Some scientists theorize that the factor in RMA that prevents viral infection may be carrageenan in kelp. It could be acting as a specific receptor molecule, binding to a cell and triggering a positive cellular response, as well as entering the infected cell itself or hindering the union between infected cells and testing about this and HIV are made in SouthAfrica.

Radiation exposure

 During periods of acute radiation exposure, such us following a nuclear accident, (Fukushima, Japan), some experts suggest taking six ounces per week (nearly an ounce per day) or two tablespoons of alginates (bladderwrack or laminaria digitata) four times a day to counteract the absorption of and negative effects of radiation.


At McGill University in Montreal, Canada, researchers found that alginic acid, one of the significant polysaccharides found in large Brown algae such as kelp and Alaria and Laminaria Digitata, can combat radiation poisoning and reduce the amount of strontium-90 absorbed through the intestinal wall.

Kelp and spa

Fucus kelp has a long history of relieving pain associated with rheumatism through its external application and its use in brine baths. Bladderwrack kelp (fucus vesiculosis) was used traditionally by the Native Americans and Europeans especially in Spa (Belgiums) as a popular ingredient in steam baths for painful joints, arthritis, gout, and chronic illness.

Diet and kelp

For as long as their diet consisted of fish, seafood, and kelp, the New Zealand natives, such as the Maori tribe, were prime examples of perfect Health, with fine teeth, ideal physiques, and exceptional immunity to disease.


In Japan, the kelp derivative laminarin is being used as a whole-blood and plasma substitute in emergency transfusion situations. The substance consists of protein, which does not break down in the bloodstream and is excreted by the kidneys after several hours. Yes, we really  have algaes in our blood!