Special Issue "Health Benefits of Seaweeds’ Consumption"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine-Derived Ingredients for Drugs, Cosmeceuticals and Nutraceuticals".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 4368
2. Department of Biology and CESAM, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: marine biotechnology; biochemical pathways; nutritional content; trophic food webs; biomarkers; aquatic ecology; aquatic ecotoxicology; biosafety; microplastics
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In the last decade, the interest in and search for new natural compounds from marine biodiversity to discover novel bioactive substances have increased. It is expected that many naturally bioactive marine compounds with novel structures and bioactivities may be found among marine metabolites. Furthermore, due to an increasing global population, securing nutritious and secure food supply is paramount. The production of food products should grow by 60%, but it is also crucial to maintain the high nutritional composition and quality of food products. However, with the constant, aggravated depletion of our natural environments, such as water and soil supplies, the foundations of our food production are being compromised. There is a demand for alternative food sources that also envision a sustainable way for the exploration of these foundations in which our food production lies. In this scenario, there is great interest in macroalgae biomass and resource exploration, with a substantial body of evidence supporting the nutritious potential of macroalgae. Marine macroalgae produce significant amounts of primary and secondary metabolites that present a wide variety of bioactive properties, including antioxidant, antiviral, antimicrobial, antitumoral, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, or immunomodulatory potential, with also antibiotic properties. These molecules are promising candidates for many possible applications, such as in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic, and medicine areas, but also in agriculture or feeding. These applications may promote several benefits to humans’ daily life, and thus to a better quality of life. Still, some substances may be poisonous to humans and to other organisms or become toxic beyond a certain quantity. This Special Issue invites the submission of original research or review papers, highlighting the marine macroalgae benefits, applications, and therapeutic potential through direct or indirect consumption.
Dr. Ana Marta Gonçalves
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- natural compounds
- marine macroalgae