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Frequently Asked Questions

What is functional nutrition?

Functional nutrition products include products with desired properties depending on the purpose of their use. Basically, this is a decrease or increase in the proportion of certain components of food (protein, amino acids, lipids, vitamins, micro and macro elements, dietary fiber, etc.). A functional nutrition product in addition to benefits of its nutrients should: has a beneficial impact on human health; regulates biochemical processes in a body; prevents the development of diseases.

Focus area of functional nutrition is production of products with therapeutic and prophylactic properties. Therapeutic and prophylactic food products contain components that fill the deficit of biologically active substances; improve the functioning of organs and systems, neutralize harmful substances; promote their elimination from the body.

Are your products related to biologically active dietary supplements?

Dietary supplements are biologically active dietary supplements used in a concentrated form in capsules and tablets. Our products are ready-to-use for diet and therapeutic and prophylactic nutrition.

What is contained in Fucso products?

In addition to fucus the composition of the products includes:

Helianthus tuberosus (Jerusalem artichoke) syrup, a source of inulin and silicone.

Inulin that improves lipid metabolism in blood, enhances cells sensitivity to insulin, reduces absorption of glucose from intestines into blood; active sorbent, removes toxic and ballast substances from a body, stimulates a motor activity of the gastrointestinal tract (motility and peristalsis).

Silicone is an indispensable mineral which is part of blood vessels elastin, it regulates the metabolism and helps to absorb macro and microelements.

Ginger extract, that is called in oriental medicine as a "universal remedy"; helps to reduce weight, relieves edemas, removes toxins from a body, has anthelmintic properties.

Oat extract is useful for diabetes, improves liver and pancreas function, strengthens the nervous system, has general strengthening and anti-aging properties.

Flavoring: Dried apricots are rich in potassium which is necessary for normal heart function.

What is fucus?

Fucus is perennial seaweed. Fucus is also called "King of seaweed" for its multilateral healing effect. The White Sea fucus is different from all the others types of seaweed in the high level of fucoidan. The unique biopolymer fucoidan has anticoagulant properties, antiviral and antibacterial activity. Fucoidan provokes a self-destruction of changed cells - causes of inflammation of a stomach and intestines.

What are the components of fucus?

The mineral composition of fucus contains important elements for a human body: iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, selenium and many others. It is rich in vitamins, amino acids and also contains unique biologically active substances: alginic acid sodium salts, laminarin, fucoidan (these three components are dietary fiber), mannitol, fucoxanthin, polyphenol compound (antioxidants). Alginic acid and its sodium salts are unique sorbents that can remove heavy metals and radionuclides from a human body. Fucoidans have a pronounced antiviral action, protect walls of the gastrointestinal tract from damage by various agents, activate the immune system, lower blood cholesterol, regulate blood sugar levels, have anticoagulant properties and provoke a self-destruction of changed cells. Mannitol is very useful in case of weak peristalsis of intestine. Iodine is necessary for the normal functioning of a thyroid gland, which controls the metabolic processes in a body.

What are therapeutic and prophylactic fucus products for?

Therapeutic and prophylactic fucus products are primarily intended for the prevention of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and cardiovascular system, as well as to accelerate the treatment of diseases.

How do therapeutic and prophylactic fucus products work?

The process of inflammation underlies all erosive and ulcerative diseases of the stomach. All inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are characterized by a number of common features: cells of the gastrointestinal mucosa in a lesion are pathologically changed. Changed cells have a low sensitivity to drugs, in addition they have a high potential for transformation into cancer cells. The results of clinical trials of our products in a group of patients with erosive and ulcerative lesions of the upper digestive tract showed that the use of our product contributed to an earlier reduction in pain, elimination of nausea and flatulence and normalization of bowel habits. The dynamics of endoscopic data showed that all examined patients had epithelization of erosion of any localization. High level of blood cholesterol is a key factor of atherosclerosis. The inclusion of therapeutic and prophylactic food products to a diet of patients with coronary heart disease, hypertension and dyslipidemia has a beneficial effect on the clinical picture of a disease and dynamics of instrumental and laboratory parameters characterizing the functional state of the cardiovascular system. Clinical trials showed a statistically significant decrease in cholesterol, low density lipoproteins and glucose.

