Chondrus crispus
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Chondrus crispus

  • Trace elements
  • Vitamin A, E, F and K
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Iodine

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On request
Bio organic algae product
Quality by Alganex

This product is also available in conventional form in addition to the organic version.

Typical applications: Chondrus crispus

typical applications for Chondrus crispus  Powder

Typical applications

Chondrus crispus, also known as "Irish moss", is a red alga that occurs on the North Atlantic coasts, but also on the North and Baltic Seas.

Due to its natural properties as a thickening agent, Chondrus crispus is used to obtain carrageenan, a thickening agent used in the food industry as a vegetable gelatine substitute.

Apart from its properties as a thickening agent, cartilaginous kelp has also been used as a food and animal feed since time immemorial.

The iodine contained in Chondrus crispus helps the thyroid gland to regulate the hormone balance. In addition, the cartilaginous kelp is rich in potassium chloride, which helps to inhibit inflammation and dissolve mucus, thus helping to fight colds.
In addition, the cartilaginous kelp also has slightly laxative properties and helps digestion.

Because of its many minerals and trace elements, Chondrus crispus has a mineralising and antioxidant effect on the skin. It is also moisturising and can help with dry and stressed skin and skin problems such as eczema.
Due to its antiviral and antimicrobial effect it helps the skin to regulate its microbiome. But Chondrus crispus is not only useful for the skin but also for the hair, it gives it strength and shine due to the many healthy ingredients.

The powder is commonly used for food and dietary supplements.

This product is available in the following forms: Chondrus crispus powder, Chondrus crispus flakes, dried Chondrus crispus raw algae or Chondrus crispus fresh algae. This product is also available as a non-organic variant.


Typical applications in the cosmetics industry:

Chondrus crispus powder can be used as an antioxidant and also has anti-inflammatory properties.

The versatile nutrient profile of Chondrus crispus powder contains amino acids, minerals and vitamins. They can be absorbed and accumulated by the skin when blended in cosmetics products. These ingredients can have a positive effect on skin as a whole.

The natural polysaccharides and the occlusive properties, as well as the peptides and amino acids help the skin retain its moisture. Therefore it is well suited for use in lotions and moisturizers.



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