KELP fights Cancer

Brown Alga(Fucus and Ascophyllum nodosum) is an indispensable tool in the fight against cancer.

A lot of research is being conducted all over the world and there are some positive findings in Japan, Vietnam, Korea and China. Research has confirmed that
Brown algae (Fucus and Ascophyllum nodosum) products effect on the following types of cancer cells: blood cancer (leukemia), skin cancer (melanoma), breast cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, cancer of the uterus.

Benefit of Brown Algae  (Fucus and Ascophyllum nodosum) - the alternative cancer treatment.

  • Fucoidan is the biologically active polysaccharide which prevents the formation of malignant cells, strengthens the immune system. To date, the U.S. National Library of Medicine has more than 700 entries of Fucoidan and its role in the fight against tumours. 
  • Alginate and dietary fibre remove all the harmful compounds from the body.
  • Oligo and polysaccharides (incl. fucoidan) induce the apoptosis.
  • Sulphated polysaccharides prevent tumor growth and demonstrates apoptotic effect and anti-angiogenesis.
  • Polyphenols and antioxidants slow proliferation of colon cancer cells and they inhibit starch digestive enzymes at very low levels, which could influence glycaemic control 
  • Photosynthetic pigments "fucoxanthin" demonstrate the activity against prostate and colon cancer.

                           Anti-cancer properties of brown algae (Fucus and Ascophyllum nodosum) can be explained by several mechanisms:

  • Immunity. Fucoidan has the immunomodulatory effects, helps to mobilize the body's own defences. Fucoidan increases the activity of natural killer cells (NK-cells), which play a major role in the destruction of tumour cells.
  • Apoptosis. There is a phenomenon in biology called apoptosis. It is characteristic of the cells of all living things in the world. The essence of the phenomenon is the following - the cell launches a self-destruction mechanism. As a result only a cell membrane is left. The membrane turns into a kind of pouch that stores all of the chemicals of the original cell. All the components - the core and the like - disappear. It may happen with the young as well as with the old cells. Research carried out in Australia and Japan, has shown that exposure of fucoidan on cancer cells has led to the self-destruction of cancer cells, and the surrounding healthy cells are not damaged, and the result, which appeared in just 72 hours, exceeded the results that would have been achieved by a series of sessions of chemotherapy, but without the side effects of chemotherapy. And this applies not only to the tumour, but also metastasis.
  • The adhesive properties of cells. Fucoidan inhibits metastasis by changing the adhesive properties of cells.
  • Anti-angiogenic effect. Another mechanism for the antitumor activity of fucoidan is an anti-angiogenic effect. Angiogenesis - is the formation of new blood vessels. This process is necessary for growth and tissue repair. However, cancer cells also use this process in the formation of tumors. Several types of fucoidan inhibit rapid formation of blood vessels and thus reduce the blood supply to the active tumor tissues.                                                 

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