Pterocladiella capillacea
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Pterocladiella capillacea

  • Antioxidant
  • Antifungal
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antimitotic

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Introduction: Pterocladiella capillacea

What is Pterocladiella capillacea?

Pterocladiella capillacea is a species of red algae found in the coastal waters of many countries around the world, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions. The alga forms long, fine, hair-like strands that can branch and form a complex network.

Pterocladiella capillacea is an important food source for many marine animals, including fish and crustaceans.The seaweed also has medicinal properties and is traditionally used in some cultures to treat various ailments.

Where does Pterocladiella capillacea grow?

Pterocladiella capillacea is distributed in many coastal areas worldwide and prefers warm waters in tropical and subtropical regions. The dulse can be found in a variety of habitats including rocky shores, tide pools and seagrass beds.

Pterocladiella capillacea is usually found on hard surfaces such as rocks and coral and can grow at depths of 0 to 30 metres.

Pterocladiella capillacea is particularly common in areas of strong waves and currents, where it serves as an important habitat for a variety of marine life.

What does Pterocladiella capillacea look like?

Pterocladiella capillacea is a species of red seaweed, typically delicate in texture, forming intricate, branched structures.

The dulse has a reddish color that can vary from dark red to a lighter shade of pink.

The individual strands can be up to 30 centimeters long and only a few millimeters wide. The strands are often very fine and form bushy, tuft-like structures that float in the water.

This type of algae is usually found in the intertidal zones of sea coasts, particularly in the warmer waters of the tropics and subtropics. Pterocladiella capillacea is an important food source for many marine life and is also used in human nutrition.

What is the use of Pterocladiella capillacea recommended for?

Pterocladiella capillacea is used for various purposes in the food industry. The seaweed is often used as an ingredient in the manufacture of dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages as it is rich in nutrients such as proteins, minerals and vitamins.

It also contains antioxidants and bioactive compounds known for their health-promoting properties.

In addition, Pterocladiella capillacea is also used as a food in some parts of the world. It is usually dried or used as an ingredient in salads, soups and other dishes. In some cultures, the seaweed is also used as a medicine to treat various diseases.

In the cosmetics industry, Pterocladiella capillacea is also used as an ingredient in skin care products due to its moisturizing and skin conditioning properties


Typical applications: Pterocladiella capillacea

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Typical applications

Pterocladiella capillacea is a macroalga which belongs to the brown algae and occurs worldwide.

Due to its ingredients, Pterocladiella capillacea has the potential to be interesting for use in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The macroalga Pterocladiella capillacea contains antioxidants and also has antifungal, antimicrobial and antimiotic effects.

Due to its seasonality, the macroalga Pterocladiella capillacea is usually abundantly available from May to August.  

This product is available in the form of Pterocladiella capillacea dried raw algae.

Typical applications in the cosmetics industry:

Pterocladiella capillacea can be a special and valuable ingredient for cosmetic compositions of creams, lotions, powder bases, emulsion bases, soaps, pastes, cleansers, oils and sprays.

The extract of red algae shows an effect for the promotion of hair growth, skin whitening, anti-wrinkle and antioxidant processes.

The macroalga Pterocladiella capillacea has antioxidant and bacterial agglutination (fusion) properties.

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