Ascophyllum Nodosum (Knotted Wrack)
Ascophyllum Nodosum (knotted wrack) is a marine, macroscopic brown algae that can grow up to 1.8 metres in length. The individually arranged air bladders are a typical feature. Their brown coloring comes from fucoxanthin pigments, which cover the green chlorophyll. All parts of the algae can be used. It can be found on the coastlines of temperate regions along the coasts of the northern Atlantic Ocean.
Binds with heavy metals
High mineral content
- This seaweed is high in polysaccharides.
- Alginates bind with heavy metals and can thus have a detoxifying effect.
- High in minerals such as magnesium, calcium and potassium
- Also contains trace elements such as iodine and iron
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