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, sea cucumber addresses not just general health but contains active compounds that protect from disease.
Why make sea cucumber part of your routine? Learn why sea cucumber is important for men’s health and wellness.
Protective effects of sea cucumber
Sea cucumber (as a food but especially in capsule form) acts as a powerful antioxidant. Taking sea cucumber helps the body naturally combat free radicals – molecules that cause damage to the body’s cells and tissues, including in the skin.
Think of sea cucumber as a protector from damage.
Plus, sea cucumber is a source of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Many amino acids are essential, meaning we can’t make them in the body and therefore need to obtain them from the diet. Sea cucumber actually contains at least 18 amino acids, some of which are non-essential (consider these a bonus!).
Sea cucumber supplements are a great way to ensure you’re getting enough amino acids and ultimately protein to build strength.
Sea cucumber as a traditional aphrodisiac
You may have heard of oysters being an aphrodisiac. But did you know that in Chinese culture, sea cucumber has been consumed as a male aphrodisiac for millennia?
Since ancient times, it was believed that when eaten as a food, sea cucumber would enhance sexual function and stamina in men.
Food for thought!
Immune boosting potential of sea cucumber
There is research supporting the immune-boosting effects of the amino acids found in sea cucumber. At Nova Sea Atlantic, we are currently conducting a clinical trial to evaluate this effect further. The results will be published in the coming months, so stay tuned!
In addition, there is newer research on specific active compounds found in sea cucumber called saponins. Sea cucumber saponins have been shown to have possible anti-cancer and anti-tumour effects.
How to choose a sea cucumber supplement for men’s health
Finally, know that like any other nutritional supplement, sea cucumber is meant to be part of a long-term daily strategy (not a quick fix). It’s recommended to be taken for 3 months minimum to benefit from its effects.
When shopping for a sea cucumber supplement, be sure check that it is:
Of premium quality with no unnecessary fillers or bulking ingredients
Made from Canadian Atlantic sea cucumber, which is higher quality, more nutrient-rich, and free of harmful pollutants and toxins
100% sustainably wild caught in Canada (never farmed)
Made and manufactured in Canada
Supported by scientific research
Tested for quality and purity
Approved by Canadian government authorities (look for the 8-digit Natural Product Number which signifies the product has been approved by Health Canada)
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