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Limu Juice - Super Food or Scam

Updated on November 20, 2011
Brown Seaweed
Brown Seaweed

The makers of limu juice call it a super food because of its main ingredient fucoidan. It is is a compound harvested from a variety of brown seaweed called Limu. The company says that the reason they market the product as a juice is to make it more palatable. They have combined this mineral with mango juice, papaya juice and apple juice to preserve the integrity of fucoidan. Regular users of the drink say that the taste is extremely pleasant. Let us take a look at what is behind this popular juice.

What is a super food?

Superfoods are considered to be extremely nutrient dense, but low calorie. These foods are supposed to be nutritional powerhouses. That is they contain a high level of phytonutrients, antioxidants, proteins and minerals. Some fruits, greens, herbs and seaweed have reached that level. Seaweeds are believed to be the most nutritious plants on earth, because they are able to get all the nutrients they need from the ocean. Their makeup is so very close to human plasma that humans can eat them as a blood purifier

Limu – A brown sea vegetable

Limu Mois is a variety of brown seaweed found in the coastal waters of Tonga. It is considered to be chock full of nutrients. This sea vegetable contains a generous amount of polyphenols and antioxidants, which act as a cell protector to prevent malignant growths. It can also prevent toxic buildup in the body and skin deterioration. Limu is also a storehouse of natural vitamins and minerals. Nevertheless, it is the presence of the carbohydrate fucodian that has really made this sea vegetable stand out. This molecule was discovered in the cell wall of the brown seaweed. Scientists believe the immune properties found in fucoidan to be comparable to mother’s milk.

Health Benefits of Fucoidan in Limu

The fucoidan found in Limu has been credited by the people of Tonga to be an important part in their longevity. They have attributed the consumption of this seaweed as an important ritual necessary to maintain good health . Many people believe that this substance can heal wounds, lower cholesterol ,fight against free radicals, enhance liver support, and promote normal blood sugar levels. Fucoidan has also been credited for kidney protection. Scientists have found that this compound causes certain types of rapidly growing cancer cells to self-destruct. They have observed this phenomena in the presence of leukemia cells and human cancer stomach cells. The self-destruction of these cells took place without harming the good cells around.

Limu Juice - superfood?

So there you have it. Can this juice be considered a superfood or not ? Well If Limu Juice really contain fucoidan and fucoidan does all the things that scientists say it does , what does that say about Limu juice ?Some people credit this juice with major healing and renewed vigor. If people who drink the juice are able to feel better, improve their health and cure disease, then maybe limu juice is a super food. It certainly seems to fit the criteria. What do you think?


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      Uhh 3 years ago

      SO, uhh, we learned almost nothing in this article. Certainly there's no real conclusion, other than "If this is true, then this is true." Wow, my mind just got blown by that. Back to journalism school with you.

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      Jen 3 years ago

      Reading through the ingredients...glyconutrients is a term that I'm not familiar with? While I'm familiar with our cells needing glucose to function, don't we get our glucose from a healthy diet? Why do we need essential sugars added into our healthy diet?

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      Andrew 4 years ago

      I read this blog the other day that I thought showed a link between Limu as a miracle cure and cortisol levels.