega 3 than the average fish oil.

What else? The Real Thing Mega Omega is totally pure and certified free of PCBs pesticides, dioxides, mercury and other heavy metals.


HOW DOES MEGA OMEGA HELP YOU?

For all the do-good detail and big health benefits, visit our WHY YOU NEED OMEGAS page now.

HOW DOES THE REAL THING KEEP IT REAL?

Mega Omega fish oil is mega-safe because it’s mega-pure.

First it’s molecularly distilled to remove impurities, pollutants and toxins.

It’s also produced in a GMP and HACCP compliant facility, meaning the manufacturing meets Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Control and Critical Analysis standards.

Plus it’s certified pharmaceutical-grade, meaning it’s produced under the meticulous EU standards governing production of prescription medication.

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FACT

If you think our oceans are clean, that’s rubbish. Many of them are toxic dumping grounds for heavy metals and environmental waste. If the fish are exposed to this chemical soup, then so are the fish oils they yield.

No wonder a 2004 report by the United States Pharmacopoeia found that some fish oil supplements are purer than others.

HOW DO YOU TAKE IT?

Some out-of the-bottle ideas

A spoonful of fish oil doesn’t have to go down like medicine. Try these easy recipes.

  • Drizzle it. Add balsamic vinegar and a teaspoon or two of Mega Omega oil (lemon or natural) over a salad of your choice with crushed rock salt and mixed herbs. Great with tuna, seafood or roasted veg salad.
  • Mix it. Stir a couple of doses of lemon or natural Mega Omega oil into a serving of any stir-fry, pasta or seafood dish – after the cooking process if the meal is hot.
  • Juice it. For kids, add a teaspoon of lemon-flavoured Mega Omega to orange juice or stir a teaspoon of the natural-flavoured oil to a bowl of cooked, sweetened porridge.

NOTE: There have been some reports that increased bleeding can occur if excessive omega 3 doses (usually more than 3 000mg) are taken by patients who are also on blood-thinning medications like aspirin or warfarin. These reports have been disputed. Consult your health care practitioner.

Mega Omega SUPREME

Mega Omega Supreme

It’s supremely potent and supremely pure. It’s a Norwegian formula in convenient capsule form. Sigh. So many things to love.
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What?

Mega Omega SUPREME delivers 1 600 mg of omega 3 per two-capsule dose – mostly DHA and EPA.

What else?

The two-step distillation process guarantees the lowest possible levels of pollutants, environmental toxins, heavy metals, trans fats and oxidation products. Plus it’s pharmaceutical-grade. In fact, in certain categories, Mega Omega SUPREME is up to 500 times more pure than other fish oils.

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HOW DOES MEGA OMEGA HELP YOU?

For all the do-good detail and big health benefits, visit our WHY YOU NEED OMEGAS page now.
  • Mix one cup Apple Cider Vinegar with one cup water for a shine-boosting hair rinse.
  • Mix with water for a natural deodorizing spray.
  • Mix with water and Epsom salts for a hygienic foot soak.
  • Mix one part Apple Cider Vinegar with two parts water and apply to the face with a cotton pad to balance oily skin.

HOW DOES THE REAL THING KEEP IT REAL?

Only the good stuff will do. So we’ve partnered with the world's leading supplier of ultra-pure, marine-derived omega 3 EPA and DHA fatty acid concentrates. Anything for you. Including the following...
  • Rinse fruit and vegetables in Apple Cider Vinegar to remove pesticides and other nasties.
  • Mix one part Apple Cider Vinegar with one part water for a safe and effective all-purpose household cleaner.

1. SUPREME PURIFICATION

  • Two-step molecular distillation

    removes virtually all impurities. Step one siphons off free fatty acids, coloured components and protein residues, while the patent-pending second step eliminates pesticides, PCBs, dioxins, bromintated flame retardants and other complicated sounding organic pollutants.
  • All processing is done under mild conditions, with minimum exposure to oxygen

    This protects the precious omega 3s, which become unstable when exposed to oxygen, high temperatures, light and alkaline or acidic substances.
  • Extensive measuring detects all contaminants.

    Not just toxins and pollutants. But oxidation products and trans fatty acids too.
  • GMP certification guarantees consistent quality.

    Yes, it’s produced according to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) procedures. But it also complies with our own highly stringent limits for environmental pollutants that go way beyond the authorities’ requirements. That means it’s purer than it needs to be. See, anything for you.

2. SUPREME TESTING

  • It’s the most tested fish oil ever.

    And we mean ever. The fish oil in Mega Omega SUPREME has been used in about 100 clinical studies involving more than 4 000 patients.
  • It’s been tested in daily amounts of up to 20g.

    That’s mega-mega dosing to really assess the safety. And it passed. Clearly.
  • It’s the most popular study medication.

    In other words, it’s used more than any other fish oil in research studies. Plus it’s been studied in a variety of contexts, including cardiovascular health, rheumatology, dementia, depression, obstetrics, immunology, bioavailability, digestion, weight reduction, infections, male infertility, migraine and physical performance.

HOW DO YOU TAKE IT?

For maintenance, take 2 capsules daily with food. This can be increased to 2 capsules twice a day. Consult your health practitioner. Safe for pregnant women and kids. NOTE: There have been some reports that increased bleeding can occur if excessive omega 3 doses (usually more than 3 000mg) are taken by patients who are also on blood-thinning medications like aspirin or warfarin. These reports have been disputed. Consult your health care practitioner.

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