Our sea cucumber raw materials offer the higher amino acids content compared with other species
Amino acids are important in nutrition. When taken up into the human body from the diet, the standard amino acids either are used to synthesize proteins, other biomolecules, or are oxidized to urea and carbon dioxide as a source of energy. NovaSea Naturals Atlantic Sea Cucumber Capsules are made from Cucumaria frondosa. Here is a scientific research report showing that this species contains higher amino acid content compared with other two common commercial species. Since our sea cucumber capsules reserve 100% nutrition from raw materials, they could offer higher content of amino acids for human compared with other sea cucumber products, especially the important essential amino acids.
The scientific reference is published by Liu et al.
Title: Comparison of Amino Acid Composition of Three Species of Sea Cucumber.
Authors: Liu, Wenjuan; Sun, Zhaoyue; Ren, Yichao
Abstract: In this study, the composition and content of amino acids in body wall of three species of sea cucumber, i.e. Apostichopus japonicas, Cucumaria frondosa, and Parastichopus californicus, were compared using automatic amino acid analyzer in order to evaluate the nutritional level, meanwhile, the contents of amino acids in intestinal tract and respiratory tree of P. californicus were analyzed. The result showed that three species of sea cucumber all contain 17 kinds of amino acids. The contents of amino acid in body wall of A. japonicas, C. Frondosa and P. californicus were 4.85%, 7.42% and 4.22%, respectively. The content of total amino acids in body wall of C. frondosa (7.42%) was higher than that in A. japonicas (4.85%) and P. californicus (4.22%), in which the essential amino acids accounted for 26.8%, and the effective amino acids accounted for 66.7% of total amino acids. The essential amino acids in body wall of P. californicus accounted for 30.1%, and the effective amino acids accounted for 67.1% of total amino acids. The essential amino acids in respiratory tree and intestinal tract of P. californicus accounted for 35.9% and 37.9% of total amino acid respectively, and the effective amino acid was 69.1% in the respiratory tree and 69.0% in the intestinal tract. In conclusion, C. frondosa and P. californicus are both abundant in amino acids, and rich in essential amino acids and effective amino acids with highly edible and medicinal value, and have potential for further development.