Pharmacist - Formulist
Expert in phytotherapy
Who is it?
Ascophyllum nodosum is the brown alga par excellence, an aquatic phytotherapeutic superhero that moves and spreads in the ocean water, whose knots, natural life jackets, allow it to stay afloat. These nodes are real treasures, containing small portions of the ocean, impregnated with its trace elements. Their function as accumulators means that this alga can retain heavy substances and toxins, for this reason those that are put at our disposal in the battle for the well-being of dogs and cats are strictly organic.
This alga snubs men, keeping them away with the intense smell of the sea, but instead proves generous with animals, lending itself to numerous applications in the zootechnical field.
Ascophyllum nodosum is a heroic seaweed that does not hold back in the face of great battles. Its extracts, the core of its superpowers, have been tested as potential inhibitors of cancer cells. Fucoidans, its sulphated polysaccharides, on the other hand, have a strong anti-thrombotic, anti-angiogenic and anti-inflammatory activity. They therefore fight the development of new blood vessels from existing ones and the formation of clots in the blood vessels.
Ascophyllum nodosum has a very high content of dietary fiber, especially mucilages, oligosaccharides and also beta-glucans. And it is precisely its fiber, insoluble and resolute, that acts as a brush, also thanks to the richness of silicon, cleaning the intestine of bacterial flora, leaving the contents of mucilage and saccharides to protect the intestinal mucosa after its passage, acting as an anti-inflammatory, similar to psyllium. In this way, Ascophyllum nodosum feeds the good saprophytes and nourishes the good intestinal flora.
This phyto-hero also has an anti-inflammatory and antiviral action and induces an immune response, stimulating like a vaccine against bacteria.
Where to find it
Intestinal Colon Phase 1 and Phase 2 for dogs, Defense Active for dogs and Intestinal Colon for cats are the places where Ascophyllum nodosum awaits the moment to kick in.
However, its extraordinary capabilities and its organic certification make it an indispensable ally also in the Organic L inea . You will therefore find it in all dry foods, both for dogs and cats: Every Day Bio with chicken, Every Day Bio with fish and, last but not least, in FORZA10 Vegetal, the vegan reference.
In SANYpet - FORZA10 we love to call it Ascophyllum nodosum, but over the years it has also answered other names, such as: fucus vesiculosus, Quercus Marina (sea oak), bladder ruin, bladder fire, sea ruins, kelp alga (brown algae name ) and Bladderwrack.
The Greek poet Nicandro di Colofone wrote of using the fucus vesiculosus against snake bites, while Pliny, the one who saw similarities with the oak, pointed out its properties for goiter.