Fucoidan is a sulphated polysaccharide found only in brown algae and various marine organisms (such as sea snails or sea urchins). One of the sugars it contains is fucose. Its namesake, fucose plays an important role for the algae in cell-to-cell communication. Fucoidan is a long chain compound consisting of fucose and sulphate as well as other sugar components, including galactose, xylose and mannose.
The fucoidan contained in brown algae is mainly found in the cell wall and mucus layer of the algae, protecting them from pathogens such as parasites.
Spirulina platensis from Mount Da-Wu
This Spirulina platensis species is the only one in the world that is grown exclusively in the clean, fresh, mineral-rich mountain spring water of Da Wu Mountain, without the use of plant protection products, chemical fertilisers or genetically modified organisms. The tropical climate and fresh air provide optimal growing conditions all year round, and the fresh spring water provides a rich supply of minerals and trace elements which accumulate organically in the algae, eliminating the need for the often common addition of artificial fertilisers or synthetic minerals.