What is seaweed?
Seaweed refers to countless types of marine plants & algae that grow in oceans, lakes and rivers. Approximately 2.5 million years ago there was a transition from primitive to modern homo sapiens. Studies indicate that at this time our ancestors moved to coastal environments and started eating seaweed. The nutrients that were, and still are, in seaweed allowed for the evolution of the human Brain, however the nutritional properties of seaweed change depending on the species, harvest location and processing techniques.
What type of seaweed will I find in Weed & Wonderful Organic Scottish Seaweed Capsules, and where is it sourced from?
Weed & Wonderful Organic Scottish Seaweed Capsules contain organic Hebridean Ascophyllum seaweed, which is sustainably wild harvested around the remote islands of the Scottish Outer Hebrides. These pristine waters are carefully monitored and managed, with exclusive harvesting rights from the Crown Estate. With nothing added and nothing taken away, independent analysis shows that this Weed & Wonderful seaweed is higher on key measures of quality & Other Nutrients in comparison to other leading brands.
Why is iodine important?
Seaweed is a rich, naturall source of iodine that the Body needs for the production of thyroid hormones. These hormones control your body’s metabolism and many other important functions. The body also needs thyroid hormones for brain development during Pregnancy and infancy. And with the UK being one of just two high-income countries with iodine deficiency issues, there has never been a better time to ensure we are getting enough of this essential mineral.
What happens if I don't get the right amounts of iodine?
Iodine deficiency is one of the biggest causes of an underactive thyroid, and is also known to result in the feeling of lacking Energy. A lack in iodine may also result in weight gain, aching muscles and brittle fingernails.