Detoxification is a ‘first aid to the body’ to relieve it from the burden of waste and toxic substances so that its regulatory self-healing and defense mechanisms can function again. There are many philosophies regarding ‘detox’, from total fasting to limiting food intake to a limited range of ingredients. Whilst there are good reasons to give our body the occasional rest, there is also value in a more consistent & continuous approach to detox by consuming foods daily that promote the flushing of toxins.

Consuming seaweed is a fantastic ways to not only introduce powerful nutrients and minerals into your body, but also eliminate toxins such as metals and chemicals in our body. Seaweed removes fats and toxins from the body and helps protect the liver from toxic damage. Certain seaweed varieties are some of the most nutritionally dense plants on the planet. They are the most abundant sources of minerals in the plant kingdom because they have access to all 92 minerals needed for nutrition in the ocean. Seaweeds have an extraordinary capacity to accumulate minerals, becoming increasingly rich in sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chlorine, iron, sulfur, copper, manganese, cobalt, bromine, iodine, and many naturally occurring vitamins, including A and C. In addition, seaweeds utilize nitrogen from the air to synthesize complete proteins.The sodium alginate in seaweed, especially kelp, absorbs toxins from the digestive tract. A Canadian study from McGill University found that seaweed absorbs cadmium and lead from inside the body, which can accumulate from cigarette smoke and industrial waste in the environment. Green seaweed is also a potent detoxifier because of the chlorophyll in it, which contains special fibers that bind and remove unwanted toxins.

In ancient Polynesia, the people knew of the curative properties of seaweed and used it to treat various wounds, bruises and swellings. Seaweed was also known as “Sailor’s Cure” by ancient mariners.

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Seaweeds draw from the sea an incomparable wealth of mineral elements, macro-elements, vitamins and trace elements. The mineral content of some seaweeds accounts for up to 80% of its dry matter.

Algae extracts released by the heated Seaweed have a pronounced moisturising effect on the hair, increasing hair lustre and softness and decreasing its’ electrostatic charge.