Seaweed is one of the healthiest foods on the planet with over 10,000 different types inhabiting our oceans. However, only certain types of this must-have superfood are fit for human consumption.

This might come as a surprise, but algae - yep, that stuff you thought only fish eat - is one of the best!

Gigartina, a strain of red marine algae, is particularly nutritious; packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are easily utilised by the body to help boost your immune system.

In this article, we’ll ‘dive a little deeper’ into the benefits of supplementing with gigartina to promote a healthy lifestyle, what viruses it’s so effective in treating, and find out everything there is to know about what the sea vegetable people call the “Plant of the Sea.”