How does seaweed work?
All the sea's mineral substances are concentrated in seaweed cells, similar to a tiny chemical manufacturing plant. They also manufacture proteins and vitamins. Each variation of seaweed possesses its own individual cocktail of elements. So it is essential to choose the appropriate seaweed for the required function. Once the cellular wall of the seaweed is burst by crushing or
micronization, its components are released, and by osmosis, will go into the skin tissues.
As the blood circulates, the capillaries will distribute these elements to the organs which will absorb them in a selective manner. Furthermore, the biological environment in which
the seaweed lives is comparable in many ways to the body's plasma, which helps explain the
incredible ease of distribution of seaweed's active ingredients in the body.
Seaweed – a completely natural source of life
Seaweed and seawater are infinite sources of minerals and organic substances with exceptional properties. They contain a wealth of vitamins, minerals and marine trace elements that are able
to replenish any deficiencies in the skin and body.
Vitamins are essential for proper functioning and balance of the human organism. Minerals regulate our metabolism and are essential for our growth and development.
Trace elements are the conductors of the cellular orchestra of life. These elements serve to revive malnourished cells, oxygenating and boosting their rate of regeneration.
Marine Algae (Seaweed) is food for your skin
Seaweed contains an amazing wealth of components and nutrients with more than 40 active marine ingredients including – minerals – trace elements – proteins – oligo elements – vitamins – essential fatty acids including omega oils – mucopolysaccharides etc. These nutrients are found in the highest levels in seaweeds, some up to 13,000 times found in normal food. (This is the reason we have such great results with skin and body therapies.) In fact, some are almost a complete food. These vitamins and minerals are necessary for the proper functioning of our
organs to produce healthy skin, hair and nails.
The main advantage of Algologie products from the prime seaweed chosen for the advanced extraction process is the natural power of the seaweed drawn from the heart of the ocean. There are four groups of seaweed colours:
Blue Seaweed - These are micro algaes of which Spirulina is the most common. This is a freshwater algae growing in the alkaline crater lakes of extinct volcanoes in the pristine regions of Hawaii and South America. The distinct advantage of Spirulina is its 70% content of protein and high content of Vitamin B12.
Brown Seaweed - Found in the middle of the ocean the most popular are Laminaria, Fucus and Ascophyllum. Laminaria contains vitamins, amino acids, phytohormones and iodine. It contains stimulating and slimming properties and provides elasticity to the skin. An Algae Gel mask is excellent for firming a slackening skin. Fucus Vesiculosus is used to treat skin conditions giving a nutrient boost to skin cells and in the fabrication of powders used in balneotherapy and wraps. It eliminates toxins and burns excess fat.
Green Seaweed - These are found close to the surface of the ocean. The most popular is "ulva lactuca", lettuce of the sea, with its irregular edges. It is rich in Vitamin B and Iron which
improves micro circulation and firms the tissues.
Red Seaweed - These tiny seaweeds are found at the bottom of the ocean and rarely exposed to light. Chondrus Crispus, rich in Vitamins B12 and C soothes and nourishes and used in soap and capsules. Lithothamnium and Coralina contain Iron, Magnesium and Calcium and are rich in nutrients for well- being and remineralizing.