Fucoxanthin, also known as seaweed extract, is a carotenoid (pigment) found in brown seaweed that is structurally similar to Vitamin A and beta-carotene.
Fucoxanthin functions as a potent fat burner when used consistently. Effects are not acute and require 1-4 months for results to show; however, the resulting fat loss is steady and reliable .
The primary benefit of a fucoxanthin supplement is fat loss. Unlike many of the weight loss supplements available on the market, seaweed extract has proven effective in both animal and human studies [1, 2].
Other effects include a range of cardiovascular health benefits. Fucoxanthin supplements can reduce cholesterol and triglyceride absorption as well as inhibit their production within the body . This may also play a role in its fat-loss properties. This supplement can also help individuals regulate and improve their blood pressure .
This supplement is also an effective cellular health supplement . While it is not as effective as other cellular health supplements such as Vitamin C, it does scavenge free radicals . Additionally, fucoxanthin can protect against the damaging effects of UV rays .
This fucoxanthin supplement is a 25% extract and calls for a dosage of 9.6-32mg per day. 20mg per day is recommended for beginning dosage. Fucoxanthin works synergistically when taken alongside fatty acids such as Fish Oil or Conjugated Linoleic Acid by helping to improve absorption.
A standard fucoxanthin dosage for a 100% extract is 2.4-8mg per day. However, such small dosages are difficult to accurately measure, which is why we offer a 25% extract instead.