What is kelp?
Kelp is a large, and often brown coloured, seaweed that grows in shallow, nutrient-rich saltwater near coastal fronts across the globe. Organic, wild harvested Kelp is known to be mineral rich, in fact, Minerals account for 36% of the dry weight.
Kelp possesses bio actives such as fucose rich polysaccharides, alginic acid and carotenoids.
Why do we need iodine in our body?
Iodine is one of the hardest minerals to ascertain from the vegan diet and therefore supplementation of iodine may be required. Iodine is involved in the functions of the Immune System and supports thyroid health. So if you experience lack of Energy, unexplained weight gain or you constantly feel cold, you may need to up your iodine sources.
What foods contains iodine?
Foods that contain iodine, include:
- Cow's milk.
- Iodised table Salt.
What does iodine do for pregnancy?
In pregnancy, iodine alongside Vitamins C, D, E and K is vital for fetal cognitive development. Therefore, it is important for females looking to conceive to achieve adequate iodine status prior to and during pregnancy.
What does iodine do for thyroid health?
One reason for low thyroid is low dietary iodine, which is common in the United Kingdom with up to 50% of women deficient in this important mineral. For some people with low thyroid, taking 150-200mcg of iodine daily with Vitamin A, Selenium, and Zinc may help.