Red algae shows antioxidant activity due to its polyphenol, vitamin and polyunsaturated fatty acid contents. The non-protein amino acids in red algae have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels. There are also benefits to the skin, thyroid function, blood sugar levels, gut health, bone health and the immune system

Known for centuries for its healing properties, red micro-algae fights free radicals and the damaging oxidation process. The extract is rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids that all help to protect the hair and offer deep hydration.

Red algae are rich sources of minerals, carbohydrates, protein, enzymes and fiber. The mineral content in red marine algae has been found to be 20 times more than that of the plants grown on land.

Previous studies have elucidated the mechanism by which red marine algae may inactivate viruses. Many marine algae species contain complexes of “structural sulfated polysaccharides” which are the candidates for anti-viral activity.

AlgaeCal is a calcium supplement produced by AlgaeCal Inc. that is made from red algae. AlgaeCal claims that their supplements slow bone loss, increase bone density, and are easily digestible.

A gentle exfoliator. Additionally, red marine algae are a perfect addition to acne-fighting skincare formulations because algae is a naturally exfoliating agent.

Red algae shows antioxidant activity due to its polyphenol, vitamin and polyunsaturated fatty acid contents. The non-protein amino acids in red algae have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels. There are also benefits to the skin, thyroid function, blood sugar levels, gut health, bone health and the immune system

Red algae extract, also commonly referred to in skin care as rhodophyta seaweed, contains high quantities of sulfated polysaccharides,peptides, carotenoids, and fatty acids. Together these components may contribute towards red algae’s antioxidant property.

In comparison with other algaes, red algae contains a high level of calcium, sodium, and potassium, although significantly lower levels of zinc and iron. Research also shows that among the various types of marine algae, red and green algae contain higher levels of protein when compared to brown algae.

Among marine algae, brown and red algae are reported to exhibit antidiabetic activity.

According to fresh research, seaweed could help in curing diabetes . A research team from MicroIslet Inc, San Diego, have found that the coating on seaweed could have a role to play in curing diabetes. The substance, known as Alginate, can be extracted from seaweed.

Calcium from red algae, Lithothamnion calcareum, growing naturally under the sea of Iceland, provides bioactive calcium, magnesium and 72 other minerals.

Presence of the water-soluble pigments called phycobilins (phycocyanobilin, phycoerythrobilin, phycourobilin and phycobiliviolin), which are localized into phycobilisomes, gives red algae their distinctive color.