srijeda, 15. listopada 2014.

Palmaria Palmata Fights Ebola

p a l m a r i a   p a l m a t a

is a cold water algae species that is found in the middle to lower shore in many parts of Europe and the North Atlantic Coasts of America. It can grow in depths of up to 20m on both exposed and sheltered shores. It is found growing on rocks and on the stipes of L. hyperborea and Fucus serratus as an epiphyte.

Palmaria palmata can be eaten raw, roasted, fried, dried, or roasted, or as a thickening agent for soups.

Alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, calcium, chromium, cobalt, iodine, iron, lutein, manganese, magnesium, niacin, phosphorous, potassium, riboflavin, selenium, silicon, sodium, tin, vitamin C, zeaxanthin, and zinc.

The entire plant, dried and cut.

Added to food in the form of dried flakes or powder for a slightly salty flavor, can be drunk as a tea. Also suitable as an extract or capsule.

Palmaria palmata is an excellent source of phytochemicals and minerals, and a superior source of iodine.

Don’t overdue, and avoid it entirely if you suffer hyperthyroidism. You only need a few flakes, or as little as a quarter-teaspoon a day, to get your mineral needs, and it is best to get your minerals from a variety of whole food and whole herb sources. Don’t use on a daily basis for more than 2 weeks at a time, taking a 2 week break before using again. This will prevent you from overdosing iodine with potential imbalance in thyroid function. For periodic use only and not to be taken for extended periods of time. Not to be used while pregnant.
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Croatian Center of Renewable Energy Sources

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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  1. Source of protein
    Researchers have previously shown that protein-rich red seaweeds such as Palmaria palmata and Porphyra species may potentially be used in the development of low-cost, highly nutritive diets that may compete with current protein crop sources such as soya bean. For example, the protein content of Dulse varies from between 9-25% depending on the season of collection and harvesting. The highest percentage protein per gram of dried whole seaweed is normally found in P. palmata collected during the winter season (October -- January). Valuable amino acids such as leucine, valine and methionine are well represented in Dulse. In Porphyra species, the amino acid profile is similar to those reported for leguminous plants such as peas or beans.
    Health benefits of seaweed
    Today, cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for more than 4.3 million deaths each year and high blood pressure is a main cause of CVD. In addition to its use as a protein source, the researchers have found that some of these seaweed proteins may have health benefits beyond those of basic human nutrition -- for use in functional foods.
    Bioactive peptides are food-derived peptides that exert a physiological, 'hormone-like', beneficial health effect. Proteins and peptides from food sources such as dairy, eggs, meat and fish are well documented as agents capable of reducing high blood pressure and are thought to be able to prevent CVD.
    ACE-I inhibitors are commonly used as therapy in reducing high blood pressure. Food-derived peptides may act as inhibitors of important enzymes such as Angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE-I) and renin.
    The researchers found a renin-inhibitory peptide in the seaweed Palmaria palmata. This is significant as renin-inhibitory peptides have not been identified from seaweed species before.

  2. Palmaria Palmata je izrazito hranjiva jer sadrži oko 20% proteina i cijeli niz vitamina i minerala, uključujući magnezij, željezo i betakaroten kojeg tijelo koristi za proizvodnju vitamina A. Zbog svog jedinstvenog sastava zauzima istaknuto mjesto među prirodnim preparatima za jačanje imuniteta. Predstavlja izvanredan način prirodne borbe protiv virusnih infekcija. Glavni sastojci, sulfatni polisaharidi, djeluju kao imunostimulans, protuupalno i zacjeljujuće. Koristi se kod upala, prehlade, hunjavice, gripe. Najveća snaga i značaj #CCRES Palmarie Palmate proizlazi u jačanju imunološkog sustava na prirodan način spriječavajući bakterijske i virusne infekcije. Preporučamo je kod tumora, vaginalnih infekcija, herpesa, upale sinusa, bronhitisa, upale prostate i mjehura.Također je preporučamo kao preventivnu primjenu kod stresa te povećanih fizičkih i psihičkih napora. Aktivne tvari ove alge djeluju sinergijski te pojačavaju proizvodnju bijelih krvnih stanica limfocita i makrofaga. #CCRES #ALGAE TEAM

  3. This brings us to the fun part. Yes, humans aren’t the only critters that produce mannose-binding lectins. Red algae also produce these profusely, which allow the algae to protect themselves from invasion by viruses.

    The most promising form of mannose-binding lectins is a component of the Scytonema varium red algae called Scytovirin. The protein extract was isolated by researchers from the National Cancer Institute at Frederick, Maryland in 2003. The protein contains 95 amino acids, and was found to bind to HIV-1 viral shells.

    A similar antiviral protein was found in Nostoc ellipsosporum – called Cyanovirin-N. Both of these antiviral proteins did similar things – they broke down the glycoprotein shells of HIV and HCV.

    Yet another anti-viral extract was found from the New Zealand red alga species, Griffithsia sp. This protein is called Griffithsin, abbreviated with GRFT.

    Over the next few years, Griffithsin was tested against HIV-1 with great success in laboratory studies, which included studies with mice. The epidemic-potential virus SARS was also tested against Griffithsin, also with great success.

    Multiple studies illustrated these effects. Research from the Center for Cancer Research in Frederick, Maryland found that Griffithsin not only stopped HIV-1 virus replication, but stopped cellular intrusion of the virus.

    In 2010 Harvard researchers tested a recombinant version of Griffithsin – called rhMBL – against Ebola. Once again, they found the mannose-binding lectins were able to not only breakdown the viral shells of the Ebola, but when given to mice infected with Ebola, the mice became immune to the virus.

    Yes, when the mice given the recombinant mannose-binding lectins were rechallenged with the Ebola virus, they were found to be immune to the virus.

    Since that study other research has tested other animals with Griffithsin, with similar results.