Algae are eukaryotic, single celled aquatic plant which contain chlorophyll and capable of photosynthesis (form his own food through sunlight and CO2).
Algae are the most sustainable source of biomass and oils for food, fuel, feed and other co-products. Its’ benefits are also associated with health, that is why It has been consumed as food and medicines for centuries. Researches and experiments were conducted to study and test the Algae’s benefits, the following results came,
Algae help to burn fats by increasing the expression of Thermogenin. Specifically, brown Algae which contains Fucoxanthin, is mainly used for this purpose.
Research findings show that algae supplements result in a significant weight reduction and could loss average 14.5 pounds in 16 weeks. It is very beneficial for reducing liver fat, blood pressure, triglycerides and C-reactive protein.
Fight with cancer:
Algae aids to slow down the development of cancer cell and serves as a natural cancer treatment plant. It is also hoped that this will also be effective in human.
Algae can prevent oral cancer in animals and can fight with precancerous mouth sores in human. According to a research, taking one gram of Spirulina daily by mouth can reduce oral Leukpplakia in people who chew tobacco.
Prevent heart related disease:
Blue-green algae can protect against cardiovascular and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, it improves blood lipid and prevent inflammation and oxidative stress.
In animals it decreases the growth of atherosclerotic plaque.