The active ingredient in Angiostop, Philinopside A, is extracted from a special sea cucumber in the South China seas.
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, cerberosides, lectins, peptides, glycoprotein, and essential fatty acids.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sea cucumber is considered a tonic herb, used in longevity tonics. Sea Cucumbers was traditionally used to nourish the blood and jing (or vital essence), tonify kidney qi, moisten dryness of the intestines, and as a longevity tonic.