Do not believe the words and reviews, or As an ordinary consumer found out whether it is worth spending money on Lactomarine
Below I will tell you about how, with the help of the Internet( Russian and foreign predominantly) found out: the gel "Lactomarin" is a deception or a means to preserve and increase health. I hope this "research" will help you and make independent conclusions, and not trust blindlysomeone's words - neither laudatory, nor discrediting.
In passing, I learned how much a similar product costs in the US - it turned out to be a very unexpected knowledge. I think you too will be surprised.
"Another Divorce. ..", or How to learn the truth without the medical education
"My grandmother began to use Lactomarin and a month later she received a pulmonary edema.""In a week I was covered with ulcers!"."This megavranho, comrades: a gel from simple sea kale for a few thousand!"."Another divorce for pensioners and housewives". ..
Similar responses of people about Lactomarine - a food gel from brown seaweed - though infrequently, but are found on forums, in social networks. And let the positive is much more, some of them may turn out to be custom-made( there is such practice among sellers-deceivers).
Customized from competitors can be and negative, including - reviews of doctors about Lactomarine. What should we do in such a situation - ordinary consumers without medical education? Understand yourself.
Why? We want to be healthy, young, beautiful. And the product, according to the manufacturer and creators, has directly impressive properties:
- improves the work of the digestive tract: disappearing flatulence, constipation, inflammation in the stomach and intestines, heaviness, discomfort in the stomach( epigastric) - especially in this regard, useful to people after 50years;
- positively affects the general state of health - relieves chronic fatigue, weakness, increases immunity;
- lowers the level of "bad" cholesterol;
- accelerates the metabolism - and this in itself is health, youth and beauty;
- stabilizes fat and carbohydrate metabolism, in connection with which( as well as with good work of the gastrointestinal tract), there is a loss of excess weight to normal or a significant decrease;
- provides the body with iodine - this is a big problem for us in this country;
- is a strong antioxidant and radioprotector - it protects against aging and radiation.
In addition to the above, the manufacturer claims that the benefit of Lactomarin lies in the record number of vitamins, microelements, fiber, which serves as a "broom" for our intestines.
To understand this is an insolent deception or a unique product, you need to answer only 5 questions
- Is it really possible to use Lactomarin for all the problems mentioned?
- Does the composition correspond to the declared - 100% kelp plus a tasty, useful cumin again and no molecules of something harmful?
- What is the difference between Lactomarine and ordinary cheap sea kale if it consists only of it? Why is the price of Lactomarin 2 orders of magnitude higher?
- Why is the gel from our Far Eastern algae better than foreign analogues( according to producers)?
- How does the official( evidence-based) medicine refer to the gel? Does it favor Lactomarin?
And we will start with the latter, because the overwhelming number of advertised "panacea"( medicines from everything), evidence-based medicine rightly rejects - they help get rid of money only.
"The next divorce"
First of all we go to the site of the Single register of state registration certificates, because with unregistered products it is not worth to have 100%.As it turned out, the medicine does not directly apply to gel: Lactomarine is a specialized food product for dietary curative and preventive nutrition( https: //portal.eaeunion.org/sites/odata/ _layouts /15/Portal.EEC.Registry.UI/ DisplayForm.aspx? ItemId = 10735598 & ListId = f7954aaa-b57b-429e-8f39-b7e3158c88d6).
On the website of the Register in the gel card we read that the product was tested in the Food Testing Center "ROSTEST-Moscow" and received an expert opinion from the FGBICU "NII Nutrition".Simply put, the benefits and harms of Lactomarin were evaluated by scientists and physicians. Experts' conclusions, as we understand it, confirm what is written on the product label and is given in the instructions to it. Otherwise, write about the benefits of the product the manufacturer has no right.
That would be enough to close all 5 questions that we are looking for answers to. Unlike dietary supplements( and they are often referred to as ignorant people by Lactomarin), food products undergo detailed studies and numerous tests, especially in recent times. Therefore, there is no longer any doubt about the uniqueness of the gel.
But we, as modern and learned by bitter experience of consumers, will understand to the end. It turns out that the gel was developed under the guidance of Academician, Candidate of Biological Sciences Alexei Odintsa, who even defended a thesis on new approaches in biotechnology for the production of seaweed products on the biophage of Moscow State University( http: //www.bio.msu.ru/res/Dissertation/734/ DOC_FILENAME / Odinets_avtoreferat.pdf).The research articles -
The conclusion is the first. Official medicine - recommends! Doctors about Lactomarin respond very positively. The product is not a regular dietary supplement, it is not a medicinal product, it is a specialized food product for dietary nutrition.
