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Kelp or ‘bladderwrack’ (Fucus vesiculosus) is one of several seaweed varieties growing in coastal regions around the world. Kelp grows in shallow, nutrient-rich saltwater, near coastal fronts.  Kelp serves as food for the majority of aquatic life and provides home to a number of marine creatures. Kelp possesses anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties and is naturally rich in vitamins, minerals (especially iodine), antioxidants, phytonutrients, amino acids, omega-3 fats and fibre. Since ancient times, this very important marine plant has been providing health benefits to humans.

 

Because kelp is naturally rich in the trace mineral iodine, it has become a very popular supplement for thyroid health. Iodine is required in small amounts for the proper functioning of our thyroid gland as it is an essential component of the two primary thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Our thyroid gland, located in the neck, controls our growth and metabolism. Through its role in the production of thyroid hormones and healthy thyroid function, adequate iodine may help to maintain normal regulation of body weight.

 

Not only are the nutrients in sea kelp beneficial to the thyroid gland, but can be protective against radiation exposure, cancer and can aid detox, support normal brain development in babies, and maintain healthy eyes, skin and hair.

 

Kelp supplements can be taken in the form of kelp powder (which can be added to food), kelp tablets and kelp capsules.

 

Where to buy kelp products? Mr Vitamins stocks some of the best locally sourced kelp products.

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