Wakame Seaweed

Undaria Pinnatifida


Fucoxanthin History

Derived from Japanese Wakame Seaweed
If you have ever eaten Miso Soup or Japanese Seaweed Salad, then you have eaten Fucoxanthin. It is what gives the brown seaweed in such delicacies its distinctive color. Recent published scientific studies suggest that fucoxanthin not only contributes rich color to food dishes, it may have many other health benefits. An extract of the Fucoxanthin derived from Japan's Wakame Seaweed, may be a way to increase the amount of Fucoxanthin in the diet.

We begin with Wakame because it not only has the highest concentration of naturally occuring Fucoxanthin, but also contains the broadest range of minerals of any food -- the same minerals found throughout the ocean and in human blood such as Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron and Iodine. Wakame Seaweed also contains Vitamin C, Fiber, Beta-Carotene, Pantothenic Acid and Riboflavin--two B-Vitamins needed for your body to produce energy. It is one of the most widely used forms of edible Seaweed, consumed by the Japanese as much as ten thousand years ago, and long known for its beneficial health qualities. Now Wakame is becoming known for its Fucoxanthin, which has been said to release the stored coupled-proteins within in the White Adipose Tissue (fat cells) to be absorbed by the body and used as energy.

FucoPure® No Longer From Japan-

Nutraceuticals International Group® LLC is one of the country's leading importers of Wakame seaweed from the Sea of Japan. Our partners in Asia assure us that the Wakame used in our patented extract remains the purest and most nourishing Wakame available. Of course, given this time of uncertainty, we thought it prudent to source Wakame from other parts of the globe. The clean, cool waters necessary to cultivate this fucoxanthin rich brown seaweed are found in only a very few select sites worldwide. NIG has located an exclusive source in the Tasman Sea, just off the coast of Australia. This Wakame provides the same minerals and health benefits as our Asian Wakame and provides an alternative source for us to explore.

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Nutraceuticals International Group® receives U.S. PATENT for FucoPure®!!(click here to find out more)

Nutraceuticals International Group® LLC (NIG) was awarded a United States Patent on the proprietary manufacturing of their exclusive ingredient FucoPure® Fucoxanthin Extract. NI’s process generates a concentrated form of fucoxanthin while reducing heavy metals and iodine content commonly found in Wakame Seaweed. Fucoxanthin naturally occurs in Wakame Seaweed, with levels of 0.01%. NIG’s extract from Japanese Wakame has up to 10.8% fucoxanthin content.


Nutraceuticals International Group® receives 2nd U.S. PATENT for FucoPure®!! (click here to find out more)

On August 30, 2011 Nutraceuticals International Group received our SECOND United States Patent on FucoPure® (patent  # 8007838) for use as a dietary supplement.  The supplement contains at least about 10% by weight of Fucoxanthin, less than about 1ppm iodine and less than about 1 ppm arsenic, and the Fucoxanthin contained in the supplement remains substantially stable for at least about 2 years.