People seem to be more conscientious than ever when it comes to organic nutrition. And these efforts really pay off when they discover something new which can help boost their immune system.
Fucoidan, a wild wakame brown seaweed has been around for centuries, but its newest headlines are highlighting numerous health benefits.
“A recent study based in Japan showed some promising results in how fucoidan may play a very important role in seasonal flu protection,” said a spokesperson from Nutrilys Del Mar, a marine supplement company based in San Diego. “The study included mice with weak immune systems, and when given fucoidan orally, researchers recorded lower numbers of viral replication and age longevity.”
The study which concluded this year, entitled, “Anti-influenza A virus characteristics of a fucoidan from sporophyll of Undaria pinnatifida in mice with normal and compromised immunity,” suggests how this organic seaweed could be an extra option for an influenza defense.
Some flu strains mentioned in the research report included A, H5N1, H1N1 and B.
While fucoidan is not a substitute for the flu shot, this study provides extra information for those who want to add this organic seaweed to their diet for adjunct protection. Additionally, there is a population of people who may be allergic to flu shots and fucoidan may be an alternative for consideration.
“There are a number of seaweed supplements out on the market, but the ingredient shoppers need to find is fucoidan, such as our Fucorich®,” said the spokesperson. “This nutrient-rich wakame seaweed is hand harvested in pristine waters, off the coast of Patagonia.”
While Japan’s recent study of “immunity boosting properties” and “anti-influenza activity” of fucoidan has garnered positive attention, there are other suggested health benefits of this nutritious organic seaweed, such as:
- Supports cardiovascular health
- Supports joint health
- Supports digestive system
- Supports skin structure
- Hydrates the skin
- Helps detoxify the body
“Keeping our immune system as strong as possible will help us fight off the seasonal flu and cold,” said the spokesperson. She continued, “Adding an organic fucoidan supplement may be a natural defense; and, its other wellness perks really makes this ocean gem a great addition to a daily diet.”