In today's world of integrative medicine, there needs to be a comprehensive approach towards overall health & wellness which gives due consideration to disease prevention and treatment. Nutrient rich foods (plant or animal based) often hold the key to achieving well-being.
For discerning consumers, selection of such supplements should be premised on it being not only derived from a natural source but to also paying due attention to the technology & manufacturing process and ascertain that the efficacy and nutrient level of the active ingredients have not been lost in the process.
Sea cucumbers are soft-bodied marine invertebrates that inhabit the deep seas. It has been an anti-disease food for centuries especially in the East and Far East. Traditionally, sea cucumbers have been used in Asian and Middle Eastern folk medicine. Sea cucumbers, which are also called "vacuum cleaners of the sea," "trepang," or "beche-de-mer," are marine invertebrates that have been a food source of many Eastern cultures, particularly in China, Korea, Indonesia, and Japan. Sea cucumber or local name 'gamat' refers to certain species from Genus Stichopus and Family Stichopodidae which have medicinal remedies.
Research on Stichopus horrens:
a. Species Identification of Sea cucumber
b. Value and benefits of various species
c. Determination and diversification of sea cucumber based on DNA
d. Unique processing technology for highest nutrient retention