Kelp

What is Kelp?

Kelp is a sea vegetable which is high in Iodine. It is harvested and processed into a nutritional supplement. It is commonly consumed in China and Japan.

What does Kelp do in the body?

Kelp is rich in iodine, an essential mineral for the production of thyroid hormones. Iodine is also required for: Normal cognitive function Normal energy-yielding metabolism Normal functioning of the nervous system Maintenance of normal skin Normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function

Why do I need Kelp?

Kelp provides iodine in a food form meaning that it is well absorbed by the body. Our current farming methods have left our soils depleted of nutrients and therefore our foods. It is essential to consume enough iodine on a daily basis for proper biological function. Kelp is most commonly taken by people with an underactive thyroid gland. This is due to Iodine being used in the production of thyroid hormones.

How do I take Kelp supplements?

Kelp comes in both tablets and capsules. If you struggle to swallow tablets or capsules, the tablets can be crushed between 2 spoons and the capsules can be opened. Kelp is also sometimes included in thyroid complexes. Dosage of kelp ranges from 300-600mg