Origin: Sourced from underwater forests. It is available as a fresh produce and as a supplement.
Also Known As:
Brown algae seaweed
Overview: Kelp increases iodine which is efficient for thyroid and pituitary function which helps regulate the metabolism helping to maintain healthy weight and provide weight loss in the process. Kelp is also packed with nutrients such as iron, calcium, and potassium which helps the body fight off infection and creates a friendly environment for the growth of red blood cells. The recommended dose of Kelp depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions.
- Promoting good thyroid health due to its high iodine content
- Supporting weight loss through the fat-fighting compound fucoxanthin
- Improving glucose levels
- Preventing blood clots thanks to its component Fucoidan
- Fighting inflammation
- Preventing bone loss due to its vitamin K content
Common Dosage: The recommended dosage for kelp varies but the common advice is to never exceed the recommended 225μg daily dose of iodine.