Vision HealthThe high levels of beta-carotene found in bladderwrack make it an ideal solution for those looking to improve their vision. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that directly neutralized free radicals in the eyes and cornea. Essentially, bladderwrack can help slow down macular degeneration and prevent the development of cataracts.Reduced InflammationOne of the other popular uses of bladderwrack over the years has been as an anti-inflammatory substance. Whether you are suffering from gout, arthritis, hemorrhoids, or skin irritation, bladderwrack may successfully neutralize the irritation, reduce swelling, and even relieve pain. The internal and external (topical) uses of bladderwrack may both be useful approaches, and are even better in conjunction, such as for sore muscles and joints.Anticancer PotentialFucoidan is a unique type of fiber found in high quantities within bladderwrack. Research suggests that studies fucoidan has many beneficial properties that include antiviral, antitumor, anticoagulant, antiangiogenic, and antiarthritic properties.According to a report by researchers from the University of Tasmania, Australia fucoidan has anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties and may induce apoptosis. However, more clinical trials are required to support the anticarcinogenic effects.