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Kelp (Atlantic) 100 g, 50 g, 25 g

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Kelp (Atlantic) 100 g ($10.99), 50 g ($7.99), 25 g ($5.99)

Benefits:

Kelp is a laxative and contains considerable amounts of iodine. Given its iodine content, it has been used to regulate low thyroid function due to a lack of iodine in the diet (hypothyroidism). However, kelp is no longer recommended for this condition. Kelp also has been proposed as a weight-loss agent. Herbalists rely on kelp’s active ingredient, sodium alginate, to treat heavy-metal toxins such as barium and cadmium, and to prevent the body from absorbing strontium-90, a radioactive substance created in nuclear power plants.

Besides iodine, kelp has an enormous supply of essential nutrients, including protein, essential fatty acids, fiber, sodium and potassium salts, and a variety of other substances. The trace mineral content of kelp is among the highest of any single known source.

Cancer and menstrual symptoms. Kelp has been demonstrated to have anti-estrogenic effects. It is believed to be responsible for the reduced risk of estrogen-related cancers in Asian populations. It also may lower estradiol levels, thereby altering menstrual cycle patterns. In a study using rats, kelp acted as a competitive inhibitor of estradiol, thereby lengthening the estrous cycles of the rats.

Cellulite and skin elasticity. When applied topically, kelp acts as an anti-collagenase and antioxidant, which improve the skin’s elasticity and keeps it supple, and may address cellulite.

Constipation. Kelp is a gentle laxative. Up to 25 percent of its weight consists of algin, a complex carbohydrate that swells in water. Algin forms a gel within the intestines that coats and soothes the intestinal lining and softens the stool.

Recommended Use

Kelp can be eaten as an occasional dietary item in any quantity desired. It should not be eaten every day, though, to prevent consuming too much iodine. It has been reported that the average kelp-based supplement contains 1,000 micrograms of iodine per dose. The recommended dietary intake of iodine for adults in the United States is 150 micrograms per day, with intakes above 2,000 micrograms per day considered potentially harmful. You should therefore limit consumption of kelp to once a week unless otherwise directed. Make sure that the kelp is harvested from non-polluted waters. Kelp has been known to contain heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, and mercury, which can cause kidney disease.

Since iodine is a critical element in many thyroid hormones, it has long been thought that increasing available iodine with kelp would stimulate thyroid hormone production. However, scientists have since learned that too much iodine can actually inhibit thyroid activity. Studies of Japanese coastal cities in which large amounts of kelp are eaten show that this type of diet is associated with very high rates of low-level hypothyroidism, or low thyroid activity. It is as if constant consumption of kelp first stimulates and then depletes thyroid function. For this reason, kelp is no longer recommended for hypothyroidism. You should not take kelp if you suffer from hyperthyroidism, have heart problems, or are pregnant or nursing. Kelp should not be used by patients who have hormone-sensitive cancers. It may have an increased effect when taken with cholesterol-lowering and antihypertensive medications.

Botanical Name: Ascophyllum nodosum

English: Algae

Also, known as: Sea Weed

Habitat: North America

Origin: Canada

Harvested: Wild

Parts Used: Kelp

 

General Information:

A part of the brown algae family (Phaeophyceae), kelp is full of exceptionally rich, nutrients, such as iodine and various B-vitamins. Iodine improves the function of the thyroid gland, which produces stores and release hormones like TSH means Thyroid Stimulating Hormone that is essential to other bodily functions Iodine is also a blocking agent When taken orally, it saturates the thyroid with non-radioactive iodine, which in turn reduces the amount of radiation absorbed by the thyroid. When functioning optimally, the thyroid gland produces a number of enzymes and hormones that are required for the health of your metabolism, growth, and development.

Kelp is also an excellent source of fiber-its cellulose structures are particularly strong and can withstand different tide movements. The fiber composition of kelp (alginate) has been shown to low fat absorption in the gut, which supports weight loss and improved dietary balance,

How to use:

Powdered Herb:

There are different ways to use powdered herb.

Food Preparation You can add powdered herbs to any super food, herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also for children, you can mix powdered herbs with honey or glycerin fo make a paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin wall help the medicine go down. This method is also known as “Electuaries”

Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, give you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid

A poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method very helpful for skin conditions.

Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make an herbal shot.

Kelp is available fresh or frozen, but it can be hard to find unless you live in an area where it’s grown or harvested. Most consumers eat dried kelp or kelp noodles. Kelp is sometimes marketed under the Japanese name, kombu. Here are some ways you can use kelp:

Use kelp to flavor miso soup broth, called dashi

Use kelp flakes to give vegetarian salads the taste of the sea

Combine kelp noodles with shredded vegetables to make a salad

Make pad thai using kelp noodles instead of traditional noodles

Make kombu salad by mixing: water, dried kelp carrots, cucumbers, and flavoring

Use kelp flakes or powder to add umami to dried beans

Precautions

You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal product, particularly if you are

Weight 0.25 lbs
Size

100 g, 50 g, 25 g

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