What is Fucoidan?

What is Fucoidan?

(n) pron. FEW KOY DAN

  1. A compound found on a certain species of brown-seaweed that protects the seaweed from harmful infections and bacteria. When consumed by humans, fucoidan is known to have similar effects on cells within the human body.

The Tradition of Fucoidan

Fucoidan-containing seaweeds have long been used as a traditional medicine in certain cultures for generations.

The population of Okinawa, an island south of mainland Japan, enjoy a longer life expectancy than any other population in the world – and, the staple of their local diet is brown seaweed.
The main species of seaweed consumed in Okinawa is Wakame (undaria pinnatifida). Wakame contains powerful fucoidans.

To obtain these fucoidans in high purity doses, Wakame is sustainably harvested. Then, using patented extraction processes, the long-chain fucoidan molecules are removed and characterised into high purity fucoidan powders.

Research Supporting Fucoidan

More than 60 years of research into the bioactivity of fucoidan has been completed at research institutions across the world.