For 3,000 years, our friends in the South Pacific islands have embraced the health benefits of this unique marine bioactive found in a seaweed called limu moui.
In the 1970's a group of scientists set out to find how the people of Tonga had superior longevity, vigor, low death rate, disease resistance and overall body strength and stature. Research led scientists to the routine consumption of the unique marine plant Limu Moui a member of the seaweed family found in the waters off the Islands of Tonga.
Scientists found Limu Moui contains a fascinating biochemical called Fucoidan. Fucoidan is the presence of this unique polysaccharide in the cell wall of Limu Moui that makes the sea plant so beneficial for human health. Fucoidan has a chemical composition that closely resembles one of the most perfect immune-boosting foods on earth – Human Breast Milk. Not only has Limu Moui been a Super Nutrient for the people of Tonga, it has also done the same for the people of Japan who serve seaweed dishes such as kombu and wakame and have relatively the same results in the health of their overall population.Limu Moui is a brown seaweed with a rich source of Fucoidan. Tonga has the richest source of Fucoidan you'll find on the planet. Limu has long been a dietary and medicinal staple—widely celebrated as a source of longevity and good health. Along with the potent and efficient Fucoidan, limu moui also contains more than 70 essential nutrients including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, 17 amino acids(including glycoproteins), glyconutrients and polyphenols .
Limu Moui also contains other agents that can aid the body in achieving optimal health. These include but are not limited to:
Fucoidan the ultimate benefit of Limu.
Claims about Limu Moui led researchers to a compound called Fucoidan. It is the presence of this unique polysaccharide in the cell wall of Limu Moui that makes the sea plant so beneficial for human health. Fucoidan gives Limu Moui its slippery and somewhat sticky texture, but the protective moisture barrier it provides makes Limu Moui’s survival possible, even when the plant is exposed to strong sunlight.
However, it is the composition of Fucoidan that got scientific attention. Fucoidan has a chemical composition that closely resembles one of the most perfect immune-boosting foods on earth – human breast milk. Of equal interest is a tendency of Fucoidan molecules to bond with sulphate groups. What does this mean? New studies tell us that the more sulphate groups the plant has, the more therapeutically active it is. Furthermore, Limu Moui has one of the highest Fucoidan contents when compared to other marine algae.