The Many Uses and Benefits of Ascophyllum nodosum

Please note we are not claiming that our product is suitable for all the below applications, or that it has the same benefits. Many of the studies below have been conducted using extracts of Ascophyllum nodosum and/or additional agents.

Health & Medical

Used as a vegan nutritional supplement in humans, pets, horses and livestock. 

Has dental benefits in humans, dogs and cats. See Resources.

May have immunostimulatory properties.

Has gastro-intestinal benefits.

Can aid in blood glucose regulation and diabetes management.

Can reduce cholesterol.

May help with weight management, decrease the risk of obesity and regulate metabolism.

Is being investigated for its anti-cancer properties.

Has antiviral activity that might help fight Covid:


Used as a fertiliser, biostimulant and soil conditioner in domestic and commercial gardens and crops. Benefits to plants include increased salinity resistance, pest resistance, stress tolerance, root development, immunity and yield. It is an allowable input as per the Australian Certified Organic Standard.

Alginic Acid

Used to make Alginic Acid, a polysaccharide, which is used in various industries including food, packaging, biotechnology, textile, dental and pharmaceutical.

Beauty Products

Used in the beauty industry as an ingredient in cosmetics and beauty products.


Used to make SeaCell fabric.

Live Seafood Transport

Used as a packaging material when shipping live seafood.

Composting Aid

Is being investigated as a composting accelerant that also reduces greenhouse gases output.

Reducing Cow Burps & Farts

When fed to cows, it has been shown to reduce their output of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Movie Props

Used to dress movie sets including Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean.

A scene from Pirates of the Carribean featuring Ascophyllum nodosum as set decoration

Photo Credit: Walt Disney Pictures & Jerry Bruckheimer Films. (2006). Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.