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September 9, 2022
Happy Mooncake Festival - A Celebration of Longevity

This weekend, September 10th, marks the traditional Asian mid-autumn festival, also known as the mooncake festival. Its origins come from a celebration of the end of autumn harvest, and the bounty that comes with it. In addition, there is intriguing folklore surrounding the concept of longevity and good health. Here is the story behind the […]

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August 30, 2022
Sea Cucumber and Immune Function

Sea cucumber has been a sought-after ingredient since ancient times, so it’s no surprise this ocean-dweller has been appearing in natural supplements. Modern research is now underway to confirm what traditional Chinese cultures have known for millennia: that sea cucumber’s health benefits extend beyond simple nourishment (though they provide that too, as a food common […]

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July 29, 2022
A brief history of the fascinating, health-boosting sea cucumber

If you know and love sea cucumber as a food or health ingredient, you might want to know: where does it come from? When did its nutritional value become widely recognized and used? In this post, we discuss the rich history of sea cucumber, from its consumption throughout ancient China to the modern world. Living […]

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June 13, 2022
Sea Cucumber & Men’s Health

We all know what we put into our bodies goes a long way in how we feel. As more men take their health into their own hands, they increasingly look to convenient strategies like daily supplements. One ingredient gaining popularity in the supplement space is sea cucumber. Largely driven by its “luxury food” status internationally, […]

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May 31, 2022
8 Wacky and Wonderful Features of Sea Cucumber You Might Not Know

Until recently, the behavior and benefits of sea cucumbers have been a bit of a mystery to the average person. Sea cucumbers have long been appreciated in East Asian medicinal practices (not to mention high-end cuisine), for a host of benefits. They also happen to be extremely nutritious. And now, thanks to recent advances in […]

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May 25, 2022
Anti-Cancer Benefits of Sea Cucumber

In this post, we look at the research supporting sea cucumber’s potential anti-cancer effects, and where future research is headed. Note: This article is a research summary and is not intended to give medical advice. Please consult your healthcare practitioner. Cancer remains the second leading cause of death worldwide. It’s a unique and prolific disease […]

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April 27, 2022
Seasonal Allergies, Immunity and Sea Cucumber: Is There a Link?

Who doesn’t love when flowers bloom in spring? But for many, the season brings an uncomfortable and even debilitating issue: seasonal allergies. In this post, we discuss the link between immune system function and allergies, and the potential role of sea cucumber. Typically caused by pollen, symptoms of seasonal allergies include sneezing and a runny, […]

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April 13, 2022
Could Sea Cucumber Be The Next Ginseng?

Ginseng is perhaps the most well-known herbal remedy around the world, used as a go-to curative for ailments from low energy to heart disease and cancer. But there’s another ingredient exploding in popularity that also has roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine. And it brings even more benefits than the humble ginseng root. That ingredient is […]

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February 23, 2022
Why is Sea Cucumber So Expensive? (And Why It’s Worth It)

If you’re tuned in to the health and wellness space, you’ve probably heard the buzz about sea cucumber. This luxury food has been long appreciated in Chinese medicine and cuisine for its nourishing properties. More recently, sea cucumber is gaining popularity as a supplement thanks to new scientific research showing antioxidant effects and possible immune-boosting […]

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AKSO Marine Biotech

Since 2016, AKSO has been focusing on research and development of bioactive ingredients and natural health products from wild caught Atlantic sea cucumber (Cucumaria frondosa) and other marine materials, which are obtained and processed in a natural and sustainable manner.
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