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Wakame Seaweed Extract powder(Undaria pinnatifida)

  • Latin Name:   Undaria pinnatifida
  • Synonyms:   Wakame, Undaria pinnatifida, sea mustard, qúndài cài, fougère des mers, miyeok
  • Part of Used:   whole plant
  • Specifications:   Fucoidan 80% UV /Fucoidan 75% UV / Fucoidan 50% UV Fucoxanthin 10% UV/ Fucoxanthin 5% UV/10:1TLC
  • Appearance:   Brown fine powder
  • Application:   Medicine, food additive, dietary supplement, sports nutrition
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Product name

Wakame Seaweed Extract powder

Latin Name

Undaria pinnatifida

Active ingredients   

Fucoxanthin, Fucoidan


Wakame, Undaria pinnatifida, sea mustard, qúndài cài, fougère des mers, miyeok


Brown fine powder

Part used

whole plant


Fucoidan 85% UV /Fucoidan 80% UV / Fucoidan 75% UV Fucoxanthin 10% UV/ Fucoxanthin 5% UV/10:1 TLC (100% Water Extraction)

Main benefits

blood purification, intestinal strength, skin, hair, reproductive organs and menstrual regularity

Applied industries

Medicine, dietary supplement, sports nutrition

What is Wakame Seaweed Extract powder(Undaria pinnatifida)?

Undaria pinnatifida, also called wakame or mekabu, is a popular seaweed in Japan and East Asia used as a food and medicine. This fascinating seaweed has been cultivated since the 8th century and was used as a currency and tax in Japan due to the difficulties of harvesting it. Wakame was traditionally only eaten by the noble class or at temples during spiritual ceremonies. It was not until the 17th century that average citizens were permitted to eat wakame at their own leisure.

Despite its noble beginnings, wakame is now available around the globe.  The vast majority of wakame is cultivated in the Pacific Ocean around Japan, China, and Korea. However, this remarkable seaweed grows well in the clean waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Wakame is a rich source of eicosapentaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. At over 400 mg/(100 kcal) or almost 1 mg/kJ, it has one of the higher nutrient-to-energy ratios for this nutrient, and among the very highest for a vegetarian source.[10] A typical 1020 g (1–2 tablespoon) serving of wakame contains roughly 16 to 31 kJ (3.75 to 7.5 kcal) and provides 15–30 mg of omega-3 fatty acids. Wakame also has high levels of sodium, calcium, iodine, thiamine and niacin.

Benefits of taking Wakame Seaweed Extract powder(Undaria pinnatifida) supplements:

1. Wakame Seaweed Extract powder(Undaria pinnatifida) and antioxidant

>Promoting Wound Healing Using Low Molecular Weight Fucoidan in a Full-Thickness Dermal  Excision Rat Model.

Park JH1, Choi SH2, Park SJ3, Lee YJ4, Park JH5, Song PH6, Cho CM7, Ku SK8, Song CH9.

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Low molecular weight fucoidan (LMF) has been reported to possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. Thus, we examined the effects of LMF Wakame Seaweed Extract powder(Undaria pinnatifida) on dermal wounds. Five round dermal wounds were created on the dorsal back of rats, and they were then treated topically with distilled water (DW), Madecasol Care™ (MC) or LMF at 200, 100 and 50 mg/mL, twice a day for a week. There were dose-dependent increases in wound contraction in the groups receiving LMF but not in the MC group, compared with the DW. Histopathological examination revealed that LMF treatment accelerated wound healing, which was supported by increases in granular tissue formation on day four post-treatment but a decrease on day seven, accompanied by an evident reduction in inflammatory cells. In the LMF-treated wounds, collagen distribution and angiogenesis were increased in the granular tissue on days four and seven post-treatment. Immunoreactive cells for transforming growth factor-β1, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 or matrix metalloproteinases 9 were also increased, probably due to tissue remodeling. Furthermore, LMF treatment reduced lipid peroxidation and increased antioxidant activities. These suggested that LMF promotes dermal wound healing via complex and coordinated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and growth factor-dependent activities.

2. Wakame Seaweed Extract powder(Undaria pinnatifida) and anti-arthritic

>In vitro and in vivo evaluation of anti-arthritic, antioxidant efficacy of fucoidan from Undaria pinnatifida (Harvey) Suringar.

Phull AR1, Majid M2, Haq IU2, Khan MR3, Kim SJ4.

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Seaweed and their constituents have been traditionally employed for the management of various human pathologic conditions such as edema, urinary disorders and inflammatory anomalies. The current study was performed to investigate the antioxidant and anti-arthritic effects of fucoidan(Wakame Seaweed Extract powder). A noteworthy in vitro antioxidant potential at 500μg/ml in 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl scavenging assay (80% inhibition), nitrogen oxide inhibition assay (71.83%), hydroxyl scavenging assay (71.92%), iron chelating assay (73.55%) and a substantial ascorbic acid equivalent reducing power (399.35μg/mg ascorbic acid equivalent) and total antioxidant capacity (402.29μg/mg AAE) suggested fucoidan a good antioxidant agent. Down regulation of COX-2 expression in rabbit articular chondrocytes in a dose (0-100μg) and time (0-48h) dependent manner, unveiled its in vitro anti-inflammatory significance. In vivo carrageenan induced inflammatory rat model demonstrated a 68.19% inhibition of inflammation whereas an inflammation inhibition potential of 79.38% was recorded in anti-arthritic complete Freund's adjuvant-induced arthritic rat model. A substantial ameliorating effect on altered hematological and biochemical parameters in arthritic rats was also observed. Therefore, findings of the present study prospects fucoidan as a potential antioxidant that can effectively abrogate oxidative stress, edema and arthritis-mediated inflammation and mechanistic studies are recommended for observed activities.

Side effects and safety of Wakame Seaweed Extract powder(Undaria pinnatifida)

Has not yet been reported that he has serious side effects