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Fucoxanthin Date Written 2007
Author Joe Holmes Date Revised  

Fucoxanthin is processed from sea weed and is high in Carotenoids that increase health and reduce mortality.

1. "The findings obtained indicate that fucoxanthin may act as a chemopreventive and/or chemotherapeutic carotenoid in bladder cancer cells by modulating cell viability." (1)

2."Fucoxanthin restrains oxidative stress induced by retinol (kidneys) deficiency through modulation of Na+Ka +-ATPase and antioxidant enzyme activities in rats." (2) This study shows fucoxanthin reduces kidney problems and increases antioxidants.

3."fucoxanthin is known to have antitumorigenic activity" (3) (impedes the growth of tumors)

4."These multi-functionalities of fucoxanthin indicate that it is an important bioactive (having a capacity to interact with a living tissue or system) carotenoid (increases health and reduces mortality) that is beneficial for the prevention of the metabolicsyndrome." (4)


(1) PMID: 18949407
(2) PMID: 18853231
(3) PMID: 18798263
(4) PMID: 18296336





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