Kelp (laminaria digitata) is a type of sea vegtable, sometimes refered to as an algae or seaweed. Kelp is packed with well over 50 different vital nutrients, including iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron. Kelp is primarily supplemented for its iodine content which assists in the making of thyroid hormones which help maintain healthy metabolism in all cells of the body.
Kelp can be consumed fresh or as a nutritional supplement. Kelp is a good source of folic acid, as well as many other vitamins. You will sometimes find kelp in many other supplements because of its nutrient dense properties.
Kelp supplementation benefits:
Fights colds and flues
Fights high blood pressure
Supports weight loss
Things to Know About Kelp
Kelp Is Also Known As
Laminaria digitata, Kombu
Things to note about Kelp
Kelp contains high amounts of the mineral iodine, it is important not to overdo the use of your kelp supplement.
How To Take Kelp
Recommended Kelp dosage, active amounts, other details
Kelp is primarily supplemented as a source of other minerals and for its nutrient dense qualities. Its best to follow the label of your product for supplementation directions.
The recommended daily intake for iodine is 150 mcg per day.
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