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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2020, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part H

A review: The potential of algae to increase immunity system


Author(s): Dian Yuni Pratiwi and Fittrie Meyllianawaty Pratiwy

Abstract: The function of immune system is to protect the body from various pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, parasites. If the immune system is good, the protection from various pathogens that cause disease will be increasingly. However, the immune system can also be weakened. Factors that influence the work of the immune system are age, nutrition, exercise, hormones, and emotions. Eating nutritional food is one way to improve the immune system. Algae, which is commonly known as seaweed, is an aquatic commodity that has many benefits and potential to increase the immune system. Several studies have shown that algae can have potential to increase the immune system in humans. Types of algae that have been proven to have the potential to increase the immune system are Spirulina platensis, Eucheuma cottonii, Laminaria sp, Gracilaria sp, Chlorella sp and others. The other advantages of Algae are growing rapidly along the coastal areas and being a food resources as human consumption. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to review the potential of various algae as antiviral, anticancer and antibacterial in an effort to improve the immune system.

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How to cite this article:
Dian Yuni Pratiwi, Fittrie Meyllianawaty Pratiwy. A review: The potential of algae to increase immunity system. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(3):663-666.
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