Research & Development
Nature serves as development department of ocean pharma. We systematically look for natural products whose properties are particularly beneficial for humans and develop extraction and processing methods that pursue three important goals:
1. turn the substances into a formulation that enables a convenient daily use,…
2. … at the same time utilise to a large extent and boost the potential of the natural product, and...
3. …have a consistent reproducible quality.
Achieving all these goals at the same time is an art we have been optimising and perfecting for more than 3 decades in cooperation with leading researchers and universities based on the latest know-how.
Ultimately, our goal is to be able to say: …it works, naturally!“
One specific example is our active extract from microalgae, Spiralin®, where the development was pursued to the point of a patented standardised extract.
Spirulina microalgae are among the oldest organism on earth. They have been around for 3.6 billion years. Viruses, bacteria and fungi are natural enemies against which these microalgae have developed simple, yet ultra-effective defence mechanisms that have been vital for their survival. For instance, special polysaccharides prevent the entry of viruses into healthy cells.1
Experimental studies show that these protective effects of the selected and specially prepared extracts used in the product lines of Spirularin® and skinicer® are very pronounced and also capable of protecting human skin cells very effectively.2
Another example is creamoph®, a patented creatine formulation to enhance the stability especially in liquids and to improve the availability.
1 Prof. Pulz, Potsdam: OM & Ernährung, Europäisches Journal für orthomolekulare und verwandte Medizin, Nr. 131, 09/2010 [Prof. Pulz, Potsdam: OM & diet, European Journal of Orthomolecular and Related Medicine, no. 131, 09/2010]
2 Prof. Dr. med. Kristian Reich: Kosmetische Medizin, 32 Jahrgang, 2011, Ausgabe 2.11 [Prof. Kristian Reich, M.D.: Cosmetic Medicine, volume 32, 2011, edition 2.11]