Wednesday, 19 May 2021

SA’s kelp beds in Oscar winning film may help relieve eczema -- research

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SA’s kelp beds in Oscar winning film may help relieve eczema -- research

The pristine Western Cape’s kelp beds, featured recently in the Oscar-winning film My Octopus Teacher, are not only home to an amazing array of marine life, but also contain compounds shown to help address a host of debilitating skin conditions, according to research.

Studies, show that CEM-K, the nutrient-rich active ingredient found in the Cape’s Ecklonia maxima species of kelp, may provide relief from various skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. 

CEM-K contains potent vitamins and minerals such as iodine and zinc as well as phlorotannins and fucoidans which have proven anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-viral properties.

The kelp is sustainably harvested by hand, before undergoing a patented manufacturing process to yield the CEM-K, the powerful potent active ingredient in the Dermikelp® range of non-chemical alternatives to soothe skin conditions.

Research shows that CEM-K’s efficacy in helping relieve skin irritations may be comparable to some allopathic medicines -- but without the side-effects. Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is an itchy inflammation suffered by millions across the globe. It usually develops in early childhood and can be extremely debilitating.

Pharmacist, Giulia Criscuolo explains that those wishing to avoid chemically-laden treatments could now consider  clinically proven Dermikelp® with a gentle and natural active ingredient.

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