ICAR-CMFRI develops anti-obesity medicine from seaweed

CadalminTM Antihypercholesterolemic, an anti-obesity nutraceutical product developed by ICAR-CMFRI.ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi has developed an anti-obesity nutraceutical from seaweeds. The product named CadalminTM Antihypercholesterolemic extract (CadalminTM ACe) is a natural remedy for obesity and dyslipidemia. ICAR-CMFRI scientists prepared the extract from seaweeds which are commonly available in the Indian coastal waters and are natural bounty of the sea and are known for their extraordinary medicinal properties.

Shri Justice P Sathasivam, Governor of Kerala, released the product during the inaugural ceremony of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the ICAR-CMFRI at the Headquarters in Kochi on 18th February 2017.

Bioactive pharmacophore leads from seaweeds were used to prepare the nutraceutical product.. CadalminTM Antihypercholesterolemic extract can be administered to regulate clinical indicators leading to dyslipidemia or obesity, total adipose tissue and visceral fat, triglycerides, cholesterol, both good and bad, known as HDL and LDL. The product contains 100% natural marine bioactive ingredients from selected seaweeds by a patented technology, and would be made available in 400 mg capsules.  

The nutraceutical does not have any side effects as established by detailed preclinical trials. CadalminTM Antihypercholesterolemic extract is the only product made by 100% natural marine bioactive ingredients from seaweeds as a natural remedy of obesity and dyslipidemia.  


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