Brown alga: properties, use and contraindications

The brown seaweed it is an algae useful for stimulating metabolism, burning fat and fighting obesity. Let's find out better.

> 1. Description of the seaweed

> 2. Properties and use of brown seaweed

> 3. Benefits of the brunette

> 4. Contraindications of the brown seaweed

Brown alga: properties, use and contraindications

 


Description of the seaweed

The brown seaweed or Fucus Vesiculosus, is an alga belonging to the Fucaceae family, known under different names (Ascophyllum Nodoso, Quercus Marina, Black Tang or Kelp), which lives in the medium-temperate or arctic areas (coasts of the North Sea , the Baltic Sea, the Atlantic and the Pacific).


It resembles an oak due to the shape of the leaves, which is why it is also called tongue of fire or snake tongue, for the serrated edges of the same.

 

Properties and use of the brown seaweed

Its properties are known already in ancient Greece, when it was used as antidote for the bite of poisonous snakes o per l problemi ghiandolari alla thyroid.

In 800 the doctor Duchesne-Duparc, using it in the care of Psoriasis, he realized that the alga acted on the metabolism of fats, so he started using it successfully to cure obesity.

Thanks to the wealth of iodine that it contains, the alga is able to stimulate the activity of the thyroid gland and therefore a regulate metabolism. The brown seaweed contains iodine, mucopolysaccharides, polyphenols, mineral salts and trace elements.


Today this plant is used for the control of body weight and the thalli from which the dry extract is obtained are used.


 

Benefits of the brunette

The benefits of brown seaweed relate to weight. This vegetable monitor your body weight, realizing an acceleration of the basal metabolism that prevents you from gaining weight.


The brown seaweed is also a antidiabetic product, anti-ulcer, gastro-protective, anticoagulant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral. According to a recent study, its effectiveness has also been shown anti age, when applied locally.

 

Contraindications of the brown seaweed

Given the iodine content, the brown seaweed is contraindicated in case of hyperthyroidism however, they must be taken with caution even in cases of presumed altered functionality of the thyroid.


It is advisable to carry out periodic cycles of suspension of the product about two months, it should not be used without interruption. In presence of hypertension it is advisable to consult your doctor before use and generally is contraindicated in pregnancy.

Overdose can cause tremors, tachycardia, arterial hypertension, diarrhea.

 

Seaweed, a valuable aid for weight loss

 

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