Fucoidan: Scientific studies and research
Fucoidan appears to have anti-tumor, anti-cancer and neuro-protective actions, according to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Specifically, fucoidan acts to block cancer cells from developing and growing. Fucoidan also seems to provide anti-coagulant and anti-thrombotic effects that improve blood circulation. The substance offers actions that modulate the immune system and antioxidant actions as well.
Like kelp, fucoidan is sometimes recommended to help treat hypertension or high blood pressure. Fucoidan may also help treat allergies, bacterial and viral infections, and inflammation, as well as help to stimulate your immune system, according to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Similarly, bladderwrack – a type of brown seaweed from which fucoidan is derived – can help to treat wounds and prevent infections, says the University of Michigan Health System. Kelp, another type of brown seaweed containing fucoidan, is sometimes recommended for treating viral infections like herpes, common colds and influenza, notes the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Talk with your physician before using fucoidan or any type of brown seaweed for medicinal purposes.
Fucoidan is somewhat of a miracle substance when it comes to natural health. According to www.fucoidanfacts.com there are over 1030 published studies on fucoidan. The following is sourced from: http://fucoidanfacts.com/science/
Revealing The Research On Fucoidan – The Marine Bioactive
- Apoptosis (eliminating harmful cells)
- Cell regeneration
- Cholesterol Maintenance
- Weight Management
- Other Immune System Support
- Circulatory System
- Antioxidant / Detoxification