PureSea® seaweed contains specific compounds (polyphenols and polysaccharides) that have been shown to impact both fat absorption and blood glucose release. Additionally, the natural iodine levels in PureSea® allow for EFSA health claims, including supporting high energy yield metabolism, which is a powerful statement when using on weight management products.
Extensive research on seaweed extracts - alginates (polysaccharides) – has demonstrated an impact on reducing fat absorption through enzyme inhibition. Furthermore, the polyphenols in PureSea® have shown to inhibit alpha-glucosidase enzymes, which are responsible for the digestion of carbohydrates and release of glucose to the blood, thus slowing the release of sugars to the blood and potentially reducing the glycemic response when used in or taken with food.
Moreover, PureSea® Protect (the micro-encapsulated version) may offer enhanced polyphenol release during the small intestine phase of digestion. This targeted release of key nutrients provides a great opportunity for enhanced blood sugar and weight management.