Seaweed has been a staple of the Japanese diet for centuries. A constituent of seaweed is called fucoidan. Fucoidan is a sulfated polysaccharide found mainly in various species of brown seaweed such as kombu, limu moui, bladderwrack, wakame, mozuku, and hijiki.
Japanese researchers have discovered the fucoidan polysaccharide, causes various forms of cancer cells to self-destruct. This process is called apoptosis. It is the natural process where living organisms eliminate harmful cells. Sulfated polysaccharides such as Fucoidan have been shown to help in inducing apoptosis.
Surely this can be one explanation for the people of Okinawa, Japan to have some of the longest life expectancies in Japan. They happen to have one of the highest per capita rates of consumption of Kombu – one gram per person per day. Also, Japan has the lowest cancer death rate.
Since 1970, Fucoidan has been cited in over 800 independent, unsolicited third party scientific studies. Please have a look at pubmed.gov – the US National Library of Medicine website.
Fucoidan is a wonderful immune booster with no harmful side effects with wonderful health benefits.
Some conditions that can be positively impacted by a consistent consumption of Fucoidan are:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Gastrointestinal function
- And more.
About Adult Stem Cells
We all have a natural supply of adult stem cells. However, this natural supply diminishes over time. So what are adult stem cells?
Adult stem cells are pluripotency cells in our bodies, which means they can self-renew and differentiate into specialized cells of various tissues. What’s so amazing and important is that they can become cells of any part of your body which needs healing.
Our adult stem cells flow through the bloodstream looking for acute injuries or chronic degeneration. When they arrive at the site of the damaged tissue they multiply and then transform into healthy cells of that tissue type.
The key to optimum healing is the number of circulating stem cells; the more stem cells that are circulating in your blood the more which are available to migrate to heal and repair injured tissue.
Natural, self-healing is the new paradigm of health and wellness. Increasing the number of adult stem cells in your body supports this change in thinking. Increasing the number of available adult stem cells works wonders for an aging or ailing body. Think of adult stem cells as super-powered “master cells” that can duplicate and regenerate a wide range of injured tissues.
So how can you encourage your body to release more stem cells? Fortunately there is a natural nutrient called fucoidan which has the remarkable ability to enhance your stem cell production. Fucoidan gives your body the nourishment required to boost the natural production of adult stem cells in your bone marrow which dramatically increases your number of adult stem cells.
Fucoidan is extracted from seaweed, the fucoidan product we recommend is called Maritch Fucoidan produced by Marinova Pty Ltd, Australia. Their fucoidan is certified organic, hand-harvested from wild grown seaweed from pristine ocean waters.
Not only is their fucoidan is best quality, certified organic, their extraction process, called Triple E (electrolyte enhanced extraction), is an advanced solvent-free cold water process which ensured maximum potency, integrity and bio-availability. Other fuciodan products may have been harvested by mechanical means, from non-pristine sources, not certified organic and extracted using solvent based processes which degrades and diminishes the potency.