1. What is SEANOL®?
Seanol®: Registered trade name of Botamedi Inc (also of Simply Healthy, LLC in the US) that represents wide scope of commercial grades of dietary phlorotannins.
2. What is SeaPolynol®?
SeaPolynol® : Registered trade name of Botamedi Inc that represents a dietary ingredient with 95+% purity phlorotannins (enriched with eckols) extracted from Ecklonia cava (100%). In 2008, US FDA authorized the use of the Ecklonia cava extract that meets the specification of Botamedi's SeaPolynol® (a.k.a.,Seanol®-P) as a new dietary ingredient (NDI). In the US, the Ecklonia cava extract of SeaPolynol® specification is the only Ecklonia cava extract that is legally traded in the dietary supplement market.
3. What SEANOL®-P and SEANOL®-F ?
Seanol®-P is ther another name of Seapolynol®, a dietary ingredient with 95+% purity phlorotannins extracted from Ecklonia cava (100%).
Seanol®-F is an well-known example of applying the new dietary ingredient SeaPolynol® in a dietary supplement. A blend of 13% Seanol®-P and 87% dextrin to promote efficient absorption of SeaPolynol® through capsules or tablets.
4. What are the differences between polyphenols and phlorotannins?
Polyphenols: Polyhydroxyphenolic compounds widely found in the plant world. Flavonoids are representative of them in the land plants. Phlorotannins are representative of them in algal world.
Phlorotannins: Polyphenols occuring only in brown algae with distinct oligomeric/polymeric structures only based on phloroglucinol (1,3,5-trihydroxybenzene).
5. What are the Eckols?
Eckols: A special group of phlorotannin molecules with one or more fused-ring (dibenzo-p-dioxin and/or benzofuran) structures that occur only in special species of brown algae including Ecklonia cava. They include eckos, dieckol, 6,6'-bieckol, 8,8'-bieckol, phlorofucofuroeckol-A and many other homologues that show extraordinary bioactivities.