Do the fucus products have a beneficial effect on weight loss?

Yes, they normalize the metabolism and remove toxins which leads to weight loss. This has been achieved through the large number of dietary fiber in their composition. Dietary fiber is a mixture of various polysaccharides that are widely used for the comprehensive prevention of metabolism disorders, atherosclerosis and diabetes disorders. Iodine normalizes the thyroid gland, fucoidan and alginates help to normalize the digestive system, remove toxins and heavy metals and improve the intestinal microflora.

What are the benefits of fucus jelly products?

This is ready-to-eat product to enrich your diet with dietary fiber. It does not require special processing, but due to the method of production of our products, the degree of digestibility of fucus' biologically active substances is much more in comparison with other way of consumption of fucus' products. Usually in a pharmacy you can buy shredded dried seaweed, which is either brewed or added to products during cooking or simply consumed in capsule form. The degree of extraction of biologically active substances from them is much lower than in our products. In most cases seaweed is consumed in thermal processing form which leads to the destruction of many biologically active substances. In this case, the method of extracting useful substances from plants is critical for which substances are preserved and lost during the processing of fucus. We have developed a unique technology that allows to open fucus cells without usage of chemistry and high temperatures. This approach ensures the conservation of all the healing components of seaweed and turn them to molecular form which is easily absorbed by the human body.

Can I combine Fucso GASTRO or Fusco COMPLEX with medicines?

It is possible if the effect of drugs is not the opposite to the action of our products. However, jelly and the drugs prescribed for you are best taken at different times due to the sorbing properties of dietary fiber. You can use Fucso GASTRO and Fusco COMPLEX as part of the complex treatment of gastrointestinal diseases or cardiovascular diseases as a therapeutic food.

What is the best way to consume?

Adults: 1 tablespoon 15-20 minutes before eating, twice a day. The product can be mixed with fruit juice to improve the flavor, if necessary.

How long is the course of consumption?

Our products are food and there are no restrictions on the duration of the intake. Therapeutic and prophylactic effect is cumulative.

Are there any contraindications?

Hypersensitivity to products containing iodine; сonditions in which products with iodine are contraindicated;  individual intolerance to ingredients (components).

What are the storage conditions of fucus jelly products?

In sealed packaging at temperatures from 0 to + 4 ° C. Shelf life - 6 months. Date of manufacture is indicated on the package. The product should be consumed within 15 days after opening the package.

Is it possible to get an overdose of biologically active substances of fucus?

An overdose is unlikely as our products have natural origin, important microelements are in the form of biogenic compounds, their toxicity is ten and  hundred times lower than inorganic ones,  such as sodium selenite or potassium iodide, which are usually used for the manufacture of dietary supplements as sources of iodine and selenium.

Can I use FUCSO JODSI externally for anticellulite applications?

Seaweed wraps are a classic time-tested anticellulite procedure. How to do it at home? It is simple enough: First you need to thoroughly cleanse the skin (preferably with a scrub), then apply the gel to problem skin areas and wrap it with food wrap. Put on something warm (or if there is thermal blanket). You can also give the body a light physical load (housework) to warm up the body during the wrapping. The wrap should be kept for at least an hour, then the gel should be washed off with warm water. After this apply a moisturizer.

Can I use FUCSO JODSI as hair mask?

Fucus is traditionally used to strengthen hair in the coastal regions of the East. FUSCO JODSI can be used as a mask to strengthen hair. To do this, apply the gel on the scalp and leave it for 30-60 minutes under the shower cap wrapping your head in a towel, then rinse the gel with warm water.

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