Maritech® Undaria pinnatifida extract

Maritech® Undaria pinnatifida extract


Undaria pinnatifida - small branch of the molecule

Maritech® Undaria pinnatifida extract is a highly characterised, certified organic fucoidan ingredient sourced from wild Undaria pinnatifida seaweed. This seaweed (commonly known as wakame or mekabu) grows in the pristine ocean waters of Patagonia and Tasmania, where it is hand-harvested on an environmentally sustainable basis.

Fucoidans are a class of compounds that vary in structure and bioactivity. This unique fucoidan is highly sulfated and acetylated, with a backbone containing both fucose and galactose. A small ‘branch’ of the molecule is pictured on the left or above. Extensive research on Undaria pinnatifida fucoidan has shown the compound exhibits a wide range of therapeutic properties, including immune modulation, anti-cancer activity and viral inhibition.

Clinically tested and safe, this ingredient is a unique and superior choice for a wide variety of nutraceutical formulations.


Maritech® Undaria pinnatifida extract has undergone extensive in vitro, in vivo and human clinical testing. Examples of the potential benefits and biological effects identified in this testing include:

Immune function

  • Increased mobilisation of CD34+ stem cells and CXCR4 expression
  • Increased IgG levels by 397%
  • Activation of Toll-like receptors 2 and 3 by up to 387%
  • Increased wound healing gene expression

Anti-viral activity

  • Inhibition of the binding and entry of a range of viruses to host cells
  • Significant reduction in the clinical signs of influenza and lung damage

Gut health

  • Inhibition of H. pylori adhesion to human stomach cells
  • Inhibition of E. coli adhesion to human epithelial cells


  • Safe to administer in oncology. No adverse interactions with a range of chemotherapy drugs
  • Decreased tumour growth
  • Induced cell cycle arrest or apoptosis in a range of cancer cells


  • Reduction and downregulation of inflammatory marker Interleukin-6
  • Inhibition of the activity of inflammatory enzyme LOX-15
  • Inhibition of the inflammatory enzyme hyaluronidase


  • Significantly increased the production of Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) protein by 28%


Clinical testing has confirmed that Maritech® Undaria pinnatifida extract is safe for human consumption. It is a natural seaweed compound that has been shown to be non-toxic and non-allergenic.


  • Certified organic
  • Solvent-free extraction
  • Kosher, Halal, Vegan
  • Gluten free
  • Non-GMO
  • Allergen free
  • Preservative free
  • Water soluble
  • Easy to formulate
  • Produced in Australia in ISO9001, HACCP & GMP certified facilities


  • Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS), USA
  • EU Novel Foods approval
  • TGA Listed Ingredient, Australia
  • Compliant with Algae Product requirements, China
  • KFDA registered, Korea

References, technical brochure and further details can be provided on request.

This information is of a general nature only and has not been evaluated by the TGA, FDA or other regulatory body. Maritech® fucoidans are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease and recipients of this information must exercise their own judgement in determining the appropriateness for a particular purpose.

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