Q: Are SEABODY food supplements suitable for people of all genders?
A: Yes, the SEABODY food supplement formulations have been designed to be suitable for people over the age of 18, regardless of gender.
Q: What is Fucoidan?
A: Fucoidan is a bioactive molecule found within the cell walls of brown seaweeds that was first discovered by Doctor Harald Kylin from Uppsala University in Sweden in 1913. Fucoidan is associated with being the power behind seaweed’s resilience, protecting it from numerous environmental stressors. Since its discovery, Fucoidan has been extensively analysed in global scientific research, with thousands of peer reviewed publications.
Q: Is this product compatible with my dietary restrictions?
A: All ingredients within SEABODY supplements are vegan/vegetarian. These products however, have not been registered with a vegan authority and therefore cannot be labeled as such.
Q: Do SEABODY products contain allergens?
A: Due to the natural ocean ecosystem in which seaweeds contained in these products are grown and harvested, this product may contain traces of fish, molluscs and crustaceans allergens. We therefore state that these products are not suitable for someone with an allergy to fish, molluscs and/or crustaceans. SEABODY supplements do not contain any other allergens. You know your body better than we do, so please check the entire ingredients list to ensure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.
Q: What are SEABODY capsules made from?
A: The SEABODY food supplement capsules are made from cellulose and are vegan.
Q: Are SEABODY food supplements organic?
A: Whilst all our ingredients are sourced are of the highest quality, they are not always organic. We have used organic ingredients in our formulations including our proprietary marine bioactive ingredients.
Q: Can I take SEABODY food supplements while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: If pregnant or breast-feeding it is advised that you contact your medical practitioner before taking any food or dietary supplements.
Q: Are there any known side effects to taking SEABODY food supplements?
A: No, there are no known side effects to taking SEABODY food supplements. As with the introduction of any new item in your diet you may notice some changes as you regulate to using a product. Due to the natural ocean ecosystem in which seaweeds contained in these products are grown and harvested, this product may contain traces of fish, molluscs and crustaceans allergens. We therefore state that these products are not suitable for someone with an allergy to fish, molluscs and/or crustaceans. You know your body better than we do, so please check the entire ingredients list to ensure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.
Q: How do I take SEABODY food supplements?
A: One SEABODY food supplement should be taken each day. Swallow whole with water, with or without food.
Q: What do I do if I miss a dose?
A: If you miss a dose there is no issue, simply continue as normal with one capsule a day. Do not double up by take two capsules the day after your missed dose as these capsules have been formulated as a 1 per day dose with various associated daily limits.
Q: Can I use multiple SEABODY food supplement products together?
A: No, it is not advised that you take more than one product at the same time, these capsules have been formulated as a 1 per day dose with various associated daily limits.
Q: Do I have to keep SEABODY food supplements in the fridge?
A: No, there is no requirement to keep SEABODY food supplements in the fridge. SEABODY food supplements are contained in violetglass which is specially designed to preserve the contents within. Please refer to the BBE date on pack.
Q: Can I take SEABODY food supplements while on other medications?
A: If on any medications it is advised that you contact your medical practitioner before taking any food or dietary supplements.
Q: How many SEABODY food supplements should I take a day?
A: SEABODY food supplements have been formulated as a ‘one per day’ dose.
SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS
Q: What does hand harvested mean and is it really sustainable?
A: Hand harvested seaweed means that the seaweed is cut using a knife by hand. 15cm of the stipe of the seaweed is left behind. Studies have shown that cutting seaweed in this way encourages growth. Even with the knowledge of these practices and confidence in the sustainability of this harvesting method we are now growing seaweed from seed on long lines which is another sustainable harvesting solution that ensures supply and creates a safe environment for sea life and protects against coastal erosion.
Q: What species of seaweed do you extract your bioactive ingredients from?
A: The species of seaweed used to extract Fucoidan is called Fucus vesiculosus or more commonly Bladderwrack. 80 to 90,0000 tonnes of this species grows on the west coast of Ireland annually making it a super sustainable option.
Q: How do you extract your Fucoidan from seaweed?
A: The extraction of SEABODY Fucoidan is done using a gentle process with zero harsh chemicals or organic solvents. As well as this, the process to extract these bioactives is done with a zero waste strategy, with all algae rich side streams such as water and fibre beings diverted away from waste as they would have been in previous generations, and turned into value added products where possible. The water goes to an organic biostimulant producer in County Galway and ends up being returned to the soil, while the fibre side stream has shown very promising characteristics and will reach the market as a SEABODY product in the future.
Q: Do you use harsh chemicals when extracting the SEABODY bioactive ingredients?
A: No, there are no harsh chemicals used in the extraction of our marine bioactive ingredients. It is a water based process. This is important to us from an environmental perspective but also the mission to create the highest quality products that meet conscious consumer needs.
Q: How do you source the micronutrients in the SEABODY food supplements?
A: We have an expert quality team in place who manage the sourcing of our micronutrients with our manufacturer and ensure quality and safety at every step.
Q: Are your staff throughout the supply chain treated fairly?
A: Yes, this is something that is very important to us. From harvester to consumer we only work with suppliers and companies who align with out ethos to create a fair working community.
Q: Is the product packaging sustainable?
A: SEABODY products are contained in predominantly glass packaging. Glass has been chosen as it is a traditional and infinitely recyclable material, meaning it can be recycled indefinitely. The dark violetglass used is particularly special in that is protects the capsules and natural ingredients within them, by filtering out damaging rays of the visible light spectrum and allowing portions of the UVA and infrared light waves in, keeping the products inside fresher for a longer period of time. The lids and closures that accompany our bottles and jars are made from a variety of different plastics which may or may not be recyclable in your area. We are working on two solutions for this: 1. We hope to be able to take back these closures for reuse or responsible disposal. 2. Change to a new, more sustainable material for our lids by 2023. Our e-commerce boxes are made from recycled materials and are fully recyclable. The paper filling is biodegradable and even the sticker that keeps the box closed in transport is made from recycled paper.
Q: What is SEABODY doing to cut down on unnecessary waste?
A: We have made a commitment to use minimal and compact packaging throughout. Our supplement jars are chosen to perfectly fit the number of capsules within them thereby excluding the need for a filler. Our compact e-commerce boxes have been custom made from recycled materials. We have included a double sided card within your purchase to thank you & welcome you to our community but have intentionally not created a product brochure or other content which is all available on our website. You will also notice that you do not get a physical receipt in your purchase as your digital receipt, which you receive by email will suffice should you wish to return your purchase for any reason.