"Another" panacea "that will save you only from money»
Is the composition of the gel, in which - seaweed kelp - really helps with a lot of problems( about this tells us the instruction for Lactomarine and hundreds of publications)?
Let's go in a simple, but tested way - let's turn to Wikipedia, but not Russian, but English, where information is checked not in an example to us more strictly and scrupulously. If you do not speak English, "Google Translator" will translate the text quite readable.
So, the English "Wikipedia" about kelp( https: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Laminaria) writes that the plant:
- is the main source of iodine( for human) needed to maintain the health of the thyroid gland;
- contains mannitol, which reduces intracranial and intraocular pressure;
- contains laminarin, a substance with high( !) Antitumor activity, which is also used in the treatment of resistant( resistant) antibiotic nosocomial infections, those that the person picked up directly in the hospital;
- ( and again) contains laminarin - it normalizes metabolism in the intestines, improves the process of digestion of food, eliminates putrefactive phenomena in the intestine;
- relieves completely or significantly from heartburn and dyspepsia - a variety of digestive disorders;
- source of alginate( alginic acid) - antacid, neutralizing excess hydrochloric acid in gastric juice;adsorbent with a high ability to bind heavy metals, radioactive elements( plutonium, radium, strontium, etc.), toxic substances, and then remove them from the body;In addition, alginate is a wound-healing substance.
Another detailed description of the medicinal properties of kelp is found on the site of the electronic scientific library "CyberLenin", where scientific articles and monographs are placed with the permission of the authors. It is contained in the article of scientists from the Northern State Medical University of Arkhangelsk OG Strusovskaya and OV Buyuklinskaya "Possibilities of using laminarin in medicine"( https: //cyberleninka.ru/article/v/ vozmozhnosti-ispolzovaniya-laminarina-v-meditsine-obzor-literatury).We are not going to retell the content of the work - you can read it yourself, but we will note that the authors fully confirm all that was said earlier about the medicinal properties of laminaria.
The fact that laminaria reduces the risk of hormone-dependent cancer, researchers from the University of California Berkeley, whose study was published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, also told in 2000. "
English "Wikipedia" is silent about fucoidan - another substance found in brown algae and caused great interest of scientists around the world. This silence is understandable: the studies of fucoidan are in an active stage, because the authors of the article on laminaria still do not inform readers who are used to trusting the "social encyclopedia."
However, no less respected Japanese "Wikipedia" already offers us a fairly detailed description( https: //ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ フ コ イ ダ ン) of fucoidan. Below I will give a free retelling of the most interesting moments.
The sulfated polysaccharide fucoidan has been studied since the 70s of the 20th century. In 1996, the Japanese Cancer Association reported an anti-cancer effect of the polysaccharide, after which interest in laminaria as a food product has increased enormously.
In 2002, French scientists said that fucoidan suppresses the development of cellular hyperplasia( excessive formation of new cells and new tissue structures).They conducted experiments, during which anticancer properties of polysaccharide, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, immunomodulating, ability to stimulate angiogenesis( the formation of new blood vessels) were manifested and confirmed.
Both French and Japanese scientists( in particular, from the University of Kyushu) have noted such properties of fucoidan:
- antioxidant activity;
- antibacterial action;
- wound-healing action( eg, gastric ulcer);
- ability to lower the level of bad cholesterol in the blood.
Vitamins, minerals and another authoritative opinion
Information on vitamins, microelements in the kelp can be found on thousands of sites in RuNet. However, here we have gone more difficult, but a reliable way.
In the US in 1996, American cyclist Lance Armstrong created a charity fund to fight cancer. And on the page of this fund, I found information about kelp( http: //www.livestrong.com/article/ 186803-liquid-kelp-health-benefits /), which in itself is indicative, because there are serious experts working on the materials there.
In the composition of the culture - vitamins A, E, K and C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate, choline, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium. But the main thing is iodine!
Please note!1 tablespoon of raw brown seaweed contains a daily norm of iodine for an adult.
Quite unexpectedly for myself, I found an article on the website of the fund about the benefits of kelp gel in front of all other algal products( link above), but - about this a little lower.
But the gel is not fresh laminaria. How does it work?
It is logical to assume that the effects of lactomarine should be similar to the effects of sea kale on the body.
Research( http://lech-delo.by/wp-content /uploads/arxiv/ld/ lech_delo_2_( 48) _2016.pdf p.35), conducted at the Moscow Institute of Biomedical Problems at the Russian Academy of Sciences, at the Riga University Clinical Hospital. Paula Stradynia, in the Minsk Academy of Sciences of Belarus, confirmed that with a 10-day course of gel intake, in almost 80% of patients, symptoms of functional-relief syndrome-feelings of pain and burning in the epigastric region, feelings of epigastric overflow, bloating, belching, nausea, general weakness,constipation, etc. This result was achieved with a minimum dose of Lactomarin - 50 grams per day.
