Category Archives: Seaweed

Neuroprotective Compounds From Seaweed

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Is Seaweed an Antidepressant?

Various seaweeds are a part of the traditional Japanese diet. Seaweed is a rich source of nutrients and many contain unique chemical compositions that give them particular health effects. Some nutrients known to be present in seaweeds in high amounts … Continue reading

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Red Seaweed as a Treatment for Anxiety

Seaweed is an important source of nutrients. Red seaweed is a group of seaweeds that contain unique cellular structures and particular chemical constituents. In particular, sulphated polysaccharides from red seaweed have attracted attention for their health effects. In red seaweed, … Continue reading

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Seaweed as an Antidepressant?

Like most marine algae, green seaweed (Chlorophyta) from the Ulvaceae group is a rich source of nutrients. Of particular interest is a group of compounds called ulvans present in Ulva species such as Ulva lactuca (sea lettuce). Ulvans are sulphated … Continue reading

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Seaweed and Oestrogen

Sea weeds are colonies of algae which possess some unique nutritional properties. For example, sea weeds contain the carotenoid fructoxanthin, sulphated polysaccharides such as laminarin and fucoidan, as well as a number of polyphenol compounds. Of particular nutritional interest is … Continue reading

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