What is Fucoidan?

Fucoidan is drawing high-medical attention as a substance that can boost the natural healing powers your body already posses and effectively improve your immune system. Fucoidan is a substance found in the cell walls of a brown seaweed species that include kombu, limu moui, wakame, hijiki, and bladder wrack. It has also been found in various forms among marine animals such as the sea cucumber. Fucoidan is a dietary fiber that belongs to a high-molecular polysaccharide family.  In layman terms, its chemical makeup is a long chain of different sugars. These sugars --galactose, glucoronic acid, xylose-- along with other several major constituents give fucoidan its health benefits. 

Choosing Your Fucoidan

When we examine the Fucoidan products that are available in the market, it is rather difficult to know which one to choose or what specifications to look for before purchasing. Prices are so different for all of the brands and the explanation given is very limited in most cases. Even when we read the Supplement Facts, you can be assured that a lot of products do not truly specify the Fucoidan's purity and concentration. Therefore, how can we choose the right Fucoidan supplement? As a smart shopper, continue to notice the vague explanations, the unsolicited fucoidan purity and concentrations –even in the Supplement Facts—educating yourself on the available products and doing your homework will help you choose the best fucoidan supplement for you.

Health Benefits of Fucoidan

Fucoidan is beneficial to the human body for a number of reasons. If you take an extract like FucoSorb, that is super absorbable, you gain the benefits that the seaweed itself provides. Though these benefits may vary, most people experience very positive results.


Click the links for Pubmed and Science Direct  to view scientific databases that contain articles and studies on the numerous health benefits of fucoidan, as well as other information related to fucoidan.


PubMed is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health maintains the database. PubMed, was first released in January 1996, it ushered in the era of private, free, home- and office-based MEDLINE searching.


ScienceDirect is a website operated by the Anglo-Dutch publisher Elsevier. It was launched in March 1997. It is a platform for access to nearly 2,500 academic journals and over 26,000 e-books. The journals are grouped into four main sections: Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences and Humanities. For most articles abstracts are freely available; access to the full text