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A Novel Galactofucan Sulfate Extract Enhances Immunity, Inactivates Viruses Naturally and Reduces Inflammation. Interest in fucoidans surged when scientists began to study the world’s longest living people on the island of Okinawa… the Okinawan diet, which includes more than a dozen varieties of seaweed, is now considered one of the healthiest diets in the world.

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UntitledAn Interview with Polymer Chemist Helen Fitton on Fucoidan

Biography: Helen Fitton, BSc, MSc, PhD, is an applied chemist and the chief scientist for Marinova Pty Ltd, a biotechnology company headquartered in Tasmania, Australia, and dedicated to the development and manufacture of active biological extracts from marine macroalgae. Dr. Fitton is adjunct senior researcher at the University of Tasmania. She has contributed to 35 published research papers and 3 book chapters. She has also coauthored several peer review articles summarizing the scientific literature on fucoidans.

Focus: Your background is in polymer chemistry. Tell us a little about that, and how you came to specialize in fucoidans.

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