Origin: Sourced from brown seaweed such as wakame (Undaria pinnatifida) and hijiki (Hijikia fusiformis).
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Overview: Fucoxanthin is a xanthophyll and is found as an accessory pigment in the chloroplasts of brown algae and most other heterokonts, giving them a brown or olive-green color.
It is touted for its ability to aid weight loss by stimulating the body’s ability to burn and to reduce fat mass. It is also used to treat several other health issues including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.
Common Dosage: 2.4 to 8 mg per day