Ecklonia cava contains several chemicals that are thought to prevent damage to the body that can lead to cancer and other conditions. These chemicals might also have effects on swelling and the body's immune system.
People use Ecklonia cava for high cholesterol, cancer, osteoarthritis, athletic performance, diabetes, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.
Don't confuse Ecklonia cava with other types of algae, including Ascophyllum nodosum, Fucus vesiculosus, and Laminaria. These are not the same.
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Special Precautions and Warnings
Children: One specific extract (SeaPolynol) is possibly safe when taken by mouth in doses up to 163 mg daily in children aged 12-14 years, and 230 mg daily in children aged 14 years and older. There isn't enough reliable information to know if Ecklonia cava is safe for children under 12 years old.
We currently have no information for ECKLONIA CAVA overview.
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