Kelp is a great source of natural iodine, which is very important for proper thyroid function. In addition, kelp is very rich in vitamins and minerals. Our Super Kelp contains 225 mcg of natural iodine per tablet.
Kelp, in various forms, has been a part of diets for over a thousand years. Common in many parts of the world, it is most often consumed in Japan. Even today, kelp is frequently included in almost every meal. This may help to explain the low incidence of certain disorders in Japanese women as well as low rates of heart disease, arthritis, high blood pressure, rheumatism, respiratory disease and other ailments.
Kelp contains nearly 30 minerals and is especially high in iodine. In addition, kelp contains vitamins C, D, E, K and B-complex making it a good source for people with vitamin or mineral deficiencies. The high iodine content of kelp is beneficial in the production of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones are essential for maintaining normal metabolism. Kelp, therefore, may help boost the metabolism, which in turn can help you maintain normal weight.
Iodine has several uses in medicine. It is used to help treat goiter, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Some research has suggested iodine taken orally may have anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory effects.
Kelp may help reduce cholesterol levels. Its diuretic effect helps flush harmful bacteria from an infected or irritated bladder. The anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce inflammation in damaged tissue as well as ease pain due to rheumatoid arthritis.
Label Information and Ingredients:
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) tablet daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.
Serving Size: 1 Tablets
Ingredients Per Serving % DV
Kelp 45 mg *
Iodine (from kelp) 225 mcg 150%
* Daily Value Not Established
Other Ingredients: May contain one or more of the following; magnesium stearate, cellulose, vegetable stearin, dicalcium phosphate and silica.