DARTMOUTH, NS, Dec. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Acadian Seaplants has launched SeaPlus™ Health & Wellness Ingredients to enhance our customer experience and readily identify the products they want.
SeaPlus™ provides an innovative new branded lineup of seaweed products for manufacturers of consumer products ranging from human supplements and cosmetics to food and drink.
Marine plants are becoming increasingly popular with nutraceutical and other consumer products manufacturers looking for bioactive natural ingredients to replace artificial and chemical compounds previously used to produce or boost colour, fibre, iodine or create other functional benefits.
Acadian Seaplants, an Atlantic Canadian company, has operated over 35 years sustainably harvesting a variety of wild as well as various cultivated seaweed species, including Ascophyllum nodosum, Fucus vesiculosus, Chondrus crispus, Palmaria palmata, Laminaria digitata, Furcellaria lumbricalis and other boutique varieties.
Consumers are increasingly studying ingredient labels and insisting on natural ingredients. The global specialty ingredients market is expected to reach over $ 320 billion USD by the year 2021 largely due to this trend.
The biodiversity and functionality of marine plants have been researched and demonstrated to affect everything from immune health to antioxidant and prebiotic effects for both humans and animals.
Marine plant processing by Acadian Seaplants provides a variety of species in a wide range of mesh sizes and milled offerings with expanded accreditations including Organic, Halal, Kosher, and SQF certifications.
Kevin Hamm, Senior Vice President of Acadian's Human & Animal Wellness Division explains, "It's an extremely exciting time. Our team of research and development scientists provide our customers numerous options for replacing synthetic ingredients with natural ingredients or developing new functional products for an increasingly health-minded consumer.
Our expanding research is showing the typical baseline carrageenan and alginic properties and antioxidant effects of red or brown macroalgae are only the tip of the iceberg of the potential benefits of marine plants. It's a very exciting time for this category of natural ingredients."
Acadian is expanding their cultivation facilities to provide opportunities for boutique-style marine plant quantities and species.
About Acadian Seaplants
Acadian Seaplants is a fully-integrated, bio-tech manufacturer of marine plants, including wild -harvested and cultivated functional ingredients derived from select species of aquatic plants. In 1981, Acadian Seaplants was founded and established the seaweed industry in Canada. Today, Acadian Seaplants is the largest independent marine plant processing company of its type in the world and a global leader in aquatic plant products for humans, animals and plants. Acadian's brands are used in more than 80 countries. As a fully-integrated company, Acadian Seaplants is responsible for every stage of its operation including sustainable harvesting and cultivation, scientific research and technology development, engineering, manufacturing, market development, sales and technical customer support.
For more information and images contact:
Holly Reardon, Brand Strategist
Human & Animal Wellness™ Division
Acadian Seaplants Limited
SOURCE Acadian Seaplants Limited
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