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Our gut health plays a pivotal role in overall well-being, with the microbiome acting as the ecosystem.

Together with colleagues, Dr. Emer Shannon at the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority is at the forefront of research, exploring the potential of seaweed in positively influencing the composition of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

Their collaborative efforts are focused on understanding how seaweed can be integrated into everyday diets and their research confirms that seaweed boasts unique prebiotic properties and has been identified as a promising solution to enhance gut health and immune function.

Find out more: https://researchfeatures.com/harnessing-power-seaweed-improve-gut-health/

OCEAN ACTIVES® Fucoidan: Exciting preliminary results

OCEANIUM is making significant strides towards commercialising its innovative bioactive ingredient, focused on improving gut health.

Through green processing methods, OCEANIUM extracts maximum value from a species of sustainably sourced, brown seaweed (Saccharina latissima) to produce a high-purity bioactive: OCEAN ACTIVES® Fucoidan.

Based on preliminary ex-vivo testing, the results highlight the exciting potential of OCEAN ACTIVES® Fucoidan to deliver gut health benefits.

Based on preliminary ex-vivo testing, the results highlight the exciting potential of OCEAN ACTIVES® Fucoidan to deliver gut health benefits.

Key findings

  • Increased the bacterial biomass of microbiome by 41%
  • Increased the species richness of microbiome by 22% more than inulin.

Increased mass and richness of microbiome can be associated with:

  • Improved immune system
  • Gut, brain and heart health[1]
  • Achieving a healthy weight
  • Preventing and managing diabetes[2]
  • Skin health

Dr. Charlie Bavington – Co-founder & CTO

“This is a very exciting step for OCEANIUM as we’re on a mission to develop and produce high-quality, marine-based health and wellness ingredients for brands seeking efficacy coupled with excellent provenance.”

Find out more and request samples: https://oceanium.world/fucoidan-health/


[1] Astudillo AA, Mayrovitz HN. The Gut Microbiome and Cardiovascular Disease. Cureus. 2021 Apr 16;13(4):e14519. doi: 10.7759/cureus.14519. PMID: 34007770; PMCID: PMC8121206.

[2] Lau WL, Tran T, Rhee CM, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Vaziri ND. Diabetes and the Gut Microbiome. Semin Nephrol. 2021 Mar;41(2):104-113. doi: 10.1016/j.semnephrol.2021.03.005. PMID: 34140089.