AHD is the distribution leader for the most innovative new-to-market nutritional and dietary supplement ingredients, like Fucoxanthin. Fucoxanthin is extracted from brown seaweed and has just reached the US market. Our philosophy at AHD is based on searching the globe to be the first in presenting a select list of key ingredients, like Fucoxanthin. Key ingredients that are manufactured by the best providers to ensure the highest quality for our customers. AHD International has exclusive contracts with numerous natural product manufacturers worldwide, ensuring the highest quality in the Fucoxanthin and other ingredients you've chosen. Fucoxanthin is only one of the many new ingredients AHD has selected to provide to our international customer base. With a 5-warehouse distribution system, AHD can provide fast delivery of Fucoxanthin and our other high quality ingredients to locations all over the globe. With over 10 years of experience in the nutritional market, AHD is the leading provider of high quality, readily available ingredients in bulk quantity. Fucoxanthin is maintained in stock to provide our customers on demand. Whether you are looking for Fucoxanthin, Vitamin K2 MK7, SAMe or Hyaluronic Acid, AHD is the best provider of natural ingredients with a high level of customer satisfaction. ‘Fucoxanthin - The Next Weight Loss Trend’ Definition: Fucoxanthin, a carotenoid pigment found in brown algae Primary Function: Thermogenic effect (increasing caloric expenditure) and Stimulates the UCP 1 in WAT Target: Weight Loss Retail dollars spent on weight loss: $84.7 billion(2002) (Reference: Jack Baen, Weight Loss Markets: Products, Services, Foods and Beverages. Market Research Reports and Technical Publications.) Partial Product Specification Items Specification Description Fine Powder Color: Olive to Green Taste: Characteristic Odor: Characteristic Identification: Conforms to standard, TLC Particle Size: 60 mesh Regulatory Status: Unknown: a common food ingredient Product Availability: In stock Capacity per Month: up to 100,000 kgs Fucoxanthin is a naturally occurring substance represented by the chemical formula C42H58O6. Fucoxanthin is a pigment that falls under the broad category of carotenoids. These pigments are found in many plants and also in organisms that use photosynthesis to obtain nourishment. Lycopene and beta-carotene are also considered carotenoids. The bodies of both animals and humans are incapable of producing their own carotenoids, so eating food sources rich in specific carotenoids such as fucoxanthin or taking supplements are the only ways to get these important substances. Fucoxanthin supplements have become increasingly popular in recent years, but substances that contain fucoxanthin are somewhat limited in scope. Fucoxanthin may be found in brown algae, and more specifically brown seaweed. It is estimated that there are as many as 2,000 distinct brown seaweed species, and the environments where fucoxanthin -rich brown seaweeds thrive are diverse. For example, certain species of brown seaweed are abundant in the cool waters of North America, but others also live in warmer, tropical waters, often in the vicinity of coral reefs. Fucoxanthin -containing seaweeds are quite easy to find, as they often live in shallow waters, and can usually be found attached to underwater rock surfaces. Different species, however, will thrive at different depths and in different surroundings, depending on their physical structure. Brown seaweeds are diverse in appearance. Some are thin, rope-like structures that can grow to be up to 20 feet long, while others are flatter, smaller structures that may grow to be only a few feet. Although all species of brown seaweed contain fucoxanthin, some contain a higher amount than others. The presence of fucoxanthin in all algae species can be readily determined by examining their color. As the name suggests, these algae are usually brown or olive green. Other categories of algae, including red algae and green algae, do not contain fucoxanthin. Green algae, for instance, contains the green pigment chlorophyll, which gives the algae its distinctive color. Brown seaweed, contrary to what one might think, also contains chlorophyll. However, the fucoxanthin pigment overrides the chlorophyll pigment, and so the green color is not observable. Based on fossil records, it is estimated that the diverse plant species that fall under the brown algae category may be hundreds of millions of years old. Fucoxanthin, in addition to being present in only brown algae, is also produced in a highly specific area of the cell. Fucoxanthin is produced solely in the chloroplast of the cell, the structure that is responsible for using sunlight to produce energy and nourishment through a process known as photosynthesis. Currently, much research is being conducted on how to extract fucoxanthin from certain species of brown algae, which would allow people to ingest a highly concentrated dose of the substance.