6 Amazing Health Benefits of Japan’s New Seaweed

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
February 19, 2014



Originating from the coasts of Japan, Fucoidan is currently one of the hottest commodities on the market. But why is this brown seaweed being touted as one of nature’s best-kept secrets? Here are six of the remarkable benefits that you’ll enjoy from just one serving a day.

1: It Helps You Lose Weight

Crushed seaweed has become one of the go-to ingredients for diet pills and weight loss supplements. Not only does it increase your metabolic rate, but it’s believed to expand in the stomach after interacting with natural acids, making you feel fuller for longer periods of time.

2: It Gives You Energy

Consumers report feeling much more energized after taking just a few hundred milligrams of capsuled seaweed. Even better, seaweed is organic and all-natural, free of the jitters that usually accompany caffeine and other stimulants.

3: It Protects You From Brain Tumors

Seaweed has been shown to stop hyperplasia in rabbits and rats, which is a rapid reproduction of cells capable of growing brain tumors. While no clinical trials have been conducted with seaweed and humans, it stands to reason that something in its composition can affect mammals for the better.

4: It Boosts Your Immune System

Seaweed induces the natural creation of white blood cells, particularly interferon and interleukin, which are the heavy hitters responsible for fighting off autoimmune disease. There’s also the possibility that it can weaken existing colds by controlling immunomodulating activity.

5: It Improves Your Memory

Tired of always forgetting your wallet? Improve your long-term and spatial memory by strengthening the receptors of your hippocampus’ astrocytes. It may sound like gibberish, but it’s a very real benefit of taking seaweed, and everyone from students to business owners are currently reaping the effects.

6: It Lessens Seasonal Allergies

If you spend the better part of spring with your face in a wad of tissues, you might be interested to know that seaweed can put a cap on your allergies. It stops the production of mucus, meaning less trickles in your throat and fewer sneezes, and it also soothes your sinuses, drying your watery eyes and opening your nose to the wonderful fragrances of the new season.

When it comes to regulating your health, boosting your immune system and fighting off the advancement of disease, brown seaweed may very be a miracle drug. Try it today to see what it can do for you.



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

2 Responses to “6 Amazing Health Benefits of Japan’s New Seaweed”

  1. ellen beck says:

    I have never heard of using seaweed athough probably in other countries or in different areas of the US it would be better known. Interesting article!

  2. Mary Withrow says:

    The seaweed may be healthy but it smells horrible when cooking! Many chinese eat items I would never touch! Lol – Normal to them but not to me, ha ha

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