The research was carried out as part of the SWAFAX project (EU FP7 funded) in which CyberColloids was a participant. The overall aim of the SWAFAX project was to investigate the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potential of phlorotannin (i.e. polyphenol) rich extracts made from the brown seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum.
This new paper gives an important insight into the role of gastrointestinal digestion and colonic biotransformation on brown seaweed polyphenol bioactivity in the human colon and follows on from a previous publication (2016) in which we reported for the first time that seaweed phlorotannins are metabolised and absorbed by humans, predominantly in the large intestine.
Corona et al. (2017). Effect of simulated gastrointestinal digestion and fermentation on polyphenolic content and bioactivity of brown seaweed phlorotannin-rich extracts. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. Link to the abstract: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mnfr.201700223/abstract
Corona et al. (2016). Gastrointestinal modifications and bioavailability of brown seaweed phlorotannins and effects on inflammatory markers. The British Journal of Nutrition 2016, 115, 1240-1253.