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The coastal range of northwestern Baja California has a year-round Mediterranean climate, with plenty of sunshine and warm dry summers.  The Guadalupe River Valley near Seagate’s factory in Ensenada has become a small but growing center of grape-growing and wine production.  Seagate has been processing Grape Seed  Extract since 1996, receiving grapes from select nearby […]

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Kathy - Thank you so very much for sharing this beautiful photograph, I can just feel my blood pressure and stress going down. God bless you and thank you.

Seaweed Part II – Grover’s Skin Rash By Richard Lentz

Today’s blog entry is a little different from the usual theme of showing photos of Seagate’s farm and factory, in to bring you Grover’s “Disease” or “Rash”, or  whatever it is??  The word disease is in parenthesis because dermatologists have no idea what it is, what causes it, how to treat it or if it […]

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Doris Coker - RE Grovers Rash

My husband started what looks exactly like this rash in 2002 after a visit to Arizona where we now live. It spread throughout his body. Would shed, peel, blister, itch!!!, etc. Yes nothing worked until he started taking your Olive Leaf Extract about 3 capsules three times daily. I started to notice that it was also anxiety related. In 2008 during a breakout in the hospital the doctor prescribed liquid Nystatin. He now takes this along with smaller doses of Olive Leaf. For the most part he is rash & itch free with occasional breakouts usually in the summer. I might consider the seaweed treatment if it ever gets bad again. This is a horrible rash & as you discovered the dermatologists & doctors don’t know anything. I learned about Nystatin on Know The Cause but was unable to get a doctor to prescribe until they had tried everything else in the hospital.

Thank you for your products. I personally use the Stop Rash all year under my arms for summer breakouts & recently started the Nasal spray for allergies (I haven’t had to use oral meds since).

Thank You!!!!

Richard (Founder) - (Richard replies) Hi Larry-
For the first time in my life, I actually had a heavy metals test run on me. Only Arsenic showed up at low levels and that was the organic-based variety of arsenic (it has the carbon atoms attached). Nope, the actual cause of Grover’s is still unknown in most cases. Infections and heavy metals may also be additional causes or triggers. But the underlining cause is really a mystery.Applying a paste of seaweed for a few minutes at night in the shower and rinsing with hot water before I go to sleep is the only thing that has helped. Thanks!. Richard

Shane - Thank you for the information. I am struggling with Grovers disease now, and I am ordering your seaweed powder today. How many applications did it take to see your results?

Appreciate your help!


Richard (Founder) - Hi Shane,
The first night I applied the powder in the shower, it really stung when I washed it off. But that was the first full night of sleep I had in 6 months. So it was immediate. I hope it helps you

Katie Fobert - I have no experience with Grover’s , but I live in a household of red-heads who are very sun sensitive, I do not like sunscreen because of the chemicals so I have resorted to supplements to help from the inside out. I start in april when the sun starts to strengthen in the north . We use paba and astaxanthin supplements to minimize the damage, Astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant and you do not have to worry about overdosing on it. Make sure you use only natural supplements as synthetics will not have the same effect. to find out more go to Dr. mercola website, perhaps it could help with this problem, just a thought.

Seaweed Part 3 - Grover's Skin Rash Itching by Richard Lentz | Seagate World - […] has been exactly one year since my last posting regarding this ongoing skin rash called Grover’s. The rash began to bother me in around […]

r.goodman - have grovers…3dermatologist later..no help…please let me know where i can order your seaweed powder….i am 78 and really suffering ……..thanks

Kyle - Thanks for your comments Richard. I live in South Africa , where can I get this seaweed from?

Many thanks !

Richard (Founder) - Seagate Replies
The easiest way to do it is to order off our website.
Thank you

Richard (Founder) - You can order on Seagate’s website
Thank you
Seagate Customer service

Graham Cairns - I have been suffering from Grovers Diseases for x3 years and have tried every conceivable concoction , all to no avail. How effective would seaweed powder be if it was added to a bath as opposed to a shower?
My problem is that the spots are everywhere as opposed to one specific area.
I need to get some relief from somewhere.


Richard (Founder) - Hi Graham,
If you add it to a bath, you would just be diluting it and wasting it. It won’t work that way.
I can only tell you what worked for me — a very hot shower followed by placing the seaweed powder directly on the areas and rubbing it in as it turns into a paste. Then letting it set for a few minutes and washing it off with very hot water. If you don’t want to deal with ” the everywhere problem ” all at once, then try it in on specific easy-to-reach areas like your arms or chest and see if it gives you some relief.
Just the hot water alone will do a lot for you. It helped me sleep. But it did not make the spots and itching go away. Once I started on the seaweed and the hot water, little by little the spots and itching faded. At the very beginning, I was doing this 5-6 times a day, or whenever the itching came back and I was home and the shower was available. Also, swimming in a chlorinated pool seemed to give some temporary relief.
Its been almost 2 years since it has all gone away.

We don’t claim that seaweed is any sort of cure. I am just writing in the blog what worked for me …. and I had tried everything imaginable.
Good luck to you.

