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  • n. A sulfated polysaccharide found in several seaweeds

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  • Scientists had previously reported that a compound called fucoidan, found in seaweed, appears to kill tumor cells in mice and human cells.

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  • In addition to being packed with vitamins, minerals and other life-giving substances that have made kelp such a health food staple, Limu Moui is particularly rich in the polysaccharide fucoidan.

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  • Seaweeds containing fucoidan, a sulfated polysaccharide similar to heparin in chemical structure, have been reported to have anti-tumor activity in mice and some cell lines.

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  • "In the on-selling health products, fucoidan usually plays its role as an immune-stimulator," the company said.

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  • Seaweed is chosen with high levels of organic sulphate, one of the most active constituents of fucoidan, and which is guaranteed at a level of at least 25 per cent.

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  • Australian firm, Marinova has for several years been working in the area of seaweed fucoidan extraction and it previously claimed to be the only company to have developed a coldwater, ethanol-free process to extract fucoidans, which unlike ethanol based extraction does not degrade the product.

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  • L. japonica-derived fucoidan has been approved for use in medicines since it won Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) validation in 2003, and has been used for centuries, commonly as a source of iodine, especially in China and Japan.

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  • The company employs a cascade filtration process to extract fucoidan from the seaweed, to decolourate the ingredient, and remove heavy metals.

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