Kelp is a nutritional seaweed that is known to offer a number of health benefits, thanks to the healing power of nature that it comes loaded with. It grows in the underwater coastal areas and is a rich source of iodine which is essential for our normal routine activities, particularly for the functioning of our thyroid gland.
Kelp is also helpful in
– staying hydrated
– enhancing the functioning of the kidneys
– assisting with hormone imbalances in our bodies, especially those related to the thyroid gland
– providing nutrients that improve our breathing and digestion
– lowering the effects of stress- wards off diseases
– promoting overall well-being- absorbing heavy metals from the body via algin that’s a mucilage it contains
– improving blood circulation
– acting as a natural fungicide
Warning: Avoid consuming this product if you have hyperthyroidism or any known hypersensitivity to iodine. Consult a health professional before using this if you are pregnant, nursing, or already taking any iodine medication.
Whats the usual dosage?
Take 1 capsule per day with food, which delivers 150 micrograms of natural Iodine. You should always take a week off supplementation, every 2 weeks, to avoid iodine overdose. Do not exceed the recommended dose without permission from your doctor.
What do the pills contain?
Each capsule contains 50mg of Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera), Iodine content of Kelp 150mcg
Is there and precautions?
This product is not suitable if you have hyperthyroidism, or are sensitive to Iodine, or prolonged daily use. If you are taking other drugs or supplements check with your doctor first.
Is there and side effects?
Excess iodine: The most common side effect caused by kelp is an overdose of iodine. Provided you don’t exceed 1 capsule per day, this probably wont happen. Anyone who takes excess kelp could suffer from hyperthyroidism which causes an over production of the thyroid hormone. This will result in side effects like weight loss, failed menstrual period, fatigue and increased bowel movements.
Laxative: Kelp contains laxative properties. Hence, an excess intake can cause side effects like diarrhea, heartburn and dehydration. Replace fluids at once to avoid getting dehydrated. Consult your doctor if the symptoms are severe.
Anti-coagulant: Kelp can slow blood clotting due to it contains anti-coagulant properties. This can increase bleeding in the gums and urinary tract even in case of a minor injury or trauma. Kelp could also interfere with blood clotting and cause excess bleeding during a surgery or after.