Fucoidan (fucoidan) – sulfated heteropolysaccharide, which is isolated from brown algae, including from the Laminaria of Japan.
Fucoidan contained in brown algae was discovered at the end of the 19th century in Germany, but it was isolated by the Swedish scientist Killeen in 1913 in its pure form.
The main component of soluble dietary fiber fucoidan is fucose monosaccharide. The composition of fucoidan also includes galactose, mannose, xylose, and sulfate groups.
Fucoidan is a unique biopolymer with multilateral biological activity:
- able to destroy altered cells during inflammatory processes
- increases the resistance of the digestive organs to bacterial and viral infections
- activates the immune system
- shows antiviral activity against herpes 1 and 2 types, cytomegalovirus, adenovirus and influenza virus
- has anti-tumor properties
- Anticoagulant is very important, i.e. inhibits blood clotting, fucoidan action that prevents the formation of blood clots
- significantly weakens gastritis caused by Helicobakter pylori bacteria, as well as the number of these bacteria
- also contributes to the healing of gastric and duodenal ulcers
- Normalization of the morphological structure and functional state of the liver was detected with oral administration of fucoidan for therapeutic and prophylactic purposes.
- improves skin and hair condition
- lowers blood sugar and cholesterol
All the useful properties of fucoidan used in the health complex immunostimulant developed by scientists of the Far East.