FAQ

  1. What is Seagreens?
  2. Who needs Seagreens?
  3. What are the benefits of Seagreens?
  4. Where does Seagreens come from?
  5. What makes Seagreens seaweeds special?
  6. Seaweed – doesn’t that taste and smell awful?
  7. What’s different about Seagreens compared to other algae products?
  8. Is it OK to take other nutritional supplements with Seagreens?
  9. Is there any medical proof that Seagreens works?
  10. Are there any additives in Seagreens?
  11. I have allergies; will Seagreens give me a problem?
  12. Why is Seagreens better for you compared to synthesised multivitamins?
  13. Is Seagreens safe?
  14. How come I’ve never heard of Seagreens before?
  15. How do I take Seagreens and when do I take it?
  16. Will Seagreens help me regulate my weight and reduce cellulite?
  17. Is Seagreens certified organic?
  18. Can vegans and vegetarians use Seagreens?
  19. Are Seagreens Kosher?
  20. Can I include Seagreens granules in cooking and baking?
  21. Can I use Seagreens granules in my children’s meals?
  22. Why does my pet need a supplement?
  23. Who is International Nutrition, Inc.?

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1). What are Seagreens?
Seagreens is a completely natural and outstandingly balanced food containing virtually all the different nutrients (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids) in the most natural proportion as required by the human body. Seagreens is a unique food and should be used as the foundation for the daily diet, an assurance of continuous nutritional balance.

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2). Who needs Seagreens?
Everybody does! The nutritional value of our food is in steep decline. One of the key arguments is that today’s agriculture does not allow soil to enrich itself. It depends on chemical fertilizers that don’t replace the wide variety of nutrients that plants and humans need.

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3). What are the benefits of Seagreens?

  • Natural dietary foundation for the whole family
  • Widely used by Healthcare Practitioners including naturopaths, dieticians, dentists, nutritionists
  • Balanced nutritional profile featuring proteins, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, betaines, EFA’s and fiber
  • Available in convenient capsules or in granules for inclusion in raw foods, cooking and baking
  • Balances the partial nutritional profile of other foods
  • History of use since 1998
  • Produced to the highest Biodynamic and Organic standards
  • Perfectly balanced as nature intended
  • Believed to be the world’s most alkaline forming food
  • Mild flavor
  • Ideal nutritional basis for all special diets including weight loss, gluten free, dairy free, and for all ages
  • Can be used as a highly nutritious alternative to seasoning and salt
  • Uniquely certified and approved human food quality seaweeds free of contaminants and irradiation
  • Nothing is extracted or added
  • Suitable for use in pre-conception, pregnancy, after birth and convalescence
  • Non allergenic
  • Perfect for Vegan and Vegetarian diets
  • Kosher approved

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4). Where do Seagreens come from?
Seagreens are sustainably harvested, without harm to the marine environment, from three seaweeds found on remote conservation islands off the coast of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.  The seaweed is able to regenerate because only the upper part of the plant is cut every few years, so all Seagreens harvesting is sustainable and does not harm the environment. These are clean, living, mature plants, quickly dried to retain their nutritional value.

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5). What makes Seagreens seaweeds special?
Of all the seaweeds in the oceans and lakes, the brown seaweeds from the ocean are the most nutritious. Seagreens wild wrack seaweed has an outstanding breadth and balance of nutrients that cannot be recreated artificially. Seagreens have pioneered their own exceptionally high standards for human food quality seaweeds including the quality of the living plants, drying and processing as a raw food, full contaminant, heavy metals and microbial analysis, internationally recognized food manufacturing standards and full Organic certification.

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6). Seaweed – don’t they taste and smell yucky?
Seagreens wild seaweed species have a generally mild, nutty flavor, some with a gentle tang of the ocean.

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7). What’s different about Seagreens compared to other algae products? Seagreens is truly a gift from nature and delivers just about every kind of nutrient (vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber) including nutrients missing from land vegetables in significant, balanced amounts. Other kinds of seaweeds provide widely different nutritional profiles which may include excessive amounts of iodine. Wheatgrass, spirulina, chlorella and blue-green algae are land vegetables (fresh water algae) and do not have the same broad, balanced nutritional profile as Seagreens.  Kelp is a deep water seaweed, varieties the species Laminaria, which because of their depth are prone to contain heavy metals and excessive levels of iodine.

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8). Is it OK to take other nutritional supplements with Seagreens?
The quick answer is yes – Seagreens are a natural, multi-nutrient whole food, entirely compatible with other foods and supplements. Additional supplements, or wherever possible, natural whole foods, may be required to enhance specific aspects of health or make up for a specific, known deficiency in a particular nutrient or group of nutrients.

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9). What medical and scientific evidence do you have for Seagreens?  Since 1998 Seagreens has conducted, and been subject to, many years of scientific research at a number of British and other European Universities. In 2010 it was recognised by the UK Research Councils (the British Government body which co-ordinates public academic research) for “UK research that will have a profound effect on our future”. Other research has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals.  Seagreens Summary for Healthcare Practitioners, accessed via the global information website (click here), and membership of the Seaweed Health Foundation (click here) provides hundreds of references to third party scientific and medical seaweed research.

