Zosterin

Zosterin

"Zosterin" is a unique methylated pectin, isolated from sea grasses of family Zosteraceae. In contrast of other pectins, it contains an apiogalacturonan fragment with apiose in side chains, that is responsible for relative stability of "Zosterin" to intracellular pectinases.
An important peculiarity of the pectin is its strong absorption of hevy metals and other toxicants. "Zosterin" officially is approved for use as a food supplement.

"Zosterin" facilitates the removal of radionuclides, including cesium isotopes, from organisms. Enterosorption properties of "Zosterin" are pomising, not only against poisoning from heavy metals and radionuclides, but against endogenous toxicoses, for example, infections of alimentary canal, burns, and X-ray stikness. As a food supplement, it shows an antiulcerous effect and normalises gastro intesticinal fucntions. "Zosterin" also shows antisclerotic activity (lowers cholesterol level in the blood). As a potential geroprotector, the preparation prologgs life of healthy experimental animals.