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MARITECH® FUCORICH® UNDARIA PINNATIFIDA EXTRACT benefits

KEY BENEFITS OF UNDARIA PINNATIFIDA EXTRACT

      • Supports gastrointestinal health
      • Supports general immune health

ABOUT UNDARIA PINNATIFIDA EXTRACT

Known as a brown seaweed (marine algae), Undaria pinnatifida grows in the Pacific Ocean.

 

Because it contains so many vitamins and minerals, including potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, and iodine, it is considered a superfood.

 

Also rich in fucoidan, mannitol and polyphloroglucinol, U.pinnatifida is an excellent source of alginate and polyphloroglucinol.

 

The leafy part of the plant (called wakame) as well as the root system (called mekabu) are eaten in Japan.

 

Mekabu and fucoidan have been the focus of most of the scientific research that has been performed to support the health benefits of U.pinnatifida.

 

Fucoidans are natural compounds found in brown seaweeds. They are important in protecting brown seaweeds from environmental stressors.

 

A family of structurally related compounds, fucoidans are sulfated and acetylated in slightly different ways depending on the species of brown algae.

 

Unique to mekabu U.pinnatifida fucoidans, they are extremely sulfated (approximately 30% sulfates by weight), acetylated, and have a backbone containing predominantly fucose, and about 8% non-sulfur minerals.

 

U.pinnatifida fucoidan, an extract from mekabu, contributes to the health of stem cells, the immune system, and the gastrointestinal tract[1].


UNDARIA PINNATIFIDA EXTRACT FULL BENEFITS

Immunity

 

    • Supports general immune health[2]
    • Support trained immunity[3,4]
    • Supports immune tolerance[5–9]
    • Supports innate immunity[2,10–13]
    • Supports adaptive immunity[2,8,10,13]
    • Supports cellular intrinsic immune defenses[14–27]       
    • Supports mucosal immunity[28–32]
    • Supports immune signaling[2,6,8,10,13,33]
    • Supports the hematopoietic stem cells that produce immune cells[34–39]
    • Supports healthy dendritic cell function[6,10]
    • Supports healthy natural killer cell function[11–13,40]
    • Supports healthy neutrophil function[2,41–48]
    • Supports healthy macrophage function[2,49,50]
    • Supports healthy microglial function[48,51]
    • Supports healthy T cell function[2,8,10,13]
    • Supports healthy B cell function[40]

 

Gut microbiota

 

  • Supports a healthy gut microbiota[6,30,52–54]
  • Supports intestinal barrier function[30,54]

 

Healthy aging

 

  • Supports neuroprotection[55]
  • Supports stem cell function[34,36,56,57]
  • Supports cells against senescence[56,58]
  • Supports metabolic health in overweight and obese adults[59]
  • Supports mitochondrial function[60–62]
  • Supports Nrf2[61,63–67]

 

Complementary ingredients

 

  • Beta-glucan to support trained immunity[3]

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