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Kelp has been used in many cultures as a food and medicine. It was widely prized as a trading item as it helped those living inland in preventing iodine deficiency that was known to lead to goitres and thyroid disease.
Kelp is high in antioxidants, including carotenoids and flavonoids that help fight free radicals. Antioxidant minerals, such as manganese and zinc, help fight oxidative stress and may help protect the cardiovascular system.
Kelp and other sea vegetables take up minerals from the water they inhabit, which means they can take up heavy metals as well, like arsenic, cadmium and lead. Gaia Garden’s Kelp is a well sourced sea vegetable, free of any contaminants.
Kelp is a great source of nutrients and can be added easily to any diet.
How to use:
Powdered Kelp can be added to many dishes. Add a sprinkle to your food for an umami flavour in replacement of salt, or add it to soups and stews for added mineral content and salt flavour.
Kelp Powder can be used as part of your face and body care regime.
Cautions & contraindications:
Seaweeds contain naturally high levels of iodine, which is contraindicated in persons with hyperthyroid. This product is harvested from the sea therefore occasional shell fragments may be present in the product. Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to fish or shellfish.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. Please consult your healthcare provider prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. Individual results may vary.