Although Seacure® is considered a dietary supplement, you might also think of
it as a “whole-food” product because it is made from fish fillets, just like
you’d buy at the supermarket. Proper Nutrition’s patent-pending process gently
breaks down the fish protein into amino acids (the building blocks of protein)
and peptides (several amino acids bound together but not enough to be a
protein). After the water is removed, we are left with all the nutrients of the
fish, including the omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids and trace minerals.
What is meant by “pre-digested”?
Pre-digestion means that the protein of Seacure® is already digested and
immediately available for absorption, assimilation, and utilization by your
body. This pre-digestion feature makes Seacure® especially suitable for
malnourished people such as is often seen with the elderly, and those with
digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and
What is Body-Ready?
Body-Ready simply means that your digestive system does not have to do
anything to the nutrients in Seacure® for them to be absorbed and assimilated.
This is a great advantage for the many of us who do not digest and absorb our
nutrients very well, owing to illnesses, food allergies, environmental
challenges, etc. The excellent balance of amino acids in Seacure® tend to
enhance the value of other nutrients in your diet, and this overall improvement
supports the body's inherent ability to heal itself.
What are phospholipids?
Phospholipids are a class of natural compounds containing phosphorus, fatty
acids, and a nitrogenous base. They are associated with proper nerve function.
What are omega-3 fatty acids and why are they important?
Omega-3 fatty acids are the unsaturated fatty acids so important for the
health of the cardiovascular system. Many studies have shown that a diet rich in
omega-3 fatty acids slows arteriosclerosis.
How much Seacure® should I take?
Unless a doctor recommends otherwise, we suggest taking six capsules (3 grams
of Seacure®) daily.
Can I take too much Seacure®?
Not really. A three-gram dose of Seacure® was produced from approximately 1/2
ounce of fish. A 180-count bottle of Seacure® contains approximately 70 grams of
protein that roughly represents the protein needs of an active 200-pound man.
Nonetheless, we don’t recommend you use in excess of 3 grams per day (6
capsules) without your doctor’s approval.
When should I take Seacure®?
It’s considered best to take the Seacure® capsules before meals, but timing
is not critical to receive benefits.
Is Seacure® safe for children and pregnant or nursing mothers?
Yes. Seacure® was developed in response to the protein needs of malnourished
infants and expectant mothers in third-world countries. It was tested
extensively during the 1960’s in Brazil and found to be not only safe but also
very effective. Pregnant or nursing mothers should always consult with their
doctors when taking any medication or nutritional supplement.
What kind of fish is used in the manufacture of Seacure®?
Seacure® is made from lean, deep-ocean white fish. The species that have been
used include pollack and hake. For the past several years, Seacure® has been
made from Pacific whiting (a type of hake, Merluccius productus) caught in great
quantities in the Pacific Northwest. The whiting fishery is carefully managed
and is expected to produce sustainable yields for the foreseeable future.
Combined U.S. and Canadian yearly catch of Pacific whiting exceeds 200,000
Where is the fish caught that is used in the manufacture of Seacure®?
Pacific whiting is caught in the clean deep waters of the Pacific Northwest.
Can Seacure® be taken while I’m on prescription medication?
Yes, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Think of Seacure® as a
“whole-food” product. If you are allowed to eat fish while on your prescription
medication, then use of Seacure® will not be a problem.
Does Seacure® interfere with other dietary supplements?
No. Seacure® is a “whole-food” product, not an extract or derivative. As a
matter of fact, many doctors tell us that Seacure® is synergistic with many of
the other nutritional, herbal, and homeopathic remedies they recommend.
Is Seacure® ever contra-indicated?
No. But people with certain serious kidney problems should be careful not to
consume too much protein. The total protein content of the recommended dosage of
Seacure® is not excessive, however, and should not pose any problems with this
I’m allergic to seafood. Can I still take Seacure®?
Most people who are allergic to seafood tolerate Seacure® very well. We’ve
never seen an instance of a true allergy with Seacure®. Nonetheless, if you have
sensitivities or allergies to seafood we recommend that you consult your doctor
before using Seacure®.
Seacure® smells like fish. Will it make me smell like fish?
No. Unlike fish oil capsules that are notorious for repeating and odor
problems, Seacure® is a powder of mostly protein and will not function the same
As you might expect, our concentrating fish into a powder also concentrates
the fish odor. The odor, however, is largely confined to the bottle and most
people find that a dose placed outside the bottle for a few moments dissipates
the odor. Some keep their bottles in the refrigerator or freezer to suppress the
activity of volatile odor molecules.
What is the shelf life of Seacure®?
Seacure® is dehydrated by a method known as spray drying. Like most of the
powdered products in your kitchen cabinet, Seacure® is stable for an indefinite
period when stored in a dry place, away from excessive heat.
How should I store Seacure®?
Seacure® is stable for an indefinite period when stored in a dry place away
from excessive heat.
What is the effective ingredient in Seacure®?
There is no one effective agent in Seacure® to our knowledge. The quality
protein of Seacure® and the availability of bioactive peptides are probably key
components in Seacure®.
Besides fish, what ingredients are in Seacure®?
During the manufacturing process the raw fish is liquefied. An oleoresin of
the herb rosemary is added to this liquid phase prior to drying in order to act
as a natural anti-oxidant for the small amounts of fish oils in the liquid.
What kind of capsule is Seacure® contained in?
Seacure® is encapsulated in clear, natural, size 0 beef gelatin capsules.
My children are too small to take capsules. How can I give Seacure® to small
children or those unable to swallow capsules?
The Seacure® capsules can be pulled open to empty their contents. Mixing the
powder into a food like applesauce has worked well.
How long should one use Seacure®?
Most people continue to take Seacure® to maximize good health even after
Seacure® has shown a benefit to an immediate problem like irritable bowel
Is Seacure® approved by the FDA?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not “approve” dietary
supplements because the word would imply that the FDA is endorsing those items
they approve. The FDA has issued a Certificate of Free Sale for Seacure® which
states, in part:
"This product is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration pursuant to
the requirements of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and the Fair
Packaging and Labeling Act and other related laws.”
Later in that Certificate, it states,“…we can state that such a product may
be freely marketed in the United States or exported….”
Is Seacure® a meal substitute?
No. The protein of a recommended daily dose of Seacure® is not adequate to be
considered a source of dietary protein.
Does Seacure® suppress appetite? Is Seacure® a diet pill?
Consumers have told us that Seacure® tends to satisfy the appetite when other
necessary nutrients are supplied to the diet in proper amounts. On the other
hand, in cases of malnutrition, or so-called “wasting” owing to a debilitating
disease such as AIDS, Seacure® has been shown to help maintain mass.
Are the mercury levels in Seacure® safe?
Yes. The levels of mercury contained in Seacure® are below the threshold of
detection of the test; i.e. below 0.01 parts per million.
Note: These statements have not been
evaluated by the FDA. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat,
prevent or cure any disease.
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