Why Fucoidan Force™?
• It is the Most Trusted and Sought-After Fucoidan
• We Utilize a Gentle and Unique Proprietary Extraction Method
• Never Over-Standardized
• Hand-Harvested from Atlantic Ocean
• Micronized for Optimum Absorption
The extract is standardized for no more than 45-50% fucoidan. This is a critical part of the process where many manufactures go wrong, because any over-standardization of the extract results in the “chopping up” of the bioactive polymers and less effective fucoidan compounds. No standardization means you might not be getting any fucoidan at all. You just can’t be sure. Likewise, any under-standardization results in less effective products. As the graph above illustrates, it’s all about finding that critical “sweet spot”!
The unique Fucoidan Force™ extraction process has been specifically designed to extract fucoidan from brown seaweed without the use of solvents. This unique extraction process ensures the chemical constituent of the fucoidan molecule remain unaltered and equivalent as in their natural state. The purification step in the Fucoidan Force™ process eliminates contaminants such as salts and remaining alginate impurities from the product. This eliminates the numerous purification steps used in the extraction methods used by competitors, including disinfecting steps (hypochlorite and irradiation).The QA method for analyzing fucoidan polymers to determine purity has been developed and validated for Fucoidan Force™ by the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at the University of Georgia (US). The Fucoidan Force™ extraction process is controlled using an ISO9001 and HACCP accredited quality-management system. Fucoidan Force™ complies with Organic, Kosher and Halal quality requirements.
Due to the delicate nature of fucoidan’s bioactives, extreme care in its handling. That is why the seaweed used to make the fucoidan in Fucoidan Force™ is hand-harvested from a clean and sustainable environment in the Atlantic.
Micronization is the process of reducing the average diameter of a solid material’s particles. Usually, the term micronization is used when the particles that are produced are only a few micrometers in diameter. The specification of our super-fine micronized fucoidan powder is greater than or equal to 80% less than 300 microns, a significant portion of which is less than 100 microns.
Why Fucoidan Force™ Uses Wakame Seaweed?
The powers of the wakame seaweed have been drawn upon for centuries by the Japanese culture because of its promise to prolong life, prevent disease and impact beauty and health. wakame has been the most studied, has shown the best results and has been found to be the most beneficial source of fucoidan extract. Due to wakame’s highly studied health benefits, the makers of Fucoidan Force™ use 100% pure organic wakame seaweed in their product.
Fucoidan extract is derived from brown seaweed, which is naturally very high in iodine. Although fucoidan extract has much less iodine than the seaweed itself, there is still a significant amount of iodine. Most people are entirely unaffected by this amount of iodine, while some people even benefit from such a dosage due to its stimulation of the thyroid, others are susceptible to side effects from iodine overdose. If you have hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) you should not take Fucoidan Force™ or any other fucoidan extract. On the other hand, people with hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) can actually benefit from the iodine content and will in fact improve their overall thyroid function by taking Fucoidan Force™.
Sodium Content in Fucoidan Force™
The amount of sodium in the wakame seaweed (Undaria pinnatifida) extract used to make Fucoidan Force™ is approximately 3.5%. Each Fucoidan Force™ capsule contains 400 mg of Undaria pinnatifida extract. This means you get about 14 mg of sodium per capsule. Keeping in mind that the RDA (recommended daily allowance) of sodium is 2,300 mg, 14 mg is a mere drop in the bucket. For those with high blood pressure , the recommended sodium intake is less than 1,500 milligrams per day. Taking Fucoidan Force™ while maintaining a healthy diet, means you’ll stay well below the limits.