The beneficial properties of algae and their use

Algae grow in the sea, fresh water, on the rocks, in the soil and the trees, are the main organic planet.  Seaweed

Algae in the food consumed both animals and people, and they represent 80% of the available biomass on Earth, emits a huge amount of oxygen - more than half of its annual volume produced by plants.

High nutritional value of different green algae, also emit red and brown algae. The composition includes seaweed proteins (40-45%), carbohydrates (30-35%), lipids, organic acids, vitamins A, C, B, magnesium, sulfur, iodine, active ingredients: pectin, polysaccharides galaktiny, chlorophyll derivatives, sterols and carotenoids.

With this composition the algae have anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, radioprotective, antimutagenic, antibacterial, antiviral effect. Therefore, it is recommended to use in food algae, in addition, they are widely used in cosmetics.

Due to its beneficial properties of seaweed kelp most widely, they are also called sea cabbage. Refers to the kelp brown algae, and consider a balanced natural complex, recommended for regular use. These marine plants prevent atherosclerosis, since the process inhibit deposition of cholesterol on the walls of blood vessels, stimulate the immune system, stop the growth of tumors, increase blood clotting and prevent blood clots and restore the nervous, respiratory and digestive disorders, increase efficiency.

The composition of algae were also found hormone-like substances, and are useful in the treatment of sexual dysfunction in men and women. The therapeutic dose of seaweed - two teaspoons a day. Moreover, it is useful in dried, pickled.

Also kelp can eat seaweed kelp, nori, dale, hidzhiki, wakame.

Estheticians are marked beneficial properties of algae - they moisturize and tone the skin heals, it accelerates the healing, help fight inflammation and acne. Outwardly the most commonly used red algae, blue-green Spirulina, chlorella, kelp and fucus. Use them to accelerate the growth of hair and nails, skin care, treatment for cellulite: the practice of wraps and masks from seaweed. The procedure is recommended to carry out at least once in four days. After a few sessions significantly reduced the appearance of cellulite, skin inflammation subsides, it is smoothed, it becomes more elastic.


Algae in the food can not be used for those who have found an overabundance of iodine in the body, or are allergic to this element (for the same reason may be contraindicated wraps, masks from seaweed).  Due to its beneficial properties of the most widely used seaweed kelp

In addition, the plant is undesirable to use in nephritis, diseases of the digestive system, diathesis, abrasions, hives, during pregnancy and in other conditions where contraindicated drugs containing iodine. Excessive consumption of seaweed can cause yodizma, which manifests itself in the form of mucous lesions (laryngitis, rhinitis, bronchitis, tracheitis, conjunctivitis), increased salivation and lacrimation. A person may feel malaise, it can increase the temperature. Also, when yodizma skin rashes often appear - the so-called iodine acne on the trunk and face.

Age restrictions on the use of algae there.