Original Limu

October 30, 2006

Shelf Life of Original Limu

Filed under: Blogging, Fucoidan, Health, health drinks, Limu, Original Limu — Original Limu @ 9:34 am

moreinfo4.jpgI just received an email asking…”what is the shelf life of Original Limu?” This is a very good question and something that I have not really thought about.

Original Limu will last up to a year if stored unopened at room temperature. If opened, the product should be refrigerated and will last for a few months.

Keep those questions coming!

October 27, 2006

Glyconutrient Resource

Filed under: Blogging, Fucoidan, Health, health drinks, Limu, Original Limu — Original Limu @ 9:12 am

As stated in a couple of my other posts, the main reason for this blog is to provide a resource people can visit to learn more about Limu. My goal is to develop a community like atmosphere where anyone can come and hopefully learn something about the product. In order to gather information I do a lot of research on my own, but this blog would be dead in the water if not for those readers that send me information that they have come across. Sharing of information can only add value to this blog and it is something I really appreciate.

With that being said, yesterday I received an email containing a link to a very interesting site about Glyconutrients. Since Limu has glyconutrient implications, I think the site is very informative.

October 25, 2006

List of Nutrients in Limu

Filed under: AIDS, Allergies, Blogging, Cancer, Fucoidan, Health, health drinks, Limu, Original Limu — Original Limu @ 8:49 am

Here is a list of nutrients found in Limu…

Saccharides – Glyconutrients (Essential Sugars)

  • Alginic Acid
  • Fucoidan
  • Galactose
  • L-Fuctose
  • Mannose
  • Sulfate
  • Uronic Acid
  • Xylose

Amino Acids

  • Alanine
  • Arginine
  • Asparagine
  • Aspartic Acid
  • Cysteine
  • Glutamic Acid
  • Glutamine
  • Glycine
  • Histidine
  • Isoleucine
  • Leucine
  • Lysine
  • Methionine
  • Phenylalanine
  • Proline
  • Serine
  • Threonine
  • Tryptophan
  • Tyrosine
  • Valine

Sterols

  • 24-Methylene Cholesterol
  • Fuco-sterol

Minerals

  • Boron
  • Calcium
  • Chlorides
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Iodine
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Sodium
  • Zinc

Vitamins

  • A
  • B1 (Thiamin)
  • B2 (Riboflavin)
  • B3 (Niacin)
  • B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • B6
  • B12
  • B9 (Folic Acid)
  • Beta Carotene
  • C
  • D
  • E

October 19, 2006

Limu Information

Filed under: AIDS, Allergies, Blogging, Cancer, Fucoidan, Health, health drinks, Limu, Original Limu — Original Limu @ 7:42 pm

moreinfo4.jpgHere is a tidbit of information I found…enjoy… 

Limu contains no less than 77 elements, including vitamins C and E and several B vitamins, selenium, beta-carotene, protein, iodine, calcium, and iron.  But the key nutrient of limu attracting the most attention is the glyconutrient fucoidan, which, according to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, consists of these elements – alpha (1,2) or alpha (1,3) 4-0 sulfated-L-fuctose, galactose, xylose and glucoronic acid.  Other names often used synonymously with fucoidan are fucans and fucoidans.

Fucoidan, which was first isolated from brown algae in 1913, is the subject of more that 650 scientific investigations.  Scientists are looking at its potential use in a number of treatment areas, including those for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, virology, immunology, inflammation and arthritis, bacterial and fungal infections, ulcers, burns and wounds, fibromyalgia, high cholesterol and others.

October 17, 2006

Great Customer Service

Filed under: Blogging, Fucoidan, Health, health drinks, Limu, Original Limu — Original Limu @ 12:39 pm

The customer service representatives at the Limu Company are great.

Yesterday I received a case of Original Limu that was packaged in a strange looking box unlike the other cases I have received. Upon opening the box I found that a bottle was missing because it evidently broke during shipment and was repackaged at some point along the way. I called customer service, told them the situation, and in a matter of minutes was told that another bottle was on the way at no cost to me.

Way to go Limu Company…as a customer, there is nothing better than dealing with an exceptional customer service department.

October 15, 2006

Fucoidan’s Role in Fighting AIDS

Filed under: AIDS, Blogging, Fucoidan, General, Health, health drinks, Limu, Original Limu — Original Limu @ 2:24 pm

moreinfo4.jpgOne of the most exciting areas in fucoidan research is a human clinical trial slated to begin in December 2006 assessing a fucoidan-based product that will be used as an anti-HIV microbicide.  A news release on the trial states, “This product will be designed to augment existing treatments, and provide a nontoxic, controlled method of reducing HIV levels in the gut and serum.”

