Angiostop is a dietary supplement designed to help maintain normal immune health. The active ingredient in Angiostop, Philinopside A, is extracted from a special sea cucumber, rich in polysaccharides and lactones, found in the South China seas. For centuries, sea cucumbers have been considered an integral part in Chinese folk medicine, primarily used to nourish the blood and jing (or vital essence), tonify kidney qi, moisten dryness of the intestines, and as a longevity tonic.
Sea cucumbers have an impressive nutritional profile that includes nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3 and minerals, especially calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. Sea cucumbers are also a source of bioactive compounds that include: saponins (triterpene glycosides), chondroitin sulfates, sulfated polysaccharides, sterols, phenolics, cerebrosides, lectins, peptides, glycoprotein, and essential fatty acids.
Sea cucumber, having a cartilaginous body, serves as a rich source of mucopolysaccharides, mainly chondroitin sulfate. Chondroitin action is similar to that of glucosamine sulfate, the main building block of chondroitin.