What are sea cucumbers?

Sea cucumber is a marine organism belonging to the phylum Enchinodermata, which also includes sea urchin and sea star. Recently, sea cucumber has increased in popularity from nutritionists and researchers due to the potential health benefits and nutrients that sea cucumber gives, especially in the research of chronic inflammatory diseases. Many regions around the world use sea cucumber in traditional food and as medicines. Most sea cucumber extracts are still being researched for their anti-inflammatory functions, immunostimulatory properties, and for cancer prevention and treatment.

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This website is an aggregator of sea cucumber research from around the world, providing hyperlinks only to published studies to aid in individual research. The website does not endorse the contents of the research articles, nor validate any claims. It is up to the reader to do their own research into each study’s methodology and published summaries.

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