Certified organic sea vegetable powder from whole marine red algae of Icelandic Artic waters. Produced without additives, solvents or chemicals. Calcium and magnesium make up most of those and get a lot of attention. But the contribution of the 72 other minerals cannot be overlooked as they may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Superior absorption in the body
Helps build bones and skeletal strength
Helps improve bone mineral density
Promotes joint function and comfort
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Where and How
Natural marine algae with 32% Ca , 2.2% Mg and 74 trace minerals
Sub-tidal Lithothamnion calcareum, red algae with bioactive Calcium and Magnesium + 72 trace marine minerals.
Harvested from marine algae
Over the course of the aquatic plant’s life, minerals are accumulated from the seawater, and stored as carbonate salts in the plant. 74 components have been identified in total.
Harvested in Iceland
Aquamin seaweed multi-mineral complex is from the cool, clean, pristine waters off the coast of Bildudalur, Iceland. It is harvested only 4 times a year, maintaining organic certification for the process, and sustainably to ensure future generations can benefit from this resource.
Why do we choose this brand
Proof of efficacy substantiated through strong research. More than 30 scientific studies demonstrating bone strength increase and maintaining bone health.
Demonstrated to have superior bioavailability than other, commonly available calcium sources
An award winning global brand. Sold in 40 countries.
Safe to take daily. Tested on humans at multiples doses.
The United States FDA recognises Aquamin as GRAS, meaning that it is Generally Regarded as Safe.
Clean label. Other than washing and milling, Aquamin is unaltered from the red algae and as such represents a natural multi-mineral cell structure.
Elementally and structurally different from mined minerals. Aquamin is plant. Limestone is rock.
It's unique cell structure renders it easier to digest than rock and animal bone based minerals and can be eaten on an empty stomach.
Aquamin contains a unique trace mineral “Tail”– the key to much of the product’s proven
natural anti-inflammatory properties.
Post menopausal bone health
A large-scale investigation into mineral supplementation and bone health in post-menopausal women . 300 participants in this trial were evaluated over the course of 24 months for changes in bone density and bone turn-over markers.
In summary, a reduction in bone mineral density losses and reduction in bone turn over markers over the course of 24 months was reported in women who consumed Aquamin.1
Sports and workout
Aquamin consumption before and during exercise can offset calcium metabolism disruption associated with exercise has been investigated at the University of Colorado in both elite athletes and post menopuasal women. It was demonstrated in both groups that Aquamin consumption in a sports drink before and during exercise can reduce exercise-associated calcium metabolic disruption.
Relief From Ragweed Allergy
In a clinical study of 48 volunteers of average age 39 years for 4 weeks, participants taking Wellmune reported 56% improvement on the Quality of Life Index and Significant reduction in average allergy symptoms and key nasal and eye-related symptoms
Joint and Inflammation+
70 subjects with moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis were randomly assigned to one of four 12-week treatment groups. These were 1) glucosamine sulphate (GS), 2) glucosamine sulphate plus Aquamin (G + A), 3) Aquamin (A), 4) placebo (PBO). Patients were assessed using the WOMAC pain score method, and the 6-minute walk test. Patients that consumed Aquamin for the duration of the trial reported less pain in all WOMAC categories, whereas those who consumed glucosamine reported improvement in some symptoms – but not in stiffness.
In the second trial (Frestedt et al, 2009), 22 patients with moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis were randomly assigned to one of 2 12-week treatment groups, 1) Aquamin, and 2) Placebo. Patients were assessed while undergoing gradual reductions in non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use. At a 50% reduction of NSAID use, patients in the Aquamin group had improved WOMAC pain scores, passive range of joint motion and 6 minute walk test distances compared to the placebo group. While Aquamin is not a pharmaceutical agent, these data indicate that Aquamin may allow partial reductions in NSAID usage in patients with moderate to severe OA.
A third trial performed in Ireland (Murphy et al, 2014) indicated that the addition of pine bark and green tea extract to Aquamin further enhanced the anti-inflammatory effects of Aquamin in knee osteoarthritis, as evidenced by significantly lower serum levels of the inflammatory cytokine TNF-α.
A series of in vitro studies have shed more light on how Aquamin exerts its anti-inflammatory effects in common and debilitating conditions such as osteoarthritis. Production of key pro-inflammatory cytokines including TNF- α and IL-1β are inhibited in the presence of Aquamin and a inflammatory stimulus (LPS) (Ryan et al, 2011). Importantly – the upstream mediator of inflammation, NFκB is also inhibited by Aquamin in a dose-dependent manner, as is the downstream inflammatory mediator most commonly targeted by NSAIDS, COX-2 (O’Gorman et al, 2012).
Effects on cardiovascular health : Data from 300 post-menopausal women who consumed Aquamin (both with and without scFOS) for 2 years was evaluated and LDL and total cholesterol was significantly lower in the Aquamin and the Aquamin+scFOS groups than in the placebo group at the end of the trial, and was maintained within the normal range. Blood pressure, BMI and body composition were not different between groups. IL-4(an anti inflammatory marker)was significantly higher in the Aquamin+scFOS group at the end of the trial. Incidence of stroke, heart attack did not differ across groups 4 years after the trial.
Slevin MM, Allsopp PJ, Magee PJ, et al.** *Supplementation with calcium and short-chain fructo-oligosaccha-rides affects markers of bone turnover but not bone mineral density in postmenopausal women.
J Nutr. 2014;144(3):297-304.
2014 Impact Factor -** Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - 3.983
**Shea KL, Barry DW, Sherk VD,** *et al. Calcium supplementation and parathyroid hormone response to vigorous walking in postmenopausal women.* **Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014;46(10):2007-13.
**Barry DW, Hansen KC, van Pelt RE, et al.** *Acute calcium ingestion attenuates exercise-induced disruption of calcium homeostasis.* **Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011;43(4):617-23.**
**2014 Impact Factor** Nutrition Journal - 2.6**Frestedt JL, Kuskowski MA, Zenk JL.** *A natural seaweed derived mineral supplement (Aquamin F) for knee osteoarthritis: a randomised, placebo controlled pilot study.* **Nutr J. 2009;8:7.**
**Frestedt JL, Walsh M, Kuskowski MA, Zenk JL.** *A natural mineral supplement provides relief from knee
osteoarthritis symptoms: a randomized controlled pilot trial.* **Nutr J. 2008;7:9.**
Cronin BE, Allsopp PJ, Slevin MM, Magee PJ, Barbara M Livingstone E, Strain J. J. and McSorley EM. Effects of supplementation with a calcium-rich marine-derived multi-mineral supplement and short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides on serum lipids in postmenopausal womenBone Health Others.
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