Overview of Fucoidan - Product imported by CS Vietnam - March 30, 2018


The definition of Fucoidan is still unfamiliar to many users, understanding that, CS Vietnam always wants customers to know what they need and how to use it most effectively. Let's study with CS scientists in Vietnam as well as Japan.

1.     Where does Fucoidan come from - Products imported by CS Vietnam

 According to researchers at Vietnam and Japan CS and the British Academy of Sciences, they found that the polysaccharide found in Fucoidan is found in brown seaweeds such as Konbu, Wakame, Mozuku and Hijiki. agents that cause the self-destructive mechanism of various types of cancer cells. Among the seaweed species mentioned above, Mozuku contains more Fucoidan than other types. But Fucoidan only obtained about 1% from Mozuku. And one particular finding was that the seaweed consumption rate in Okinawa was the highest and the death rate from cancer was the lowest compared to other Japanese provinces. The mail is studied more deeply and the results are wonderful.

 Origin: from Seaweed CLADOSIHPON OKAMURANUS (Okinawa Mozuku)

2. Basic process of extracting and processing Fucoidan from brown seaweeds

Mozuku extract → Mixing → Sterilizing at 800C → Drying → Testing (CCP1) → Packaging

FUCOIDAN CONTENT (FUCOIDAN QUALITY): more than 85% In the final Refined Extract solution - there is another group of polysaccharide in this brown algae

NUTRIENTS per 100g

Fucoidan Energy: 307kcal / potassium: 571.8mg / protein: 2.4g / calcium: 470.1mg / Fat: 0.2g / magnesium: 502.4mg / carbohydrate: 73.9g / iron: 3.4mg / sodium: 3600.8mg / zinc: 1.8mg /

Vietnam CS also gave a summary, seaweed classified by industry and generalized there are 9 basic branches, written in Vietnamese we can classify them as follows: (Information from HDHVN Institute and University of Nha Trang Vietnam)

 1, Chlorophyta (Chlorophyta)

 2, Tranweed industry (Englenophyta)

 3, Seaweed industry (Pyrophyta)

4, Khue rong industry (Bacillareonphyta)

5, Kimweed industry (Chrysophyta)

6, Golden Algae Industry (Xantophyta)

7, Brown algae industry (Phaecophyta)

8, Red Algae Industry (Rhodophyta)


 9, Cyanophyta (Cyanophyta)

3. A brief overview of the source of Fucoidan extracted from the Brown Algae (Phaecophyta) industry group in the world and Vietnam today

CS Vietnam researchers have confirmed that brown algae species (Phaeophyceae) belong to the Stramenopiles group and include multicellular species. They are photosynthetic organisms with chloroplasts surrounded by four cell membranes. Most species of brown algae contain pigments, fucoxanthin, it is responsible for the green brown color typical for brown algae their common name.

 Phaeophytes include many types of seaweed in the Northern Hemisphere and they are important members of marine ecosystems, because they create habitats for other organisms and because they provide food for other species to live with. .


Cladosiphon Okamuranus (Chordariales, Phaeophyceae), (Okinawa mozuku Japanese) are one of the important edible seaweeds. In Okinawa, C. okamuranus has been cultivated by fishermen associations for over 35 years, including in Onna and Chinen Villages.

This history of development has established several lines of mozuku of similar morphology and texture. According to the 36th annual report of the Japan Cabinet Office, about 20kilotons mozuku (C. okamuranus and Nemacystus decipiens (Itomozuku)) are produced annually, earning about 4 billion Japanese Yen in 2006.

In addition, C. okamuranus and N. decipiens are sources of Fucoidan extracts, with the polysaccharide sulfate content found in the cell matrix of brown algae with anti-coagulant activity, anti-thrombin, and tumor suppression activities. . Brown algae (Brown algae) is also a source of raw materials for the production of alginates.

Because of their enormous biological significance, the genomes of two species of brown seaweed have been decoded: Ectocarpus siliculosus (Order Ectocarpales) and Saccharina japonica (Order Laminariales). The genome size of a previous study was about 214 Mbp with 16,256 genes encoding the predicted protein, while this gene was 545 Mbp with 18,733 genes encoding the predicted protein. Some genetic characteristics of the two species of brown algae are classified to understand their biology. A close phylogenetic relationship between Ectocarpales and Chordariales has been reported and Given that its importance to fisheries, food and possible pharmaceuticals, we have deciphered the manuscript of the Cladosiphon okamuranus genome. S-strain, (Order Chordariales).

A diagram showing the life cycle of brown algae, Cladosiphon okamuranus. Algae have n and 2n generations. Cladosiphon okamuranus is grown and sporophytes is harvested for the market. The genome DNA is extracted from 2n germling, while RNA is extracted from 2n germling and 2n sporophytes. 

Figure 1: A diagram showing the life cycle of brown algae

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