Apollo’s Hegemony Fucoxanthin is a whole food based supplement that contains fucoxanthin, a naturally occurring marine carotenoid. Numerous studies have shown that fucoxanthin has considerable potential and promising applications in human health. It helps to reduce fat mass, improves blood lipid profiles and has antioxidant properties.
Fucoxanthin is an orange-colored seaweed xanthophyll pigment that belongs to the carotenoid group. It is one of the most abundant carotenoid in the marine environment. Fucoxanthin can be isolated from edible brown seaweeds.
Fucoxanthin promotes fat loss and has demonstrated an anti-obesity effect. Many studies have shown that fucoxanthin lowered body weight and fat accumulation, white adipose tissue (WAT) weight gain and the size of adipocyte. Fucoxanthin induces thermogenin (UCP1) expression in WAT, which may contribute to reducing WAT weight and plays important roles in metabolic and energy balance. Another potential anti-obesity effect might be mediated by improving plasma adipokine level and up-regulating fatty acid β-oxidation activity.
Fucoxanthin may play a role in preventing lifestyle-related diseases. Studies suggest, that fucoxanthin improves insulin sensitivity and decreases blood insulin and glucose level, partly through downregulating adipokines and up-regulation of glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) in skeletal muscle.
Studies indicate that fucoxanthin is an effective radical scavenger. The major difference in fucoxanthin and other carotenoids is the presence of an unique allenic bond, which is responsible for the higher antioxidant activity of fucoxanthin.
Fucoxanthin also possesses other bioactivities. Recent studies have reported that fucoxanthin has many biological properties, such anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective and cerebrovascular protective effects. Also, fucoxanthin can improve the lipid profile and may prevent the damage in cardiovascular system.
To sum up, Apollo’s Hegemony Fucoxanthin contains a special carotenoid with many health benefits. It effectively supports healthy weight loss and has potential value in preventing lifestyle-related diseases, as obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule once daily, preferabely with fat containing meal, because fucoxanthin absorption is enhanced in the presence of fatty acids.