Posts tagged with ‘fucoidans’

  • Red seaweed extract may cut NSAIDs need for arthritis sufferers

    A natural, multi-mineral ingredient derived from the red seaweed Lithothamnion Corallioides may allow osteoarthritis sufferers to reduce their use of NSAIDs by 50 per cent, say the results of a new pilot study. Daily doses of Marigot’s Aquamin ingredient allowed patients with osteoarthritis of the knee to partially withdraw their use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), while also producing improvements […]
  • Anti-Cancer Fucoidans Extracted from Brown Marine Algae; May be Used in Functional Beverages

    A team of researchers has developed a method for extracting three different varieties of polysaccharides from the algae: alginates, fucoidans, and laminaran. The researchers found that the extracted alginates appeared to demonstrate anti-bacterial properties and appeared to be effective against E. coli and staphylococcus. Studies have suggested that both laminarans and fucoidans have immune-boosting, cancer-fighting, and anti-viral properties. As part […]
  • Brown Marine Algae Mined for Functional Ingredients

    Franck Hennequart and his colleagues at the National University of Ireland in Galway have developed a process to extract alginates, laminaran and fucoidans from brown algae. Alginates are currently used as low-cost thickening and viscosity stabilizers for such products as salad dressings, and for microencapsulated ingredients. Laminarans are used in horticulture, but otherwise have no other industrial applications, and fucoidans […]