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Benefits of Seaweed - The Complete A-Z Guide


A - ALOPECIA

Seaweed kelp contains high levels of silicon to renew skin cells as well as amino acids which stimulate follicles, encouraging hair growth.

TIP: Mix Aalgo with water into a cream and apply all over the scalp and hair. Wrap in kitchen cling film and leave on for half an hour. Wash out with Aalgo shampoo bar.  Repeat this process every other day to see a visible improvement of your hair.

B – BLEEDING

According to experts in Tokyo, placing a piece of seaweed over a cut or graze, then covering with a bandage, can help stop the bleeding faster.


C - CELLULITE

Cellulite is the clinical term used to describe the orange peel effect on the skin. Cellulite (most commonly found on  the thigh/bottom area) is deposits of fat and toxins trapped in pockets of connective tissue beneath the skin. Seaweed penetrates these layers, shaking up the fatty tissue and boosting circulation to help expel the cellulite.                                                                        

TIP: Mix Aalgo with hot water and use as a seaweed wrap around cellulite prone areas.


D – DETOX

Seaweed is an ideal product to include in your detoxification regime. Seaweed can extract toxins and expel them from the body.

TIP: Regular seaweed baths or seaweed face masks can remove impurities from the skin leaving it looking rejuvenated and rested.

E - ECZEMA

The iodine contained in seaweed is a great treatment for dry skin conditions and eczema.

TIP: Use Aalgo seaweed powder in a LUKE WARM bath or add it to a foot spa or facial. 

F – FLU

Scientists in Japan believe seaweed can destroy the flu virus faster, and with fewer side effects, than current medicines.

G – GLAUCOMA

Studies found that glaucoma patients reduced the pressure they felt in their eyes with a diet that’s high in beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and mineral selenium – seaweed contains all four.

H – HEART

Seaweed contains bioactive peptides which can lower blood pressure. By adding seaweed to your diet, you could warn off heart attacks and reduce the risk of other heart problems.

I - ITCHING

Seaweed helps to hydrate the skin thus providing relief from itching or flaking.

TIP: Aalgo provides a seaweed powder for use in a bath or foot spa to relieve these problems, or mixed with water into a cream for the face.

J - JOINT PAIN

The fucoidans and polyphloroglucinols, which are natural anti-inflammatory and help with arthritic joints, are present in seaweed.                                                                       

TIP: Aalgo may be mixed with hot water and applied as a poultice or just added to a bath to relieve swelling and kill joint pain. Relief can last for up to 24hrs.

K – KIDNEY STONES

Seaweed in the diet (particularly in broth form) can improve the kidney’s filtration system and help it get rid of excess acid in the body.

L – LONGER LIFE
People in Iceland enjoy one of the longest life expectancies in the world which many people believe is due to their love of dried seaweed. Seaweed helps absorb fat, leaving the body healthier overall.

M - MUSCLE

A seaweed soak allows muscles to relax slowly, preventing burnout and injury.

TIP: Add Aalgo powder to your bath after a workout.

N – NAUSEA

An upset stomach can often be the result of a deficiency in the body. Seaweed can help redress the balance, leaving the stomach feeling calm and regular.

O – OMEGA 3

Like oily fish, seaweed is a great source of Omega 3. A diet rich in fatty acids can fight dementia, cancer and heart disease.

P - PSORIASIS

People have been going to the Dead Sea for generations to relieve their psoriasis symptoms – now just do it at home with seaweed remedies.

TIP: Aalgo baths and or paste, will clear the visible signs of psoriasis.

Q – QUADRICEPS

Seaweed can improve and maintain the tone and strength of the quadriceps muscles in the body.

R – REPRODUCTION

Scientists suggest that minerals within seaweed increase your libido, therefore putting you in the mood for sex.

S - SPOTS

Seaweed helps kill spots and rid the complexion of blackheads.                                                

TIP: Aalgo mixed with water into a cream and applied as a facial every other day will give you unbelievable results in three to four weeks.

T – THALLASSO THERAPY

Most of us hold stress in our bodies as tension in our neck, shoulders or back – the power of the sea in Aalgo can work therapeutic miracles on your muscles and mood.

U - ULCERS

Leg ulcers are both debilitating and very painful. Doctors treat ulcers with a type of dressing called ‘alginate’ made from seaweed.

TIP: Add Aalgo to a bucket of water. Sit with feet and lower leg in the water for 20 to 30 minutes. After, just pat the skin dry and sit with feet & legs raised.

V – VITAMINS

Seaweed contains more vitamin C than an orange which means including it in your diet will ensure you’re looking after your tissue and organs.

W – WEIGHT LOSS

Adding algae to a drink suppresses 30 percent of hunger pangs, according to Dutch scientists.

X – X-RAYS

During dental X-rays, the body absorbs radioiodine into the thyroid gland and in some cases this can cause damage. But seaweed contains the mineral iodine which floods the thyroid gland and stops the uptake of radioiodine, reducing the impact of scans.

Y - YOUTH

Seaweed which is the key to looking young is used in a myriad of anti-ageing products but in a very diluted form.                                             Aalgo which is 100% seaweed powder used as a facial and bath will keep your skin looking youthful, fresh and firm.

Z – ZITS

Seaweed, particularly brown seaweed, has been proven to reduce breakouts and prevent acne. Reducing redness and removing bacteria from the skin is just one of the many benefits of seaweed.