Alexandre navarro - Hello, i’m from Brazil and i discovered that i have “grover,s disease”. Now i’m looking for anything that could help me.
I read that there is a seaweed powder. Please tell me how or where i can order it.Thank you

Richard (Founder) - Hello Alex,
This is in answer to the question about purchasing the Seaweed.
You would order it on our website. We don’t have distributors outside the U.S.
If you have trouble ordering, let us know.

We cannot make any medical claims for it. However, by accident it helped the owner of this company. I assume you read some of the articles he posted. Here are a few:
Seaweed Part II – Grover’s Skin Rash By Richard Lentz

Seaweed Part IV – applying to itchy bites by Richard Lentz
Seaweed Part 3 – Grover’s Skin Rash Itching by Richard Lentz
Seaweed Part V – Final Report on Grover’s Skin Rash – by Richard lentz

Depending upon how severe the Grover’s itching is, you may have to apply it many times throughout the day and night (every 4-6 hours) following a hot shower or bath.
Use the hottest water you can tolerate on the rash without burning your skin.
Then apply some of the powder while in the bath, making a paste and rubbing it on.
Allow it sit on the skin for ~ 10 minutes.
Then wash off with hot water (no soap).

This has helped many people with the itching.
The red rash may or may not disappear, or may partially fade out with time.
However, controlling the itching is the main thing.

Hope this helps you.

Seagate Seaweed and Japan’s Fukushima Radiation Discharge

Seagate harvests giant the kelp,  Macrocystis pyrifera, along the west coast of Baja California, primarily along the bays within a 20 miles of Ensenada.  Seaweed has been a part of Seagate’s fishing and marine harvesting program since 2003.  It is one of 18 raw materials that Seagate produces. Until November 2011 consumer demand for seaweed […]

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Roni - Thank you for testing your products for radioactive contamination! My concern is that other companies may not be testing their produce! Testing for radioactive fallout should be mandatory in this day and age, and as you correctly point out, things can get a lot worse, with Fukushima’s policy of releasing tons of radioactive water into the ocean each day in an effort to contain and clean up this disaster. They are also incinerating radioactive waste on a daily basis, and this is polluting the atmosphere far and wide with raidoactivitgy that won’t go away. This must be stopped and it takes a world wide effort to help as Japan can’t manage this enormous task alone. God help us if there’s another earthquake in Fukushima.

maryanna murphy - I have seaweed from southeast alaska. Will your company test it for fukushima radiation? I eat five types of seaweed and have samples from 2013, 2012 and 2011. thank you. MaryAnna Murphy 907.401.0311

Richard (Founder) - Seagate replies–
Hello Maryanna,
We send out seaweed out to an independent laboratory to test for radiation. It is fairly expensive to do. However, since we are not a laboratory we cannot accept samples of other seaweeds for testing.


The decision to develop a new product at Seagate is based upon 3 key factors: 1) whether the company can produce the raw material themselves, either from their farming or fishing operations; 2) whether the product is different or unique from products already available in the health food industry; and 3) whether the new product […]

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While diving and Mexican politics are interesting topics, occasionally this blog does need to return to topics dealing with Seagate’s farming, fishing and factory activities. Seagate operates several farms in northern Baja California, near their Ensenada factory. Two of these farms are used for growing tomatoes, which Seagate processes and sells under the name Lycopene-15. […]

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Diving at 60 – by Richard Lentz

The underwater photographs appearing throughout the Seagate World blog were taken by me.   I have been diving for over 40 years.  I am now 60 years old, and have a healthy case of denial. While diving at this the age is today’s topic, the real message is that it is possible to continue to do […]

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Sally Bartle - My son is 22 and just received his diving certification. Due to the fact that we take many of your supplements and eat mostly healthy food and exercise, I’m sure he will be diving until he is a very old man! BTW, you are 60 years young!

Mexico’s Presidential Elections – coming soon on July 1st

Whoever wins, the Mexican people always lose Excitement is growing in Mexico again as the July 1 election date approaches for this country to choose a new president. One good rule that the U.S. could learn from is that the Mexican presidents and other major office holders like Governors cannot run for consecutive terms. So […]

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Robin - Richard,

I so enjoyed reading all of the history and information about Seagate. Your products are my favorite. I know that they are pure and what they claim to be. It was great to see how everything is grown and made.

I also loved the Mexico history and pix. I took many trips to Bahia de los Angeles in the 80’s. So nice to relive a little Mexico.

Thank you for making such great products. Your integrity and your products are very much appreciated.

Please stay safe down there. You seem to love it!


  That fellow flying by the Seagate farm is not an artichoke, just a seagull flying inland.  While most people encounter these birds along the coast, following fishing boats or scavenging garbage, many of the different species of seagulls inhabiting Southern California nest inland. Seagate is very close to adding artichokes to its product list. […]

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Robert Lauder - Thanks for putting up this blog! I’m in the Alentejo region of Portugal (which I have referred to in the past as Europe’s Baja California) and it’s nice to see clear photos and explanations of what you do. Bom trabalho!