Agar-agar in capsules, also called just by agar or agarose, is a food supplement that helps to lose weight and regulate the intestinal, as it leads to a feeling of satiety.
This natural supplement, derived from red seaweed and should be taken twice a day with meals, however it should only be consumed as directed by a nutritionist or doctor.
Agar-agar in capsules costs between 20 and 40 reais and each package has an average of 60 capsules and can be purchased in food supplement stores, as well as in some health food stores or on the internet.
What is Agar-agar for?
Agar-agar in capsules has some benefits such as:
- It helps to lose weight , because it increases the feeling of satiety and inhibits the appetite since when ingested with water, it leads to the formation of a gel in the stomach that gives a feeling of full stomach;
- Reduces cholesterol ;
- It leads to the elimination of fats ;
- Helps regulate and clean the intestine, functioning as a natural relaxant in the case of constipation, as it leads to increased absorption of water in the intestine;
- Combat physical weakness.
However, in order to obtain the maximum benefits from Agar-agar, it is recommended to practice physical activity regularly and to adopt a healthy diet.
Capsule agar-agar is rich in fiber and minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium, iron, chlorine and iodine, cellulose and proteins.
How to take Agar-agar
You can take 2 capsules, 2 times a day, before main meals, such as lunch and dinner, with a glass of water.
In addition, there is also agar-agar powder and gelatin and its benefits are similar to capsules.
Contraindications for Agar-agar
This product is not suitable for pregnant women, breastfeeding women and children under the age of 3 years. In addition, people with chronic diseases, such as bowel problems, should always consult their doctor or nutritionist before using this nutritional supplement.