Ecklonia Cava Extract (ECE) utilizes Ford-Speranza Nutraceuticals'TM 99% purity ECE. Our Ecklonia Cava is harvested from only the healthiest plants found in the sea. The unique water extraction method employed removes all of the undesirable plant material, and stringent microbiological testing takes care of potential impurities. The result? Ecklonia Cava at its purest. Ecklonia Cava Extract is a unique polyphenol complex found in brown marine algae. It is a potent, fat soluble antioxidant source of polyphenolic compounds with an incredibly high antioxidant (ORAC) value of 8300, and an equally impressive half-life of up to 14 hours! Unlike most land-based water-soluble polyphenols, Ecklonia Cava extract contains hydrophobic compounds capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier, enabling antioxidant support for both the brain and neural tissues (combats neurologic inflammation). Additionally, Ecklonia Cava's anti-inflammatory properties may help with hair growth and erectile dysfunction, and may assist in maintaining healthy blood pressure levels as well as enhanced liver function. What is the difference between Ecklonia Cava Extract vs. Swanson Full Spectrum Ecklonia Cava? Ecklonia Cava extract is a water-based (non-alcohol) process that is far more concentrated than just simply throwing the entire plant in a blender (what you get with Swanson Full Spectrum Ecklonia Cava). All Ecklonia Cava-related studies to date have been performed with Ecklonia Cava Extract, and NOT performed with Swanson Full Spectrum Ecklonia Cava. If one is not realizing the benefits of this amazing plant, it may very well be due to taking the improper form of Ecklonia Cava. We make a point to deliver only the finest ingredients to our customers, at the best possible price!