Meet the fucoidan experts at Vitafoods Europe

Published: 6-Apr-2023

Fucoidans are bioactive polysaccharides that occur naturally in brown seaweeds. High purity, certified organic fucoidans with global regulatory acceptance - including EU Novel Foods Approval - are now available for nutritional, cosmetic and medical device applications

Australian biotechnology leader Marinova Pty Ltd, the global leader in fucoidan science, is this year marking 20 years of marine innovation. Speaking of two decades of fucoidan research, development and manufacture, the company’s Scientific Affairs Director, Dr Corinna Dwan, explained, “There are now more than 2500 published scientific papers attesting to the potential benefits of fucoidans. From immune support and gut health, right through to healthy ageing – these are unique ingredients that innovative formulators should definitely be taking a close look at.”

High purity fucoidan ingredients are versatile and easy to formulate with. “They are typically supplied as a dry powder, are water soluble, have mild favour profiles and a long shelf life,” continued Dr Dwan. “They are readily included in capsules, pressed tablets, functional foods and beverages, and bulk supplement powders.”

Maritech® extraction technology, developed and used exclusively by Marinova, produces fucoidan extracts that remain unadulterated in chemical structure and free from solvent residues. The mild, aqueous process ensures the resulting extracts comply with the most rigorous quality standards and global regulatory requirements, including FDA-notified GRAS and EU Novel Foods approval.

A secure and sustainable supply chain further underpins the Maritech® organic fucoidan brand. Marinova only utilises wild grown seaweeds, from pristine waters far removed from areas prone to industrial, human or agricultural contamination. Seaweeds are hand harvested on an environmentally sustainable basis according to world’s best practice.

Dr Dwan finished, “The Maritech® portfolio is the world’s only high purity, certified organic fucoidan with global regulatory acceptance. These are extracts that should resonate with brands genuinely interested in meeting consumer demand for natural and organic ingredients that are supported by a dossier of scientific evidence.”

Marinova’s team will be in attendance at Vitafoods Europe in Geneva from May 9-11 2023. Stop by booth J294 to discover the latest in fucoidan research.

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