What is Fucoidan?
It has long been suspected that brown seaweed provides for a broad spectrum of nutritional benefits and now there are over 1,400 studies in the U.S. National Library of Medicine that confirm this possibility. The beneficial qualities of fucoidan on health, mainly healthy immune system modulation, cell-to-cell communication, and tissue maintenance are believed to be due to a fucose-containing sulfated polysaccharide called Fucoidan. The most common sources of fucoidan are brown seaweed like kombu, mozuku, hijiki, and wakame . Wakame (Undaria pinnatifida), as a key source of Fucoidan, has been researched the most by the scientific community for its role in promoting health. Traditionally, brown seaweeds that are rich in this ingredient have been consumed in areas such as Okinawa, Hawaii, and Tonga. These places are known for their very high longevity rates.
How is Fucoidan Force™ Extracted?
The extract used in Fucoidan Force™ comes from Atlantic-grown wakame (Undaria pinnatifida) seaweed, which is used exclusively for our product. Our Organic wakame is hand-collected by divers and gently laid out under the sun to dry. Our patented cold-water extraction process protects the fucoidan molecule while eliminating impurities, fibers, and particles. This process ensures the highest amount of standardized fucoidan available today. Standardization determines the exact concentration of a substance from its crude material so you always know exactly how much Fucoidan you are getting in every pill, every time.
Once it has been determined to meet our rigid quality standards, the fucoidan is carefully encapsulated in 100% plant-based vegetarian capsules, which contain no animal products or byproducts. The end result is we have the best fucoidan supplement available.
Why Not Just Eat Seaweed?
Some may wonder why taking a fucoidan supplement is preferable to simply eating seaweed. While seaweed obviously has a high amount of native fucoidan, consuming the same amount of fucoidan available in our extract would require you to consume about 10 pounds of seaweed! In addition to being uncomfortable (and probably unpleasant for many), that amount of seaweed consumed in such a short period of time could cause an overdose of sodium and iodine.