Study on Fucoidan Extracted from Padina Boergesenii: Potential Antioxidant and Anticancer Effects

We at The Perfect Nutrition enjoy discovering and passing along certain research conducted on key components of our health products. This scientific study investigated fucoidan, the star ingredient found in our Limu Original product, a substance extracted from the brown seaweed Padina boergesenii, to determine its potential health benefits. Here’s a breakdown of the key findings:

Fucoidan Extraction and Properties:

  • Researchers successfully extracted fucoidan (SF-PB) from Padina boergesenii.
  • The extracted fucoidan showed high antioxidant activity.
  • Analysis suggests fucoidan is a sulfated polysaccharide rich in fucose sugar molecules.

Anticancer Activity:

  • Lab tests showed significant anti-proliferative activity of fucoidan against human cervical cancer cells (HeLa cells).
  • Microscopic observations suggested fucoidan induced cell death (apoptosis) in cancer cells.

Safety and Future Research:

  • The study didn’t report any toxicity of fucoidan on a marine copepod (Mesocyclops leuckarti).
  • In-silico analysis suggested potential interactions between fucoidan and proteins involved in cell death pathways.
  • More research is needed to confirm these findings in humans.

Important Note:

Similar to the previous study, this research was conducted in a lab setting. It doesn’t guarantee fucoidan’s effectiveness as a cancer treatment in people. It’s crucial to consult with a doctor before using fucoidan or any other supplement, especially if undergoing cancer treatment.

Original Research:
Ragunath Cholaraj, Ramasubramanian Venkatachalam,
Investigation of antioxidant and anticancer potential of fucoidan (in-vitro & in-silico) from brown seaweed Padina boergesenii,
Algal Research,
Volume 79,
2024,
103442,
ISSN 2211-9264,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2024.103442.
(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211926424000547)

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