Cucumaria Frondosa, found along the northeast coast of North America, is one of the most abundant and widespread species of holothurians in the world. Considered a delicacy in Asian cuisine and reportedly used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and today biomedical researchers around the globe are taking notice.
Sea cucumbers are a good source of Protein, most of which is Collagen. Studies extensively documented in medical research journals are reporting promising sources of bioactive agents which could help unlock a full spectrum of health benefits. Cucumaria Frondosa is known to contain Frondoside A, a compound that exhibits various biological properties including cytostatic, hemolytic, antiviral, antiprotozoal, antifungal, anticancer, antineoplastic and antitumor activities. Sea Cucumbers are also rich in valuable nutrients such as Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron. They contain chondroitin sulfate, a substance normally found in cartilage throughout the joints and body, and triterpenoids which are a large and diverse group of naturally organic compounds that play a role in traditional medicines.
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