Although it is estimated that algae have existed for 3.5 billion years, many people fail to realize that these marine plants contain unique and complex bioactive compounds compared to land plants. Algae can offer natural nutritional and functional benefits for product formulations in the functional food, nutraceutical and cosmetic sectors.
Seaweed contains natural antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, antiaging, and other potent properties. While there is still much to be discovered, the algae secrets we have learned stem from knowledge of the many species of nutritionally dense and biologically complex marine plants in our oceans that are continually being discovered by researchers around the world.
Today, as a small but dedicated community of researchers continues to research the benefits of seaweed, peer-reviewed white papers are increasingly being published. This growing body of research can play a key role for product formulators looking for advanced functionality for products while trying to keep up with consumer trends that require cleaner labels, fewer ingredients, and traceable and sustainable ingredients.
In this webinar you will learn how algae:
- are marine plants that contain bioactive ingredients that are not found in normal land plants;
- offer a natural functional ingredient for food, nutraceutical, and cosmetic product formulators;
- provide consumers with an ingredient that is sustainable, traceable and highly effective for a variety of internal and external uses;
- are proven to be beneficial to health.
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Content Marketing Director, Informa Health & Nutrition
Seed Stock Manager, Acadian Seaplants Limited
Lynn Cornish is the Seed Stock Manager at Acadian Seaplants Limited. With over 25 years of industry experience, Cornish is primarily responsible for the annual production of the macroalgae inoculum for Acadian’s commercial algae food manufacturing facility. Cornish has published numerous peer-reviewed journal publications on wild marine algae, including reviews of algae and brain health and the prebiotic effects of algae on the human gut microbiome. Cornish holds a Masters of Science degree from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada.