New fucoidan research is in!
As we all know, the flu epidemic in 2018 has been very bad, including the dog flu that has also been spreading.
Scientific Reports published a study with results showing that fucoidan effectively blocked infection from the influenza A virus SUPERIOR to the drug Amantadine! Fucoidan not only inhibited the virus, it inactivated virus particles BEFORE infection and blocked some stages of the viruses life cycle! The results of this study were so strong they concluded fucoidan has the “potential to be developed into a novel nasal drop or spray for prevention and treatment of influenza in the future.” This is another good reason to include fucoidan rich Fucopia in your pet’s daily diet!
[Wang, W. et al. Inhibition of Influenza A Virus Infection by Fucoidan Targeting Viral Neuraminidase and Cellular EGFR Pathway. Sci. Rep. 7, 40760; doi: 10.1038/srep40760 (2017).]
The latest anti-cancer research from the University of Louisville, KY has found that “Fucoidans have strong immunostimulating potential, including inhibition of cancer”.
[Anticancer Res. 2017 Nov;37(11):6041-6046. Fucoidans Stimulate Immune Reaction and Suppress Cancer Growth.
Vetvicka V1, Vetvickova J2.]
Integrative Cancer Therapies also published a clinical study using fucoidan on patients with advanced cancer. The study was the first showing evidence that fucoidan had anti-inflammatory effects that improved quality of life in patients with advanced cancer.
[Integr Cancer Ther. 2017 Feb 1:1534735417692097. doi: 10.1177/1534735417692097. An Exploratory Study on the Anti-inflammatory Effects of Fucoidan in Relation to Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer Patients. Takahashi H1,2,3, Kawaguchi M4, Kitamura K5, Narumiya S6, Kawamura M7, Tengan I3, Nishimoto S8, Hanamure Y9, Majima Y10, Tsubura S11, Teruya K12, Shirahata S12.]
Bone Repair research published in the Journal for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Research found that “fucoidan accelerated new blood vessel formation and partially promoted bone formation”. This study in particular is the first to find the theraputic potential for fucoidan in enhancing bone repair!
[J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2017 Jul 16. doi: 10.1002/term.2509. Fucoidan-induced osteogenic differentiation promotes angiogenesis by inducing vascular endothelial growth factor secretion and accelerates bone repair. Kim BS1,2,3, Yang SS1, You HK4, Shin HI5, Lee J1,6.]
Another exciting study done by Marine Drugs
found that wounds treated topically with a fucoidan extract promoted healing through anti-flammatory action, antioxidant properties, and growth factor activities.
[Mar Drugs. 2017 Apr 7;15(4). pii: E112. doi: 10.3390/md15040112. Promoting Wound Healing Using Low Molecular Weight Fucoidan in a Full-Thickness Dermal Excision Rat Model. Park JH1, Choi SH2, Park SJ3, Lee YJ4, Park JH5, Song PH6, Cho CM7, Ku SK8, Song CH9.]