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October 3, 2006

Fucoidan – New Cancer Therapy

Filed under: Blogging, Cancer, Fucoidan, Health, health drinks, Limu, Original Limu — Original Limu @ 8:54 am

moreinfo2.jpgThe use of fucoidan as a possible new cancer therapy is eliciting interest from the scientific and medical communities. More than 50 studies show the glyconutrient is showing activity in breast, gastric and lung cancers, as well as leukemia. Most of the studies are still taking place in animals, but the exploration is yielding some interesting and potentially therapeutic findings.

Fucoidan’s anti-tumor activity appears to be anti-angiogenic. Anti-angiogenesis is the creation of new blood vessels and is a hot topic in anti-cancer therapy. Anti-angiogenesis is the method to cut off a tumor’s blood lifeline through drugs or other substances, and according to the American Cancer Society, without blood, tumors cannot grow much larger than the eye of a needle.

Consider what researchers at Fukuoka University in Japan found after they investigated whether fucoidan could counter cancerous tumors through anti-angiogenesis. They found that both natural fucoidan and over-sulfated fucoidan appear to block blood vessel formation, which usually accompanies the growth of malignant tissue – known as angiogenesis – in cancerous tumors. “These results indicate that the anti-tumor action of fucoidan is due, at least in part, to its anti-angiogenic potency and that increasing the number of sulfate groups in the fucoidan molecule contributes to the effectiveness of its anti-angiogenic and anti-tumor activities,” the Fukuoka University researchers conclude.

Cutting off a tumor’s blood supply is one way of fighting cancer. Another way is to get cancer cells to die through a process called apoptosis, or programmed cell death. Apoptosis occurs naturally in the life cycle of a cell. When cancer begins taking over cells it makes them grow out of control, rather than dying at their proscribed time. Fucoidan has been found in several studies to promote apoptosis in cancer cells.

This is only the third post in my informational series, but it seems to me that the applications for Original Limu are endless.



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  4. go to Pubmed to find all the studies on fucoidan helping with cancer. If you take Limu Moui brown seaweed, then you will get the most fucoidan

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  5. I take about 2-4 ounces of Fucoidan each day when I drink my Limu Original Drink

    Comment by Fucoidan — April 4, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

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