aplications

Lithothamnion can be used in several products. Learn more about the algae benefits in different segments:

food and beverage

Lithothamnion is a great option of functional ingredient to enrich foods and beverages. Besides being natural, rich in minerals and antioxidants of high bioavailability, it doesn't add any flavor, doesn't contain any antinutritional factors (fibers, phytate, oxalate, tannins, and other phenolic substances) and has irrelevant fat and caloric content.

Due to its neutrality, it allows the application in several segments of the food industry:

It also delivers important technological benefits such as improved texture, color, flavor and shelf life in bakery products. Reduction of breakage and adhesion in cereals and pasta, besides contributing to emulsion stability.

PHARMACEUTICAL

Lithothamnion has in its composition polysaccharides with antioxidant, antiviral, antitumor and anticoagulant properties, due to the compounds present in its structure. 

Research has already shown that the general population cannot reach daily calcium intake recommendations, regardless the age category. 

For those who opt for convenience, there is the option of using food supplements with Lithothamnion in the form of powder, capsules or tablets, ensuring the consumption of minerals in the proper dosages.

The high porosity of algae (>40%), provides a larger acting surface and contributes to better absorption. It also has no side effects such as constipation, nausea, bloating and abdominal pain.

cosmetics

The use of Lithothamnion in gels and creams is widespread. Often applied in anti-cellulite treatment and exfoliation, for its abrasive property. 

Other applications observed are bath salts, wraps and face masks.

pet food

Lithothamnion has been investigated with dogs regarding fracture healing and has presented positive results. Being made up of a structure of high porosity, it improves the bioavailability of Calcium and Magnesium to the animals. Therefore, it is a great choice of ingredient for animal feed.

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