The treatment will be designed for adjunctive use with existing HIV therapy.  University of South Carolina researchers will undertake the trial with the results expected in November 2007.  “USC’s initial studies, utilizing whole Undaria pinnatfida [a native Japanese kelp cultivated for human consumption] demonstrated significant efficacy in reducing serum HIV levels and boosting the CD4 count in human treatment-naive HIV patients.  The new study will aim to capitalize on these initial positive findings and provide data to support the progression of a formulated fucoidan microbicide into clinical studies.”

October 12, 2006

How Much Limu Do You Drink?

Filed under: Allergies, Blogging, Cancer, Fucoidan, Health, health drinks, Limu, Original Limu — Original Limu @ 8:32 am

I received an email a few minutes ago in which I was asked, “how much limu should I drink for cancer?” It is a good question, just like all the questions I get, but one that I honestly do not know the answer to. I tend to think that the same amount should be taken no matter what the ailment. I personally drink 4 ounces a day, 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening. I know people who drink more and others who drink less. I suppose it all depends on personal preference.

How much Limu do you drink each day?

October 9, 2006

Fucoidan as an Allergy Treatment

Filed under: Allergies, Blogging, Fucoidan, Health, health drinks, Limu, Original Limu — Original Limu @ 8:32 am

moreinfo4.jpgHere is some information that I found regarding Limu and allergies…

A study from Japan found that mice given fucoidan got relief from pulmonary inflammation, suggesting the protein’s use for treating allergies. Another study, conducted by the biomedical group Takara Shuzo Co., also in Japan, which has been conducting a number of fucoidan studies, found there was suppression of the production of Immunoglobulin (lgE), which is known to cause allergies such as hay fever and allergic rhinitis, in mice that orally ingested fucoidan.

Another Japanese study from the School of Allied Health Sciences, found that fucoidan augments type 1 T helper cell response in mice, a finding that may mean it could be useful as a treatment for allergic inflammation.

October 4, 2006

Trying to Find A Direction

Filed under: Blogging, Cancer, Fucoidan, Health, health drinks, Limu, Original Limu — Original Limu @ 5:00 pm

Although this is my blog and I can write about whatever I want, I would like to try to gather your thoughts on which direction to take this blog. After all, my goal is to try to create a community of people that are interested in learning about Original Limu.

What would you like to discuss or learn more about…arthristis, cancer, blood pressure, ordering, distributing? I will admit that I have some topics that I know I want to discuss, but I am more than willing to go in any direction. The main ingredient of a good community is input from its members.

If you have any thoughts feel free to post a comment. Rememeber, all thoughts, big and small, count. I would like to see how large of a list we can compile.

October 3, 2006

Fucoidan – New Cancer Therapy

Filed under: Blogging, Cancer, Fucoidan, Health, health drinks, Limu, Original Limu — Original Limu @ 8:54 am

moreinfo2.jpgThe use of fucoidan as a possible new cancer therapy is eliciting interest from the scientific and medical communities. More than 50 studies show the glyconutrient is showing activity in breast, gastric and lung cancers, as well as leukemia. Most of the studies are still taking place in animals, but the exploration is yielding some interesting and potentially therapeutic findings.

Fucoidan’s anti-tumor activity appears to be anti-angiogenic. Anti-angiogenesis is the creation of new blood vessels and is a hot topic in anti-cancer therapy. Anti-angiogenesis is the method to cut off a tumor’s blood lifeline through drugs or other substances, and according to the American Cancer Society, without blood, tumors cannot grow much larger than the eye of a needle.

Consider what researchers at Fukuoka University in Japan found after they investigated whether fucoidan could counter cancerous tumors through anti-angiogenesis. They found that both natural fucoidan and over-sulfated fucoidan appear to block blood vessel formation, which usually accompanies the growth of malignant tissue – known as angiogenesis – in cancerous tumors. “These results indicate that the anti-tumor action of fucoidan is due, at least in part, to its anti-angiogenic potency and that increasing the number of sulfate groups in the fucoidan molecule contributes to the effectiveness of its anti-angiogenic and anti-tumor activities,” the Fukuoka University researchers conclude.

Cutting off a tumor’s blood supply is one way of fighting cancer. Another way is to get cancer cells to die through a process called apoptosis, or programmed cell death. Apoptosis occurs naturally in the life cycle of a cell. When cancer begins taking over cells it makes them grow out of control, rather than dying at their proscribed time. Fucoidan has been found in several studies to promote apoptosis in cancer cells.

This is only the third post in my informational series, but it seems to me that the applications for Original Limu are endless.

October 2, 2006

Original Limu…Potential Anti-Coagulant

Filed under: Blogging, Fucoidan, Health, health drinks, Limu, Original Limu — Original Limu @ 10:20 am

moreinfo.jpgFucoidan has potential anti-coagulant and anti-thrombin (anti-blood clotting) activity. This is important because the drugs currently used to treat and prevent clot formation are difficult to use and can be dangerous if not monitored closely. This area is among the most studied for fucoidans, with no less than 50 studies on the subject as evidenced by a National Library of Medicine PubMed search (www.pubmed.gov). The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Instituates of Health.

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