Undaria pinnatifida seaweed
Fucoidan is a compound that occurs naturally in wild grown Undaria pinnatifida seaweed (commonly known as wakame or mekabu) which grows in the pristine ocean waters of Patagonia and Tasmania.  The physiological benefits of fucoidan have now been the subject of more than 1400 published studies. 
Patagonia, Argentina

South East Coast, Tasmania, Australia

Fucoidan protects seaweed against a range of external stresses, including marine-borne pathogens and the abrasive, drying effects of the sun, wind and salt. These protective properties of fucoidan have been captured as powerful extracts that can enhance dietary supplements and topical formulations for skincare and dermatology. 


Undaria pinnatifida seaweed in Tasmania

Anti-ageing properties for skincare

Fucoidan offers an unrivalled combination of soothing, protecting and anti-ageing properties for skincare and cosmetic formulations. These benefits have been extracted as a natural skincare ingredient called Maritech® Reverse.  A high-purity and clinically proven fucoidan extract.  Maritech® Reverse – the clinical evidence. 

rare by nature Fucoidan Restore Age Defying Face Cream is a luxurious facial cream containing Maritech® Reverse.  This face cream also contains a number of powerful Australian native botanicals that deliver vitamins, phyto-actives and amino acids to fight the effects of age on the skin. Learn more about the face cream. 

Extraction of fucoidan from Undaria pinnatifida

A powerful superfood 

Fucoidan is a key nutrient in the Okinawa diet. Okinawa famously boasts the world’s highest concentration of centenarians. There is a growing body of evidence supporting therapeutic properties of fucoidan. Bioactive properties - the clinical evidence 

rare by nature Tasmanian Wakame capsules contain 100% wild-harvested wakame from sustainable stocks off the southeast coast of Tasmania. We use the spores of the seaweed, the most nutrient rich part of the plant. This means the capsules contain 10% Fucoidan, up to ten times the amount of other wakame sources. 

rare by nature Tasmanian Wakame capsules are particularly special. Taking one wakame capsule a day delivers the amount of Fucoidan that is typically consumed in a traditional Japanese diet.