We here at The Seaweed Bath Co. have always espoused the health benefits of fucoidan extract (FE) found in brown seaweed, and now a leading university in Japan has determined that FE has the potential for therapeutic beneficial change and safety of disease treatments.
A recent study conducted by the Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, started off as an investigation of the anti-tumor properties of FE in human cancer cells. But the results proved optimistic that fucoidan can have a positive effect on the human body.
For years, I’ve been advocating the advantages of soaking in brown seaweed to rejuvenate the skin and metabolic system of those suffering skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Through Thalassotherapy and “seaweed soaks,” our customers have reported a reduction in skin conditions such as inflammation and lesions as well as the growth of healthy skin cells.
What we offer are products derived from bladderwrack seaweed, which contains fucoidan and iodine — two elements that are rich in essential amino acids, vitamins and nutrients that can stimulate the thyroid and both soften and sooth the skin. The Japanese fucoidan study shows that, as a natural compound with various actions, fucoidan extract is attractive, especially in Asian countries, for improving the therapeutic efficacy and safety of cancer treatment.
And while the effects of bladderwrack are not considered a medically substantiated cure for illnesses, it is commonly used to actively alleviate symptoms. This study serves to further the notion that fucoidan, as well as fucoxanthin, alginic acid and laminarin, might play a role in inhibiting cancer cell proliferation.
Meanwhile, The Seaweed Bath Co. will continue to expand its product line in order to bring unique, helpful products for people concerned with sensitive skin, illness and desiring overall improvements to their health.