MAIN ACTIVE ELEMENTS AND THEIR PROPERTIES (Unit of measurement: mg/100g)
This glycan is a polymer made up of two different units (D-mannuronic and L-galuronic acids). In terms of its structure it is very similar to pectin. In contact with water it forms a gel whose viscosity depends on the concentration of ficocolloids, the pH and the presence of electrolytes. In an acid environment, like the stomach, the sodium alginate forms a dense colloidal gel which acts to form a gastric coating. Besides this, its calorific value is practically zero. Since the digestive enzymes are not able to break it up, alginic acid is considered to all intents and purposes a fibre which favours intestinal transit
Laminarin is made up of more than 14% of the dry weight of Laminaria digitata. It is a reserve of sulphur-containing glycans, isolated for the first time in 1885 by Schiedelberg who gave it the name laminarin after the alga species "laminaria". This polymer has an anticoagulant effect which is the equivalent to a third of that of heparin. There are two types of laminarin, soluble and insoluble. These molecules also have hypolipidemic properties and the hypocholesteremic effect has been shown in laboratory tests.
The use of Mannitol is linked to its chemical and organoleptic properties: sweetening power = 70% that of sugar, calorific power 2Kcal per gram, rehydrating, diuretic and anti-bacterial properties.
This is an essential element for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. These hormones stimulate the consumption of oxygen at a cellular level and take part in the process of metabolisation of fats and carbohydrates. The positive effects of laminaria digitata pills on patients with gout and obesity are due to hypolipidemic substances contained in them (amino-iodised elements). The antiseptic properties of iodium have been exploited for some time now by the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. Laminaria digitata contains as much as 10 times more iodium than Fucus vesiculosus.
Laminaria digitata is especially recommended for the STIMULATION OF METABOLISM, REEQUIBRLIUM OF ARTERIAL PRESSURE AND THE DISINTOXICATION OF THE ORGANISM.