Limu is a health drink made from fucoidan, a nutrient found in brown seaweed that has anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties, according to the LIMU company. Drinking Limu can support the immune system, improve joint mobility, increase energy, improve sleep and cholesterol levels, and provide allergy relief.
Limu drinks do not contain any added sugar, artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colors. They also do not have any high-fructose corn syrup and are made from a blend of four fruits, including mango, papayas, apples and pears, states the LIMU company. This product is also vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free and vegan.
Fucoidan, a key ingredient in Limu products, is a polysaccharide found in some forms of brown seaweed. Studies find that fucoidan has many therapeutic qualities, according to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. It contains antioxidants, which can prevent cell damage. Fucoidan also improves the immune system and destroys viruses and inflammation. One study found that fucoidan even kills cancer cells and contains phytochemicals, which have anti-cancer properties.
The LIMU company uses a chemical-free extraction process to incorporate fucoidan into its products, explains the LIMU website. Although the website explicitly states that the Limu drinks are not meant to treat or cure any diseases, the drinks still contain multiple health benefits.