Algae shown to improve gastrointestinal health

Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a green, single-celled organism, has been widely employed as a model species in diverse fields.
While algae have been recognized for their nutritional value, offering beneficial oils, vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, and antioxidants, the specific advantages of incorporating C. reinhardtii into the human diet remained unexplored. Recently, scientists have conducted the inaugural human study, which confirms that the consumption of C. reinhardtii effectively alleviates gastrointestinal issues associated with irritable bowel syndrome, such as diarrhea, gas, and bloating.

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