Red Seaweed


Sarcodiotheca gaudichaudii

Red seaweed

Benefits

  • Prebiotic
Red seaweed (Sarcodiotheca gaudichaudii) is a succulent seaweed known to be a rich source of lipids, polysaccharides, proteins, bioactive compounds and of secondary metabolites such as polyphenols as well as of minerals, which impart several health benefits. Specific applications related to poultry include:
  • Egg quality: Research indicates that dietary supplementation using red seaweed inclusions can act as a potential prebiotic to improve performance, egg quality, and overall gut health in layer hens.
  • Antibacterial: When added to the diet of hens, red seaweed reduced the prevalence of Clostridium perfringens in the GI tract of the birds.

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