Polyphenols in brown algae

A brown algae (Ascophyllum nodosum and Fucus) have appreciable polyphenols contents which act as antioxidants.

These polyphenols have bioactivities properties that may influence human health:

  • they slow proliferation of colon cancer cells and they inhibit starch digestive enzymes at very low levels, which could influence glycaemic control.
  • they can inhibit digestive processes and slow or modulate nutrient release from food.
  • The inhibition of lipid digestion provides the control of hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular diseases and obesity
  • The Inhibition of starch digestion provides the blood glucose control and control of a type 2 diabetes

 

Antioxidant benefits include the following:

  • Supports healthy cardiovascular system, and promotes optimal blood flow
  • Protects DNA and RNA from free-radical damage
  • Strengthens the Immune system
  • Demonstrates a non-steroidal, and anti-inflammatory activity
  • Supports healthy female endocrine system
  • Provides support for proper vision
  • Protects brain and nerves from oxidative (free-radical) damage

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