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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- Thompson's Kelp 1400 60TAU $15.95 As low as AU $14.98With this product, you earn 16 loyalty points.Helps support the function of thyroid hormones and healthy metabolism High potency source of Iodine One-A-Day dose Uses Kelp harvested from the clean waters of the Atlantic Ocean Comprehensive product analysis ensures absence of harmful levels of pesticides, heavy metals, aflatoxins or microorganism contaminants Vegetarian/Vegan friendly View details
- Nature's Sunshine Kelp 100CAU $26.95 As low as AU $26.65With this product, you earn 27 loyalty points.Kelp is widely used by herbalists as a plant supplement, especially as a natural source of iodine. Iodine is an essential trace mineral required for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. Each capsule is equivalent to approximately 260mcg of naturally occurring iodine. View details
- Blooms Super Kelp 75TAU $13.95 As low as AU $13.65With this product, you earn 14 loyalty points.Blooms Super Kelp is a valuable source of iodine which helps to regulate the body’s metabolism. It also provides temporary relief from arthritic pain and helps reduce fluid retention. Iodine deficiency is common in Australians so Blooms have developed Super Kelp which is high in iodine as well as a rich source of a wide range of minerals, vitamins and trace elements including Vitamin B, iodine, iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium and calcium. View details
- Thompson's Kelp 1400 120TAU $26.95 As low as AU $24.98With this product, you earn 27 loyalty points.Helps support the function of thyroid hormones and healthy metabolism High potency source of Iodine One-A-Day dose Uses Kelp harvested from the clean waters of the Atlantic Ocean Comprehensive product analysis ensures absence of harmful levels of pesticides, heavy metals, aflatoxins or microorganism contaminants Vegetarian/Vegan friendly View details