The Diet Pills Watchdog Ingredient Videos: Fucoxanthin
The world has problems with obesity, but it's somewhat apt that on a planet that's mainly water, the solution could come from the sea.
Fucoxanthin is a carotenoid that's derived from brown seaweed and research shows that there's a range of ways in which it can help you to shed fat.
It helps with the induction of uncoupling protein-1, increases the production of heat in adipose tissue, boosts energy expenditure when resting and can reduce the inflammatory markers of metabolic disease – all of which can positively affect obesity.
Fucoxanthin also has a range of side benefits which could make it seem even more appealing to those who are looking to change their health for the better. These include reducing blood pressure, working as an antioxidant and acting against diabetes.
It doesn't look like there are any negatives that come with using fucoxanthin either, with testing proving that doses of up to 2000mg/kg of body weight has no adverse effects to any of the organs, while it doesn't adversely affect the nervous system like some stimulants can.
We're happy that there's been ample testing on fucoxanthin to be able to say that it can work as an effective anti-obesity agent without any nasty surprises when consumed in the appropriate quantities.