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MBD’s Algae offer innovative manufacturers an opportunity to add additional new value to their products whilst maintaining the highest quality control standards.
MBD nutrition can deliver a broad range of natural compounds suited to a range of nutritional applications, including the formulation of nutraceuticals and the manufacture of food products.
High in concentrations of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, electrolytes and minerals, algae-derived actives can assist fatigue recovery and overall. We can tailor culturing and production to meet manufacturers’ target nutritional profiles.
MBD nutrition has made significant investments in high-level research and development focussing on algae strain selection, continuous process-controlled cultivation and efficient product harvesting. Our marine algae grow in waters drawn from Australia’s pristine Great Barrier Reef.
There are many thousands of strains of algae. MBD Energy has capacity to identify and cultivate strains particularly suited to any given product type and location for supply in wet or dry form.
|Tropics||Ulva, Derbesia, Asparagopsis, Oedogonium, Cladophora||Spirulina, Chlorella, Nannochloropsis Isocrysis|
|Temperate||Marine kelp, e.g. Laminaria, Fucus, Durvilla and Sargassum||Phaeodactylum|
|Arid||Dunaliella salina, Haematococcus pluvialis|
As marine plants, algae act as a filter, concentrating valuable micro-nutrients (Iron, Iodine, Magnesium, and Calcium) and macro-nutrients (Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorous) from the water in which they grow – producing and storing desirable molecules such as vitamins and pigments.
|Protein||15-40g / 100g||10-80g / 100g|
|Carbohydrates||20-40g / 100g||10-30g / 100g|
|Dietary Fibre||30-60g / 100g||2-4g / 100g|
|Lipids (Oils)||2-10g / 100g||10-50g / 100g|
|Pigments||Chlorophyll and Carotenoids||Chlorophyll and Carotenoids|
B12(Cobalamine),C, Folic acid
B12(Cobalamine),C, Folic acid, K
|Enzymes||Super Oxide Dismutase (S.O.D)
|Super Oxide Dismutase (S.O.D)
|Amino Acids||Essential Amino Acids||Essential Amino Acids|
|Minerals||Potassium, Iron, Manganese,
Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Zinc
|Potassium, Iron, Manganese,
Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Zinc
Algae are comparatively rich in Chlorophyll which, in human diets, helps cleanse, energise and contribute to feelings of well-being. Chlorophyll is used as a natural detoxifying agent. Many animals eat green grass (rich in chlorophyll) to clean and improve their gut performance.
Haematococcus produced Astaxanthin which is considered to be a Super-antioxidant, anti-aging molecule that fights free radicals enabling better health, performance and well-being.
Ulvans are sulphated polysaccharides extracted from the sea lettuce, Ulva. These sugar chains feature many beneficial biological activities such as anticoagulant, antiviral, antioxidative, anti-cancer and immunomodulating activities.
In summary, typical features of algae include:
Verdemin™ is a nutrient dense, edible sea vegetable commonly found in Japanese and Mediterranean diets. Adding it as a regular part of your diet could decrease your risk for many age related diseases.
An ancient source of nutrition with loads of commercial opportunity today
Algae have a high natural nutritional value, producing high value essential compounds through specific metabolic processes, in particular the production of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
As such, algae have long been an important source of food, especially in Asia. China consumes more than 70 species; Japan, over 20 species.
They have very compelling applications in the complementary medicines sector as rich sources of vitamins including: A, B1, B2,B3, B6, C and are rich in Iodine, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium and Calcium.
Extracts from algae are already used widely in the manufacture of a broad range of everyday food products, some of which are shown below.