Fucoidan Health Supplement


Did You Know? There is No Official Definition of "Fucoidan"

Fucoidan is a particular slimy constituent found in brown algae, such as Kombu (Laminaria japonica), Wakame (Mekabu-Undaria pinnatifida) and Mozuku (Cladosiphon okamuranus). Up till today, fucoidan does not have an official definition from a well-known global organization or research institute. This is what makes it difficult for customers to distinguish a great Fucoidan brand from others. It is complex to define fucoidan due to its bioactivities, molecular structure and composition various from species to species.

1.How to Select "HIGH PURITY & BEST QUALITY" Fucoidan?

Fucoidan Nutritional Supplement
* Since there is no official definition for Fucoidan, it is hard to identify standardized Fucoidan purity measurements.
* However, from the industry perspective, the chemical compositions of fucoidans are complex and the sulfation at special positions can determine their bioactivity and mechanism of action.
* UMI NO SHIZUKU has more than 85% of purity when measuring its levels of L-fucose and sulfated groups


2.Is the Higher % of Sulfated Fucose-Galactose Content in Fucoidan the Better?

* Some structures of fucoidan have been identified, but when two species are mixed, a new structure forms. Therefore, specifying a fucoidan molecule becomes a complex task.
* It could be the presence of L-fucose itself, fucose-galactose branching, or sulfated ester groups, and other unknown compounds bonded to Fucose what defines it, but the reality is that it is not enough.
* In our more than ten years of experience, we have observed that L-Fucose, sulfated ester groups and the fucose-galactose branching and other compounds bonded with Fucose work together in a very complex but unique way and this is what gives Fucoidan such amazing bioactivities and mechanisms.
* In this regard, measuring purity of only Fucose and sulfated ester groups would not be the right way to differentiate between good and bad quality and effective products.


Then...What are the Criteria to Select the BEST Fucoidan?


3. Brown Seaweed Species and Freshness Matters

* Different brown seaweeds have their unique molecular structures, therefore, each type of fucoidan has a different level of efficacy.
* In this sense, most fucoidan products in the market have different fucoidan content; price and efficacy are also different based on the fucoidan content.
* UMI NO SHIZUKU contains a proprietary mix of the best and most fresh Okinawa Mozuku (Cladosiphon okamuranus) and Mekabu (Undaria pinnatifida) based Fucoidan. These two species have the highest levels of L-fucose, galactose and sulfated ester groups.


4.Fucoidan Content in UMI NO SHIZUKU FUCOIDAN

* Fucoidan dosage varies depending on your health purpose, so it is very important to know how much fucoidan is included in the product.
* UMI NO SHIZUKU Fucoidan contains 212.5 mg of high purity Fucoidan (85%) per capsule (250mg) and 15% of the capsule is Agaricus mycelium extract that enhances immune system along with Fucoidan.


5.Global Recognition & Reputation

* Our brand is recognized globally and enjoys a reputation of high quality among our customers worldwide. Umi No Shizuku won the Gold Medal of Monde Selection Award in 2006 & 2012. It is the first and only fucoidan supplement product winning this title worldwide.
* UMI NO SHIZUKU Fucoidan was introduced in 2001 in Japan and has been sold to tens of thousands of customers in more than 25 countries worldwide, including U.S.A, Canada, Korea, H.K, Taiwan, Singapore, Russia, Mexico, etc.