Investigation of natural products has moved toward marine environments as they are a source of many biologically active agents. The natural antioxidant compounds isolated from seaweeds provide a valuable contribution to the innovation of new drugs for chronic diseases associated with oxidative stress. While the antioxidant activity and nutritional benefits of various seaweed products are well recognized, their proper utilization as antioxidants remains at initial stages that require further investigative studies. This review provides a detailed study of isolated antioxidant compounds from seaweeds and their major mechanism of action by focusing on the reports from 2015 to 2019. The report discusses various active antioxidant compounds, including phenolics (e.g., phlorotannins), polysaccharides, and pigments with proven benefits against oxidative stress-related diseases, especially carotenoids, from the aspect of benefits to human health.
Debnath, Trishna, Eun-Kyung Kim, Kwang-Geun Lee, Narayan C. Debnath, and Ramkumar Mathur. 2020. "Antioxidant compounds from marine seaweeds and their mechanism of action." Journal of Marine Research 78, (2). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal_of_marine_research/489