Botanical Name: Porphyra umbilicalis
Location: West Coast of Kerry, Ireland.
Seaweed type: Wild-harvested
Drying method: Natural, wind and sun.
Seaweeds are rich in omega 3 and 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which the body cannot make but must be obtained from the diet or applied topically. Compared to land plants, algae have high concentrations of omega oils. Intakes of essential fatty acids are correlated with more youthful appearance.
This seaweed extract is included in Doctor Maher’s Eutopia Body Wash because of its skin-conditioning properties. This extract forms part of our proprietary Phycophar™ BW complex, containing 3 essential seaweed extracts that nourish and condition the skin. Skin conditioning agents create special effects directly on the skin surface that are thought to help maintain a healthy appearance. Dry or damaged skins are expected to benefit most from the deposition of material that adhere to the skin surface.
Nori possesses anti allergenic, antioxidant, anti-viral and immunostimulant activity.
Contains up to 45%, with high levels of the amino acid taurine, floridoside up to 40%, chlorophyll beta-carotene – vitamin A complex, B complex vitamins, C and E and the essential mineral nutrients potassium, magnesium and iron.
Also known as Laver, Purple Laver, Laverbread or Slook.
Our Eutopia Body Wash contains Nori and can be purchased HERE