If you need to lose a few pounds or many pounds, Weight-Less with brown seaweed extracts is an excellent choice.
We have discussed last week the power of brown seaweed to actually support brain health, even reverse dementia due to seaweed's sulfate polysaccharides exhibiting high anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities (Bauer et al., 2020).
Brown seaweed is known for many other activities: protecting the liver, regulating blood sugar and having anti-cancer properties, and as we have learned already - an important tool for blood sugar regulation and improving insulin resistance.
Very promising aspect of brown seaweed, and with the most studies is the ability to aid weight loss by increasing metabolic rate (Miyashita et al., 2020). It is the reason brown seaweed is called an anti obesity agent.
Fucoxanthin (Fx), a major carotenoid found in brown seaweed, is known to show a unique and wide variety of biological activities. Upon absorption, Fx is metabolized to fucoxanthinol and amarouciaxanthin, and these metabolites mainly accumulate in visceral white adipose tissue (WAT). As seen in other carotenoids, Fx can quench singlet oxygen and scavenge a wide range of free radicals. The antioxidant activity is related to the neuroprotective, photoprotective, and hepatoprotective effects of Fx. Fx is also reported to show anti-cancer activity through the regulation of several biomolecules and signaling pathways that are involved in either cell cycle arrest, apoptosis, or metastasis suppression. Among the biological activities of Fx, anti-obesity is the most well-studied and most promising effect. This effect is primarily based on the upregulation of thermogenesis by uncoupling protein 1 expression and the increase in the metabolic rate induced by mitochondrial activation. In addition, Fx shows anti-diabetic effects by improving insulin resistance and promoting glucose utilization in skeletal muscle.
- Miyashita, K., Beppu, F., Hosokawa, M., Liu, X., & Wang, S. (2020). Nutraceutical characteristics of the brown seaweed carotenoid fucoxanthin. Archives of biochemistry and biophysics, 686, 108364. Abstract
- Bauer, S., Jin, W., Zhang, F., & Linhardt, R. J. (2021). The application of seaweed polysaccharides and their derived products with potential for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Marine Drugs, 19(2), 89. Article
- Alghazwi, M., Charoensiddhi, S., Smid, S., & Zhang, W. (2020). Impact of Ecklonia radiata extracts on the neuroprotective activities against amyloid beta (Aβ1-42) toxicity and aggregation. Journal of Functional Foods, 68, 103893.
- Elfawy, H. A., & Das, B. (2019). Crosstalk between mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, and age related neurodegenerative disease: Etiologies and therapeutic strategies. Life sciences, 218, 165-184.
Weight-Less: Brown Seaweed extracts and 7 Keto. Suggested use: 1-2 capsules, 20 minutes before meals.
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