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10). Are there any additives in Seagreens
Absolutely not. Seagreens is pure as nature intended.

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11). I have allergies; will Seagreens give me a problem?  Seagreens products are widely used by adults and children with special needs diets and with highly sensitive digestions. They are not known to contain any allergenic substances and there have been no cases of an allergic reaction since they were introduced in 1998. All products are pure dried wild seaweed with no extractions or additions. They are Organic and Kosher Certified in the United States and Europe.

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12). Why is Seagreens better for you compared to synthesized multivitamins?
Synthesized, artificial formulations are not natural foods like Seagreens. They typically contain larger amounts of a narrower range of nutrients (normally less than 30), varying considerably between brands. Many of the nutrients in these formulations are large molecule synthetics and barely digestible. Because they are excessive and incomplete, they can imbalance the body’s nutritional profile. Having said this, where there is a proven need for a particular nutrient or group of nutrients such as vitamin C or the B-group, high quality supplements are to be recommended as a short-term boost to complement Seagreens prolonged daily intake. Seagreens is a unique food and should be used as the foundation of the daily diet, an assurance of continuous nutritional balance.

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13). Is Seagreens safe?
Seagreens Human Food SeaweedTM ingredients are used by leading food and health brands on both sides of the Atlantic because they comply with international food regulations and standards. There are no medical contraindications.

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14). How come I’ve never heard of Seagreens before?  Seagreens began in Europe in 1997. International Nutrition introduced the products in America in 2009 because there was previously no seaweed of this standard to suit its many food and health applications.

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15). How do I take Seagreens and when do I take it?
Seagreens Food Capsules can be taken with liquid, ideally in the morning and with food, especially carbohydrates. Taking Seagreens early in the day will act as a foundation to assist in the metabolism of other meals during the day. The important thing is to take them regularly, and on a prolonged and preferably a permanent basis. The beneficial effects are gently gradual and homeostatic, not instant or pronounced as for example, with modern drugs.

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16). Will Seagreens help me regulate my weight and reduce cellulite?
An award-winning research study using Seagreens in weight regulation 2009-10 was published in 2012 in the Journal of Appetite. Click here to read or download ‘Seaweed in Weight Regulation and Nutrition’ by Seagreens’ founder, Simon Ranger. A number of  studies have explored the mechanisms involved and provide a scientific basis for Seagreens as a sound nutritional foundation for the daily diet. Seagreens is probably the finest source of stable, naturally-chelated iodine which helps maintain normal skin.

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17). Is Seagreens certified organic?
All Seagreens products are harvested, processed and produced to USDA NOP (National Organic Program) and EU Organic Standards, certified in the US and Europe by the Biodynamic Association.

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18). Can vegans and vegetarians use Seagreens?
Yes, Seagreens are suitable for use in all vegan and vegetarian diets.

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19). Are Seagreens Kosher certified? 

All Seagreens products are Kosher certified by the London Beth Din Kashruth Division (KLBD) which is recognised internationally. Seagreens non-encapsulated products are certified Kosher for Passover.

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20). Can I include Seagreens granules in recipes?
Of course. We are currently compiling a book of recipes, submitted by our users, where Seagreens is used to improve the nutritional value of their meals. These include stews, soups, salads and curries. Others include Seagreens in their baking.

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21). Can I use Seagreens granules in my children’s meals?
Most definitely! Even chicken nuggets, pasta, pizzas, hamburgers and ‘french fries’ can be turned into highly nutritious foods. Adding a quarter teaspoon of granules, per child, per day, not only provides virtually all the nutrients they’ll need but it helps their food to be digested more thoroughly, meaning better nutrient absorption. And it is perfectly safe for them to take the Food Capsules (one daily is quite sufficient) so long as they find no difficulty in swallowing the capsule. In her book ‘The Organic Baby Book’ published 1999, author Taniya Maxted-Frost says “the contents (of one Seagreens Food Capsule) can even be sprinkled onto infants’ weaning foods from six to eight months”.

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22.) Why does my pet need a supplement?
Recent studies have shown processed foods to be a factor in increasing the numbers of pets suffering from cancer, arthritis, obesity, dental disease, and heart disease. Our pets suffer from the same disorders for most of the same reasons we do – food trends, manufactured foods, and lack of balanced nutrition.

One of the essential requirements of all living organisms is the need to be able to metabolize and easily absorb food compounds. If the metabolism breaks down all other bodily activities will soon come to a standstill.

Seagreens Pet Granules, are easily digested natural organic seaweed granules which help balance your pet’s nutritional profile, regulating its metabolism and strengthening its immunity to disease and infection. Seaweed is an effective aid in oral health.

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23). Who is International Nutrition, Inc.?
International Nutrition, based in Maryland, distributes Seagreens products throughout the USA and is a Seagreens® Retail Partner fully trained and supported by the producer of Seagreens products.

Testimonials

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