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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the sea kelp ferment the same thing as Seamollient

I have no idea, that would be a question for Garden of Wisdom. I too have been looking at their Seamollient as it is less expensive than the Sea Kelp.

How about it Garden of Wisdom, is it the same?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes i would like to know also if sea kelp emollient is the same as bioferment
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the sea kelp ferment the same thing as Seamollient

Old topic, I know, but no one has replied and thought I would in case anyone was still wondering.

No, Seamollient is not the same as Sea Kelp Bioferment.

Sea Kelp Bioferment is fermented sea kelp, created using fermentation techniques like those used to produce foods such as yogurt and sauerkraut.

Seamollient is (and this is directly from GoW's product page) INCI: Water (and) Algae Extract.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Alpha Lipoic Acid!!! Reply with quote

Warne wrote:
Alpha Lipoic Acid a compound initially classified as a vitamin when it was discovered that could prevent healthy cells from getting damaged by unstable oxygen molecules called free radicals.Because Alpha Lipoic acid dissolves in both water and fat, this so-called universal antioxidant is able to scavenge more wayward free-radical cells than most antioxidants. Alpha Lipoic acid assists the B vitamins in producing energy from the proteins, carbohydrates, and fats consumed through foods. Alpha-Lipoic acid may help to symptoms of nerve damage in people with diabetes, Preserve brain function in aging adults, Prevent cancer and Lessen numbness and tingling.

Lipoic acid is a redox-active molecule capable of thiol-disulfide exchange, giving it antioxidant activity. Lipoic acid prevents vitamin C and vitamin E deficiency. It is able to scavenge reactive oxygen species and reduce other metabolites, such as glutathione or vitamins. Lipoic acid has been shown in cell culture experiments to increase cellular uptake of glucose by recruiting the glucose transporter GLUT4 to the cell membrane, suggesting its use in diabetes. Studies of rat aging have suggested that the use of L-carnitine and lipoic acid results in improved memory performance and delayed structural mitochondrial decay. As a result, it may be helpful for people suffering Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease.

As we found out recently about vitamin E, high doses of antioxidant supplements may not lead to more benefits. In fact, there comes a point where a supplement, no matter how benign, can become unhealthy if the doses are too high. For this reason it is not recommended to have more than 10 to 50 mg of alpha lipoic a day.

Actually this may not apply in the case of alpha lipoic acid, since it may be the only antioxidant known to have the ability to reycle itself, unlike Vitamin E. For example, since Vitamin E does not have the ability to recycle itself, it should ideally be used with Vitamin C, since Vitamin C's main function as an antioxidant is to recycle Vitamin E. If any studies showed Vitamin E to be harmful(especially in larger amounts), it might be because they usd the wrong form of Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol alone instead of mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols) and/or they didn't use the Vitamin E in conjuction with Vitamin C, as it should be used. In regards to alpha lipoic acid, Dr. Lester Packer (in one of his books) recommends 100 mg a day. But if you use R-ALA, you may only need 50 mg a day.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:02 am    Post subject: alpha lipoic acid Reply with quote

Has anyone else used alpha lipoic acid?
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