10 Benefits of Ecklonia Cava

What is Ecklonia Cava 

Ecklonia Cava is one brown seaweed which is found on the coast of the Yellow Sea in Japan and Korea, among others. Reportedly, about 30 million euros has been spent(!) on research into the effect of this special extract. Ecklonia Cava is an extremely good one antioxidant and consists mainly of polyphenols called phlorotannins such as dieckol, phloroeckol, phloroglucinol, eckol, bieckol and vitamin c.

You can read below 10 benefits that this special seaweed extract entails.

Ten Benefits of Ecklonia Cava Extract

1) Powerful Antioxidant

The strength of an antioxidant is determined by its structure; the more rings the structure contains, the stronger it is. Ecklonia Cava has up to eight connected rings and is therefore 10 to 100 times stronger than other polyphenols. Ecklonia Cava is a lot stronger as an antioxidant than, for example, Green Tea. Catechins, polyphenols found in green tea, have only four rings.

2) Long Operation

The polyphenols in Ecklonia Cava are unique due to the long half-life (meaning the time it takes for a substance to be half-developed) of maximum 12 hours . This is because Ecklonia Cava is 40% fat soluble. Almost all other polyphenols from plants that grow on land are water-soluble and have a half-life of only about 30 minutes. In addition, Ecklonia Cava has the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier.

3) Improved Sleep

Ecklonia Cava has a positive effect on it central nervous system via the GABAA-BZD receptors so that it can improve your sleep quality. You can use Ecklonia Cava for better sleep by taking it at night with your dinner.(1)

4) Stimulates hair growth(2)

Studies have shown that Ecklonia Cava, like Finasteride (a known drug for to stop/prevent hair loss) reduce the activity of 5α-reductase (by about 66%, similar to Finasteride). As a result, less di-hydrotestosterone (DHT) is produced. DHT causes hair loss in many men. However, Ecklonia Cava does not seem to have side effects of lowering DHT levels such as depression and mood swings.

In addition, Ecklonia Cava also works in the same way as Minoxidil (an agent that stimulates hair growth) by stimulating the growth of dermal papilla cells.(3) 

Ecklonia Cava is therefore unique in that it fulfills these two functions of both preventing and stimulating hair growth. You can apply Ecklonia Cava to the scalp by, for example, mixing some Ecklonia Cava with your shampoo, conditioner or other hair product. Moreover, you can also administer it orally.

5) Improved Stamina

Ecklonia Cava can help improve your stamina .(4)
For example, students who received Ecklonia Cava were less likely to suffer from exhaustion, higher blood glucose levels, a higher VO2 max (the maximum oxygen that the body can transport and process during physical exertion), higher blood glucose levels and lower blood lactate levels after exercise.

6) Supports weight loss

A 12-week study has shown that supplementing with Ecklonia cava extract can help with to lower from the body fat percentage in people with overweight obesity .(5) (6)

7) Protects the lungs

Polyphenols from ecklonia cava extract such as Triphlorethol-A and Eckol can reduce oxidative stress in the lungs.(7) (8)

8) Healthier Skin

Florotannins from ecklonia cava can improve skin cell survival and may be helpful in eczema (atopic dermatitis), wrinkles and other skin diseases.(9) (10) (11)

In addition, Ecklonia Cava Extract could protect against UV-B radiation .(12) (13) (14) (15)

Dieckol, a phlorotannin naturally occurring in ecklonia cava, has antimicrobial activity against Propionibacterium acnes which could mean it can help against acne.(16) 

9) Protects against Hearing Damage

Ecklonia can protect against damage from loud noises.(17)

10) Counteracts Alcohol Poisoning

Ecklonia cava may protect the liver against alcohol poisoning.(18) (19) (20) 


Side Effects by Ecklonia Cava

In a 12-week study in which test subjects were used, there are no side effects found with the daily use of 144 mg Ecklonia Cava Extract.(21)

How to use Ecklonia Cava?

We recommend such a daily 300-600mg Ecklonia Cava Extract to take with your dinner. It is important to take the extract during a meal where you also consume fats. Ecklonia Cava is fat-soluble, which means that the extract is better absorbed by your body.

In addition, you could mix some Ecklonia Cava Extract with one or more hair products such as your shampoo or conditioner.

What should you pay attention to when you buy Ecklonia Cava?

Make sure you buy an Ecklonia Cava Extract that standardized is at minimum 50% Polyphenols . This way you can be sure that you are ordering a powerful extract.

Where can you buy Ecklonia Cava?

You can buy a highly concentrated Ecklonia Cava Extract that is standardized to 50% Polyphenolsbuy from YAJU. If you want more info about Ecklonia Cava, watch the video below from Lucas Aoun.


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(1) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29243592/
(2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4737831/
(3) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3382810/
(4) https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/ijsnem/20/1/article-p72.xml
(5) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21717516/
(7) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16036369/
(8) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16253238/
(9) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3564164/
(10) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16737716/
(11) https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-inhibitory-effects-of-eckol-and-dieckol-from-on-Joe-Kim/004a3656401fcfd43aa42f3d9223d37d153160a9p2dff
(14) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S027869151000150Xvia%3Dihubb
(15) https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/cec7/4e829ec44a0d040243da8ae4f41c44a98dba.pdf
(16) https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/ANTIBACTERIAL-ACTIVITY-OF-THE-PHLOROTANNINS-DIECKOL-Choi-Lee/1e9bf412de25dc14a10f1df23c32ab16323f4b4fp2dff
(17) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27368468/
(18) https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/7078/2fd9c1669bb3852dca769e5aa918fed809e3.pdf
(19) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22387226/
(20) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22504843/
(21) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21717516/