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Founded in 1990 by a pioneering physician committed to science-based alternative health care, Doctor’s Best offers only the most important nutritional supplements. Containing the finest quality raw materials from around the world, Doctor’s Best supplements embody the best that traditional knowledge and current scientific research have to offer in the field of therapeutic nutrition. Each of their products is accompanied by an annotated "fact sheet" with detailed background information, structure-function statements, and scientific references that substantiate these statements. All structure-function statements have been filed with FDA in accordance with DSHEA regulations.

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197 Avenida La Pata
San Clemente, CA, 92673
http://www.drbvitamins.com
949-498-3628

Doctor's Best - Best Fucoidan 70% 300 mg. - 60 Vegetarian CapsulesEnhances Immune System Function!

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Doctors Best - Best Fucoidan 70% - 60 Vegetarian Capsules

Doctors Best Best Fucoidan 70% contains the gluconutrient fucoidan derived from brown algae. Seaweeds are a part of the diet in many cultures and fucoidan-containing species have been used traditionally for a variety of therapeutic purposes. Fucoidan contains an abundance of immune-modulating constituents known as polysaccharides. These unique and complex sulfated polysaccharides are not found in other seaweeds or land plants, and have been shown to mediate a variety of significant biological effects on mammalian cells in laboratory research. Research also suggests that fucoidan may possess significant antioxidant activity.

Features & Benefits:

  • Science-based nutrition
  • Dietary supplement
  • Enhances immune system function
  • Potent antioxidant protection

Enhances Immune System Function
Cell walls from marine algae contain an abundance of sulfated polysaccharides. Fucoidan is one class of these polysaccharides found in brown algae. Polysaccharides are known to have various effects on immune enhancement and possess other biological activities.

Researchers studying fucoidan fractions from algae have tested their ability to enhance immune function in various in vitro assays. In one such study, isolated fucoidan fractions from a water-soluble extract of Fucus vesiculosus as well as commercial sources of fucoidan were shown to enhance resistance and support an immune response by impacting enzyme-mediated replication activity in the cells studied in this assay.

Further in vitro work confirms the immune modulating activity of fucoidan. Researchers showed that sulfated fucans were able to inhibit complement-mediated destruction of sheep red blood cells and rabbit red blood cells in vitro, suggesting a potential application as immune-supportive agents. The complement system is an important component of our immune system that utilizes a cascade of small proteins found in the bloodstream to mount an immune response in the body. However, an overactive immune system can also be problematic. In this assay, it was found that the immune-modulating activity increased with increasing molecular weight and with increasing glycolipid content of the fucoidan fractions. This line of in vitro research suggests that fucoidan and its various fractions may be potent balancers of immune function.

Research also suggests that fucoidan may support a healthy cytokine-based immune response and affect immune function at the level of immunomodulatory enzymes. This work was done in the laboratory in human tissue sections. Enzymatic action was shown to be inhibited in these connective tissue sections with the addition of fucoidan fractions, suggesting support of healthy connective tissue by fucoidan.

The results of these individual assays, when put together, point to the fact that fucoidan possesses the potential to modulate various significant aspects of immune health.

Potent Antioxidant Protection
Recently, fucoidans have been theorized to have significant antioxidant poten:" ":ducing/antioxidant power (FRAP) assay. This is an in vitro test measuring the ability of a compound to reduce iron, which has a pro-oxidant role in the body. The assay quantifies the ability of the compound being tested to reduce iron, and this correlates to its potential antioxidant activity levels. Using this measure, it was shown that fucoidan fractions increased FRAP values considerably between 4 minutes to 30 minutes of exposure, indicating the antioxidant potential of these compounds. Further in vitro work has also suggested that fucoidans have antioxidant effects. A study assessed the free radical scavenging ability of various seaweed fractions using the DPPH assay. It was shown that seaweed extracts containing fucoidan had the highest activity levels of all the extracts tested in this study.

The potential antioxidative activities of enzymatic extracts from brown seaweeds have also been demonstrated using various reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging assays. The assays used in one particular study included the DPPH, superoxide anion, hydroxyl radical and hydrogen peroxide scavenging assays. The extracts tested showed especially high free radical scavenging activity on the hydrogen peroxide scavenging assay and demonstrated strong protective effects against DNA damage. Some of the extracts tested also demonstrated high superoxide anion scavenging ability, when compared to commercial antioxidant controls such as alpha-tocopherol, BHT and BHA.

With the dual actions of supporting and balancing immune health and possessing free radical scavenging properties, Best Fucoidan 70% extract may be a highly effective supplemental nutrient for maintaining optimal health and wellness.

Suggested Use
Take two capsules daily with a meal.
Ingredients

Doctor's Best - Best Fucoidan 70% - 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Vegetable Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving %DV*
Fucoidan extract
  (Standardized to 70% fucoidan)
300 mg *
*Daily Value Not Established.
†Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Other Ingredients: Rice flour, magnesium, stearate (vegetable source), vegetarian capsule (cellulose)
About Doctor's Best

Founded in 1990 by a pioneering physician committed to science-based alternative health care, Doctor’s Best offers only the most important nutritional supplements. Containing the finest quality raw materials from around the world, Doctor’s Best supplements embody the best that traditional knowledge and current scientific research have to offer in the field of therapeutic nutrition. Each of their products is accompanied by an annotated "fact sheet" with detailed background information, structure-function statements, and scientific references that substantiate these statements. All structure-function statements have been filed with FDA in accordance with DSHEA regulations.


197 Avenida La Pata
San Clemente, CA, 92673
Phone: 949-498-3628
Fax: 949-498-3952
http://www.drbvitamins.com
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Average Customer Rating: (5 out of 5)

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  • By kevin ( Gardena, CA)
    10/25/2012 10:42:54 AM

    I recommend this product!
    Doctor best Fucoidan is the best medecine I ever used before.
  • By Jean ( Hatboro, PA)
    8/9/2013 10:02:44 AM

    I recommend this product!
    I have my dog Manda on this product. Ordered by her DVM for treatment of her swollen lymph glands in her neck. We thought she had lymphoma. Thank God it was not. So Manda takes two caps a day, one in the am and one in the pm with her food. Her lymph glands have improved as did her coughing and swollowing difficulties . I highly recommend this product. Jean RN
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