Five Surprising Health Benefits of Seaweed

Five Surprising Health Benefits of Seaweed

Even if you're not a fan of sushi, including a little seaweed in your daily diet can give your health a serious boost. There are so many seaweed species to choose from though, each offering a unique nutrient profile. This means that it's typically better to opt for a carefully formulated product containing a mixture of seaweeds.

Seagreens® includes a unique blend of sustainably-harvested shallow water seaweeds: Ascophyllum nodosum, Pelvetia canaliculata, and Fucus spiralis. These seaweed species are an astonishingly rich source of many nutrients, and offer numerous health benefits.

1. Seaweed Aids Detoxification

Whether you're simply looking to stay on top of detoxification or you're actively trying to address longstanding health issues connected to heavy metal overload or a build-up of other toxins, Seagreens can be a great help. Compounds in seaweeds can bind to toxins and heavy metals, neutralise them and safely escort them from the body, preventing them from doing further damage. What's more, the nutrients in seaweeds can prompt the elimination of toxins hiding in cells, giving your system a really deep clean!  

2. Seaweed is Easily Digested, and Contains Highly Bioavailable Nutrients

The minimally processed food-state of the seaweed extracts in Seagreens allows the body to easily recognise the ingredients in each capsule and quickly digest and absorb nutrients. Heavily processed supplements can use up huge amounts of energy in digestion, but these seaweeds actually contain the enzymes lipase, carbohydrase and protease, facilitating the rapid breakdown of fats, carbohydrates and proteins to release nourishment, without overtaxing the digestive system. seagreens organic seaweed 60 capsules

3. Seaweed Actually Increases Absorption of Nutrients from Other Foods!

As we just mentioned, the seaweeds included in Seagreens contain three enzymes key to the breakdown of foods and the release of vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial elements. As such, taking seaweeds alongside a healthy diet actually helps you to get more from those foods too!

4. Seaweed is Suitable for Everyone!

Seagreens® is ideal for the support of everyday health, and can be safely used by everyone, even:

  • Babies and children
  • Seniors
  • Athletes
  • People rehabilitating from illness or injuries
  • Those who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding
  • People taking other supplements and/or medications.

These seaweed extracts are not known to interact with medications or other supplements, making them fantastically safe for long-term use.  

5. Seaweeds Contain a Vast Array of Nutrients

The seaweed species in Seagreens contain a wide variety of nutrients that support all-round health. Minerals, vitamins, and even omega 3 essential fatty acids can be found in these freshly processed seaweed extracts, and the mix of seaweed species in Seagreens offers a more balanced nutrient profile than fresh water algae, such as spirulina, chlorella and blue-green algae. Unlike kelp, Seagreens is not overly high in iodine, making it ideal for everyday use without significant disruption of thyroid function. seaweed

Just two capsules of Seagreens provides more than 3mg of omega 3, with almost half of that comprising EPA and DHA, the long-chain fatty acids essential for cognitive health, heart health, and control of inflammation. Seagreens also offers a range of minerals, including those vital for bone health (calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, boron, and manganese), as well as nutrients like iron and copper which are needed for healthy red blood cells. Other minerals include selenium, silicon, vanadium, sulphur, potassium, and iodine, which are involved in thyroid function, hormone balance, the health of skin, hair and nails, blood pressure regulation, and immune function, amongst other things. There are also numerous vitamins found naturally in these three seaweed extracts, including beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A), vitamins B1, B2, B3, folate, biotin, B12, C, E, K, and vitamin D as cholecalciferol, an easily absorbed, highly bioactive form of the vitamin needed for musculoskeletal health, hormone balance, immune function, and mood regulation.   What's more, the formulation of Seagreens uses sustainably harvested seaweed species from the islands of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. The harvesting method cuts the living seaweed, but leaves enough behind for the plant to survive and grow back. No drifting or beached seaweed is used in Seagreens, and the freshly cut material is immediately milled, ensuring the freshest possible ingredients in every capsule.