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Seaweed - ancient and rootless plants which live primarily in the sea, whose cells contain chlorophyll. In this short description it is not possible to fully enumerate the description of the various characteristic structures of seaweed. There are single-cell seaweeds and multi-cell ones, each with a different appearance, a multitude of different shapes and coloration, since some seaweed contains only chlorophyll, and others contain varying pigments giving them a variety of differing colors.

Seaweed - ancient and rootless plants which live primarily in the sea, whose cells contain chlorophyll. In this short description it is not possible to fully enumerate the description of the various characteristic structures of seaweed. There are single-cell seaweeds and multi-cell ones, each with a different appearance, a multitude of different shapes and coloration, since some seaweed contains only chlorophyll, and others contain varying pigments giving them a variety of differing colors. 

The composition of Seaweed
Seaweed contains a lot of a components with a variety of biological functions. For instance, thanks to its rich composition, the brown Laminaria seaweed is called “health factory”. Unsaturated fatty acids, polysaccharides, amino acids, alginate acid, vitamins and pro-vitamins (?, ?, D, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, E, R, PP), enzymes, phyto-hormones, minerals (?, Na, Ca, Mg, I, Cl, S, Si) - just a partial list of the active components in the composition of seaweed. 

All seaweeds are characterized by a high concentration of minerals, due to their ability to store sea salts. Vitamins E, C and beta-carotene neutralize the free radicals that accelerate the ageing process, and the development of many diseases. The action of the vitamins is supported by special enzymes which have anti-radical characteristics. Seaweed are the champions in the fight against free radicals!

Seaweed contains more vitamins, minerals and iodine than all of the other seafoods. It is interesting to note that the micro- and macro - elements contained in seaweed are similar to the composition of human blood, which is why they can be considered a good source of balanced nutrition.

Types of Seaweed
Modern science categorizes seaweed in groups according to color: the greens, browns, blue-greens and green-reds. The widest use is made of the brown Laminaria and Fucus.

Fucus
The Fucus seaweed promotes the blood flow and expands the blood vessels, balances the blood flow in the kidneys, has a variable effect and helps to release toxic waste from the body. This seaweed contains the micro-elements necessary to treat problems in the skeletal system and the muscles, and damage to the mineral metabolism.