Nature has provided a cure for many diseases in the form of sea cucumbers. Sea cucumbers or Gamat (as it is known in Asia) are cylindrical invertebrates that live throughout the worlds’ oceans. These nocturnal animals have a life span of 5-10 years.
There are about 2000 species of varying colors but research has shown that the most nutritional and pure species is the golden gamat or Stichopus hermanii. These remarkable sea animals can rejuvenate themselves when mutilated. Gamat that has been cut into two and thrown back into the sea will continue growing as two separate gamats.
Although widely used as traditional medicine by the Chinese and Malays for more than 500 years, modern science is just now learning about this remarkable creature.
Gamat is rich in collagen and mucopolysaccharide (MPS). These are especially effective in improving skin appearance, healing wounds and also important to the healthy functioning of joints.
It also contains Chondroitin sulphate & Glucosamine (GAGs). These help decrease inflammation and has immunomodulating effects.
The Omega-3, minerals and active elements of gamat help in protecting the heart, regulating cholesterol and glucose levels, has anti microbial and anti-tumor properties.
Through extensive research, feedbacks and testimonies, it has been proven that gamat is especially useful in treating those with skin disorders such as acne and psoriasis, breathing problems such as asthma, arthritis, and chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases.
Gamat has helped heal wounds after surgery and after delivery. It has also helped many suffering from cancer.