Ishigaki Euglena

Euglena specially cultured
and controlled on Ishigaki Island

Takeda's Euglena ❝Midori no Shukan❞ series uses only edible Euglena cultured and controlled on Ishigaki Island by euglena Co., Ltd. (hereinafter, the euglena Company), developed jointly with Takeda. Euglena is cultured under adequate sunlight, mineral-enriched water, and clear air. It has a high photosynthetic and biosynthetic capacity, thereby producing various types of nutrients. Euglena cultured in an ideal environment goes through thorough processes such as purification, separation, concentration, and drying.
Takeda's Euglena ❝Midori no Shukan❞ is produced by mixing this Euglena with other ingredients.

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Joint development between
Takeda and the euglena Company

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We believe Euglena's possibilities
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With a focus on the potential of Euglena, Takeda launched a joint project with the euglena Company, which is the world's first successful outdoor mass culture of Euglena as an edible product. The ❝Midori no Shukan❞ series was developed through this joint project.

euglena Co., Ltd.
A company that focuses on research and development, production control, quality control, and sales control of fine algae, mainly Euglena. It utilizes the characteristics of Euglena and actively addresses food and environmental issues and challenges.

Features of
Ishigaki Euglena

Even compared with nutrient-rich ingredients used for smoothies and green juices, Ishigaki Euglena contains a well-balanced combination of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibers. These nutrients are heavily related to the health functions of the three main nutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids.
Furthermore, Euglena is abundant in calcium and iron that many people are generally taking inadequately, thereby maintaining their physical health.

Nutrient Comparison of ishigaki Euglena and Vegetables
  • Ratio when the amount contained in Euglena is 1
  • Vegetables: STANDARD TABLES OF FOOD COMPOSITION IN JAPAN - 2015 - (Seventh Revised Version), Supplement 2019
  • Euglena gracilis_EU-18107 (EU-18107: Produced February 26, 2018), cited from Analysis and Testing Transcript
    by Japan Food Research Laboratories
Nutrients contained in 1g of Ishigaki Euglena Dietary fiber Field peas 5.4pieces Zinc Freshwater clam 10.7pieces Iron Prunes 3.7pieces Niacin Asparagus 1.1pieces β-Carotene Kumquat 16.7pieces Vitamin B1 Pork liver 4.4fillets Vitamin B2 Chicken breast 1pieces Vitamin B12 Silver-stripe round herring 3.9fish Vitamin E Cashew nuts 19.3pieces Vitamin K Paprika 1.1pieces
  • Vegetables: STANDARD TABLES OF FOOD COMPOSITION IN JAPAN - 2015 - (Seventh Revised Version), Supplement 2019
  • Euglena gracilis_EU-18107 (EU-18107: Produced February 26, 2018), cited from Analysis and Testing Transcript by Japan Food Research Laboratories

Scientist-approved 
benefits of Euglena

20 research papers 28 academic societies 1 joint research
  • From 2014 to June 2020, limited to those in the healthcare area in which the euglena Company is involved.

euglena Co.,Ltd. publishes information on its website to offer more about Ishigaki Euglena.

Example of Research

  • Research title:
    ユーグレナの貯蔵多糖パラミロンのアトピー性皮膚炎症状緩和効果
    (Atopic Dermatitis Symptom Relief Effects of Euglena's Stored Polysaccharide Paramylon)
    Authors:
    中島綾香、朝山雄太、鈴木健吾
    Published magazines:
    アレルギーの臨床 2015年9月
  • Research title:
    ユーグレナグラシリス含有食品摂取による便秘改善効果に関する研究
    (Research on Constipation Improvement Effects of Consuming Euglena Gracilis-Containing Foods)
    Authors:
    朝山雄太、中島綾香、塩谷順彦、杉村春日、鈴木健吾
    Published magazines:
    薬理と治療 2017年7月
  • Research title:
    ユーグレナ摂取の生活習慣病への影響
    (Effects of Euglena Intake on Lifestyle Diseases)
    Authors:
    中島綾香、小堀俊吾、鈴木健吾
    Published magazines:
    BIO Clinica 2017年12月
  • Research title:
    Oral administration of green algae, Euglena gracilis, inhibits hyperglycemia in OLETF rats, a model of spontaneous type 2 diabetes
    Authors:
    Ryoko Shimada,Miho Fujita,Masahiro Yuasa,Hiromi Sawamura,Toshiaki Watanabe,Ayaka Nakashima,Kengo Suzuki
    Published magazines:
    Food Funct., 2016, 7, 4655
  • Research title:
    Simultaneous Intake of Euglena Gracilis and Vegetables Synergistically Exerts an Anti-Inflammatory Effect and Attenuates Visceral Fat Accumulation by Affecting Gut Microbiota in Mice
    Authors:
    Yuto Sakanoi,Shuang E,Kazushi Yamamoto,Toshikuni Ota,Kentarou Seki,Mayumi Imai ,Ryuki Ota,Yuta Asayama,Ayaka Nakashima ,Kengo Suzuki,Tsuyoshi Tsuduki
    Published magazines:
    Nutrients 2018, 10(10), 1417
  • Research title:
    Simultaneous Intake of Euglena gracilis and Vegetables Exerts Synergistic Anti-Obesity and Anti-Inflammatory Effects by Modulating the Gut Microbiota in Diet-Induced Obese Mice
    Authors:
    Ran Okouchi,Shuang E,Kazushi Yamamoto,Toshikuni Ota,Kentarou Seki,Mayumi Imai,Ryuki Ota,Yuta Asayama,Ayaka Nakashima,Kengo Suzuki,Tsuyoshi Tsuduki
    Published magazines:
    Nutrients 2019, 11(1), 204
  • The research titles were translated by the website developer and are not officially released.

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