Kelp belongs to the thirty-one species family of Laminareaceae, or "Brown Seaweeds". Seaweeds or Sea Vegetables are large, visible macroalgae growing attached to each other, rocks, and the seafloor in the intertidal zone and shallow seawater. All seaweeds use sunlight to produce food; they're photosynthetic. Kelp is one of the highest known natural sources of minerals. Seaweeds are 20-50% dry weight mineral. The elements abundant in seaweeds include: potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, chloride, sulfur, phosphorous, vanadium, cobalt, manganese, selenium, bromine, iodine, arsenic, iron, and fluorine. Kelp in particular is a good source of Potassium, Calcium, Iodine, Magnesium, and Selenium. The iodine in Kelp can help support healthy thyroid function and a healthy metabolism. Kelp contains an ingredient, fucoidan, which has struck the interest of researchers in the field of immunology. Fucoidan is a sulfated polysaccharide found in the cell walls of many species of Brown seaweed. Fucoidans may support immune function, provide cardiovascular support and may keep certain levels of inflammation within a healthy range. Kelp also contains a carotenoid called fucoxanthin, a powerful antioxidant that protects cells free radical damage. Fucoxanthin has been studied as a natural thermogenic, particularly when in combimation with pomegranate seed oil as in the patent pending formula fücoTHIN®.
We simplify the process of improving your health naturally through 1-on-1 consultations with expert health advisers (free of charge) on which vitamins and supplements to take for hundreds of health concerns.
We eliminate the confusion of knowing which vitamin or herb is right for you, and deliver a 20-50% savings on suggested retail costs. If we don’t have what you need in stock, we’ll order it! [Read More]