CONCENTRATED FUCOXANTHIN FROM DEEP SEA WATER CULTIVATED BROWN MARINE
VEGETABLES SHOWN TO PROMOTE FAT LOSS IN HUMAN STUDY
BOCA RATON, Florida, September 18, 2006- Promising
new research from Japanese and Russian scientists demonstrates that
fucoxanthin, a natural unique carotenoid specific to brown marine
vegetables, possesses strong thermogenic properties and induce UCP1
protein genes expression that may contribute to dietary weight
reduction and healthy weight management.
A research paper presented at last week’s American
Chemical Society meeting by Japanese researchers demonstrated the
potential for white fat tissue (WAT) reduction by adding fucoxanthin
from brown marine vegetables to the diets of experimental animals.
Even more promising research is pending publication in the Russian
Academy of Natural Sciences. In this new, human clinical trial, a
patent-pending extract of fucoxanthin showed promising results for fat
loss in humans. This double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 140
obese female demonstrated statistically significant reduction in liver
fat, body fat and body weight versus placebo after 16 weeks. This
study is pending publication by the Russian Academy of Natural
Sciences and was recently presented for National Academy Scientific
Award for the best clinical trial of the year.
Dr. Sergey Grachev (Prof. of Medicine, MD) and Dr.
Musa Abidov (Professor of Medicine, MD) at First Medical Academy and
Institute of Immunopathology, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences the
primary researcher for the Russian study, commented, “It is important
to note that the benefits of brown marine vegetables are the result of
Fucoxanthin, the active component. The observed effect is specific to
fucoxanthin and was not found in other carotenoids.
extracted from selected species of edible brown marine vegetables
cultivated in unique advanced marine biotechnological methods and
extracted using a proprietary process developed over the past seven
years to create a highly concentrated natural fucoxanthin – 500%
higher than wild crafted seaweed. Seaweed in the wild contains just
0.01-0.02% fucoxanthin, so other seaweed products will not provide the
About Brown Marine Vegetables
Brown marine vegetables have long been used in the
Oriental and Russian diet since ancient times. Epidemiological studies
strongly suggest that the high consumption of marine vegetable derived
products may be a contributing factor in their well-established, low
incidence of breast cancer (64% lower), prostate cancer (75% lower)
and mortality rate related to obesity (98% lower) in these countries
as compared to Americans.
FucoTHIN™ is the first marine thermogenic - a
proprietary concentrate of fucoxanthin from specially selected strains
of deep sea water cultivated brown marine vegetables grown under
closely controlled conditions in special photo bioreactors in the
pristine Canary Islands, 1,000 miles from Europe. The combination of
proprietary cultivation and extraction creates an all-natural extract
with pharmacologically effective levels of fucoxanthin, along with
other marine carotenoids violaxanthin and neoxanthin and marine
omega-3 essential fatty acids. This unique marine vegetable extract is
combined pomegranate seed oil extract that is synergistically enhances
Metabolically, fucoxanthin promotes the induction of
UCP1-mitochondrial uncoupling protein 1. Fucoxanthin up regulates the
expression of UCP1 gene expression in WAT thus contributing to reduced
white adipose tissue weight.
By stimulating the expression of the UPC-1 gene in
WAT, fucoxanthin promotes thermogenesis (fat burning) in white fat
cells. White fat cells are those that accumulate in the liver and
around the belly as a result of overweight or obesity. Unlike
caffeine, ephedra, and other stimulants, the thermogenic effect from
FucoTHIN™ is achieved without stimulating the central nervous system –
so there are no jitters, loss of sleep, or over stimulation.