Kelps are large seaweeds (algae) belonging to the brown algae (Phaeophyceae) in the order Laminariales. There are about 30 different genera. Kelp grows in underwater "forests" (kelp forests) in shallow oceans, and is thought to have appeared in the Miocene, 23 to 5 million years ago. The organisms require nutrient-rich water with temperatures between 6 and 14 °C. They are known for their high growth rate—the genera Macrocystis and Nereocystis ;can grow as fast as half a meter a day, ultimately reaching 30 to 80 meters.
Pharmacological Function: anti-oxidation
anti-tumor and anti -HIV
anti -clotting, blood fat
Fucoidan has effect on the treatment of nephrotic syndrome and early-medium of chronic renal failure.
Fucoidan especially has a good effect on the improvement of renal function and lowering serum creatinine obviously.
weight loss: fucoidan can promote weight loss by reducing the accumulation of fat and other health foods.
Applications: Medicine: nature active ingredient for curing tumor, heart and blood vessel disease as well as kindly malfunction etc.
Health food: producing antioxidizing, blood fat reducing and immunity.
Cosmetics: enhancing moisturizing effect and repairing the injured hypodermal cells due to good humectant and nutritional character.