Vibrant Health Gigartina Red Marine Algae - 90 Vegetarian Capsules
Vibrant Health Gigartina Red Marine Algae contains a special blend of 5 wild strains of Gigartina red marine algae (skottsbergi, tenella, stellata and 2 others). Vibrant Health Gigartina Red Marine Algae provides the best source of sulfated polysaccharides, which are known to be natural immune support agents and inhibit certain viruses.
Immune Support from the Sea
Vibrant Health knows that sufficient rest together with a healthful diet and exercise can do much to maintain a robust immune system. Sulfated polysaccharides from the sea can help.
Is There Anything Else We Can Do?
Botanical science has discovered and identified a substantial number of substances and compounds from plants that can improve functions of the human immune response. They have probably been playing that supporting role as part of the human diet for millennia. One specialized group of immune enhancing substances is the sulfated polysaccharides, sulfur containing complex sugars found most notably in a select group of sea plants..
Where Do We Find Them? What Do They Do?
Sulfated polysaccharides can make up a significant portion of the biomass of certain large leaf algae in the sea. More than 25 strains of Red Marine Algae (RMA) are known to contain significant amounts of sulfated polysaccharides. Difficulty lies in finding the species of RMA that are the richest sources, for the ability to support and strengthen immune response varies greatly related to the content of sulfated polysaccharides. The more, the better.
Sulfated polysaccharides are complex sugars that contain sulfur. Carrageenan and other gel-like substances are members of this family of polysaccharides. Research has isolated and identified a number of sulfated polysaccharides from sea plants that improve immune function. In addition, several RMAs of the family Gigartinaceae have been identified as the richest sources of sulfated polysaccharides.
Part of What We Know
Several years of study have shown that just a few species of RMA provide sulfated polysaccharides. Researchers have witnessed how these algae promote an effective cell-mediated immune response. The effects are most noticeable in relation to certain influenza and herpes viruses.
Strains of Gigartina algae are the best source of supplemental sulfated polysaccharides known to Vibrant Health. Their "Gigartina" red marine algae have been developed in joint venture with SeaTech Bioproducts. It is the result of a rigorous search among red macro-algae for those with the most sulfated polysaccharides.
The product Vibrant Health offers contains five species of RMA from the family Gigartinaceae. Our analysis verifies a very high content of sulfated polysaccharides per gram of algae powder. Four capsules deliver one gram of the algae without the use of any excipients.
Vibrant Health's Gigartina Red Marine Algae is simply encapsulated powder of the leaves of five strains of algae from the family Gigartinaceae. They were chosen to provide a convenient source of sulfated polysaccharides from food in much the same way that one would eat spinach in order to improve iron nutrition. If anything is to be proved by the testimonials, it is only that customers love this product.
Polysaccharides and Sterols
The immune support benefits of RMA are presumed to be locked in their content of sulfated polysaccharides as explained above. In addition, red macro algae are known to contain a high level of plant sterols and sterolins. These fatty alcohols and alcohol-sugar complexes are now known to stimulate the human immune response even though only a small fraction (2%-4%) of plant sterols are ever absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. It is possible then that Gigartina RMA provides a two-pronged stimulus to the immune response.
Human clinical trials recorded in the National Institutes of Health database indicate that sulfated polysaccharides in Gigartina may help counter:
Herpes 1 (HSV-1) -- oral cold sores
Herpes 2 (HSV-2) -- genital herpes
Varicella-Zoster Virus(VSV) – shingles
Herpes virus 6 (HHV-6) – implicated in Multiple Sclerosis
Epstein Barr (EBV) -- mononucleosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Especially as an adjunct or supplement to more conventional attention.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Gigartina?
Gigartinaceae (Gigartina) is a species/family of wild harvested red marine algae which is a very rich source of sulfated polysaccharides. Since 1984, sulfated polysaccharides have demonstrated an ability to improve the body’s defenses.
What are polysaccharides?
Polysaccharides are complex carbohydrate structures found in algae, and appear to aid bodily defenses by forming a shield that inhibits the pathogen’s ability to adhere to cell walls.
How many milligrams are in each capsule?
Each capsule of Gigartina provides 250 mg of sulfated polysaccharides per capsule.
Is the Gigartina available in more than one size?
Yes, Gigartina comes in a 90 or 120 count bottle.
What does Gigartina do?
Gigartina is a very strong natural anti-viral treatment. Gigartina may improve immunity due to its content of sulfated polysaccharides which inhibit pathogens and viruses ability to adhere to healthy cell membranes.
What can I use Gigartina for?
Gigartina can be taken during cold and flu season to help fend off any viral infection, has been very helpful for the suppression of the herpes virus, Shingles, Epstein Bar, Mononucleosis, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and has even been successful with controlling Multiple Sclerosis.
When is the best time to take Gigartina?
As a food supplement, Gigartina is best taken on an empty stomach for maximum absorption.
How many times a day can I take Gigartina?
As a daily maintenance dose it is recommended to take 4 capsules on an empty stomach, or more as recommended by a health professional.
Is Gigartina gluten free?
Gigartina is Gluten Free.
Is Gigartina vegetarian safe?
Gigartina is suitable for vegetarians and vegans alike. The ingredients are encapsulated in a vegetable cellulose capsule.
What is the capsule made from?
The capsule used for Gigartina is a vegetable cellulose.
How many calories are there per 4 capsule serving?
There are 3 calories per serving.
Is it safe to take Gigartina while pregnant?
Gigartina is an algal plant-based red marine algae and is safe to use while pregnant. However, please check with your doctor or health care professional.
How much iodine is in Gigartina?
There are 6,360 mcg of Iodine per vegetable capsule.
Is it safe for children to take Gigartina?
Gigartina is an algal plant-based red marine algae and is safe for children. Please refer to dosing chart.
Is there a limit on how long one can take Gigartina?
Gigartina can be taken indefinitely. If your symptoms persist you may continue on the product until you are satisfied with the outcome.
Is Gigartina safe to take with other supplements, or other Vibrant Health products?
Gigartina is a food supplement. It is a plant –based algae safe to take with other supplements, or other Vibrant Health products. If you have any concerns please check with your doctor or health professional
About Vibrant Health
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Vibrant Health's quest for the plant with the greatest biomass of sulfated polysaccharides led us to red marine algae of the family Gigartinaceae. Several of these Gigartina red marine algae have shown themselves to be the best sources yet discovered of sulfated polysaccharides. Vibrant Health's Gigartina Red Marine Algae combines the five strains of Gigartina shown to deliver the most sulfated polysaccharides.
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