The Power of Seaweed

The Power of Seaweed

Chemical compositions of seaweeds

Seaweed is a power food rich in proteins, iodine, lipids, dietary fibers and a major component of the Food Chain. Certain types of seaweed have been found to be anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-cancer, anti-fungal, anti-diabetic, anti-coagulant and anti-oxidant. Seaweed has bioactive molecules that can be applied to numerous important sectors:

Pharmaceuticals – Powerful anti-oxidant compound found in seaweed has demonstrated that it is a source for possible neuroprotective effects useful in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Cosmetics – Certain types of seaweed are known to tighten skin cells and with its high level of vitamins, enriches the skin’s natural glow causing an anti-aging effect. In addition, the amino acids found in seaweed pumps up the skin, improving its elasticity, smoothing out fine lines for healthier and firmer skin.

Environment – A certain type of seaweed, given as an additive in small doses to beef animals, was found to reduce the methane gas they emit by over 90% thus reducing greenhouse gas and global warming.

Other sectors – Food and beverage, waste plans, bioplastic, human and animal additives.