Fucoxanthin caught my attention because Japanese researches claims that preliminary studies of this substance in animals revealed that it can target abdominal fat. It works toward UCP1 protein to increase the rate of burning the fat in abdominal area.
Wow! If this is true, then Fucoxanthin may be the next most sought weight loss supplement market because we all know that unwanted fat in human are generally located in the abdomen. And it is a fact that as we age, our metabolism is slowing down hence, we are more prone to accumulate fat in our tummy area.
But what is Fucoxanthin? Is this safe? Fucoxanthin substance is basically extracted in edible brown seaweeds such as wakame which is the seaweed used in miso soup (a pleasantly sour soup that is common is many Asian countries). We can also extract small amounts of Fucoxanthin from red seaweeds (the one used in my favorite Japanese delicacy called sushi).
And since Fucoxanthin is basically derived from edible material, I assume that weight loss pill made from Fucoxanthin is relatively safe. Additional studies in Fucoxanthin also revealed that it can improve the production of DHA in the body which is important in our heart and brain functions. So watch out for more researches about this promising weight loss supplement!