Another study, http: //vvmr.ru/archive/2015/ 6-2015 /, conducted by a group of scientists - Odintsom AG, Orlov OI, Ilyin VK and others, confirmed that the gel retains the radioprotective and antioxidant properties of sea kale.
- is a completely natural food product;
- is obtained by the method of low-temperature hydrolysis - without sterilization, preservatives;
- contains alginate, fucoidan, laminarin( I described their properties above);
- is effective in immune disorders, iodine and iron deficiency;
- is effective in disorders of the digestive tract;
- is effective in metabolic syndrome with violation of carbohydrate, lipid, purine metabolism and arterial hypertension.
The second conclusion. Lactomarin is really able to normalize the work of the digestive tract, reduce cholesterol, speed up the metabolism, purify the body, provide it with trace elements and vitamins, increase immunity, protect against radiation, poisoning with heavy metals.
«Simple sea kale for a thousand. How many fools in the country! "
I agree. And it is still unknown on which side they are. But everything is in order. Now we need to find out: why the cost of Lactomarin is so higher than any other product from kelp and whether the gel is more useful than salad from sea kale.
And incidentally, we answer the question whether the composition of Lactomarin corresponds to the claimed, i.e. - does not contain preservatives, dyes, and does not deteriorate. In order to find out all the above, let's see how the gel is made.
Production of gel
And we begin our search with. .. the production of salad from sea kale, with which usually skeptics compare Lactomarine. Curious material( http: //www.1tv.ru/shows/ dobroe-utro /otk/ morskaya-kapusta-14-01-2014) on this topic is found on the website of the First Channel on January 14, 2014.
You can not even watch the video, but read its description. It says that experts are the most useful called frozen kelp, in which the maximum useful substances are stored. But the salad that we buy in stores, canned cabbage does not contain anything useful. ..
It's all about sterilization, in which the product is heated to 120 ° C.And iodine, and vitamins, other unique substances and compounds described above, during the heat treatment are destroyed. And preserves that are not sterilized are "stuffed" with preservatives, which is slightly better: they also kill the whole benefit of the plant.
Should I be glad that seaweed in the form of salad and canned food / preserves is inexpensive? You pay for packing, for someone's work, transportation, but not for your own health.
And how do they make gel from kelp?
The raw material for the gel is extracted in the Far East bay of Ternei. Collection of algae is conducted in the early autumn at a temperature of +10 ° C. .. 13 ° C: the feature of laminaria is that the colder the water and the air temperature, the more useful substances the plant accumulates. The collected algae are not dried, but air in the cold - so in the laminaria it retains all its benefits.
Important! To turn raw materials into gel, without destroying the unique fucoidan, vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, the manufacturer - Siterna - created and patented a new low-temperature technology: patent No. 2323600 "Method for the production of gel from brown algae for dietary and preventive nutrition".
Of course, the details of the production are not disclosed, but the availability of the patent and numerous serious product research( about them above) says: about preserving up to 90% of nutrients and nutrients, manufacturers do not lie! And this is the third conclusion.
We must admit that liquid / semi-liquid extracts from brown seaweed do not only here. Let's return to the American site of the fund to fight cancer LIVESTRONG.COM.It contains material on the benefits of liquid extract in front of other products from sea kale.
The authors write that, in addition to a large amount of fiber, the gel contains a huge number of substances useful to humans, saved from a living plant.
How much does "liquid algae" cost, for example in the USA?
Here is an example of a similar product( http: //store.newwayherbs.com/ kelp-atlantic-ascophyllum-nodosom-p55.aspx) - Kelp-Atlantic( Ascophyllum nodosom).Note that it is made on the basis of alcohol, which already makes us doubt its special utility, and therefore our Lactomarin immediately wins before the American "liquid algae".
Interesting and unexpected! Now - the cost. A 2-ounce bottle( slightly more than 50 ml - the average perfume bottle) costs $ 21.40 - about 1 300 rubles at a rate of 60 rubles per dollar. And in a jar of Lactomarin - 500 ml, i.e. - 10 times more. Therefore, the price of the gel in the US translated into rubles would be 13,000 rubles for 1( !) A jar. Now you can tell yourself whether the price of Lactomarine is high, which is even more useful than foreign analogues.
High cost is due to the complexity of production, production of the product. It is much easier to shove the leaves of kelp into the jar, sterilize and sell: the most expensive in this case is the tin, but we buy it to throw it away.
The conclusion is the fourth and final. I think, on the basis of our own investigation, that lactomarine is a decent, honest and, most importantly, very useful product.