It is time to start living your better life, and seaweed can help you do it! Believe it or not, seaweed has what it takes to alleviate a range of health issues as well as cosmetic benefits. In fact, scientific studies have shown the massive health benefits that seaweed has to offer but is it probably more complicated than you think. Here today to talk everything seaweed with us is Courtney Howell, brown seaweed lover and co-founder of 7 Fathoms Skin Care which creates seaweed-based healthcare products. Courtney and her husband first became interested in seaweed after a storm caused seaweed to wash up along a cove near their home. They noticed a gel-like substance on the fronds when their daughter was playing with one, which started a chain of events that lead them to become the seaweed experts they are today. In our conversation, we talk about the different healthcare uses of seaweeds, why seaweed-based products are rising in popularity, examples of some of the products available, what bioactive compounds are in seaweeds, how Courtney first became interested in seaweeds, and why she is so focused on brown seaweeds. We also learn what to consider when buying seaweed-based products and why the extraction process is essential to create products that work. Don’t miss out on this fascinating conversation with seaweed pioneer Courtney Howell!
Key Points From This Episode:
- Introduction and background about today’s guest and seaweed expert, Courtney Howell.
- Why seaweed has not been popular in Canada and the potential to grow the industry.
- An outline of the different uses of seaweeds.
- Seaweed as a safe and sustainable option for harvesting bioactive compounds.
- Why seaweeds are ten times more bioactive than land-based sources.
- The reason why brown seaweed is the focus of her business.
- Some examples of the benefits of using seaweed for healthcare.
- Longevity-based properties of populations that eat seaweeds.
- What you need to consider when buying a seaweed-based product.
- Rundown of the different bioactive compounds in seaweeds.
- The role that seaweed can play in alleviating a range of skin conditions.
- Courtney shares what got her first interested in seaweed.
- We discuss the various applications and the huge potential seaweed has.
- More details about what a consumer should consider when buying a seaweed-based product.
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