Zonaria tournefortii
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Zonaria tournefortii

  • Antioxidant
  • Antibacterial

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Introduction: Zonaria tournefortii

What is Zonaria tournefortii?

Zonaria tournefortii is a macroalga that belongs to the brown algae. It has a yellowish-brown thallus with a reddish midrib and is considered an important food source for many marine organisms. It also plays an important role in the marine ecosystem as part of the process of photosynthesis. 

Where grows Zonaria tournefortii?

Zonaria tournefortii is found in warm and subtropical marine areas of the world, such as the Caribbean Seas, the Red Sea, and the Persian Gulf. The alga is also common in parts of Southeast Asia and parts of the Pacific Islands. Even from a distance, the dense, brown, green tufts can be seen on reefs, bays and mangrove forests. 

What is the Zonaria tournefortii extract recommended for?

The extract of Zonaria tournefortii contains certain substances from the alga. These substances and the form are very suitable for the cosmetic field, but also for the production of food supplements. The extract is obtained by boiling or squeezing the algae.

What is Zonaria tournefortii used for?

Zonaria tournefortii is suitable for any manufacturing, products and industries. Not only in the cosmetics sector is the alga widely used, for example for shampoos and conditioners to strengthen the hair. But also in the food sector, as well as in gardening and agriculture - as a fertilizer, for better fertility of soils as well as to promote plant growth. 

In addition, in the food sector, Zonaria tournefortii is an important food source for many marine organisms. In the marine ecosystem, it plays an important role as part of the process of photosynthesis. So organisms, animals and bacteria can benefit from its special ingredients as well as humans. Calcium, iron and iodine can be readily used in the field of nutritional supplements. The alga is rich in these nutrients and is thus offered in powder or capsule form.  

Properties of Zonaria tournefortii

Zonaria tournefortii is a macroalgae known primarily for its antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties. It can be protective and moisturizing at the same time. Zonaria tournefortii is rich in pigments. Due to this can absorb radiations in blue light, such as carotenoids, phlorotannins and chlorophyll.


Typical applications: Zonaria tournefortii

typical applications for Zonaria tournefortii  Whole

Typical applications

The macroalga Zonaria tournefortii belongs to the brown algae and is well documented in its distribution around the Mediterranean Sea.

Its antibacterial and antioxidant properties make Zonaria tournefortii relevant for cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications.

Due to its seasonality, the macroalga Zonaria tournefortii is usually abundantly available from September to January.  

This product is available in the form of Zonaria tournefortii dried raw algae.

Typical applications in the cosmetics industry:

The brown alga Zonaria tournefortii is used in cosmetics for the production of anti-aging agents. In addition, the macroalga has antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Zonaria tournefortii with its antioxidant effect can protect the skin and moisturize it at the same time.

Zonaria tournefortii is rich in pigments that absorb radiation in the blue light spectrum, including carotenoids, phlorotannins and chlorophyll, among others.

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