Original Limu

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.

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