Bioactivity overview

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Studies undertaken by Marinova and independent research groups around the world have investigated the efficacy of fucoidan in a diverse range of indications and clinical settings.

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Fucoidan

Areas of activity

  • Immune modulation

    Published research indicates the potential for fucoidan compounds to:

    • Stimulate key markers of both innate and specific immunity
    • Activate dendritic cells, natural killer cells and T cells
    • Exert potent anti-pathogenic and anti-viral effects
    • Dampen allergic responses
  • Cancer

    Published research indicates the potential for fucoidan compounds to:

    • Exert anti-cancer activities, cell-cycle arrest and apoptosis and modulate angiogenesis
    • Possess anti-tumorigenic properties
    • Be used as an adjunct therapy alongside conventional oncology treatments
    • Enhance the activity of chemotherapy agents
  • Viral inhibition

    Published research demonstrates the potential for fucoidan compounds to:

    • Inhibit a range of viruses, including clinical strains of influenza and herpes
    • Inhibit the adhesion of viruses to host cells
    • Prevent or limit viral infections
    • Ease symptoms of patients with chronic viral infections
  • Inflammation

    Published research demonstrates the potential for fucoidan to:

    • Address both local and systemic inflammation
    • Exert anti-inflammatory activity in topical, oral and intravenous delivery systems
    • Inhibit selectins and adhesion of leukocytes
    • Inhibit pro-inflammatory COX and LOX enzymes
  • Digestive health

    Published research indicates the potential for fucoidan compounds to:

    • Promote anti-pathogenic activity in the digestive tract
    • Exert anti-inflammatory and soothing effects on the gut wall
    • Protect against liver disease and fibrotic damage
    • Reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis, gut dysbiosis and inflammation
  • Skin protection & anti-ageing

    Published research highlights the potential for fucoidan compounds to:

    • Exert neuroprotective effects
    • Inhibit matrix degrading enzymes
    • Upregulate key anti-ageing enzymes
    • Reduce inflammation and activate restorative genes following UV damage
  • Stem cell mobilisation

    Stem cells can differentiate into many different kinds of specialised cells, as needed by the body. Published research shows the potential for fucoidan compounds to:

    • Increase the release of stem cells into the blood
    • Increase amount of sticky receptors (CXCR4)
    • Promote an increase in the number of immune cells when fighting infection
  • Cardiovascular health

    Published research highlights the potential for fucoidan compounds to:

    • Stimulate repair mechanisms on the lining of blood vessel cells
    • Exert anti-inflammatory effects
    • Reduce cholesterol uptake
    • Improve cholesterol and triglyceride balance in the blood