Fucoidan

Fucoidan

What is fucoidan?

Fucoidan is a bioactive substance, a polysaccharide, found in brown algae. Up to 25% fucoidan has been measured in bladder wrack depending on the type of bladder wrapper, location and season. Especially our Nordic and Danish species such as bulging seaweed, bladder seaweed and saw seaweed are rich in the substance fucoidan.

Fucoidan or fucoidans are sulfated polysaccharides that vary in size, shape and number of sulfate (-SO4) groups. They consist of fucose molecules that can form long and branched 3-dimensional molecules.

It is important to extract the fucoidan in the right way, to make the dey as bio-accessible as possible for the body, but also in a way so that the fucoidan is not destroyed during the extraction.

AUKI uses several types of brown seaweed (laminaria); bladder wrack (fucus vesiculosus), palm seaweed (Laminaria hyperborea), finger tongs (Laminaria digitata) and Laminaria japonica, to get the greatest diversity of the fucoidan forms.

Fucoidan is in pure dried form, a white to brown-colored powder, the fucoidan molecule itself is negatively charged and is a biologically active polysaccharide from brown algae.

Fucoidans can be eaten, drunk or ingested as a bladder wrack extract, in powder form. Pga. the diversity of the fucoidans, we recommend an intake of fucoidans from several sources of brown algae.

Therapeutic effects of fucoidan

Fucoidan is favorable worldwide, especially amongst the food and pharmaceutical industry as a consequence of its promising therapeutic effects. Its applaudable biological functions are ascribed to its unique biological structure. Classical bioactivities associated with fucoidan include anti-oxidant, anti-coagulant, anti-thrombotic, immunoregulatory, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory effects.

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