Benefits of Seaweed

"It’s the most nutritious vegetable in the world –  it's packed with loads of nutrients and minerals and aids in digestion


There are just so many reasons why taking seaweed is so beneficial for our overall health and well-being plus, it’s brilliant for our skin!


Why Seaweed is so Good For You?

Oceangreen Organics is passionate about seaweed for its remarkable scientifically-based, natural, health-boosting properties. Find out more about the benefits of seaweed and kelp here.


Benefits of seaweed and kelp


International research is continuously being done on Macrocystis seaweed - the variety harvested at New Zealand’s South Island by Oceangreen Organics. It is a natural superfood found by scientists as the most nutritionally dense and beneficial type of seaweed on Earth.


Why is seaweed so nutritious? 


Macrocystis seaweed contains a unique combination of micronutrients; it is packed with vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and trace elements – all essential for human health. As well as this, because the nutrients in seaweed are present in their natural form, they are readily absorbed and processed easily within the body. Seaweed also possesses anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Seaweed supplements are a convenient, easy way of getting your daily nutrients. 


Seaweed is a 'Powerhouse Superfood'


A superfood is a nutrient-rich staple that is considered to be especially beneficial for health and wellbeing. Macrocystis seaweed is widely considered to be a superfood, due to its significant mineral content. There are numerous potential health benefits gained from taking seaweed as a nutritional or dietary supplement, with internationally acclaimed scientists suggesting that its impressive health benefits are hard to ignore.


Seaweed for weight loss


One of the most widely reported benefits of seaweed is its properties for weight loss. Seaweed has been found to regulate the body’s hormones, and helps to support a steady metabolism; one of the cornerstones of maintaining a healthy lifetime weight. Oceangreen Organics seaweed can support, boost and enhance your immune system.


Seaweed contains algin for weight loss and weight management, it’s a natural fibre that absorbs toxins and uncomfortable nutrients from the digestive system. This natural fibre found in seaweed has been shown to inhibit the enzymes that allow the body to digest fat.


As well as this, seaweed contains performed omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA; so it might be helpful for people with blood sugar imbalances. The fucoidan found in seaweed helps the body shed the fat surrounding the heart and internal organs. It also aides reduction of high cholesterol; and has been seen to reduce high blood pressure levels, which can translate into weight loss.


The fucoidan enzyme is a sulphated polysaccharide which has been proven to naturally eliminate harmful cells from the body, and it can be found naturally in brown algae and brown seaweed.


How healthy is seaweed?


Natural seaweed products are considered to be very healthy for the human body. Macrocystis seaweed products are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals which support the body's basic functions. This brown coloured variety of seaweed is often used for the treatment of an under-active thyroid, as iodine assists the gland to regulate the body’s metabolism. Seaweed has been found to make individuals feel more healthy and vibrant, due to its mineral-dense composition. 


Why is seaweed so good for me?


Oceangreen’s natural seaweed supplements contain valuable elements required for the human body, such alginates, laminarin, carotenoids, flavonoids, alkaloids, and fucoidan; researched thoroughly for its effects on cancer.


Anti-inflammatory benefits of seaweed


Seaweed is said to treat high cholesterol and high blood pressure, as it promotes the production of a certain liver enzyme which aids reduction of cholesterol. It is a great source of natural iron, and has benefits for maintaining your body’s peak performance while exercising.  Some experts have touted seaweed for its muscle toning properties and have found that it’s great to include as part of daily diet while exercising. Not only is seaweed high in iron but it’s also rich in Vitamin C.


Seaweed and blood pressure


This organic product has been found to help and treat inflamed joints and tissues caused by arthritis and rheumatism. International food scientists are now discovering that seaweed contains powerful chemicals (named phenolic compounds) which may have both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant powers.


Seaweed for your skin, hair and nails


Organic seaweed has been found to have benefits for maintaining strong and healthy skin, hair and nails. Seaweed boosts detoxification so it helps your skin cells rid themselves of toxins that would otherwise prevent them from working as they should. Regular users of seaweed supplements have reported that their hair and nails seem glossy, shiny and lustrous, compared with their condition before treatment.


Seaweed is a great source of fibre - more so than our land vegetables friends

Seaweed supplements contains algin which is a natural fibre that absorbs toxins from the digestive system. This natural fibre found in seaweed has been shown to inhibit the enzymes that allow the body to digest fat. Seaweed dietary fibres are known to improve the gut and digestive order. They have also been shown to reduce metabolic stress such as those experienced in pre-diabetic condition.


Seaweed and healthy digestion


Seaweed and kelp products have been found to promote and improve digestive health. They do this by stimulating kidney function and increasing circulation while purifying the blood. Seaweed supplements are a great source of fibre, containing fucan and galactan. Macrocystis seaweed varieties have been proven to promote gut health, and have been found to ward off constipation, due to a naturally high fibre content.


Seaweed’s detox properties


Seaweed and kelp are known as antioxidants. They can help protect your body, and combat against oxidative stresses. Seaweed supplements are a good balancer of the body and brain; assisting with detoxing your body of everyday chemicals and toxins from the atmosphere.


Healthy thyroid function


Your thyroid is one of your body's most essential endocrine glands. Iodine stimulates the thyroid gland. Using iodine and the amino acid tyrosine, the thyroid produces thyroxine and thyronine, two hormones that regulate temperature, function and growth of every cell in the body.

Because seaweed draws its nutrients from the ocean, brown algae contains loads of iodine to stimulate your thyroid. Seaweed capsules are a convenient way to get your daily nutrients.


Nutritional value of seaweed


This sea health product provides benefits for a healthy heart; in fact, studies have suggested that seaweed has significant heart benefits, and helps to keep your heart healthy. Seaweed looks after your heart by helping to keep your cholesterol under control, and contains polysaccharides - which help to prevent blood clots.


For a full seaweed nutritional analysis overview please refer to Product Page or email us at thank you.