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Immunity is the body's own defense mechanism and an overall evaluation of the state of immune function. Immunity is the human body's natural barrier, which not only resists the "enemy", but also maintains the internal stability of the human body. However, there is such a category of people, they often have low immunity, such people are cancer patients.
The immune function of tumor patients is low, mainly because the tumor itself and the treatment methods will weaken the immune system. So for tumor patients with low immunity, is there a substance that can effectively enhance immunity? Fucoidan is a good choice.
Fucoidan has a variety of biological activities
Fucoidan is a water-soluble sulfated heteropolysaccharide, which is commonly found in brown algae and some echinoderms. Studies have found that it has a variety of biological functions, such as anti-coagulation, anti-tumor, anti-thrombosis, anti-virus, anti-oxidation and enhancing the body's immune function, etc., so it is widely used in the field of medicine and modern food industry.
At present, the effect of fucoidan in helping tumor recovery and enhancing human immunity has been scientifically proven. The United States, Japan, South Korea, Australia and other developed countries use fucoidan as a broad-spectrum immune enhancer, and Japan uses a large amount of fucoidan for tumor prevention and postoperative rehabilitation.
Fucoidan inhibits cancer cell division and induces cancer cell apoptosis
The fucoidan extracted from the spores of Undaria pinnatifida was co-cultured with human normal epithelial cells (HMEC) and human breast cancer cells (MCF-7) to observe the number of cells. Fucoidan has no effect on human normal epithelial cells, but has obvious apoptosis-inducing effect on human breast cancer cells. (J. Agric. Food Chem. 2009, 57, 8677–8682.)
Fucoidan blocks tumor angiogenesis and inhibits cancer cell metastasis
The fucoidan extracted from wakame was injected into mice with liver cancer, and the lymph node metastasis around the tumor in the mice was observed. Fucoidan can effectively inhibit the metastasis of liver cancer cells in the body.
Fucoidan increases the lethality of immune cells against cancer cells
Fucoidan derived from the spores of Undaria pinnatifida was injected into B-cell lymphoma mice to observe the activation of the immune system and the growth of B-cell lymphoma cells in the mice. The fucoidan extracted from the spores of Wakame can effectively activate the immune system in mice, enhance the ability of immune cells to kill tumors, and inhibit the growth of tumor cells.
Seek new ideas from the sea, explore the deep blue, and deepen the field of seaweed active substances
Since its establishment, Shandong Jiejing Group Corporation has focused on seaweed research and development. It currently has the State Key Laboratory of Seaweed Active Substances, has obtained a number of fucoidan patents, and has been approved for fucoidan food production licenses, which can be extracted in large quantities on a large scale. Purity fucoidan has better flavor and taste, higher content (purity), and can be used in functional foods, health foods and other fields.