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Dr. Sands recommended using Sea Cucumber with
Original CMO. Sea Cucumber (Beche-de-Mer) is a seabed dwelling marine
animal which feeds on microscopic algae, absorbing nutrients from the
organic matter. Sea Cucumber has been used for thousands of years by
Asians as a culinary delicacy.
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The Chinese have treasured Sea Cucumber since
ancient times for prevention of disease and as a longevity tonic.
Traditional Chinese medicine commonly uses sea cucumber in treating
weakness, impotence, debility of the aged, constipation due to
intestinal dryness, frequent urination, and joint problems.
Western medicine is successfully using Sea
Cucumber to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Ankylosing
Spondylitis, and connective tissue disorders. Australia has approved
the use of sea cucumber as an over-the-counter treatment for arthritis
and the Japanese have a patent using sea cucumber chondroitin sulfate
for HIV therapy.
Beche de Mer (Sea Cucumber) is a marine animal
related to starfish and sea urchins containing mucopolysaccharides,
chondroitins, protein, vitamins A & C, riboflavin, niacin, calcium,
iron, magnesium, zinc, sodium, and carbohydrates. The nutrient content
of sea cucumbers is extremely broad, and total identification of each
innate constituent will probably never be established. The University
of Queensland Centre for Drug Design conducted a series of
chromotographs that displayed "an enormous number of compounds". Some
of the compounds identified unique to the animal kingdom include two
types of triterpenoidal oligoglycosides, one type occurring with a
sulfate group and the other without. Molecules of this general
classification are abundant in the plant kingdom, but are quite rare
among animal tissues. Other compounds found in abundance include
analogues of monosaccharide structure and analogues of sulfated
Sea Cucumber has shown an ability to balance
prostaglandins, which regulate the inflammatory process. Sea cucumber
has a cartilaginous body that serves as a rich source of
mucopolysaccharides; mainly chondroitin sulfate, known for its ability
to reduce arthritis pain. As little as 3 grams per day of the dried sea
cucumber has been helpful in reducing arthralgia (joint problems).
Chondroitin's action is similar to that of glucosamine sulfate, the
main building block of chondroitin.
Chondroitin building blocks can be repeated
numerous times. This is basically a glucose molecule (left portion) and
glucosamine molecule (right portion), which has been sulfated (O3S, at
the top). Long-chain sulfated polysaccharides, like chondroitin, also
Russian, Japanese, and Chinese studies reveal that
sea cucumbers contain saponins (triterpene glycosides). These compounds
are structure similar to the active constituents of ginseng, ganoderma,
and other famous tonic herbs. Pharmacology studies indicate
anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties of the sea cucumber
One of the sea cucumber saponins, representative of the structures commonly found in these organisms.
In addition, the sea cucumber oil contains two
anti-inflammatory fractions. One fraction has fatty acids
characteristic of those found in fish; they can be used as a substitute
for fish oil in reducing inflammatory byproducts of fat metabolism, and
to nourish the brain and heart. The main compounds of interest in fish
oil are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid also found in sea cucumber, and DHA
(docosahaenoic acid), unique to fish:
representations of EPA (left) and DHA (right). The double bond
locations are different, causing a different bending of the structures.
The other oil fraction is a mixture of branched
chain fatty acids, mainly 12-MTA (methyltetradecanoic acid). This
compound, and the more widely studied variant, 13-MTA, are potent
inhibitors of the 5-LOX (lypoxygenase) enzyme system. 5-LOX inhibitors
are one of the key areas of modern drug development, with plans
evolving to use the compounds in treatment of asthma, ulcerative
colitis, and arthritis. In addition, cancer-inhibiting effects have
been observed in preliminary studies with prostate cancer cell lines
and other human cancer cells These fatty acids are thought to be
produced by bacteria that live within the sea cucumbers; they are also
produced by bacteria in other marine organisms, such as sponges and
Sample branched chain fatty acid found in sea
organisms. The central chain is a simple carbohydrate. These long
chains can interact with cell membranes.
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